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  • Blog Post: Installing virtualized EBS at home (#3)

    [ Today's post comes to us courtesy of Jim Holtzman] Continuing the saga of virtualizing EBS at home. This weekend, I assembled all the parts and installed them in the case. A brief summary of my experience: Having a big case is an advantage. Lots of expandability and maneuver space. ...
  • Blog Post: Backup/Restore Methods for Essential Business Server 2008 in a Virtual Machine Environment

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] There is a common misunderstanding as to what a proper backup and restore procedure should be for an EBS 2008 Management or Messaging server running as a virtual machine. We see many customers who are taking “snapshots” in their...
  • Blog Post: Tech·Ed - Cutting Costs with Essential Business Server featured at Tech·Ed 2009, May 11-15

    A Cutting Costs with Windows Essential Business Server 2008 session will be featured at Microsoft Tech · Ed North America 2009 , May 11-15 in Los Angeles. Eric Watson , Group Program Manager on the EBS team, will be presenting. You’ll hear updated details on how EBS 2008 can assist you in cutting...
  • Blog Post: Installing virtualized EBS at home (#1)

    [ Today's post comes to us courtesy of Jim Holtzman] Greetings. I'm a technical writer on the EBS/SBS User Assistance team. I want to learn EBS well so I can write about it with some product knowledge. I currently run SBS2003 at home. I love SBS. Really love it. I want to love EBS. EBS and I need...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 is Free

    Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 is a stand-alone product that will be available via the Microsoft Download Center free of charge. Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 does not require CALs for the product itself. Read more and download Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 here .
  • 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: Hyper-V Certificate Expiration and Resolution

    The Windows Virtualization team has blogged about a certificate error that can occur resulting in the inability to start or connect to virtual machines running on Windows Server 2008 or Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 using vmconnect. Read more about it here .
  • Blog Post: Time Zone Issues when Installing Essential Business Server in a Virtualized Environment

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan, Wayne McIntyre, Mark Stanfill, and Chris Puckett] When installing Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server in Hyper-V setup may fail due to issues caused by time zone settings. EBS setup does not expose either clock time or time zone settings...
  • Blog Post: Virtualized Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (EBS) to be featured in a Microsoft System Center Tools presentation at TechEd

    John Joyner, a Microsoft MVP for Operations Manager and Senior Architect at ClearPointe, will be including Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (EBS) in the following presentation at Microsoft Tech · Ed North America 2009 : VIR306 Using Microsoft System Center Tools to Deliver Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Installing virtualized EBS at home (#2)

    [ Today's post comes to us courtesy of Jim Holtzman] Continuing the saga of virtualizing EBS at home. Step 1: Set a budget for dating EBS. This is coming out of my pocket so I set a hard limit of $2000. Done. Step 2: Determine hardware requirements. I read the following: "Choose a virtual...