I have an existing Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard dedicated server at a server farm, all set up. Monitoring tools, public and private NIC's, out-of-band management tools, the whole shebang; it's great.
If I run a typical SBS 2011 Standard install, all of that goes away because the first thing that occurs in the install process is a new OS is written to the drive. No NIC's, no monitoring - very, very sad face.
Since I already have the correct OS (2k8R2) installed, I would like to jump into the SBS install portion of the process.