Thu, Jun 24 2004 19:36
Gee Mom? Do I have to use the wizards?
You can always tell when an Enterprise person comes into SBSland. The first thing they want to know “Do you have to use the wizards in Small Business Server?” Well. No. If you really want to to do it manually... you could... but why in the world would you?
So I “could“ manually set up the firewall settings, and I “could“ setup the Exchange domain name, and I “could“ set up the SMTP virtual server settings and I could do the necessary settings for socket pooling and I could ....... but why? When all I have to do is utilize the wizards inside of SBS?
Les [poet of the SBS group tonight] gave a great analogy...
It's like being offered a ride to the place you want to go, but not knowing
what that place is or how to get there, saying "Oh no, I'll wander around
and hope I find it instead."
Accepting that ride requires you trust the driver. We're giving the driver a
good recommendation, you can trust him/her/it.
Take the ride. Learn the route in the process, and then should you decide to
instead take the walk sometime, you'll be able to do it.
If you are an Enterprise kind of person just picking up the Small Business Server platform, leave your Enterprise learning at the door. Welcome. You are in SBS Land now. We do things with a little bit of trust and pixie dust around here. Oh and a whole lot of scripts and wizards too :-)
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