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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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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Windows Server 2012 Standard R2 “Server Essentials Role” in a existing SBS 2008 Domain

I have an Existing Domain (DC being a SBS 2008). I want to add a Windows Server 2012 Standard R2 to the SBS 2008 domain and afterwards install the Server Essentials Role for remote connectivity etc. ...
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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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Meeting request getting forwarded to deleted disribution group (Exhcange 2007 / SBS 2008)

There was an existing user who had a forwarder setup in Exchange 2007 to a distribution group. This forwarder has since been removed and the group also removed. However when a user invites this ...
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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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SBS 2008 add backup drives without formatting

I have an SBS 2008 server that required a bare metal restore. After the restore the backup needed to be reconfigured. For some unknown reason, it, and a few other software configurations did not come ...
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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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RAID card failure or drive?

I have this external SATA drive enclosure: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816111166 It came with a RAID card which is powered by a Silicone Image 3132 chipset. It's been ...
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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. ...
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Do these files look like virus remnants?

We've been having Backup Exec issues related to a corrupt file within SYSVOL on an SBS 2008 server. An anti-virus scan removed a file (the same one BE was failing on) from within the scripts folder as ...
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Should I be worried about Code 39 for these drivers on a virtual server?

We currently run an SBS2008 DC/Exchange/AD on hardware that is getting dated. Before it falls all the way over we are trying to get it virtualized, as we do have a shiny new (and under utilized) ...
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SBS 2008 Initial 5 CALs [duplicate]

I recently took over IT for a company and I am auditing the number of CALs my company owns. I have ten 5-packs of CAL sheets. I know that SBS 2008 comes with 5 CALs. Was one of those CAL sheets ...
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How do I limit Standard Users to 1 RDP session while leaving admin on 2 or more

I know how to change it at about 3 different locations(Limit administrator RDP session to single instance instead of default 2 simultaneous?), but I want to differentiate between admin and standard ...
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HP MicroServer - HP logo light Orange [closed]

I just bought one of these HP MicroServer as everyone seems to think they are great for a home lab, I installed SBS 2011 on to the box with no problems. Suddenly today when I have turned it on the HP ...
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No IP address on Windows SBS 2008

We have a strange problem in our Windows SBS 2008 and it just came over a night. The problem is that Windows says that we are not connected to any IP4 or IP6 network but it recognises that the network ...
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First login to Domain Account outside network [closed]

I recently sent a new laptop to our branch outside the Country. I set it up and tested it with a LOCAL "ROOT_ADMIN" account (a standard for our company). I set him up as a local administrator from ...
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SBS 2008 Folder Share permissions mess

I came across this question asked a couple of years ago about setting permissions via a script and was hoping that there might be a similar script that would work for me with the issue I am having. ...
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Windows 8 Pro hangs at Applying Computer Setting for 10 mins on Domain

I have a few Windows 8 clients connected to my SBS 2008 Server. When i reboot the windows 8 machine while connected to the network it takes over 10 mins and sits at "Applying Computer Settings". If i ...
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FTP Connection issue [closed]

I am trying to access a FTP server with Anonymous Access, this worked until recently and now will not allow Anonymous to login, although it prompts for a username and password so the service is still ...
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Possible causes of high download activity on network [closed]

We had an issue where we noticed approximately 170GB of data downloaded as http traffic over a one week period on our network. After locking down many services and running a hub as an in between ...
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Windows Server Backup, drive is doing full backup instead of incremental

We currently have a windows small business server 2008, that is being backed up using the default SBS tools (windows server backup). Things seem to work properly, but the backups are taking a very ...
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Which SBS 2008 files are worth backing up with the highest level of redundancy?

I've just had a bad experience with SBS2008 backup which failed to backup and restore the Active Directory (the NTDIS.dit file wasn't restored). Given the importance of this file, I now regret not ...
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How do i create a user who only has access to exchange email?

We have 2 new external contractors who are contacting customers on our behalf and we want them to be able to send mails only. They have outlook and we have outlook web access configured. However, I ...
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SBS 2008 Redirection visibility issues - want to move off SBS 2008

I inherited an SBS2008 server which had a corrupt or otherwise lost userid which was used to setup redirects, etc. I was able to break in by enabling the Administrator ID and resetting the password. ...