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  • Blog Post: How to Use Microsoft Exchange Custom Weighting to Block More UCE

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Rod White] Lately, SBS customers have been reporting receiving a large amount unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE) within Outlook referencing e-cards, greeting card, and postcard from family, friends and mates. Today's post will cover using a Exchange IMFv2 feature...
  • Blog Post: How to Send E-mails with Exchange Using a Different “From” Address

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff] DISCLAIMER: There are many different ways to implement this solution, this is just one of them. A very common request we get is people wanting to be able to send outbound Internet e-mails from Outlook using different addresses as the originating...
  • Blog Post: The CEICW Certificate Generator Will Be Out Of The Office On February 29, 2008

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of James Frederickson and Justin Crosby] Running the CEICW on SBS 2003 on February 29, 2008 and choosing to create a certificate may fail on Secure Web Site Configuration as seen below: Text of error: An error occurred while configuring a component. To continue with...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2008: Introducing the POP3 Connector

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan and Edwin Joseph] SBS 2008 includes a brand new version of the POP3 connector. This post will introduce key elements in understanding how this version differs from previous versions and how to implement it properly. Like its predecessors, the POP3...
  • Blog Post: Error 500 Attempting to Access OWA on SBS 2011 Standard

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby from Commercial Technical Support] Today we are going to discuss the first thing you should always check if you get an HTTP 500 error attempting to access OWA on an SBS 2011 server, after you have provided your credentials to the login form. In Exchange...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2008 How-To Information on David Overton's blog

    For some great SBS 2008 "how to" guidance, be sure to check out David Overton's blog . SBS 2008 Install process (in pictures) How to change spam settings on Exchange 2007 / SBS 2008 to enable some / all / more spam to be delivered to an account for analysis Once SBS is set up, how to do the...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 Migration to a Different Domain Name

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre and Justin Crosby ] There are many reasons why a company may need or want to change their domain name, there could have been a company merger/split, the current domain name is too long or not to their liking, or simply the company’s name has changed...
  • Blog Post: How to Configure SBS 2008 to Host POP3/IMAP4

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] Today’s post will discuss the steps necessary to allow your SBS 2008 server to host POP3 and IMAP4 services for external clients. This process consists of four parts: Enabling the POP3/ IMAP4 services on the SBS 2008 server. Port forwarding...
  • Blog Post: A Guide to Troubleshooting Outlook Certificate Warnings/Authentication Prompts in SBS 2008

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support and Chris Puckett from Product Quality ] This post is a compilation of our current content involving fixes for an issue that continues to cause a fair amount of grief for our customers, Outlook 2007/2010 prompts...
  • 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: Sean Daniel: How to Install a GoDaddy Certificate on SBS 2008

    Sean Daniel has posted an excellent article on how to install GoDaddy certs on SBS 2008.  You can read all about it here: http://sbs.seandaniel.com/2009/02/installing-godaddy-standard-ssl.html .
  • Blog Post: Getting the error "MMC has detected an error in snap-in"?

    [Today's tip comes to us from Damian Leibaschoff ] After you install Windows 2003 Service Pack 2 or the SBS 2003 R2 Technologies, you might start seeing some MMC snap-ins displaying an error similar to this: The source of the problem is that the snap-in is not fully compatible with MMC 3...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 Installation Tool for SBS 2008 released

    [ Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett] When you try to install Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) on a server that is running Windows Small Business Server 2008, the installation process does not start, and you receive the following error message: Error: You must update your Windows...
  • Blog Post: Fix My Network wizard (FNCW) Fails to Fix the Exchange SMTP Connectors in SBS 2008

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] This post discusses an issue we have found with the FNCW and Exchange 2007. The symptom is that you receive the following error when running the Internet Address Management Wizard: “The wizard cannot configure Exchange e-mail for your domain...
  • 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: Messaging Hygiene in SBS 2008

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] In Exchange 2007, anti-spam processing is performed by a series of Transport Agents. All Exchange 2007 anti-spam Transport Agents, except for Attachment Filtering, are enabled during SBS Setup. Because Attachment Filtering is only available on the...
  • Blog Post: Cannot Reply To Old Emails Or Modify Old Calendar Items After PST Mail Migration

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre and Justin Crosby ] Note: This article has you make changes to Active Directory. Before doing so be sure to make a complete backup . After a mail migration to a new domain/Exchange organization using Exmerge, you will lose the ability to reply...
  • Blog Post: Installing the IIS SMTP Service on SBS 2008 Breaks Mailflow

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] Exchange 2007 is not designed to co-exist with the IIS SMTP service on the same server. This is unlike Exchange 2003, which depends on IIS to provide the SMTP service. If you install the SMTP service on SBS 2008, you will cause a conflict that can...
  • Blog Post: How to Use Outlook to Send Email to a SharePoint Document Library on SBS 2008

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] This post discusses the steps necessary to allow Outlook to send email to the SharePoint 3.0 Document Library (Companyweb). All mail enabled Sharepoint 3.0 document libraries in SBS 2008 are configured with a recipient address using the @companyweb...
  • Blog Post: Allow Authenticated Relay

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby] Today we are going to discuss the "Allow all computer which successfully authenticate to relay, regardless of the list above" option in Exchange.  Enabling this setting will allow authenticated relay off of your server.  This is...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Services May Not Start Automatically After a Reboot

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of John Bay from Commercial Technical Support] On SBS 2008/2011 when you reboot the server, you may notice that some of the Exchange services that are set to automatic start are not started. Some of the services that may not be started are: Microsoft Exchange...
  • Blog Post: How to Manually Install Certificates in SBS 2008

    [ Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill ] The SBS Add a Trusted Certificate wizard may fail to display a certificate that is correctly installed in the certificate store if the subject field of the certificate is missing. This happens because some third-party certificate authorities (CAs...
  • Blog Post: Multiply Your Power with Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Mobile

    [ Today’s post comes to us courtesy of JoAnn McKimpson from the SBS Marketing Team ] As a business owner, you are no doubt always looking for ways to give yourself a competitive advantage and make your business more efficient and customer responsive. As organizations of all sizes spend increasing amounts...
  • Blog Post: How to View Emails Quarantined by Forefront Security for Exchange

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] In SBS 2008, Forefront Security for Exchange is offered as a 120 day trial during the installation of SBS. If you choose to install this component it is a good idea to regularly review email messages and attachments that may have been quarantined...
  • Blog Post: Certain Remote Client Access Can Break If You Change the Default Accepted Domain on SBS 2011 Standard

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support] Since the introduction of Exchange 2010 SP1, any spaces in the “Name” property of an accepted domain that is marked as default will invalidate that accepted domain for several methods of remote client access. The...