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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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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Cannot add Windows 7 client to SBS 2008

I have just installed SBS 2008 R2 Standard on VMware Workstation 9 along with Windows 7 Pro N. Both are activated and running fine. I have followed the steps to configure SBS 2008 and am now at the ...
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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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How can you view the size of a backup in SBS 2008

How do you view the size of a backup in SBS2008? The logs give separate numbers for each drive and adding them up gives a number that seems too big.
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SBS 2008 Move Data Wizard crashing. Moving Redirected User Data

We're trying to move Users' Redirected Documents data from C: to D: using the wizard in the SBS console. It keeps crashing though as soon you hit next for the fist time in the wizard. This server has ...
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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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Random errors saving word documents on file share

I have a strange issue with saving word documents to a folder share on a server. Server is running SBS 2008 and client machines are running windows 7 64bit prof. What is happening is when a user ...
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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 ...
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Disable windows sbs2008 updates via GPO

I have a windows sbs2008 server and i would like to stop widnows updates from being downloaded via a group policy i have managed to fidn the policy then when i clicked update it took me to a different ...
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Dell SBS 2008 losing connectivity

We have a Dell PowerEdge T300 with Intel Xeon X3323 2.50GHz and 16gig RAM runningWindows Server 2008 FE, SP 1 (SBS 2008) with a Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet. About once a week, usually when ...
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SBS 2008 Email distribution list - not working with external email

I created an email distribution list through the SBS Console and checked the option to make it available to people outside the organization. Whenever I try to send from an external address to the ...
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SBS 2008 - Folder Redirection

I have a little problem with my Folder Redirection. All seems to works fine, but when I add an element at the root of my Desktop or at the root of My Documents, it only create a temp file on the ...
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Physical to Virtual on same hardware?

I'd like to convert a physical machine to a virtual. Its an SBS2008 server. The catch is I have just the one server hardware to use. Is it possible to create VHDs for the system drive as well as a ...
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sbs 2008 distribution list with members being external mail contacts

I have an SBS 2008 installation and i want to create a distribution list entry and have it forward mail to two external email address like gmail accounts. This is what i have done so far but i get a ...
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Is this round-about migration to SBS2011 from 2008 feasible?

I run my own consulting software shop, and I'm currently running SBS 2008 Premium. I'm not utilizing the second server at the moment, but when I finally get to SBS 2011 Premium I'd like to. The ...
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DCOM was unable to communicate with the computer xxx using any of the configured protocols

I want to figure out why these event message is coming all the time. It comes from different computers and even the computers aren't turned on. All are connected with a SBS 2008. We have printers from ...
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Exchange 2007 Email Error 451 4.7.0 Timeout waiting for client input

Our SBS 2008 server with Exchange 2007 started rejecting some (most) emails starting about 3 or 4 days ago. The return failure message looks something like this: The error that the other server ...
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SBS 2008: Cannot ping clients over VPN

Today I upgraded our host server to XenServer 6.0 and upgraded the SBS 2008 VM with the latest XenTools. Everything has gone fine. When I connect to the SBS server over VPN, it connects fine. From my ...
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Can't save MS Office files to network shares

Our end users are sometimes receiving error messages when trying to save MS Office 2010 files to network shared folders. For example: Effective permissions on shared folder: Environment is: ...
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Safe way to move Pagefile.sys SBS 2008

I would like to move my pagefile.sys from my c: to my d: on SBS 2008 what is the best way for me to do this
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SBS 2k8 Backup doesn't flush Exchange-Logs

We're using the Small Business Server Backup that comes with SBS 2008 to backup all drives to an iomega iSCSI-Target. The Backup works fine and everything is shown as successfully backed up. But the ...
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SBS 2008 IIS7 and Linux Apache2 in the same LAN on the same port

I have an SBS 2008 with IIS7 on it running a web site "www.domain.com", I also have a Web Server (Linux) with Apache2 in the same LAN running a web site "apps.domain.com". The problem I have is that ...
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SBS 2008 SP2 Backup - Volume Shadow Copy Operation Failed

Server Setup Exchange 2007 Version: 08.03.0192.001 (Rollup 4) Windows Small Business Server 2008 SP2 (Rollup 5) Exchange set up on D: drive (449 GB / 698 GB Free) 80 GB / 148 GB Free on OS drive. ...
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ArcServer creates additional jobs

We're running CA ARCserve Backup r12.5 (Build 5854) - Small Business Server Edition on our Small Business Server 2008. There is a daily job which saves the systemdrive, exchange and 3 databases to our ...
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No outbound mail on SBS 2008

I have an SBS 2008 server that is using ATT DSL with a dynamic ip address. (please no lectures :p) I can receive mail all day long, but I cannot send mail at all. I assume this is because ATT has ...
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Does it work to have the same Username on workstation and server

I am relatively new to networking. We have about 40 computers on a network and one SBS 2008. We want to use the SBS for file and print sharing, but would prefer not to go to a domain situation. Unless ...
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removing wsus in sbs 2008 program features, is this a bad idea to uninstall it?

is there any issue with removing the windows server update services from the sbs 2008 add/remove (program features)? will it break anything else in the process like exchange or IIS etc, any updates or ...
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Exchange 2007 - EWS not working, Exchange.asmx logging 500 errors

We have an SBS 2008 box which is running Exchange 2007 SP3 with Update Rollup 5. Everything works fine, apart from EWS. It used to work, but then it sort of stopped a few months ago and I can't for ...
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Possible to audit newly added Exchange 2007 ActiveSync devices?

We have a client who would like to be notified when a new ActiveSync device is added. My thoughts are that this is not possible but I would like to confirm.