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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Common Networking Issues After Applying Windows Server 2003 SP2 on SBS

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] Overview We have seen an increasing number of support calls from customers experiencing a variety of networking-related issues after installing Windows Server 2003 SP2 . We have previously covered this topic in this blog ( here ), and we wanted...
  • Blog Post: SP2 May Fail to Install If a Large Number of Updates Are Installed

    [Today's tip comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] Update: The steps below are no longer needed. To get past the errors, below, please download Service Pack 2 using the steps outlined in http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;940276 . We're currently tracking an issue...
  • 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: 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: SBS 2003 SP 0 Support Retirement

    [Today's tip comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett] Please note that support for SBS 2003 SP 0, also known as SBS 2003 RTM, will be retired on July 10, 2007. The Service Pack Lifecycle Support page was recently updated to reflect this as it has been 24 months since the release of SBS 2003 SP 1. Microsoft...