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How to Join Windows 7 Client to SBS 2008 Domain (Installing SBS Update Rollup 3)

Adding a Windows 7 client to Small Business Server 2008 network is a trivial task and probably the easiest way to do this is to use http://connect in Internet Explorer. You might get the infamous error “This computer does not meet the maximum operating system requirements for running client setup”, if the SBS server is not updated with “SBS 2008 Update Rollup 3 – SBS2008-KB969121-x64-ENU.msp”.

In the following Step-by-Step video tutorial, we will demonstrate two ways to solve this issue.
First, we will show you an useful way to find, download and install separate update packages which are normally available only through Microsoft Update. As you can expect, the demonstration will be done with the rollup 3 package – SBS2008-KB969121-x64-ENU.msp.
In addition, we will demonstrate the standard approach – deploying the package through Windows Software Update Services on SBS 2008.

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One comment

  1. I followed your instructions and was able to successfully install rollup5 (which includes rollup3). However http://connect did not work (“Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage”), and when I copied launcher.exe to a flash drive, I kept getting the error message “An error occurred while downloading the Connect Computer application. Please run this application again.” How do I install the launcher.exe or http://connect?