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Manage Windows SBS 2011

Find the information you need to operate and manage Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard or Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials.

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

Designed and priced for small businesses with as many as 75 users, Windows SBS 2011 Standard delivers enterprise-class server technology in an affordable, all-in-one network solution. Windows SBS 2011 Standard includes Windows Server 2008 R2 technologies, Exchange Server 2010, SharePoint 2010 Foundation, and Windows Server Update Services.

Windows SBS 2011 Premium Add-on: The Windows SBS 2011 Premium Add-on gives small businesses a flexible and cost-effective solution for deploying additional servers on a network running Windows SBS 2011. It provides a platform for running LOB applications that are based on the SQL Server operating system, role-based server deployments (such as additional domain controllers), and virtual servers that run in a Hyper-V environment. Note: Windows SBS 2011 Premium Add-on is no longer available for purchase.

 

Updates

  • Update Rollup 4 (November 2013)
    This update rollup contains all the updates that were included in the previous update rollup. Additionally, this update fixes an Internet Explorer 11 compatibility issue and introduces a new update, which was not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article.
  • Update Rollup 3 (September 2012)
    This update rollup contains all the updates that were included in the previous update rollup. Additionally, this update fixes issues that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article.
  • Update Rollup 2 (May 2012)
    This update rollup contains all the updates that were included in the previous update rollup. Additionally, this update fixes issues that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article.
  • Update Rollup 1 (September 2011)
    This update fixes issues that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article. Additionally, this update adds a new feature, the Windows SBS 2011 Standard Health Alert.

Documentation and training

 

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

Ideal as a first server for small businesses with as many as 25 users, Windows SBS 2011 Essentials provides a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution to help protect data and to organize and access business information from virtually anywhere. Windows SBS 2011 Essentials is based on Windows Server 2008 R2 technologies and provides you the choice of running LOB and collaboration applications on-premises, or quickly connecting to online services such as Office 365. Note: Windows SBS 2011 Essentials is no longer available for purchase. For the latest version of Essentials, see Windows Server 2012 Essentials.

Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Add-Ins: Add-ins provide functionality that extends Windows SBS 2011 Essentials to add additional end-user or administrative features. Add-ins can be online and on-premises, or a mixture of both.

 

Updates

  • Update Rollup 4 (December 2012)
    This update rollup contains server-side fixes. After you apply this update rollup, the client-side package is installed on all client computers automatically. For more information about the client-side package, see KB article 2757014.
  • Update Rollup 3 (August 2012)
    This article lists the issues that are fixed in Update Rollup 3 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials. The update rollup also includes new features (starting the Launchpad in a minimized state and moving Office 365 computers from one country to another) and resolves some localization issues.
  • Update Rollup 2 (February 2012)
    This article lists the issues that are fixed in Update Rollup 2 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials. The update rollup also includes the new Office 365 Integration Module feature and resolves some localization issues.
  • Update Rollup 1 (September 2011)
    This article lists the issues that are fixed in Update Rollup 1 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials. The update rollup also includes a new Microsoft Update alert feature and resolves some localization issues.

Documentation and training