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  • Blog Post: Data Protection in Small and Midsize Businesses Solution Guide Published

    [This post comes to you courtesy of Kumud Dwivedi from Content Publishing] If you are a small to midsize business that is looking for a reliable way to protect business data, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and Windows Server 2012 R2 provide a solution to protect your data by centralizing data storage...
  • Blog Post: What’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: protecting data on the server and on the clients

    Hello, this is Yang. Today let’s talk about data protection. Depending on your needs, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials provides various backup solutions to make sure that your data is safe and recoverable. Protect server data Windows Server Backup This is the traditional on-premises solution for backing...
  • Blog Post: Introducing SBS 2008 Backup

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Damian Leibaschoff] Backup Theory SBS 2008 leverages Windows 2008 backup technology. SBS also includes a wizard to configure scheduled backups. It also provides a centralized location to monitor the status of past backups and other related...
  • Blog Post: BITS, IAS, VSS and RRAS May Stop Responding on SBS 2008 With a Particular NIC Driver

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Damian Leibaschoff ] We are investigating an issue with certain Intel PRO / 1000 EB with I/O Acceleration network card drivers on Windows Server 2008 that can cause the BITS service to become unresponsive after a few hours to several days of...
  • Blog Post: How to Perform a Bare Metal Restore on Small Business Server 2008

    [ Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shobhit Garg and Justin Crosby from Commercial Technical Support ] Today’s post will cover the basics of performing a bare metal restore on Small Business Server 2008. As you will see, a bare metal restore allows you to recover your Operating System...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2008 Will Not Perform an Online Backup of Exchange if LCR or SCR is Enabled

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] SBS 2008 Backup is not designed to work with either LCR ( Local Continuous Replication) or SCR ( Standby Continuous Replication) . The backup job will not fail, however you will receive an error under the details of the completed job telling you...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2008 – How to Export and Import Mailboxes To and From PST

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] As many are already aware, exmerge is no longer supported in Exchange 2007, this has been replaced with the Power Shell cmdlets import-mailbox and export-mailbox introduced in Exchange 2007 SP1 that now handle this functionality. This post was...
  • Blog Post: System State Backups and SBS 2008

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of John Bay] The normal backup that SBS 2008 creates contains all the necessary information to restore the entire server. The normal SBS backup includes the system state data. You may wish to create a system state backup of the machine before you make critical changes...
  • Blog Post: How to Backup, Restore and Re-link Group Policies in SBS 2008

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Ed Walters] Some of the steps in this post have been taken from the following SBS 2003 blog post written by Wayne McIntyre: ( http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2007/08/07/how-to-backup-and-restore-your-sbs-and-default-group-policies.aspx ). They have been modified...
  • Blog Post: How to Perform an Authoritative System State Restore in SBS 2008/2011 Standard

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support] If you have ever been in the situation where you had to recover an Active Directory object that was accidentally deleted within a multiple Domain Controller environment, then you are probably somewhat familiar...
  • Blog Post: How to use a Recovery Storage Group in SBS 2008

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of John Bay] In this post we will discuss how to use a recovery storage group in SBS 2008 to restore two lost important messages. Our test user has two messages in his inbox that are important to him. Somehow these two messages got deleted and for some reason we are...
  • Blog Post: Proper Backup/Restore Methods for a Small Business Server 2008 Running as a Virtual Machine

    [ Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support] There is a common misunderstanding as to what a proper backup and restore procedure should be for SBS 2008 running as a virtual machine. We see many customers who are taking “snapshots” in their...
  • Blog Post: What Username and Password Do I Need to Use for Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) in SBS 2008?

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] The method in which the Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) password is set during an install of SBS 2008 is different than that of Windows Server 2008. Like most component installation in SBS 2008 setup, the dcpromo process is hidden from the...
  • Blog Post: How to Backup and Restore Companyweb in Small Business Server 2008

    [ Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Kunal Ghotge, Gagan Mehra, David Copeland, Justin Crosby, and Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support ] In this post, we will discuss options to backup and restore your SharePoint (Companyweb) site. A good backup and restore strategy is essential for maintaining...
  • Blog Post: How to Import and Export Mailboxes using PST Files in SBS 2011 Standard

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Gagan Mehra and Wayne Gordon McIntyre from Commercial Technical Support] There might be instances where an Exchange Administrator will need to export the contents of individual mailboxes to offline files (PST). With Exchange 2010 SP1 we have new set of PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Small Business Server 2011 Backup Wizard

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support] SBS 2011, just like SBS 2008, includes a backup wizard that is integrated into the SBS console for the purpose of allowing administrators to quickly create a robust backup/restore strategy without requiring them...