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  • Blog Post: Running DHCP Server on SBS 2011 Essentials With a Static IP

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Moloy Tandon and Wayne Gordon McIntyre from Commercial Technical Support] Please click HERE for the steps to configure DHCP Server on Windows Server 2012 Essentials. By default Small Business Server 2011 Essentials does not install the DHCP Server role...
  • Blog Post: Update Rollup 3 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Available Now

    Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Update Rollup 3 has been released today and is available for download from Microsoft Update. You can read about the issues this rollup addresses in KB2705117 . In addition to the server-side update, a client-side update has been released as well. This update...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2011 Essentials Setup Hangs while Waiting for DHCP Address

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of John Bay and Wayne Gordon McIntyre from Commercial Technical Support] The installation of Small Business Server 2011 Essentials may hang at the “Please wait while installation continues” screen: At this point of the installation, setup is attempting to configure...
  • Blog Post: Understanding Client Networking in SBS 2011 Essentials

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of John Bay from Commercial Technical Support] The Small Business Server 2011 Essentials server is designed to seamlessly integrate into an existing network infrastructure. The network card on the server is configured to acquire an IP address from a DHCP server. Typically...
  • Blog Post: The Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 Essentials Launchpad

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Benny Peter from Commercial Technical Support] After your client computer is connected to the SBS 2011 Essentials server, you’ll also have a new application added to your desktop, the Launchpad shown below. This application gives you quick access to your backups...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Solutions BPA Updated June 2012

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Shammi Dua and Charanjeet Singh from Commercial Technical Support] Update Rollup 3 for WSSG BPA (KB 2699813 ) is now available via Microsoft Updates, along with its installation tool (KB 2698659 ). How to get BPA Update Rollup SBS 2011 Standard: By default, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2011 Essentials Readies for Release

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Michael Leworthy from Windows Server Marketing] Today, the Small Business Server (SBS) engineering team signed off the release version of SBS 2011 Essentials—an exciting milestone for the product, and for the entire SBS family. This now starts a process...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Windows Server Solutions BPA

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of David Copeland from Commercial Technical Support] The Windows Server Solutions Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) examines a server that is running: Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Standard Edition Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Windows...
  • Blog Post: Computer Monitoring Error in Dashboard or Launchpad of SBS 2011 Essential Servers

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby from Commercial Technical Support] A new wiki has been released that covers the Computer Monitoring Error that some users have been receiving on their Dashboard and/or Launchpad of their Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, Windows Storage...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2011 Online Training HOL’s Released

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Michael Leworthy from Windows Server Marketing] I am happy to announce the launch of 14 SBS 2011 Hands-On-Labs to compliment the many resources we now have available for training. These are available for use 24 hours a day and can be launched through the links below...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Should Be Installed On SBS 2011

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby from Commercial Technical Support] We have been receiving a few questions on whether or not Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 can be installed on SBS 2011 and wanted to provide the definitive answer on this blog.  Yes, it can and should be installed on...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Hotfix Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Available Now

    An enterprise hotfix rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 has been released which contains 90 hotfixes released after the release of Service Pack 1. These hotfixes improve the overall performance and system reliability of Windows 7 SP1-based and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based computers...
  • Blog Post: Update Rollup 1 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Available Now

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Gagan Mehra from Commercial Technical Support] Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Update Rollup 1 has been released and is available for download.  You can read about the issues this rollup addresses in KB2554629 .  Windows Small Business Server...
  • Blog Post: Creating Outlook Rules for a Secondary Email Address

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby from Commercial Technical Support] A couple weeks we published an article on how to add an additional email address to an O365 account . When you receive email for a user with multiple email addresses, the To line will always display the primary email...
  • Blog Post: Content, Content, and More Content – Part 1

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Michael Leworthy from Windows Server Marketing] Now that we have released all editions of SBS 2011, I want to ensure you have access the latest resources that are now available. Our content is posted usually in 4 areas: Microsoft.com, TechNet, OEM and MPN sites....
  • Blog Post: How to Install Your Existing Certificate into SBS Essentials

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Wayne Gordon McIntyre from Commercial Technical Support] Small Business Server 2011 Essentials provides a wizard that will enable you to purchase and install a trusted certificate through our partners GoDaddy and eNom. This blog post will cover...
  • Blog Post: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Update Rollup 2 has been released and is available for download from Microsoft Update

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Ning Kuang from Sustained Engineering] Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Update Rollup 2 has been released and is available for download from Microsoft Update. Update Rollup 2 includes the Office 365 Integration Module and 15 new features/fixes...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2011 Essentials Evaluation now Available–Start Downloading Today!

    [Todays post comes to us courtesy of Enrico Toro, Product Manager of Server and Cloud Platform Marketing.] “SBS 2011 Essentials is so much more than just a network attached hard drive. You don't even realize how many things you can run on the server that used to be on PC."    ...
  • Blog Post: Download the Microsoft® Office 365 Integration Module Beta for Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Today!

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of David Fabritius, Senior Product Manager from Windows Server and Cloud Marketing] This week marks the beta release of the highly anticipated Microsoft Office 365 Integration Module (OIM) for Small Business Server 2011 Essentials. The OIM allows small businesses...
  • Blog Post: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Now Available In All Channels; Get It Today!

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Enrico Toro, Senior Product Manager from Windows Server Marketing] Today we are happy to share the news that three months after its release to manufacturing and 12 months after its initial announcement at WPC 2010, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials...
  • Blog Post: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials - Update

    When we first started designing Windows SBS 2011 Essentials (formally SBS Code Name “Aurora”), one of our initial focuses was to provide effortless support for multiple internal and external hard drives. Drive Extender provided the ability to take the small hard drives many small businesses...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Solutions BPA Updated January 2013

    Update Rollup 4 for Windows Server Solutions BPA ( KB2796170 ) is now available via Microsoft Update. New Rules Added DefWebSiteExtended - This rule checks whether the default website is extended correctly. RemoteVDirAuthentication - This rule checks whether Anonymous Authentication is disabled. SelfUpdateVDirSSL...
  • Blog Post: How to Use Full Disk for the O/S Install in Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Moloy Tandon from Commercial Technical Support] By default, the setup of Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials creates a Windows partition of 60 GB and the rest is used for data drive. If you wish to use the entire disk for the Operating System install, it...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Solutions Phone Connector for Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Released

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Michael Leworthy from Windows Server Marketing] Today I am pleased to announce the Release of the Windows Server Solutions Phone Connector for Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (aka Integrating Windows Phone 7 with your SBS 2011 Essentials Server). The Windows...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2011 Essentials SDK Training Modules now released

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Michael Leworthy from Windows Server Marketing] Want to get a quick start on development for SBS 2011 Essentials?  We have just released 2 ISV training modules for SBS 2011 Essentials which cover topics such as · Development requirements, SDK Installation and...