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  • Blog Post: Windows Service Pack 2 for Windows Small Business Server 2003

    This is just a quick note to remind anyone who had previously used the SP2 Blocker Toolkit to block the deployment of Service Pack 2 for Windows Small Business Server 2003 (KB940276) that on Tuesday, August 12 th 2008 Automatic Updates will ignore the registry key and begin offering Service Pack 2 for...
  • Blog Post: Small Business Server 2003 Migration Update 943494 Released

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby] The software license terms for Windows SBS enforce a limitation that permits the presence of only one Windows SBS server in the domain. However, there is a grace period where you can have a second SBS server in “join domain” type migration...
  • Blog Post: Unable to RDP/RWW into the SBS server after applying SP2

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of David Copeland] If you are unable to RDP/RWW (i.e. to connect using Terminal Services) into your SBS server after applying Windows Server 2003 SP2, then check to see if the server is even listening on TCP Port 3389 (default port). To check to see if it is listening...
  • Blog Post: Trouble Installing SharePoint 3.0 after WSUS 3.0.

    [Today's tip comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett] One frequent question often asked of SBS 2003 server installations concerns the order of installing the components, upgrades, and updates that have released over the years. For the most part, the best approach is to install the items in the order they...
  • Blog Post: Cannot Access CompanyWeb After Installing 948110

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff and Justin Crosby] SharePoint users who upgraded from SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (WMSDE) to any other edition of SQL Server 2000 (for example, SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition) may be incorrectly offered a WMSDE update for 948110. This problem...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2008 Update Rollup 2 Released (KB960911)

    Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 Update Rollup 2 is now available on Microsoft Update and WSUS. This rollup package addresses the following issues in Windows Small Business Server 2008. Issue 1 After you configure Windows Small Business Server 2008, you manually change the Favorites...
  • Blog Post: Daylight Savings Time Reminder

    In observance of the various Daylight Saving Time (DST) changes Microsoft has been working closely with customers, partners and others in the industry to help ensure a smooth and seamless transition. Earlier in the year, many customers across the world were able to transition smoothly by applying the...
  • Blog Post: Loss of Internet Connectivity After Installing 951748 and 951746

    We have received reports of customers loosing Internet connectivity after installing MS08-037 (951748 and 951746).  This issue can occur on both the server and the clients.  This issue may occur when customers are running ZoneAlarm or Check Point Endpoint Security (previously named Check Point...
  • Blog Post: KB 948496 and KB 936594

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett] The differences between the 948496 update and the 936594 update are: 948496 disables TCPChimney in the registry and 936594 does not touch this setting. 948496 is a Critical update and 936594 is an Optional update. Both updates disable the RSS and TCPA...
  • Blog Post: Severity of SBS 2003 Update 936594 Raised

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby] The severity of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server Update 936594 will soon be raised to Critical on Microsoft Update. Previously this update was listed as optional. We decided to upgrade the severity to help drive awareness and adoption of this...
  • Blog Post: 2nd UPDATE: Installing Hotfix 948110 on SBS 2003 Servers

    We have received a few reports of hotfix 948110 causing issues with SharePoint (Companyweb) on SBS 2003. At this time please hold off on installing this patch on your SBS 2003 server. Installing this hotfix may prevent the SharePoint WMSDE instance from starting. We are currently investigating the issue...
  • Blog Post: Installing Windows 7 in a SBS 2003 Environment

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of J ustin Crosby ] If you want to use http://servername/connectcomputer to join a Windows 7 machine to your SBS 2003 domain you must first install hotfix KB 926505 .  Most SBS 2003 installations should already have this update installed as this is the same hotfix...
  • Blog Post: New Best Practices for SP2 KB

    [Todays' tip comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] This is just a quick note about the availability of a new KB published today to help consolidate some of the information that we've posted on this blog. Best practices and known issues when you install Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 on a Windows...
  • Blog Post: Fax May Send the Wrong Attachment

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy off Chris Puckett] If you use the fax functionality in SBS 2003 or Windows Server 2003 to fax documents or attachments, there is an issue where a document or attachment may end up being sent to the wrong destination.  A hotfix is available for this issue. ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 – Critical

    Make sure that you install this hotfix to your Small Business Servers and client machines as soon as possible.  This hotfix applies to SBS 2000 through SBS 2008 as well as Windows 2000 through Vista.  For more information please see: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-067...
  • Blog Post: But my server IS a Small Business Server: 940318

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby] Hello Readers, We have noticed a new issue with a missing registry key in Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003. The key that is missing is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Integration\5717D53E-DD6D-4d1e-8A1F-C7BE620F65AA...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: New KB Articles Released Concerning Issues Around DNS Security Update 953230 (MS08-037)

    Two new KB articles have been released that discuss the issue we first spoke about in our blog post entitled Some Services May Fail to Start or May Not Work Properly After Installing MS08-037 (951746 and 951748) .  Please read these KB articles if you would like to know more about this issue: http...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2003 SP2 Will Hit Automatic Updates Next Week

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] Windows Server 2003 SP2 will be released to Automatic Updates (AU) next Tuesday (6/12/2007) (Click here for the Windows Server team announcement). If you are running WSUS, you will need to manually accept the EULA before the service pack will install...
  • Blog Post: Hotfixes are available to address Computer Monitoring Error in Launchpad or Dashboard of SBS 2011 Essentials, Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials and Windows Home Server 2011

    After you updated a server that is running SBS 2011 Essentials, Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials or Windows Home Server 2011 with the Update Rollup 2, you receive the warning "Computer Monitoring Error" in the Launchpad or Dashboard. Please visit the following post for the resolution...
  • Blog Post: You May Lose Network Connectivity on SBS 2008 When Using a Driver Which Utilizes TDI

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre, Damian Leibaschoff, Chris Puckett, and Justin Crosby] We have been seeing cases where the users are losing network connectivity with their SBS 2008 server after a few days to a few weeks. Rebooting SBS 2008 will temporarily resolve the issue. This...