Monday, May 22, 2006

Want to give the Small Business Server Product Team Feedback?


Microsoft has a new program called Connect that will help us get feedback from you, the SBS community. Here's the details:
The Small Business Server Product Team would like to hear from the SBS User Community. This direct anonymous survey of the SBS User Community is brought to you by the SBS Product Team.

You are invited to participate in the Windows Small Business Server Community program on the Microsoft Connect Web site at This Site has been set up to directly gather feedback anonymously from you, SBS User Community.
Your role in the SBS Community is important to us. Microsoft Connect enables you to connect with Microsoft developers, product managers, and other development team members to help us make our products the best they can be.

To accept this invitation and become a member of this program, please follow these steps:

  1. Use your Internet connection to visit our Web site at

  2. Click on "Invitations" on the left-side menu.

  3. You will need to sign in using a valid Passport and before you can continue to the "Invitations" page.

  4. Enter your Invitation ID in the blank. Your invitation ID is: COMM-GKXK-WJKV

  5. Click "Go."

  6. If you have not previously registered with Microsoft Connect, you may be required to register before continuing with the invitation process. This a light registration and we will not use any information that you provide to contact you later unless you tell us otherwise.

Now, please follow the steps shown to you by that program to become an active participant. Once you complete the steps, you will be automatically approved. From that point forward you should be able to log into this site using your passport account and take any surveys that are available to you.

Here is the link to the survey: SBS Community Survey. You will find this link on the main page of the site under Small Business Server Community Site.

Join the Feedback community! Voice your opinions, tell us what we should think?


Anonymous said...

I am curious if you know of any tips/tricks to keep the desktop the same once you add a client from a workgroup onto the domain. Little problems arise like setting up Outlook Express or just having to recustomize the desktop after joining the domain. Any tips for this? Thanks, love the blog.

Sean Daniel said...

If you browse to http://servername/connectcomputer, and follow the wizard, you can match the local account up to domain accounts, the process of joining the domain here will move the profile from the local profile to the domain profile.

Keep in mind that this is a process you can't undo, and can't repeat. So make sure if you have a computer with shared accounts on it, that you migrate ALL of the users the first time, otherwise the account will be orphaned and you'll loose that users profile and will have to copy things in manually.

Hope this helps!