Is Small Business Server 2011 still supported?

Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 official Microsoft support ended on 14th January 2020.

What is included in Windows Server Essentials?

Windows Server Essentials (formerly Small Business Server or SBS) is an integrated server suite from Microsoft for businesses with no more than 25 users or 50 devices. It includes Windows Server, Exchange Server, Windows SharePoint Services, and Microsoft Outlook.

What are the minimum system requirements for SBS 2011 standard?

The minimum requirements for SBS 2011 Standard include a Quad Core 2GHz (x64) processor, 8GB of RAM and 120GB of hard disk space. It was that last one that kept getting me. When I do quick installs of Windows Server 2008 R2 with Exchange Server 2010 SP1 I only need 20GB on the virtual machine (VM) to get it up and running.

How do I install Windows Small Business Server 2011 Service Pack 1?

Do not be confused because the download says Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and as soon as you start the installer it says ‘Windows Small Business Server 2011 Service Pack 1’. This is correct. After you have downloaded the service pack click to run the installer. Click Next. Make sure ‘Automatically restart the computer’ is checked and click install.

Is Windows SBS 2011 end of support soon?

We are publishing this information as Windows SBS 2011 integrated components will reach its end of support soon. Here are the individual products included with Windows Small Business Server 2011 (Standard/Premium Add-on) and their support lifecycle timelines.

How do I install SBS 2011 on my server?

Installing SBS 2011 from DVD or USB pen drive If you have your installation files on a DVD put the DVD in your drive and boot the server. If the server does not detect your DVD you will need to change settings in the bios of your server.