Windows Small Business Server 2008 is the Microsoft operating system in the `SBS` line based on Windows Server 2008. It went RTM August 21st, 2008 and officially launched November 12th, 2008. Like the rest of the `SBS` line, it includes a number of Microsoft products bundled with it, the tradeoff ...

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How to get computers from SBS domain to the Win server 2012 Essentials Dashboard after migration?

We have migrated from SBS 2008 to the Windows Server 2012 Essentials. The Dashboard application does not display computers from the local network in the Device tab. The Active Directory shows the ...
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sbs 2008 firewall, allowing only 3 IP numbers to connect to port 25, block all others

I need to allow only 3 IP's to communicate inbound with port 25 on my SBS. I set up two rules (one for TCP and one for UDP) where the rule says "Allow the connection" and in Scope under "Remote IP ...
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Restore of SBS 2008 unsuccessful

I have a Windows SBS 2008 here that I'm trying to restore from backups. It runs as a VMware virtual machine, so I can use snapshots and try out stuff. What happened Windows froze and the only option ...
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SBS 2008 CSR remove .local

SBS 2008 server the third party SSL certificate has just expired!! trying to renew with a two year, SAN/Multi-Domain SSL going through the SBS Console Adding a new cert and get the CSR copy/paste ...
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HTTP error 403.4 SSL required, although I do not have SSL enabled

I have a SBS 2008. I am trying to enable the existing default DeltaDRL location #2 as shown in the CA-PKI-SnapIn. The error message is: download not possible. The location is ...
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Services not responding

A SBS 2008 server that I manage suddenly acts very strange. After a scheduled reboot I noticed that the server is almost unmanagable. Some services (e.g. Fax, RAS) can't be started, the services.msc ...
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accidentally set windows sbs2008 data drive as backup drive how recover partition

A data drive in windows small business server 2008 was accidentally added to the list of backup devices, so of course the backup software repartitioned the drive for that purpose. Before any backups ...
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Exchange 2007 not sending mail to a specific address

our company (only 4 employees) has one SBS 2008 and on it Exchange 2007. When we send mail to one contact, exchange does not deliver the mail. When looking at Message Tracking Results I see that the ...
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2 SBS 2008 on same domain to transfer data for limited time

I will be transferring data from an older SBS 2008 to a newer SBS 2008 server. I plan to set as much as possible up offsite on the newer server first, and then take onsite to complete. However, this ...
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Windows SBS 2008 - Registering remote VPN users in DNS

Our server runs Windows SBS 2008 and we're utilising Routing and Remote Access for VPN connectivity. Some of our remote VPN users have workstations which are attached to our domain. When these users ...
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Schema prep for migrating from SBS2008 to 2008 Standard NOT R2

We have a small company with SBS2008, a file server with 2008 Standard, and a terminal server with 2008 Standard. We want to decommission the SBS2008 and DCPROMO the file server. I know we have to ...
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Recreating SBS IIS virtual directories

I'm having to recreate SBS OWA Virtual Directories because the exchange install failed during initial install and had to be installed manually. All is well and good so far except, I'm unable to create ...
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Installing Exchange on a different server after failed primary server

I'm trying to get my exchange server back online, however, after rebuilding my SBS server, exchange install keeps failing. I used the following steps to rebuild my server. Prior to reinstalling SBS ...
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Windows SBS 2008 not booting in safe/normal

I have a production server (HP ProLiant ML350 G6) running Win 2008 SBS. It was physically moved. Now it will not boot into normal or safe mode. When it tries to boot into safe mode, the last thing ...
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Migrating to Exchange 2007 - Outlook Prompting for Credentials

We are migrating a client from SBS 2008 to a standalone Exchange 2007 server. We have turned off the Exchange services (System Attendant, Transport, and Info Store) from the services console on the ...
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Firewall is Enabled after Server is Moved to New OU

I am experiencing an issue with Windows Firewall via Group Policy on Windows SBS 2008. When moving any machine, physical or virtual, from our primary SBSComputers OU to our SBSServers OU (no ...
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RAID 1 fault “ Status Ready for Rebuild : Rebuild Percentage Complete 0%”

Our RAID 1 system partition failed on our Windows 2008 SBS (physical environment). We still have disc 1 running but the 2nd disc in the raid is a failure. To add to the complication, disc 1 has bad ...
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Access named computer on domain without using IP address

I added a computer to a Windows SBS 2008 domain, called it ps076. When I try to access the D: drive of the computer through Windows Explorer (I have admin rights) using this syntax: \\ps076\d$ I ...
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Allow user to access only one computer in domain [closed]

I would like to set up a new domain user account in SBS2008. I need that account to only be able to access a single computer, but access that single computer as a local administrator. I am not an ...
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Prevent / Throttle LAN clients using domain controller as gateway

We're in a remote location in the UK, and as a result, have limited bandwidth. We are using on-router bandwidth throttling to ensure QoS for all users on the network. Our domain controller bypasses ...
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Active Directory Certificate Enrollment Error

I'm seeing this error in my Active Directory log. The error is on my primary dc which is an SBS 2008 box. The computer performing the request is my secondary dc running server 2008 r2. Active ...
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Migrating SBS AD to an Server 2012 AD with diffrent domains

The situation, I have a SBS 2008 server which also is the DC for the domain. The name of the domain is Example: DomainA. The other server is a W2012 server, which will be replacing the SBS server. The ...
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sbs 2008 180 days shutdown event 38 and 4

I'm trying to solve a problem in a friend server. i'm working on a Small Business Server 2008, it's a DC, NO sharepoint, NO Exchange (there is another software), NO DHCP (firewall do it), WINS and ...
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Can a Windows DHCP server serve a scope that it is not a part of?

The situation I have a windows SBS 2008 box running as DC/DNS/DHCP/Exchange/File Server to a network on 192.168.1.0/24. Suffice it to say that the IP of the SBS box is immutable. At some point in the ...
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Windows Server 2012 Essentials static route [closed]

Does anyone know if this possible? We have an SBS 2008 domain controller on our network. We also now have a Windows Server 2012 Essentials server. Ideally I'd have this join the existing domain, but ...
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Copy programs from one disk to another

I wish to copy all data and progams from one disk (disk 1, e:) to another disk (disk 2, f:) and then rename the drive letter of disk 2 to e:. Will the programs which i copied from disk 1 to disk 2 ...
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Checking server specifications

Pretty basic question. I've had someone alert me to a concern that the initial IT firm that setup the server environment where I currently am did not install hardware to the specifications specified ...
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Cannot get Exchange PowerShell script to run under Scheduled Tasks

I have a PowerShell script that works when entered directly into the PowerShell. The PowerShell program is run with the shorcut: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe ...
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Server network communication stalls

I'm running SBS 2008 as a file server, SQL server, IIS7 Server, and Exchange server, and very recently I am getting some very confusing stalls on it. During these "stalls," file services will cause ...
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Exchange 2007 PowerShell - Run and email weekly report (.txt) automatically

I've found numerous codes online and have created the following to run a basic report on quotas and sizes of mailboxes on our SBS 2008 server (Exchange 2007): get-mailbox -server HYDROMAIN ...
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Unable to access SBS 2008 internal Web Sites from inside LAN

I have just completed a network migration from a consumer modem/router to Cisco 887VA and all seems to be up and running aside from some last remaining issues that I can't seem to sort out. The ...
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Email from a single external user isn't received by a single internal user in our domain

We have internal users with @companyx.co.nz email addresses on the domain. We have an external company who use @externalcompany.co.nz. A single user on our domain (sam@companyx.co.nz) can't seem to ...
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Restoring an email message sent in 2012/2013 that can not be found in users mailbox

Novice here. Have had a request to restore a sent message that can not be located in the users Sent Items folder, probably because the message is 1+ years old. Running SBS 2008, Exchange 2007 and ...
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Migrating SBS 2008 to new hardware

We have an SBS 2008 installation and are testing a disaster recovery solution by re-installing in Migration Mode. Step 5 in the migration document from Microsoft discusses; Demote and remove the ...
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Migrate file services sbs 2008 to server 2008 R2

Our company has started to out grow it's Windows 2008 SBS. We have purchased and built a new server with Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. I have already promoted the new server to a DC and moved most ...
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restore fails due to insufficent disk space

I'm trying to test my SBS 2008 backup by restoring to a vm on a Hyper-V server. The SBS is a physical machine. I created two vhdx each at 1TB in (fixed) size, which is larger than the actual disks ...
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What to do after SBS migration?

I'm going to be migrating my SBS 2008 server to SBS 2011. The old server is a physical machine that I'd like to make use of as a file server. Once the migration is complete, can I just reinstall the ...
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What is the easiest way to restore a backup from “the future” on diverged snapshot of an original server?

Trying to be as succinct as possible, I'm in a situation with: Windows Server 2008 Standard FE x64 Service Pack 2 with Exchange Server 2007 (fairly sure together they are branded as "Windows Small ...
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How can I take a one time full backup of a Windows Server without the need for a restore program?

I have a Windows SBS server with about 500GB of data that I'm decommissioning but I'd like to take a final backup of the server and place it on an external USB drive. I already have multiple backups ...
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How can you recover a different admin account password when the default Administrator account is disabled?

If I were to create a admin domain account on a remote Windows Small Business Server (SBS), copy all permissions from the current [default] Administrator account, and then disable the [default] ...
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SBS 2008 Standard - Exchange 2007 fails to install

I've just re-installed onto a new server SBS 2008 Standard. Installation completes without incident but when it returns me to the desktop eventually; it tells me some installation steps failed. ...
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Site-to-site VPN - Group Policy failing as UNC path is inaccessible

We have a site-to-site VPN configured using a DrayTek router with the domain controller at the main office. I can access '\\server\sysvol' via the VPN tunnel at the satellite office, however the ...
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SBS Server 2008 with periodic lsass.exe using 100% of 1 Core

SBS Server 2008 with everything running on it (AD/PDC, SQL 2012, FileServer, RDP Gateway, WSUS, No Exchange though). Every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour, lsass.exe uses 25% of the CPU (1 core ...
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What is “Windows Server Networking Helper Service” and why is it spamming UDP broadcasts?

On our Windows Small Business Server 2008 machine, this service is constantly sending large numbers of 13 byte UDP datagrams to 255.255.255.255. These datagrams contain the bytes 0x7805, followed by ...
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Replacing SBS 2008 DC with a Win 2008R2 DC

Objective : Replace a SBS 2008 with a Win 2008 R2 on or Domain and migrate Exchange 2010 to the new server. Steps taken: The following steps were taken - Technet , serverfault. All the replication ...
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User permission to join client to domain

The prebuilt network admin is at the moment the only account that is allowed to join clients to the domain, other members of the Domain Admin group are not allowed to. Is there a certain group they ...
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Enable remote access to web site

First of all, I would like to state that I'm a complete newbie if it comes to server management, so please don't hate me if I ask something that might be very obvious. Where I work, we have a server ...
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Removing SBS Monitoring Permanently (SBS 2008/2011)

We never use it, and probably never will. Google tells me that uninstalling it is pretty straightforward, but several MS technicians also say that it's "not recommended" to permanently uninstall. Is ...
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Move SBS 2008 VM from one Hyper-V host to another?

I have a box running Server 2008 R2 hosting a SBS 2008 VM on Hyper-V. This server is failing, and we would like to move the SBS 2008 VM to a new Hyper-V host. I know cloning/moving DCs is generally ...
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No mouse, no keyboard, no network on Virtual SBS 2008 (Hyper-V)

I am trying to convert a physical SBS 2008 to virtual with Hyper-V 2012. Everything seems fine (the VM boots quickly - 5 minutes) until I reach the welcome screen asking me to press CTRL-ALT-DEL. ...