SBS 2003 and Vista

So you've got your hands on Vista, installed it and then tried to add the Vista PC to the SBS domain.  Doesn't work very well does it?  Well the SBS team has been hard at work and there is a fix now!  Previously you would have to manually join the Vista PC to the SBS domain, but with this fix you can now use the SBS tools again!  All you need to get is the Vista and Outlook 2007 Compatability Update.

There is also information on there about a Vista compatible Firewall client if you are using ISA 2004 with SBS 2003 Premium.  By the way all these fixes are for SBS 2003 and SBS 2003 R2.

Update:  I hit publish too soon and forgot to include a link to further information.  Sorry Mitch!  If you want more information than the KB article provides, check out Mitch's blog post on it over at the Montreal IT Pro User Group page.

Comments (4)
  1. Louis-Philippe Gauthier says:

    Now if I could manage to get the roaming profiles to work with both XP and Vista… I’ll be an happy camper.

  2. Rodney Buike says:

    Well Louis-Philippe why not test out that Email link at the top of the page.  Never know where it might get yuo 🙂

  3. Louis-Philippe Gauthier says:

    Thanks Rodney, will do 🙂

  4. I guess it’s just normal to hear about compatibility dilemmas on the new Microsoft OS at this time. I was planning to postpone my shift til late next month. However, I found a very good repository of Vista drivers ( This allayed my apprehensions regarding its compatibility with my old software and peripherals. I hope Vista would become stable soon.

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