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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: 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: 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: Reminder: New Security Updates to be released tomorrow

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff] On August 12 th , Microsoft will release several security updates < http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-aug.mspx >. Some of them will require a reboot of your SBS server, if that is the case, you need to be aware of the...
  • Blog Post: Problems getting SBS SP1 Upgrade Media

    If you already have ISA 2004 on your SBS 2003 Premium, then this post does not apply to you. This post applies If you are running SBS 2003 Premium (RTM) with ISA 2000, and wanted to get to SBS Sp1 with ISA 2004. In the past there was a web page for you to be able to order the SBS SP1 Upgrade...
  • 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: You Must Manually Run PSCONFIG after Installing SharePoint 2010 Patches

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of John Bay from Commercial Technical Support] Patching SharePoint is a two-step process. The updated binaries are first installed and then psconfig must be run to update the SharePoint databases. SBS 2008 uses Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and updates automatically...
  • 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: 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: Why Are Some of My Groups Not Displaying in the SBS Console? Post Has Been Updated

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett.] We have updated the Why Are Some of My Groups Not Displaying in the SBS Console? blog post to include a tool you can use to update Universal groups in the MyBusiness OU so that they appear in the Windows SBS Console. This update cannot update groups...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Update

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff] An update is available to enable automatic approval of definition updates and to fix two problems in the Update Services component of Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 This update provides 2 fixes and introduces 1 new functionality. New: Automatic...
  • 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: Quick Reference: Components Included with Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Rod White] Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 has been our most successful release to date. Since the first release of Small Business Server 2003 in December of 2003 we have had several revisions. With each revision we have included updated applications...
  • 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: Small Business Server 2003 Best Practices Analyzer Updated

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of David Copeland] The SBS 2003 Best Practices Analyzer configuration file has been updated with new rules. There are approximately 100 new rules and many pre-existing rules have been improved based on your feedback. If you have the BPA set to automatically check for...
  • 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: Help and Support service missing after installing Windows 2003 Service Pack 2

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby] We have noticed that on some SBS 2003 installs the “ Help and Support ” service will disappear after installing Windows 2003 Service Pack 2. You may see the following error when opening " Help and Support " from the start menu: -------------...
  • Blog Post: New SBS 2003 Updates released through Microsoft Update and WSUS

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Duncan Chalmers and Damian Leibaschoff] Today the SBS SE team released two important updates on MU/WU/WSUS for SBS 2003: 1) “Critical Update for Windows Small Business Server 2003: Vista and Outlook 2007 compatibility (KB 926505)”. This is a ‘critical’ (high priority...
  • Blog Post: WSUS 3.0 SP 1 Released to Download Center

    WSUS 3.0 SP1 is now located at the Microsoft Download Center. To download and to obtain installation instructions, please visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=F87B4C5E-4161-48AF-9FF8-A96993C688DF&displaylang=en For more information, check...
  • 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: Vista Service Pack 1 Considerations

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of  Justin Crosby and Chris Puckett] If you are considering updating your Windows Vista machines to Service Pack 1 please review this KB article that explains reasons you may not see the update available for download on Windows Update and/or Automatic Updates:...
  • Blog Post: Error When Trying To Approve Silverlight 1.0 Within Update Services

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett] When you try to approve the Microsoft Silverlight 1.0 (KB946609) feature pack 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: One or More Updates Cannot be Installed Error on SBS 2008 Installations

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett] During the installation of SBS 2008, when you select the option “Go online and get the most recent installation updates (recommended)” you may not receive the most recent installation updates. Security updates and critical updates from...
  • Blog Post: Final DST Reminder

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby] Please make sure that you have applied the DST patches to your SBS server before Sunday October 28, 2007. This Sunday is the date than an unpatched machine will "fall back" one hour. A patched machine will "fall back" on November 4, 2007. By fall...