In article <35CC341C-FF2A-4C54-BCA0-8D56FB94A1C6@microsoft.com>, Salesguy wrote:
> We currently have a project coming up that will involve joining 2 PCs
> running Windows Vista Business edition onto a current Small Business Server
> 2003 domain. This will be our first experience with Vista outside of our
> basic testing with RC 1. Can anyone point me in the direction of a white
> paper or anything along those lines to explain how it's done? Thanks for any
You really should look up this entire thread. I haven't taken the time to
prepare it for my blog, so I will give you the essential message here:
From: "Charlie Russel - MVP" <charlie@mvKILLALLSPAMMERSps.org>
Subject: Re: How to connect a Vista Client to the domain?
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 09:53:16 -0800
I don't have time or energy to read through the whole thread, I'm here
because Chris asked me to. So if some of this has been covered, sorry about
that. I'm on vacation and not supposed to be touching my computer, and
definitely no newsgroups.
1.) There is no official supported connectcomputer way to do this.
2.) That being said, I'm running it just fine. With one exception - you'll
need to disable the automatic program launcher that hits every SBS client on
every login. You don't want it on this box - it and UAC don't play nice
together. You can't disable it by computer, you can only do it by user, by
removing the SBS_LOGIN_SCRIPT.bat from the users Profile in ADUC.
3.) Disable the ISA RPC filter. It doesn't play well with anything x64.
4.) Manually join to the domain, using standard Windows Server AD steps.
Well and thoroughly documented many places.
5.) Install the updated ISA client. It's now available on the MS download
site, see my blog for
6.) If you don't for some reason want to run the ISA client, use DHCP
reservations and a custom IP address rule in ISA.
7.) Once the Vista x64 machine is joined to the domain, move it to the
proper SBS spot in AD, using ADUC and dragging it to the proper folders.
8.) While in ADUC, remove the SBS_LOGIN_SCRIPT.bat from the user's profile
that logs in to this computer.
9.) With R2, it _should_ get automatically added to WSUS, but if it doesn't,
manually add it. Note: there is an issue currently with getting updates
directly. Until there is an official Vista/SBS patch, you can only get WSUS
approved updates once you're part of an SBS domain and are running Vista -
you can't get to Windows update directly.
Sorry if turnaround will be slow here. You're welcome to ping me offline,
but I'm just not spending time on the newsgroups while I'm on vacation.
Mukilteo, WA USA