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 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. ...
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How to cause workstations on network to install msi package?

I have remote access to a Windows Small Business Server 2008 machine. There are about 5 workstations connected to this network. How can I make every workstation install an .msi package without ...
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Are the Exchange 2007 hub transport rule predicates any-style or all-style

I really could not think of a better way to express the Any|All distinction I am trying to make there. If you can, please go right ahead. I am trying to make a rule for an exchange hub transport ...
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SQL Server 2012 Multiple Instance Priority

I'm in the process of upgrading our small SQL databases to SQL Server 2012. We have at least 3 instances, (1) Critical work databases, (2) low-importance System Maintenance databases, (3) WSUS. Can I ...
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Windows SBS 2008 to Windows Server 2012 migration

I am in the process of upgrading my Windows SBS 2008 server running Exchange, Active Directory and as a File server to Windows Server 2012 essentials. Now I know that Windows Server 2012 essentials ...
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Trouble setting up incoming VPN in Microsoft SBS 2008 through a Cisco ASA 5505 appliance

I have replaced an aging firewall (custom setup using Linux) with a Cisco ASA 5505 appliance for our network. It's a very simple setup with around 10 workstations and a single Small Business Server ...
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Moving mails from SBS 2008 to SBS 2011

we are going to upgrade server from SBS 2008 to a new hardware server with SBS 2011. Due to non-experience in Server Migration (eg, answer file), we have decided to choose Clean Install. We have 12 ...
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ShareWebDb_log.ldf is 97GB - How to reduce?

We run an SBS 2008 server with WSS. On the drive I have set aside for WSS, I'm fast running out of space due to the ShareWebDb_log.ldf file: I've tried doing to do what I've read online - change ...
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Does cloud computing offer this? [closed]

I have some newb questions I want answering please about cloud hosting - we are currently looking at Rackspace and getting a windows box. This is the situation: We have 15 computers in our office. ...
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upgrade existing server to use Hyper V

We have a small office with one server on SBS 2008 and we don't have a budget right now to buy a new server. Is it possible to buy a new harddrive, install hyper V then install the latest SBS 2012 ...
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SBS2008 : can't have a mailbox accessible from outside?

We have a SBS2008 server with 9 users using the embeeded Exchange. The MX record points to this server. This works fine. We want 2 remote users to also have a mailbox on this server. The consultant ...
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Moving from SBS to Windows Server 2012

I understand that Microsoft won't be releasing another Windows Small Business Server after 2011, yet many businesses have too many users for the "Essentials" edition of Windows Server 2012, not really ...
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Exchange 2007 mail.queue keeps growing then shuts down transport

I have an exchange 2007 SP2 server where the Hub Transport log files, specifically the mail queue database keeps growing to 4GB, then the Exchange Transport service shuts down. Once I delete the logs ...
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Server VPN affect Users

We have two sites, each running there own server. If I was to set up a VPN on Server A to connect to Server B(about 50miles away), would the clients Internet be directed through the VPN and out ...
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MSSQL Express Logfile ist too big

Its on a SBS2008 Server, and we're running out of space. when checking what's the reason i found that the Errorlog from MSSQ is using above 50 gigs (see Picture) How can i solve this? google ...
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Average WSUS synchronisation data usage?

Recently, I configured our SBS2008 server to use WSUS. I set up a daily synchronisation, removed the packages that were of no interest / use to my domain and let it do it's thing. Lo and behold, ...
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SBS2008 (Outlook/Exchange) How to change permission on public folder calendar

A user in my office created a shared calendar on our public folder in outlook, they have set everyone up as an author but I need to add another user as author and they are out of the office for four ...
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Restore SBS 2008 Backup to Same Hardware but Different Disk Configuration

We've got a Dell T610 Server with SBS 2008 on it, running Exchange Server, SQL Server Express, DHCP, Active Directory, Sharing Files and Printers, etc. We currently have (4) Seagate Savvio 15K 146GB ...
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Use a linux (Ubuntu) live cd to read a hardware RAID array

I've got a Dell Poweredge 2900 server on it's face. We have had issues with it's PERC 6/i RAID controller over and over this last week. The server's OS is Small Business Server 2008 and it's RAID 5 ...
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Exchange server listening on port 25 but clients dont recieve emails

My exchange server is listening on port 25, that is I can telnet into it and send an email but Outlook 2010/2007, OWA, and ActiveSync are not pulling down emails. Outlook 2010 specifically says ...
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After RAID failure SBS 2008 issues logging in and Exchange store does not mount

today has been one of those days. Yesterday a hard drive in our Dell Poweredge 2900 server failed and the RAID array didn't degrade gracefully, so I called Dell (Server still under warranty) and got ...
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SBS 2008 Exchange 2007 SP3 Asking for credentials - I have no hair left

I have an issue for a few days, pulling my hair. Setup is SBS 2008, latest updates, with Exchange 2007 SP3. The problem is that my domain local users are getting prompted for credentials non-stop ...
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Backup Exec - How does it see Overwriteable media?

I have a Backup to Disk folder (on a USB Drive) which does a full backup Monday through Saturday, inclusive. It runs at 23:00 each day, but the drive is only large enough to fit 5 backups. (Each ...
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SBS 2008 Duplicate Files - what can I delete

I'm trying to look after my company's SBS 2008 server. It keeps running out of space on the C: (OS)drive, so Exchange stops when it gets down to 4Gb free space. From what I can tell after the last ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit Screen Frozen and Remote Desktop Freezes but Server Continues Working

I've asked this question a couple of times but I don't seem to be getting any real answers. We have a SBS (Windows Server 2008 Rc) server and suddenly the screen has started freezing. Even when we ...