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  • Blog Post: Remote Working; Why it’s Important for Keeping Your Business Running

    How do you manage your small business through the currents of today? Between the current flu epidemic and the possibility of natural disasters occurring in your area; are you prepared for your workers to be out of the workplace, possibly for weeks? Windows Small Business Server with Remote Web Workplace...
  • Blog Post: Unable to Manage DHCP When an Invalid Name Record Exists in your Hosts File

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] Under certain circumstances, you might be unable to manage DHCP and get a screen like the one shown below. Among a number of causes, this could be the result of having a record for the servers IP address in your hosts file which resolves to a name...
  • 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: 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: Error While Installing SQL 2005 Express on SBS 2008

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby, Shawn Sullivan, and Mohammed Sabir Chandwale] You may receive the following error when trying to install SQL Server 2005 on an SBS 2008 server: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Setup SQL Server Setup failed to modify security permissions on the registry key...
  • Blog Post: What Username and Password Do I Need to Use for Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) in SBS 2008?

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] The method in which the Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) password is set during an install of SBS 2008 is different than that of Windows Server 2008. Like most component installation in SBS 2008 setup, the dcpromo process is hidden from the...
  • Blog Post: Error "Administrator Does Not Have Exchange Administrator Rights" When Creating or Deleting User in SBS 2008 Console

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Rod White ] When an Administrator attempts to create or delete a user within the SBS 2008 Console they may get an error and a  "View Warning Details" link. Reviewing the details show two warnings: Administrator <Admin name> does not have Exchange...
  • 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: SBS 2008: Introducing the POP3 Connector

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan and Edwin Joseph] SBS 2008 includes a brand new version of the POP3 connector. This post will introduce key elements in understanding how this version differs from previous versions and how to implement it properly. Like its predecessors, the POP3...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Windows Essential Server Solutions Family of Products

    Today Microsoft is announcing the Windows Essential Server Solutions family of products.  The family includes Windows Small Business Server 2008, formerly known as code name "Cougar" and Windows Essential Business Server 2008, formerly known as code name "Centro". Windows Small...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2008 How-To Information on David Overton's blog

    For some great SBS 2008 "how to" guidance, be sure to check out David Overton's blog . SBS 2008 Install process (in pictures) How to change spam settings on Exchange 2007 / SBS 2008 to enable some / all / more spam to be delivered to an account for analysis Once SBS is set up, how to do the...
  • Blog Post: Official Launch Date for SBS 2008 - November 12, 2008

    At WPC we announced November 12 th 2008 as the official launch date for Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.  Activities that day will signal general availability of both products in most markets and via most channels, and will kick off launch efforts worldwide...
  • Blog Post: You May Lose the Default Gateway on SBS 2008 Every Time You Reboot

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of John Bay from Commercial Technical Support and Chris Puckett from Product Quality] When you reboot an SBS 2008 server, you may experience some of the following symptoms: The SBS server will be unable to browse to the Internet. Users will not be able to connect remotely...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 Migration to a Different Domain Name

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre and Justin Crosby ] There are many reasons why a company may need or want to change their domain name, there could have been a company merger/split, the current domain name is too long or not to their liking, or simply the company’s name has changed...
  • 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: A Guide to Troubleshooting Outlook Certificate Warnings/Authentication Prompts in SBS 2008

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support and Chris Puckett from Product Quality ] This post is a compilation of our current content involving fixes for an issue that continues to cause a fair amount of grief for our customers, Outlook 2007/2010 prompts...
  • 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: 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: Source Server Does Not Meet Minimum Requirements for Migration

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett from Product Quality and Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] When installing SBS 2008 in migration mode, you are prompted to Run the Migration Preparation Tool on the Source Server, even though you already have: Source Server does...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2008 Update Rollup 4 Released (KB979454)

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett from Product Quality] Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 Update Rollup 4 is now available on Microsoft Update and WSUS. This rollup package addresses the following issues in Windows Small Business Server 2008. Issue 1 You may be unable...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft response to Q&A in comment section (Call-Back support announcement)

    Microsoft response to Q&A in comment section ( Link to original post ) Community Question: Are we to assume this excludes business down? Does this mean that "Server Down" support calls will no longer be free? Microsoft Response: This business change includes Business Critical Partner...
  • Blog Post: How to Backup and Restore Companyweb in Small Business Server 2008

    [ Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Kunal Ghotge, Gagan Mehra, David Copeland, Justin Crosby, and Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support ] In this post, we will discuss options to backup and restore your SharePoint (Companyweb) site. A good backup and restore strategy is essential for maintaining...
  • 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: The SBS 2008 Answer File and the Certificate authority name

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff] If you haven't seen this post from Sean Daniel, go ahead and read it, this was a pretty recurring issue during the beta that just finished, and although proactive action was taken to try to explain how to use this field, it cannot hurt to learn...