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[Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shammi Dua and Charanjeet Singh from Commercial Technical Support]
Update Rollup 3 for WSSG BPA (KB 2699813) is now available via Microsoft Updates, along with its installation tool (KB 2698659).
By default, Microsoft Update points to the WSUS service in SBS 2011 standard. This update will show up in Admin Console’s Update tab to allow you to apply this update. Then this update will be shown available in Microsoft Update to be installed.
You can also get this update by including Microsoft Update. In SBS 2011 Standard, launch Windows Update and select the option to Check online for updates from Windows Update. Then click the option for "Get updates for other Microsoft products" and complete the process to opt-in for Microsoft Updates.
Please go to Windows Update and find out more about free software from Microsoft Update, and click “Click here for details”. And follow the steps to get patches from Microsoft Update. If you already include the Microsoft Update, you can ignore this step.
Go to Windows update and click “Check for updates” to get the updates.
There are 49 new rules added in this release of the WSSG BPA. With this, we now have 202 total number of checks.
Small Business Server 2011 Standard
Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials
Windows MultiPoint Server 2011
Other than the rules, the update also includes some fixes.
"EWSMaxReqLength - The /EWS virtual directories maxRequestLength doesn't match the get-transportconfig MaxSendSize" breaks OWA. Users cannot delete emails. It also breaks email flow on Blackberries on SBS2011 servers with Blackberry Enterprise Server Express installed. Apparently there are other settings needing to be changed as well that BPA does not indicate. Restoring EWSMaxReqLength back to original setting allows everything to work again.
This known issue has been documented in a recent blog post.
pperry803, what SBS bloogers essentially means is , always first publish wrong rules , wrong information , this allows end users to break endless machines and then SBS Bloggers will work on writing next blog article ( to get some extra work ) .
discovered this painful BPA introduced issue as well when users reported broken OOF messaging which is also under EWS