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    Looking for help on SBS 2008 (and Windows Server 2008/Exchange 2007 in general! :))

    Hi all,

    I don't have a specific question on this right now, but as I'm looking to get more involved with the above, I would appreciate any recommendations on learning resources (books, sites and any other guides) that you might consider useful to someone who is, essentially, a complete novice at the server side of things .

    Thanks very much for your time,
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    Re: Looking for help on SBS 2008 (and Windows Server 2008/Exchange 2007 in general! :

    I would recommend this book for starters... http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en...4&locale=en-us although the best thing to do is look at Amazon Books or pop along to your nearest bookshop.
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    Re: Looking for help on SBS 2008 (and Windows Server 2008/Exchange 2007 in general! :

    Well you don't mention if you've actually got the software, so nab it here:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/e.../cc184870.aspx

    A very good site for all things SBS (even if it is very American focussed) is http://www.smallbizserver.net. The two main (only?) SBS MVPs run it, so you find what you need there

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    Re: Looking for help on SBS 2008 (and Windows Server 2008/Exchange 2007 in general! :

    another vote for technet - there is a massive ammount of resource available , though it might take a bit of hunting at times

    what in particular are you looking for ?

    its been a while since I've played with SBS , there are a few subtle differences between regular windows/exchange installs which can make life a lot easier - there are plenty of hexites who do know more about SBS than I do though - so if you get stuck , just ask and I'm sure someone will be able to point you in the right direction ! If you ever look to the larger scale of things then I'd be happy to help ( am currently helping spec an exchage migration for 10,000 users )
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    Re: Looking for help on SBS 2008 (and Windows Server 2008/Exchange 2007 in general! :

    As already mentioned, what area's of SBS do you want to know about, there are plenty of good resources, Technet and several books on Amazon. SBS 2008 is a different beast to SBS 2003, however I welcome the changes and my clients love the new functionality

    If you have a problem, post it and im sure someone around here can help you

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    Re: Looking for help on SBS 2008 (and Windows Server 2008/Exchange 2007 in general! :

    I found that just installing up Sever 2008 on a test machine, or in a VM, and then messing around with it for a couple of days taught me quiet a lot.

    Just tried to do various things, and read guides for the things I couldn't figure out. I found most of the menu systems very logical. Haven't really messed with Exchange tho. So that mite be harder to just pickup by trial/error.

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    Re: Looking for help on SBS 2008 (and Windows Server 2008/Exchange 2007 in general! :

    For things SBS

    try www.sbsdiva.com - Susan Bradley is an SBS MVP
    Or in the UK Dave Overton - www.uksbsguy.com - Microsoft Employee that can advise a lt on SBS - Dave's got a book on SBS - links on his website.

    Or there is Harry Brelsford - www.smbnation.com - he's got an SBS book I think

    Or if you are after some techy help with SBS there are a good few SBS related Yahoo groups that can help too!
    Last edited by gss03; 28-08-2009 at 12:03 AM. Reason: wrong dave overton link - should be uksbsguy.com

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    Re: Looking for help on SBS 2008 (and Windows Server 2008/Exchange 2007 in general! :

    good selection of links there

    getting to grips with powershell would definitly be a skill you want under your belt for 2k8 / exchange stuff too
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    Re: Looking for help on SBS 2008 (and Windows Server 2008/Exchange 2007 in general! :

    I can also recommend http://www.smallbizserver.net & this blog has various bits http://blog.mpecsinc.ca/

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