Last month I posted how the Internet Address Management Wizard works. Today, over on the official blog, the Customer Support folks have enlightened you on how the Connect to the Internet Address Wizard works.
It's a very important blog post to read, especially if you want to optimize your installations of Windows SBS 2008. Key things to know from this post include:
- Automatic Router discovery only works on 192.168.x.1 and 192.168.x.254 for locations for your Router IP address
- DHCP disabled on the router is the best configuration, to allow things to progress smoothly through setup
- You can only setup SBS 2008 as a single-NIC environment, on a private IP address, like 192.168.x.x
- DHCP on the SBS server will be setup in a Class-C Subnet (255.255.255.0) in all cases
- SBS will consume the network addressing of your router, if it's discoverable
Some things that weren't mentioned that I wanted to point out are the following:
- If you change your Router at any time during the lifecycle of your SBS server, simply just run the Connect to the Internet Wizard again
- If you want your IP address at a different IP than .2, you can simply change it within the network card, and run the Fix My Network Wizard.
Understanding the tools that come with Windows SBS 2008, will only make you faster and more efficient at your installs, so check out the Official SBS blog on CTIW!