?
Solved

Office 2013, Windows 8.1 Pro & SBS 2008/2011

Posted on 2014-01-07
8
Medium Priority
?
2,579 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-07
I have several clients that use both SBS 2008 and SBS 2011.  They need to purchase new hybrid laptops, etc.  I just want to confirm they won't have any in-office or remote connectivity issues connecting to remote workplace, sharepoint, or Outlook connectivity issues, etc.

I am specifically concerned about Windows 8.1 Pro and MS Office 2013 Home and Business.

I don't think there will be major issues, but I thought I'd ask just in case.  

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:cmp119
  • 4
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Philip Elder
ID: 39762623
Make sure both Exchange versions are right up to date.

You will need the latest Update Rollup on SBS 2011 Standard to be able to use Connect on Win8+.

There is no such UR for SBS 2008 so the following elevated PowerShell will work:

add-computer -domain domain.local -credential domain\domainadmin -oupath "OU=SBSComputers,OU=Computers,OU=MyBusiness,DC=Domain,DC=Local" -Restart

Once the Win8+ unit has rebooted run GPUpdate /Force via Start or CMD and reboot.

You may need to run the Group Policy Management Console from the Win8 device to update your Group Policies with Win8 specific settings if you add your own GPOs.

Philip
0
 
LVL 30

Assisted Solution

by:pgm554
pgm554 earned 600 total points
ID: 39762679
Beware Office 2013 Outlook and Exchange 2007.
Lot's of issues.
The last couple of patches have been nightmares.
My 2 cents ,stick with Office 2010.
Stable and predictable.
0
 

Author Comment

by:cmp119
ID: 39762711
Let me ask, I really have two clients that use SBS2011 with all patches and roll-ups applied.  They figure they want to get their money's worth and get hybrid laptops with Windows 8.1 pro, and MS office 2013.  With these specs, will there be issues?

Referencing the following comment, what is "UR"?

There is no such UR for SBS 2008 so the following elevated PowerShell will work:
0
Making Bulk Changes to Active Directory

Watch this video to see how easy it is to make mass changes to Active Directory from an external text file without using complicated scripts.

 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
Philip Elder earned 1400 total points
ID: 39762750
UR = Update Rollup. There will be no UR for SBS 2008 Std to update the Connect Wizard for new Windows 8+ operating systems.

We've been using Win8 and Office 2013 against Exchange 2010 on SBS 2011 Std for quite a while now with no issues.

I use the PowerShell command to add the device then use the SBS Console to set up permissions after the fact in most cases as it takes about the same amount of time.

Philip
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:cmp119
ID: 39762768
The only additional thing I need to know is if Windows 8 or 8.1 pro will be an issue with SBS 2008?  Other than that, I believe we are good to go!!!  Thanks much...
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Philip Elder
ID: 39762826
It shouldn't be. We have clients running both under SBS 2008 Standard environments with no issues.

Philip
0
 

Author Comment

by:cmp119
ID: 39762835
Great to hear!!!  Thanks again.
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Philip Elder
ID: 39762876
You are welcome. :)

Philip
0

Featured Post

Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

You finally migrated Public Folders to Office 365, decommissioned the Public Folder mailbox database and since then, when you send an email from on-premise to mail-enabled Public Folders, you get the following error: "Misconfigured public folder mai…
If Skype for Business came with your office 2016 or office 365 installation, you may find that it's almost impossible to either disable or remove it. The application will often launch with each start of Windows, even when explicitly configured not t…
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…
The Relationships Diagram is a good way to get an overall view of what a database is keeping track of. It is also where relationships are defined. A relationship specifies how two tables connect to each other. As you build tables in Microsoft Ac…
Suggested Courses

569 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question