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  • Blog Post: Windows Essential Business Server 2008 RTM

    I’d like to do two things right off the bat in this, my first, blog post here… 1) Announce that Windows Essential Business Server 2008 has reached RTM! (English now, more languages to come soon) 2) Extend my sincere gratitude to the many customers, MVPs, users, partners and enthusiasts that...
  • Blog Post: Understanding Essential Business Server Client Licensing

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] We get a fair number of queries about CAL enforcement in Essential Business Server (EBS) support, so I’d like to try to clear up some of the common questions that our partners have. Because EBS enforces client licensing in a fairly strict manner...
  • Blog Post: EBS Console crashes every 5-7 days

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre, Damian Leibaschoff, Chris Puckett, and Justin Crosby] Microsoft recently published a hotfix for resource exhaustion in the TDI interface of Windows 2008 in KB 961775. This resource exhaustion may occur when a third-party legacy Transport Driver...
  • Blog Post: EBS TechEd Online Tech Talk - New Windows Infrastructure Solution for Midsized Companies

    A new TechEd tech talk interview, a 10 minute product overview on Windows Essential Business Server 2008, is now live -- New Windows Infrastructure Solution for Midsized Companies . Interviewed is Eric Watson, Principal Group Program Manager for EBS. Microsoft has just released a new product suite...
  • Blog Post: How to Change an EBS Server’s IP Address

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Sharique Ahmed and Mark Stanfill] This article describes how to change the IP addresses of your Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) computers. You can use the Change IP Address Settings Wizard to change the IP address settings of a network adapter on the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Teched Los Angeles May 11-15 in LA will feature Essential Business Server

    Are you coming to Teched LA in May to learn about Windows Server, Exchange, System Center Essentials, Threat Management Gateway, Forefront for Exchange? I will be giving talks on Essential Business Server there and hanging out in the expo area with other EBS product team members, answering questions...
  • Blog Post: Removing the guesswork from managing clients and servers

    Collecting basic information about all of the computers in your network can be a tedious task. On the Computers and Devices page in Essential Business Server this one by one approach is no longer required.  This EBS console page gathers critical alert and software update information about the clients...
  • Blog Post: Garbled text in RemoteApp splash screen on Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Japanese version

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Stephen Li] If you are using Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Japanese version, you may notice garbled text when connecting to TS RemoteApp applications from the Management Server Administration Console:   This will show up, for instance, when you select...
  • Blog Post: The Unified Administration Console

    So up until now we’ve really focused on all of the underlying technology of EBS, and have covered each of the server roles – Management, Messaging and Security.  Now we’re going to look into how the administration works within EBS and how we’ve designed EBS to specifically enable midsize business...
  • Blog Post: EBS Security Demo – TechNet EDGE

    Lingan Satkunanathan shows off some of the security features in this recent interview on TechNet EDGE.  He’ll talk about how we lock things down out of the box, how you can change settings once you’re installed, and also talks about features like NAP and IPSec.  Definitely worth checking out...
  • Blog Post: How to Renew Your EBS SSL Certificates

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Sharique Ahmed] This article describes how to use the Update Certificates Wizard of your Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) servers. Running the Update Certificates Wizard automates the renewal of Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) SSL certificates. Windows...
  • Blog Post: EBS Admin Console Crashes with System.Xml.XmlException: '', hexadecimal value 0x01, is an invalid character.

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Mark Stanfill] Symptoms The EBS Administration Console may crash if illegal characters are  present in devices reported back to WSUS and SCE.  The symptoms are that the console will fail to launch, and C:\Program Files\Windows Essential...