SBS Pieces coming together for Windows 7…Almost!

SBS shops are awaiting Windows 7—and several other components needed by SBS 2008 before it can accept Windows 7 clients.

First of these is Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2It will be out on Automatic Update this Tuesday the 25th.  I’ve been running this in the beta for six months with no incidents.  This update is needed for Windows 7 clients to see the WSUS server.

The second update is Small Business Server 2008 Update Rollup 3.  This updates the Connect Computer wizard so that Windows 7 is recognized as a valid client.  (It also changes the WMI filters in Group Policy.)

The latter update is not listed to be out on the 25th.  As many partners have SBS shops, a number of them will try to join their new Windows 7 box to their SBS network and fail.

The Official SBS Blog has a workaround for the Windows 7 beta that should still work with the release version.  It’s the manual version of the rollup patch minus the other fixes.

UPDATE:  Update Rollup 3 has been released after all:

For me, Windows 7 is five three days and counting…

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