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Connecting your server to the network

Before you begin you must have the following items:

This copy of Windows® Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 comes with two product keys. The virtual key works in virtual operating system environments. For more information about using your virtualization product keys, see the Microsoft® website.

To plan your installation, see the Microsoft® website.

To connect your server to the network:


  1. Plug one end of a network cable into the network adapter on your server and the other end into the internal (local) interface on your router.

    IMPORTANT: Ensure that you have a link light on the network card for the entire installation. The network cable must remain connected.

  2. Verify that your network hardware (such as your router) is powered on and is properly connected to the Internet.