I have installed windows Small Business Server 2008 many many times and I am
following the instructions here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...34(WS.10).aspx
It seems very hard to get this new destination SBS 2008 server to recognize
the answer file. I looked online and saw several options:
1) rename the answerfile to lower case
2) format the USB drive to FAT32 from the default of most drives which is FAT
3) open up the sbsanswer file using the utility to ensure that the file is
I have tried all that to no avail. I know the USB drive works because
Windows SBS 2008 will load the drivers off it for the network card on the
server after install. WHen I put the USB drive in at the appropriate time, it
blinks with USB drive activity when its inserted - as if Windows setup is
accessing it and reading it OK at the supposed correct time.
QUESTION: is there any other way to make SBS 2008 start the migration
wizard? How can one finish the setup of SBS 2008 and join it to the existing
domain and start up the migration wizards other than this answer file?
My CDROM is a USB attached CDROM on this server, could be part of the reason
why the server has a hard time reading the answerfile early during setup.