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    Windows Essential Business Server Preparation and Planning Wizards

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    The Preparation and Planning Wizards help you prepare your environment and plan for deployment of Windows Essential Business Server.
    • Version:

      2008

      File Name:

      EBSWizards.msi

      Date Published:

      1/17/2009

      File Size:

      3.2 MB

        Windows® Essential Business Server (EBS) provides an integrated server and management system for businesses that have up to 300 users or computers. The Preparation and Planning Wizards help you prepare your environment and plan for deployment of Windows EBS, The Preparation Wizard scans your network environment and identifies issues that you need to correct to be able to deploy Windows EBS. The tool runs about 100 environment checks and provides data and documentation links to address the issues found. The Planning Wizard collects information about the network settings that you will need to install Windows EBS.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Small Business Server 2003 , Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2

        • Make sure that you have installed the latest service packs and updates for your Windows operating system.

        • The .NET Framework 2.0 software is required to install and run the Preparation Wizard and the Planning Wizard. You can download and install this software from the Microsoft Download Center (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=14265).

        • Make sure that you have installed the latest service packs and updates for .NET Framework.
      • 1. Click the Download button on this page to start the download.
        2. Do one of the following:

        • To start the installation immediately, click Run.

        • To save the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save.

        • To cancel the installation, click Cancel.

      • The Preparation Wizard and the Planning Wizard can also be installed from the Windows EBS installation media.

        The computer where you install the Preparation Wizard and the Planning Wizard should be connected to your existing network (or to a test network, if you are evaluating Windows EBS). If you are planning to join Windows Essential Business Server to an existing Active Directory domain, the computer must be joined to the domain to test your environment for compatibility with Windows EBS.

        If you install the Preparation Wizard and the Planning Wizard on a domain-joined computer, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group to complete steps in a wizard that require a connection to Active Directory. If you are not logged on to the computer with appropriate credentials, the wizard prompts you for domain administrator credentials when they are needed.

        The Preparation Wizard and the Planning Wizard do not change anything in your environment.

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