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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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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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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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.
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Group Policy Management on Server 2008

In an SBS 2008 (Server 2008) Domain, the Group Policy Management tool on the server is missing a bunch of settings that I know exist in RSAT for Win7. Is there a way of updating the GPMC in Server ...
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E2K7: Forward email from mailbox (without AD user) to external email address and internal mailbox

I should create a new mailbox e.g. test@internaldomain.com. Mails to test@internaldomain.com should be forwarded to test@externaldomain.com and max.mustermann@internaldomain.com. How can I do this ...
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Integrate Mac OSX Lion Server with SBS 2008

Hoping to gain some valuable knowledge. I have an SBS2008 Standard server running Exchange 2007 and all the bells and whistles it comes with. Lately we have been adding a few iOS devices such as ...
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Intranet Search engine solution to run on SBS 2008

I'm looking for a web based intranet search solution to index some intranet network shares with PDF / Doc / Textfiles etc. and maybe also an intranet wiki. Microsoft has the Search Server Express, ...
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SBS 2008 Backup Drive Full - Error Code '2147942512'

We are using Windows Backup on SBS 2008 SP2 and backing up to 1TB external hard drives. Recently after switching drives our backup started failing because the backup drive is full and auto-delete isn'...
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Change cadmin's password

I dont get something and I need your help. I have some machines under active directory on an SBS 2008. When I install a program a prompot appears to insert administrator credentials. The username I ...
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Will entries in hosts file on my SBS2008 box allow email to be delivered to other SBS2008 boxes over VPN

I wonder if someone can assist in solving a problem I am experiencing. Our organisation has 13 offices around the country with an MS SBS2008 box in each office. Each office has its own email domain ...
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Gateway not being remembered

Every time I reboot my SBS 2008 server I have to manually enter in the gateway. How do I fix this?
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Swapping out a RAID 1 mirror with larger drives on SBS 2008. Is it possible?

My organization previously set up an SBS Server 2008 on a Dell T300. This was a small setup with 2 x 160 GB disks in a RAID 1 mirror. We are running short on disk space. I would like to extend the ...
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Can't join Windows 7 to SBS 2008 Domain .. Could do with some help?(logs posted)

We have been getting this error for a while now while we try to connect a new windows 7 x64professional to a SBS 2008 domain. I have done net use \\Domaincontroller.internaldomain.local\ipc$ /u:...
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SBS 2008 Backup continuation

My SBS 2008 server's external 1TB backup drive (USB) is 70% filled. I have done the a full backup on day 1 and have elected an "incremental" backup for the default configuration of backing up 2x ...
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Prevent SBS 2008 from connecting to an iomega-storage via DCOM

I have one Windows Small Business Server 2008 with his system-event-log flooded with eventid 10009 and source DCOM. DCOM works perfectly with every single machine in the network except the iomega ...
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Local DNS Response Time Problem on SBS 2008

The problem: LAN client computers ping remote.mydomain.com and it resolves to our static, WAN IP Address. It should resolve to our server's local LAN IP Address. The Details: We have a total of one ...
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Server 2008 services disabled on reboot

So customer calls up saying exchange isn't working, and when he remoted in he could see all the services disabled. All the exchange services, IIS, update, plus a bunch of others were all set to ...
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Hidden tweaks to allow certain users make remote desktop connection

The set up is Windows 7 with Windows SBS 2008. I see that ALL the clients have remote desktop access on the server, but of course I don't want that. I checked System and Maintenance settings and ...
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Microsoft Dynamics 2011 and SBS2008

Got a question for anyone with Microsoft CRM 2011 experience. According to this page I can run Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 on a Small Business Server 2008 Standard as long as I install SQL Server ...
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Exchange 2007 Mailbox inaccessible

Bit of an odd one this, I've come back after a week off and my Exchange mailbox is completely inaccessible. The rest of the staff (20 or so) are all fine, but I cant connect to mine using either: My ...
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Fail to move data from one shared folder to another

I have the following problem. I have created some shared folders so that users can backup their data. This was before setting up the AD. Now, after the AD has been set up, we want to move those data ...
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Unable to restore from Shadow Copy due to long filename

We have shadow copy enabled on our Windows SBS 2008 server. Attempting to restore a file from shadow copy gave the following error- The source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file ...
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IPv6 in a Small Business

I’ve been tasked to identify a new server and IT equipment for the company I work for (employees <20). I’m looking at getting a SBS 2011 Standard box. My Question is: Apart from ensuring that our ...
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Windows SBS 2008 - Applying user restrictions

I have a SBS2008 server and I need to restrict program access on a per group basis, see below for the view from Active Directory. How do I go about restricting the User's in the group "Advisors With ...
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Windows SBS 2008 and Exchange Move to external provider. MSSTD

We have recently moved our exchange from out internal server (Windows SBS 2008) to an external provider for various reasons. However when we now set-up our new email accounts, no matter what setting ...
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Folder Redirection in sbs 2008

i have set folder redirection in the sbs console but it only allows me to this for desktop, documents and start menu but not application data. how do i get it to redirect the application data folder ...
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Alias email address sbs2008

I am trying to add a second email address to a user in sbs 2008 but i cannot find any option to add more than 1 email address. Any suggestions on what i should be doing. Thanks
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Exchange 2007 Message Queueing Times and Limits

Our company recently enjoyed an Internet outage that lasted roughly 48 hours. Since we host our own email on SBS 2008 using Exchange 2007 (same server), we were unable to send and receive email ...
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Can I virtualise both SBS premium servers atop a Hyper-V “core” installation?

Assuming it were permitted by licensing, does the following configuration for getting both SBS premium servers running on the same box work technically? Install the allowed 'physical' instance of ...
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Should I immediately migrate Windows SBS 2008 Standard with a bunch of non-DC services on it to SBS Something Premium?

I have inherited a Win SBS 2K8 server which is also being used as an application server - it has a mix of SQL Server 2005/2008 database instances on it (100% of these were setup by programs which ...
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Windows Server 2008 SBS restarts on startup after crash. How to repair it?

Our server restart every time I am trying to start it. After a power loss it hadn't enough time to shutdown correctly. I already tried "Load last working configuration" and "Avoid restart on error" in ...
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Powershell ActiveDirectory-Module on SBS-2008?

I read plenty of tutorials that describe how to install ADWS (ActiveDirectory Webservices) and Powershell. But I never saw any hint about installing ADWS on a SBS-2008 in order to work with Powershell ...
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EventID 1058 Code 5, Sysvol is subdir of Sysvol - how to fix?

I have been trying to resolve this error, like many others: The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file \domain.local\SysVol\domain.local\Policies{3EF90CE1-6908-44EC-...
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Can't uninstall Reporting Services on SQL 2005 (SBS 2008)

I am running SBS 2008 and have just installed SQL 2008 alongside SQL 2005. My understanding is that the default instance created in SQL 2005 is not needed and only the SBSMONITORING instance is needed....
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Microsoft Exchange server memory usage

Is there a safe way to configure how much memory exchange, or SQL server for that matter, can use on an SBS server? We upped our memory to 8Gb and it's using 7.8Gb consistently. Regards, Jacques