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Windows® Small Business Server 2011 by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Creating a Migration Answer File

After you have your existing SBS server prepared for migration, you need to create an answer file that can be used to install SBS 2011. You must use an answer file for the installation of SBS 2011 if you are migrating. Fortunately, there’s an excellent Answer File Generator tool on the SBS 2011 installation DVD. But there is one step you need to take first—creating a new SBS administrator account.

Administrator Account

SBS 2003 creates a default Administrator account during initial installation and setup. This account, often referred to as the 500 account because of a distinctive portion of the GUID for the account, is the master account from which all things spring. This is a legacy from when we were less security-aware ...

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