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  • Blog Post: Restoring the SBS GPOs from a Different Server

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] As promised here is the 2nd part of our restoring SBS group policies post. This post will cover moving the SBS 2003 policies from a working server to a server that is missing the SBS policies. Backup Process: Please follow the previous post on how...
  • Blog Post: How to Backup and Restore Your SBS and Default Group Policies

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] In SBS 2003 we have the 2 default policies just like any Windows 2003 server which are the default domain, and default domain controller policy. Additionally by default SBS 2003 has an additional 7 Group Policies, 3 more when you add R2 Components...
  • Blog Post: Remotely Administer Additional 2008 Servers

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is the first server product where the Windows firewall is enabled by default. This is definitely a plus from a security standpoint however by default it does not allow remote administration. If you attempt to remotely...
  • Blog Post: How to Manually Create the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard and WSUS Group Policies Objects

    [This post comes to us courtesy of Charanjeet Singh and Rituraj Choudhary from Microsoft Commercial Technical Support] Certain Group Policy Objects (GPOs) are created and configured by default during the installation of Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard. This blog post will cover how to...
  • 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 Manually Create the SBS 2008 and WSUS Group Policies Objects

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Ed Walters] Please click HERE for the steps to manually create the SBS 2011 Standard and WSUS Group Policies Objects. Update Services Policies: Update Services Client Computers Policy Update Services Common Settings Policy Update Services Server...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2008: Released to Manufacturing!

    On behalf of the SBS team, I am extremely pleased to announce that Windows Small Business Server 2008 software has been finalized! Today both SBS Standard and Premium are being released to manufacturing, which means we begin the process of finalizing international versions, creating media, building packaging...