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  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting “An unexpected error occurred” message when using Remote Web Access to connect to computers

    [This post comes to us courtesy of Manish Kapoor from Commercial Technical Support] We occasionally come across scenarios where memory consumption on an SBS Server increases and this may cause the server to run slow. Additionally, some of the services/features may stop working correctly. You may...
  • Blog Post: Sharepoint v3 Security Update KB 934525

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett] A security update for Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS) version 3 was released today on Microsoft Update. If you do not have WSS v3 installed on your SBS server, you will not be offered this update. I want to point out one of the bullet...
  • 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: How to Run a 32bit Web Application on SBS 2008/2011 Standard

    [Todays post comes to us courtesy of Wayne Gordon McIntyre, Gagan Mehra, and Sabir Chandwale from Commercial Technical Support] Content Updated on 5/20/2011 to include steps for SBS 2011 Standard Every so often we come across a support case where a customer has a need for a 32 bit web application to...
  • 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 Install a Public 3rd Party SSL Certificate on IIS on SBS 2003

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of James Frederickson, Damian Leibaschoff, and Justin Crosby] Today we will discuss one method for installing a public certificate on your SBS 2003 Server. This post describes how to request and install the certificate into IIS. A future post will cover scenarios with...
  • Blog Post: How to Configure the RWW Timeout

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett] There are two places you can do this (copied below for your convenience). To change the client time-out setting for Remote Web Workplace (default = 30 minutes) Open Registry Editor. Open the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE...
  • Blog Post: Installing a Self-Signed Certificate as a Trusted Root CA in Windows Vista

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] In order for RPC over Http to work you must have a Trusted CA Root Certificate installed and configured. In a situation where you are using a self-signed cert you will need to install the certificate into the Trusted Root Certification Authorities...
  • 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: HTTP Error 503 Accessing Company Web on SBS 2011 Standard

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] If your SharePoint service account passwords ever become out-of-sync, you will have issues trying to access http://companyweb . The most common error you will see is “ HTTP Error 503...
  • Blog Post: Slow Connectivity for Outlook Anywhere and Sites that use the SBS Web Applications App Pool

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre, Justin Crosby, and Damian Leibaschoff] We have discovered an issue where connections to Outlook Anywhere are extremely slow or fail completely. Another behavior is that when you try to connect to HTTPS://REMOTE.CONTOSO.COM it just sits in a waiting...
  • Blog Post: TS Gateway Service Not Started After Restart in IIS Manager

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of  Chris Puckett ] When you select the server and click Restart in the IIS Manager console, the Terminal Services Gateway service will be stopped and not restarted, even though the World Wide Web Publishing service is restarted. If you are logged into the server...
  • Blog Post: Recovering Disk Space on the C: Drive in Small Business Server 2008

    [ Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff and Wayne Gordon McIntyre from Commercial Technical Support and Chris Puckett from Product Quality ] SBS 2008 installs all of its features using a single volume (C:), there are tools available to move some of the data to other locations, but...
  • Blog Post: Active Directory FTP User Isolation Mode (IIS 6.0)

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] **DISCLAIMER FTP is an older protocol which has been replaced with better methods of hosting files. FTP is also unsecure and your username/passwords are sent in clear text which poses a major security risk. For a list of better methods in lieu of...
  • Blog Post: Error 0x80004005 When Accessing /EXCHANGE or /PUBLIC Virtual Directory

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby, David Santamaria, and Damian Leibaschoff] Users may receive the following error when access /EXCHANGE or /PUBLIC on an SBS 2008 server. Users can still access OWA using the /OWA path. Note: SBS 2008 users should always use /OWA or RWW to access...
  • Blog Post: OWA on SBS 2008 Incomplete / Corrupt / Red X

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby ] We have noticed a few cases where customers are getting incomplete Microsoft Exchange Outlook Web Access sites. You will see Red X in place of images and the over-all theme will look off. Here is a screen shot of the issue: This issue can...
  • 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: 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: Getting to see the real IIS status codes from Internet Explorer

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff] This is something we see every day so we wanted to share this small tidbit of advice. When troubleshooting IIS related issues, it is important to get to the real error or status code as returned by IIS, unfortunately, the default settings...
  • Blog Post: Receiving Certificate Errors When Connecting to Clients/Servers with TS Gateway or Remote Web Workplace on SBS 2008

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan and Justin Crosby] Remote Desktop Disconnected You may receive the following errors when attempting to access a client machine through the Remote Web Workplace (RWW) or the TS Gateway: [To connect to Remote Web Workplace, you must install the proper...
  • Blog Post: SBS Best Practice: Backup and Restore of IIS Configuration

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby] Today we will be sharing an IIS best practice.  Before you make any changes to IIS we recommend that backup your current configuration.  By changes to IIS I mean activities such as: making changes in IIS manager, creating a new web site,...
  • Blog Post: How Do I Distribute the SBS 2008 Self-Signed SSL Certificate to My Users?

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan and Rituraj Choudhary] Today’s post discusses the certificate distribution package on SBS 2008. The SBS 2008 self-signed SSL certificate that is installed in IIS 7 is a leaf certificate; meaning that the Issued to and Issued by names are not...
  • 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...