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  • 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: 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: Trouble Installing SharePoint 3.0 after WSUS 3.0.

    [Today's tip comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett] One frequent question often asked of SBS 2003 server installations concerns the order of installing the components, upgrades, and updates that have released over the years. For the most part, the best approach is to install the items in the order they...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2008 Update Rollup 2 Released (KB960911)

    Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 Update Rollup 2 is now available on Microsoft Update and WSUS. This rollup package addresses the following issues in Windows Small Business Server 2008. Issue 1 After you configure Windows Small Business Server 2008, you manually change the Favorites...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: Introducing Server Storage Management in SBS 2008

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] A common support call with SBS 2003 was customers running out of space on their O/S partition and they needed to move data to a separate drive/partition in order to free up space. There were many components of SBS that would take up large amounts...
  • Blog Post: Known Issues after Installing WSUS Update KB2720211

    Few issues have been encountered after applying WSUS update KB2720211 on Small Business Server 2003 (If WSUS 3.0 is present), Small Business Server 2008, and Small Business Server 2011 Standard. WSUS team came up with a blog post which covers all these issues and their resolution/workaround in detail...
  • Blog Post: How to Backup and Restore Your SBS and Default Group Policies

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] In SBS 2003 we have the 2 default policies just like any Windows 2003 server which are the default domain, and default domain controller policy. Additionally by default SBS 2003 has an additional 7 Group Policies, 3 more when you add R2 Components...
  • Blog Post: WSUS Language Settings Could Be Lost After Upgrading to WSUS 3.0 SP2 on Small Business Server 2008

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill, Justin Crosby, Damian Leibaschoff, and Charanjeet Singh] While upgrading to Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (WSUS 3.0 SP2) on Windows Small Business Server 2008, you will be present with the WSUS Configuration Wizard . You should...
  • Blog Post: How to Manually Create the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard and WSUS Group Policies Objects

    [This post comes to us courtesy of Charanjeet Singh and Rituraj Choudhary from Microsoft Commercial Technical Support] Certain Group Policy Objects (GPOs) are created and configured by default during the installation of Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard. This blog post will cover how to...
  • Blog Post: Recovering Disk Space on the C: Drive in Small Business Server 2008

    [ Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff and Wayne Gordon McIntyre from Commercial Technical Support and Chris Puckett from Product Quality ] SBS 2008 installs all of its features using a single volume (C:), there are tools available to move some of the data to other locations, but...
  • Blog Post: WinVerifyTrust update (KB 938759) will be mandatory for WSUS on SBS 2003

    If you are running Update Services in SBS 2003 R2 or just WSUS on any versions of SBS 2003, the WinVerifyTrust update ( KB 938759 ) will be set to mandatory and installed on your WSUS server. See below for more information. From: http://blogs.technet.com/wsus/archive/2008/06/19/winverifytrust-update...
  • Blog Post: Update Services in SBS 2008

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] SBS 2008 includes the Update Services component to provide the administrator with a simple interface for managing software updates from the SBS Console. Those who are familiar with Update Services from SBS 2003 R2 will find that the SBS 2008...
  • Blog Post: WSUS 3.0 SP1 Installation Behavior

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of John Bay] Back in February, we blogged about the release of WSUS 3.0 SP1 to the download center ( http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2008/02/08/wsus-3-0-sp-1-released-to-download-center.aspx ). WSUS 3.0 Service Pack 1 has recently released to Windows Update. Because...
  • Blog Post: Can I Install Windows Server 2003 SP2 on SBS 2003?

    [Today's tip comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] Yes . All component service packs are fully tested against SBS and, in general, can be safely applied to SBS as long as there are no other issues described in the release notes. Windows Server 2003 SP2 was released yesterday to Microsoft Update/Windows...
  • Blog Post: WSUS 3.0 on SBS White Paper Released

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett] WSUS 3.0 has released. You can download it here . For information on installing WSUS 3.0 on your SBS 2003 SP1 or R2 server, check out the Installing WSUS 3.0 on SBS 2003 whitepaper. The issue blogged in February 2007 regarding...
  • Blog Post: How to Manually Create the SBS 2008 and WSUS Group Policies Objects

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Ed Walters] Please click HERE for the steps to manually create the SBS 2011 Standard and WSUS Group Policies Objects. Update Services Policies: Update Services Client Computers Policy Update Services Common Settings Policy Update Services Server...
  • Blog Post: WSUS 2.0 and 3.0 Errors On Small Business Server

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby, Damian Leibaschoff, David Copeland, Mark Stanfill, Chris Puckett, and John Bay] We have discovered a new issue today with WSUS on SBS. You may receive the following error accessing Update Services from the SBS 2003 Server Management Console: -----...
  • 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...