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  • Blog Post: Why Are Some of My Users 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 users may not show up in the SBS Console. If you do not use the SBS provided ways to add new users they will not show in the SBS Console > Users and Groups > Users tab, because the user’s...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Problems accessing e-mails in Exchange after installing MS07-040 (KB931212)

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff] This is an issue that we started seeing some traffic the last few days, it only affects a very small subset of servers as it involves a third party solution. After you install the security update MS07-040 ( 931212 MS07-040: Vulnerabilities in...
  • 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: 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: 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: Introducing the “Add a Trusted Certificate Wizard” in SBS 2008

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] The purpose of the “Add a trusted certificate wizard” is to simplify the process of requesting and obtaining a trusted 3 rd party SSL certificate for the SBS Web Applications website in IIS 7. This eliminates the need to use the native...
  • Blog Post: How to Move WSUS Content and Database Files to a Different Volume

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Rod White] When trying to free up space, customers frequently have questions about moving WSUS Content and Databases to different partitions. Our objective is to explain three things: How to move the WSUS Content How to move the WSUS Database files How to cleanup...
  • Blog Post: WSS 3.0 on SBS White Paper Released

    Fresh on the heels of the WSS 3.0 release is the "Installing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on a Server Running Windows Small Business Server" white paper. If you are considering installing WSS 3.0 on your SBS server, please, please read this paper and test it thoroughly before attempting this in a...
  • Blog Post: Installing Terminal Services in Application Mode on a Windows 2008 Member Server in a SBS 2008 Domain Succeeds with Errors

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] An issue was discovered when installing the Terminal Services role on a 2008 member server in an SBS 2008 domain. After the initial installation completes and you reboot to complete the installation you are presented with the following error. This...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Windows SBS 2008 Answer File

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Rod White and Justin Crosby] Windows Small Business Server 2008 supports installation using an answer file. The answer file provides the following functionality: Automates the SBS 2008 installation process for both a clean installation as well as a migration...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2008 Update Rollup 3 (KB 969121) Installation Failure

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett] When you attempt to install SBS 2008 UR 3 (969121) it may fail with error code 6BA "Windows Update encountered an unknown error". The C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log file for this update reports error 0x80070643 / 0x000006BA. Troubleshooting...
  • Blog Post: Network Behind a Network

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] A scenario we come across from time to time is a “network behind a network” configuration in an environment with an SBS server running ISA 2004 Server (diagram below). This issue was briefly addressed in blog http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive...
  • Blog Post: Error when trying to approve Windows 2003 SP2 within Update Services

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff] When you try to approve the Windows 2003 Service Pack update package from the Update Services->Waiting For Review node in the Small Business Server Management console, you may see the following error: You can safely click Continue and proceed...
  • Blog Post: Videos from WPC

    Lots of SBS 2008 (and EBS 2008) activities here at the MSFT Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston. In addition to many keynotes, sessions and demonstrations, we're announcing that November 12 is the launch day for both Essential Server Solutions, that both are approaching the Release Candidate 1 milestone...
  • Blog Post: Using SharePoint Database Explorer on SBS

    [Today's tip comes to us courtesy of Ed Walters .] Administrators often need to extract a small number of files or even a single file from a SharePoint database, and may not necessarily want to go through the process of an entire disaster recovery to retrieve them. SharePoint Database Explorer can be...
  • Blog Post: SBS BPA F.A.Q.

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby] Today's post will answer some of the common questions we have seen regarding the BPA. Q: Can the BPA be run from a client? A: No Q: Will this tool make changes to my server? A: No, this tool is read-only Q: How often will the definitions get updated...
  • 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: Security permission was insufficient to update your device error on Motorola Q Devices

    [Today's tip comes to us courtesy of James Frederickson] So you got a new Motorola Q phone from Verizon Wireless and you are trying to install a Certificate and you are getting the following error: Security permission was insufficient to update your device Here is some information that will...