During a custom installation of Enterprise Console 4 on Windows Small Business Server 2008, you enter the details of a server (and, optionally, an account to use for updating) and then click Next. You see one of the following error messages:
List is empty
Server not found. Verify that the specified server exists.
First seen in
Enterprise Console 4.0.0
Windows 2008, R2
What to do
The domain controller cannot be contacted because network discovery is not switched on by default on the Small Business Server. To continue with the installation, you must turn Network Discovery on and reboot the server:
- On the Windows Small Business Server 2008 desktop, right-click the Network icon and select Properties.
- In the Network and Sharing Center, under 'Sharing and Discovery', select 'Turn on Network Discovery'.
- Reboot the server and then start the installation program again.
If the issue still persists ensure that the 'Computer Browser' service (Start | Run | Type:
services.msc | Press return) is started.
Then rerun the console installer again and this should continue past this install wizard screen.