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  • Blog Post: Introduction to the Fix My Network Wizard (FNCW)

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] In SBS 2003, the CEICW was available to administrators for configuring their firewall, Internet connection, self-signed certificate, and email settings from a single wizard. Re-running the CEICW was a common troubleshooting step in fixing network...
  • Blog Post: Error "Administrator Does Not Have Exchange Administrator Rights" When Creating or Deleting User in SBS 2008 Console

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Rod White ] When an Administrator attempts to create or delete a user within the SBS 2008 Console they may get an error and a  "View Warning Details" link. Reviewing the details show two warnings: Administrator <Admin name> does not have Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Internet Address Management Wizard: Part 2 of 3

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Ed Walters and Justin Crosby] Today we continue with part 2 of our 3 part series on the IAMW.  Part 1 can be found here . Scenario 2 - I have a domain name I currently own and would like to use Select the “Set up your Internet address” task. Select...
  • Blog Post: No Exchange Mailbox Created for New Users in SBS 2008

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Kim Oehmichen] We have recently seen a few cases where creating a new user with the Add a New User Account wizard from the SBS Console does not create the respective Exchange 2007 mailbox.  The wizard finished with the following warnings: In these cases the...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2008 to SBS 2008 Migration Fails When "Windows SBS User Policy" Edited

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Chris Puckett] Windows Small Business Server 2008 creates a group policy called "Windows SBS User Policy", one of the tasks of this group policy is to add a few shortcuts (OWA, RWW, and WSS) to IE on SBS clients.  If this list is...
  • Blog Post: Why Are Some of My Groups Not Displaying in the SBS Console? Post Has Been Updated

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett.] We have updated the Why Are Some of My Groups Not Displaying in the SBS Console? blog post to include a tool you can use to update Universal groups in the MyBusiness OU so that they appear in the Windows SBS Console. This update cannot update groups...
  • 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: Error 0xC004C009 When Activating SBS 2008

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Rod White and Justin Crosby] When you attempt to activate your SBS2008 server you receive the following error: "A problem occurred when Windows tried to activate. Error Code 0xC004C009" If you select "More Information", the description reads:...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Server Storage Management in SBS 2008

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] A common support call with SBS 2003 was customers running out of space on their O/S partition and they needed to move data to a separate drive/partition in order to free up space. There were many components of SBS that would take up large amounts...
  • Blog Post: Editing One of the Default User Role Templates May Produce an Unexpected Warning in SBS 2008

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff and Doug Boyd] When you edit or make a change to one of the following User Roles in the SBS Console: " Network Administrator " or " Standard User with administration links " you get the following warning upon clicking OK or APPLY (example provided...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Internet Address Management Wizard: Part 1 of 3

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Ed Walters and Justin Crosby] Welcome to part 1 of our 3 part series on the Internet Address Management Wizard (IAMW). Part 1 will cover using the wizard to purchase a new Internet domain name Part 2 will cover using a domain name you already own Part 3 will cover...
  • Blog Post: SBS console crashes when duplicate entries from AV products are written into Security Center

    We have seen some cases where the SBS Console crashes over and over every time you open it. It has been isolated to some orphaned WMI entries on client computers for Antivirus or Antispyware products. How to identify you are experiencing this: 1. Open the C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2008: Introduction to Remote Web Workplace

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan and Moloy Tandon] Just as it was in SBS 2003, Remote Web Workplace (RWW) is an integral component in the SBS feature set for 2008. Its purpose is to provide a secure centralized web portal for employees and administrators to access network resources...
  • Blog Post: Update Services in SBS 2008

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] SBS 2008 includes the Update Services component to provide the administrator with a simple interface for managing software updates from the SBS Console. Those who are familiar with Update Services from SBS 2003 R2 will find that the SBS 2008...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2008 Console May Take Too Long to Display Alerts and Security Statuses, Display Not Available, or Crash

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff and Justin Crosby] Under certain conditions, the Windows SBS Console may show one or several of the following symptoms: The Other Alerts in the Home tab will show as “ Not Available ” The Console.Log may also contain exceptions like...
  • Blog Post: Why is My Computer Status Not Showing Online in the SBS Console?

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] You may have noticed that some of your computer accounts are not showing “online” in the SBS Console. The purpose of this post is to shed some light on why you may see this and how this information is obtained by the server. Status information...
  • Blog Post: Why Does My SBS 2008 Premium Second Server Display as a Client Computer?

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Kim Oehmichen] You may notice that your SBS 2008 Premium 2nd Server (Standard Server) and other servers in your domain display as Client computers in the SBS console.  This can cause issues with the application of group policies and WSUS patch...
  • Blog Post: Why Are Some of My Client Computers/Servers Not Displaying in the SBS Console?

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Kim Oehmichen]   Today’s blog will address the question why some machines (server and/or client computers) may not show up in the SBS Console. First, we will look in Active Directory Users and Computers (dsa.msc) to understand the Organizational Unit ...
  • Blog Post: Why Are Some of My Groups Not Displaying in the SBS Console?

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Kim Oehmichen] Today’s blog will address the question why some groups may not show up in the SBS Console. If you do not use the SBS provided way to create groups, they will not display in the SBS Console > Users and Groups > Groups tab. For groups...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2008: IAMW (Internet Address Management Wizard) Screencast

    Peter Gallagher and Damian Leibaschoff have created a Screencast covering the SBS 2008 IAMW. You can view it here: More Information: Introducing the Internet Address Management Wizard: Part 1 of 3 - http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2008/10/15/introducing-the-internet-address-management...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Internet Address Management Wizard: Part 3 of 3

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Ed Walters, Shawn Sullivan, and Justin Crosby] Today we finish with part 3 of our 3 part series on the IAMW. Part 1 can be found here and part 2 here . What Changes Does the IAMW Make? External DNS If you choose“I want the server to manage the domain...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Connect to the Internet Wizard (CTIW)

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] Networking has changed significantly in requirements, setup, and configuration on SBS 2008. This blog post introduces one of the major networking wizards and gives some insight on how setup handles networking. The job of the CTIW is to detect...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to SBS 2008 Reporting

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Ed Walters] SBS Reports can be found under the “Reports” tab in the Windows SBS console. The information is broken into 3 areas: Reports, Preview and Tasks. The reports window shows the names of the available reports, if the report is to be sent through...
  • Blog Post: How To Enable Verbose Logging For Most SBS 2008 Wizards and Console

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Damian Leibaschoff] In some scenarios you may want to increase the logging level for the SBS console and wizards.  This post will detail how to change the logging mode. In order to change the logging level of the console you must edit the following...