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  • 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: Announcing Small Business Server 2008 RC0 Public Preview

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Dean Paron] After extensive development and private evaluation, I’m pleased to announce that a public preview of Windows Small Business Server 2008 RC0 is now available. Windows SBS 2008 is the next major release in the Windows Small Business Server product...
  • 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: How SBS 2003 CALs Work with Windows 2008 in Your SBS Domain

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby] As you probably already know your SBS CAL allows clients in your network to access other Windows 2003 or 2000 servers in your domain, without the need to purchase additional file and print CALs.  With the release of Windows 2008 we have seen many...
  • Blog Post: Considerations when Managing the SBS 2008 Fax Queue from Windows XP

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of  Roderick White and Shawn Sullivan] By design, user accounts that do not belong to the Windows SBS Fax Administrators group are not able to manage the SBS 2008 Fax queue from the Windows XP Fax Console. This is due to the enhanced fax security configuration...
  • Blog Post: Requirements for Installing SQL 2008 Standard Edition for Small Business

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff] Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium includes SQL 2008 Standard Edition for Small Business ( http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/small-business.aspx ). This version is feature by feature the same as SQL 2008 Standard with the...
  • Blog Post: BITS, IAS, VSS and RRAS May Stop Responding on SBS 2008 With a Particular NIC Driver

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Damian Leibaschoff ] We are investigating an issue with certain Intel PRO / 1000 EB with I/O Acceleration network card drivers on Windows Server 2008 that can cause the BITS service to become unresponsive after a few hours to several days of...
  • Blog Post: Remote Access: SMBs Will Continue to Get Enterprise-Caliber Capabilities with SBS and EBS

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Dave Berkowitz] We are nearing the point where Windows Server 2008 R2 is going to be unleashed on the world, providing a host of new capabilities that will help dial down costs and improve productivity. One of the key features we’ve discussed in this...
  • Blog Post: Watch an Interview with a Small Business Server 2008 Product Manager

    Click the following link to watch an interview with Sean Daniel: http://edge.technet.com/Media/SBS-2008-PM-Interview-and-Demo/ . Sean Daniel has been a program manager for Small Business Server since SBS 2000. In this video he tells us a little bit about what's new in Small Business Server 2008 and shows...
  • Blog Post: Device Manager may seem to hang while uninstalling a NIC

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff] Under certain conditions, in Windows Server 2008 (including SBS 2008) when you try to uninstall a network interface card (NIC) from device manager, the process will appear to hang and the uninstall will not complete. When this happens, the...
  • Blog Post: Remotely Administer Additional 2008 Servers

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is the first server product where the Windows firewall is enabled by default. This is definitely a plus from a security standpoint however by default it does not allow remote administration. If you attempt to remotely...
  • 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: Issue Using RWW to Access the Console Session

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of John Bay] We wanted to make everyone aware of a minor issue we recently discovered during the testing of Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008. The remote web workplace has the ability to connect to the server console session. This is an optional checkbox...
  • Blog Post: Windows 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack (SP) 2 Available Now

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby] Windows 2008 SP2 and Vista SP2 has been released.  Windows 2008 SP2 should be installed on SBS 2008.  You can download the X64 version of SP2 here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=656c9d4a-55ec...
  • 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: TechNet Edge Video: SBS 2008 setup

    SBS 2008 program manager Becky Ochs appears in a TechNet Edge video, providing an in-depth overview of setup of an OEM box. Have a look. Joel Sider