Install applications on client computers running earlier versions of Windows

Windows Small Business Server 2003 automatically configures applications on client computers running Windows XP Professional or Windows 2000 Professional. For more information, see Installing and configuring client applications.

Before You Start

Applications must be manually installed and configured on client computers running Windows NT Workstation 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, or Windows 95. Before you start, you must remove applications that might conflict with applications included in Windows Small Business Server 2003. These conflicting applications include earlier versions of Shared Fax Client, Shared Modem Client, and Firewall Client.

It is also recommended that you remove any third-party fax printers, as they might conflict with Shared Fax Client included in Windows Small Business Server 2003.

To remove older versions of fax printers

From the client computer:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Click Printers and Faxes.
  3. Right-click the fax printer that you want to remove, and then click Delete.

To verify that the client computers are connected to the server

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type the path to the computer running Windows Small Business Server 2003; for example, \\servername.

To install Active Directory client

Install Active Directory client on computers running Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Service Pack 6 and Windows 95. Active Directory client improves security.

  1. Insert Windows Small Business Server 2003 Disk 2 or the DVD into the drive of a client computer running Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Service Pack 6 or Windows 95.
  2. Click Start, click Run, and then browse to or type CD3\Sbssupport\Adclient\dsclient.exe.
  3. Follow the instructions to complete the wizard.

To establish Internet connectivity

Computers running Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Millennium Edition

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Internet Options.
  2. On the Connections tab, click LAN Settings.
  3. In the Address box, type the name of the proxy server. In the Port box, type the port for the proxy server for the Windows Small Business Server network.
    If you do not know the name of the new proxy server or if you are not using a proxy server, clear the Use a proxy server check box, click OK, and then click OK again.
  4. If you have Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server installed, double-click WSP Client or Firewall Client.
  5. In the Use this ISA Server box, type the name of the proxy server for the Windows Small Business Server network.
    If you do not know the name of the new proxy server or you are not using a proxy server, clear the Enable WinSock Proxy Client or Enable Firewall Client check box, and then click OK.
  6. Restart the computer.
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To establish Internet connectivity, you must have TCP/IP installed and configured on your client computers. For more information, see Related Topics.

Computers running Windows NT Workstation 4.0

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Internet, and then click the Connection tab.
  3. Select the Connect through a proxy server check box. In the HTTP: box, under Address of proxy to use, type the name of the proxy server. Under Port, type the port for the proxy server for the Windows Small Business Server network.
    If you do not know the name of the new proxy server or if you are not using a proxy server, clear the Connect through a proxy server check box, and then click OK.
  4. If you have ISA Server installed, double-click WSP Client or Firewall Client.
  5. In the Use this ISA Server box, type the name of a proxy server for the Windows Small Business Server network.
    If you do not know the name of the new proxy server or you are not using a proxy server, clear the Enable WinSock Proxy Client or Enable Firewall Client check box, and then click OK.
  6. Restart the computer.
noteNote
To establish Internet connectivity, you must have TCP/IP installed and configured on the client computer. For more information, see Related Topics.

Installing and Configuring Applications

It is important that you install and configure applications in the following order. Click each application name for instructions on manual configuration.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

Install Internet Explorer 6

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For client computers running Windows NT Workstation 4.0, it is recommended that you install Service Pack 6 before installing Internet Explorer 6.
  1. From the client computer, click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Run box, type the path to the installation folder on the computer running Windows Small Business Server; for example, \\servername\clientapps\ie6\ie6setup.exe.
  3. Follow the steps in Setup to install Internet Explorer 6.

Set the default home page

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click Tools, and then click Internet Options.
  3. On the General tab, type the address of the Web page that you want to set as the default home page (for example, http://servername), and then click Apply.
  4. Click OK.

Add Favorites

  1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to each of the following Web sites.
  2. After each site opens, click Favorites, and then click Add to Favorites.

     

    Web site Address

    Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003

    Windows Small Business Server 2003 Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=17117)

    My Company

    http://companyweb

    My E-mail

    http://sbsserver/exchange

    Information and Answers

    http://sbsserver/clienthelp

    Small Business Server Administration

    http://servername/tsweb/Default.htm?AutoConnect=1

Shared Fax Client

Uninstall previous versions of Shared Fax Client

  1. From the client computer, click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  2. Click Microsoft Shared Fax Client, click Add/Remove, and then click Yes to uninstall.

Install Shared Fax Client

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Run box, type the path to the installation folder on the computer running Windows Small Business Server 2003; for example, \\servername\clientapps.
  3. Double-click Shared Fax Client, and then double-click setup.exe.
  4. Follow the steps in Setup to install Shared Fax Client.

Install Fax Printer

Install Fax Printer if users on this client computer are members of the Users security group or the Domain Power Users security group.

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then click Settings.
  2. Click Printers and Faxes, and then double-click Add Printer.
  3. Click Network Printer, and then click Next.
  4. Click Browse, click your Windows Small Business Server name, click Fax, and then click OK.
  5. When prompted to make this printer your default printer, click No, click Next, and then click Finish.

Connection Manager

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Run box, type the path to the installation folder on the computer running Windows Small Business Server; for example, \\servername\clientapps.
  3. Double-click Connection Manager, and then double-click sbspackage.exe.
  4. Follow the steps in Setup to install Connection Manager.

ActiveSync

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Run box, type the path to the installation folder on the computer running Windows Small Business Server 2003; for example, \\servername\clientapps.
  3. Double-click activesync, and then double-click setup.exe.
  4. Follow the steps in Setup to install ActiveSync.

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