Small Business Server 2008: Returning to a supported Network Topology using BPA

There’re an increase of instances where users are experiencing various networking problems because they’ve altered networking topology by installing multiple NICS or assigning multiple IPs to their single NIC. SBS 2008 Server 1 in Premium Edition is supported by Microsoft only in a single network card environment with a single IP address. If multiple NICs […]

There’re an increase of instances where users are experiencing various networking problems because they’ve altered networking topology by installing multiple NICS or assigning multiple IPs to their single NIC. SBS 2008 Server 1 in Premium Edition is supported by Microsoft only in a single network card environment with a single IP address. If multiple NICs are detected during the initial SBS setup, all but one will be disabled. This’s because integration between the various components included with the product has been designed to depend on this basic topology. This, in turn, simplifies deployment of product. Other configurations, although supported and perfectly legitimate on Windows Standard edition, would be considered unsupported in SBS 2008. Microsoft technical support may require that server is brought back into a supported scenario before troubleshooting can begin. To return the server to a functioning and supported state, begin by running the SBS 2008 BPA. This'll check for and notify you of any network configuration settings that require attention.