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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EFS encrypted file, impossible to delete

I have a SBS 08. A user received some files send from a mac. He unzipped it with his windows 7 locally and copied it on a network shared drive on the SBS. The files (some fonts) were already in green ...
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Migrate SBS 2003 to 2008 New Domain

Our company is currently sharing a SBS 2003 with another company in the same building, we are moving out and would like to take our exchange accounts with us. We have a new SBS 2008 setup with a new ...
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Does Windows Small Business Server 2008 include DFSR?

Does Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard include DFSR?
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Disable password age policy for admin on Windows Server

By default on my SBS08, the Maximum password age is set to 1year. I'd like to disable this particular parameter for Domain Admin, not the entire policy (Default Domain Policy). Is that possible ? ...
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Outlook trying to connect to remote.mydomain.com

I have set up a new SBS 2008 server (including Exchange 2007). The clients are running Outlook 2007. All clients have an issue where Outlook periodically prompts for login to access ...
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SBS 2008 Standard + RemoteApps

I'm led to believe that installing a Terminal Server on a SBS 2008 Standard will not work correctly/or is not supported. Is there anyway to make this work? We have 2 x SBS 2008 Standard servers and ...
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SBS2008: How to set up DHCP server to issue IP addresses based on incoming connection

I'm a Linux guy, but here at work we're basically re-doing our entire network and going to Active Directory. I'm trying to get Windows Small Business Server 2008 set up, and one of the problems I'm ...
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Moving MS Exchange 2007 to another machine

We have a machine that has been chugging along with the burden of both Exchange and DC and DNS all with SBS 2008. We have a better machine now and I'd like to move Exchange 2007 to that machine and ...
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How to sync passwords one-way between windows domains without trust relationship?

We're migrating from Windows 2003 to 2008 SBS. We will run concurrently for a short period of time. I cannot establish a trust relationship between Server 2003 & Server 2008 SBS and I would like ...
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Windows SBS 2008 - how to diagnose port forwarding problems?

We have a Windows SBS 2008 machine. Several ports need to be forwarded from the router to the server (the machine hosts a FTP server, a Web server, and we need to be access it through Remote Desktop). ...
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What right does a domain administrator have in a SBS and Win 7 environment?

What rights and priviliges does a domain administrator have in a SBS and Win 7 environment?
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How to change the clients and “My Documents” from a SBS2003 server to a new SBS2008 server?

Today we have a small network with 5 clients and a Windows SBS 2003 as a server. Now have we bought a new server with Windows SBS 2008. How do I easiest: Switch the clients working with the old ...
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How to give everyone access to a office@companyname address and let everyone see what messages were answered

This should be simple (because I assume everyone has this problem) but googling and searching of serverfault didn't help much. I'd like all messages sent to our "office@companyname" to be visible by ...
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Sharepoint (WSS 3.0) on SBS 2008 broken

I recently ran the Sharepoint Products and Technologies Wizard. I had hoped this would bring up Sharepoint and allow me to access it so I could begin to learn. But it's not working. Here is some ...
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Configure POP3 Connector for SBS 2008 (Exchange 2007)

I have a client which has all his mail on server outside of his company. Right now his exchange server (on SBS 2008 is configured using POP3 connector but problem is mail gets deleted from server when ...
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What antivirus software is recommended for Windows Server and Small Business Server? [closed]

I wounder what antivirus software is recommended for a Windows Server 2008 or a Small Business Server 2008. I would like to have one that: Is easy to maintain. Has good performance I don't need ...
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Joining computers to domain when SBS is running in Datacenter

We are contemplating moving our SBS2k8 server to our datacenter. We would be setting up a VPN-VPN tunnel between everything to handle AD. Has anyone done this before? Any particular issues that ...
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Windows SBS 2008 problem

I was today on clients site that has Windows 2008 SBS installed with Symantec EndPoint Protection. Problem is that after I logged in tried multiple commands like services.msc, msconfig typed in "Run" ...
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Firebox Edge 11 and SBS 2008 VPN produces error 721

My VPN has stopped working. I have sbs 2008 and have run the VPN wizard. I have opened the port 1723 on my firebox edge as it instructed me to do. It was working but I think that an upgrade of the ...
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“MMC cannot create the snap in ”

I have Windows SBS 2008 R2, and when I try to open console manager or event viewer I get the message MMC cannot create the snap in. How do I fix this?
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Strange problem with Exchange client connection

I've got a strange problem with an Exchange 2007 server running on SBS 2008. It's been working fine for users for the last 5 months, then 5 days ago they started getting a problem where Outlook would ...
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Is there a way to apply a GPO to all but selective users? (SBS 2008)

I've created a GPO in SBS 2008 that deploys and updates software. Unfortunately, one of our VPN users lives out in the sticks and has severe latency, so the start up processes and updates time out ...
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Is there a simple way to auto-update Exchange 2007 Server?

We're running Exchange 2007 which comes packed in our SBS 2008 bundle. At this point, it seems like I need to go directly to the MS update site in order to download update for Exchange. Is there a ...
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Alternatives/Competitors to RWWGuard 2008

Does anyone know of any alternatives or competitors to RWWGuard? http://www.scorpionsoft.com/products/rwwguard2008/ I am looking for a two factor authentication system for Remote Web Workplace for ...
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Small Business Server 2008 - Microsoft Windows Search or Microsoft Search Server 2010 Express

See Also - Small (Business) Server - Microsoft Windows Search or Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express Can anyone tell me if they have Search Server Express 2010 Beta working on Small Business Server ...
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Setup Exchange 2007 ActiveSync web application on a separate server

I have Exchange 2007 installed on SBS 2008. I also run a web server on the network. I only have one static IP and all traffic trough port 443 is routed to the webserver. I would like to publish the ...
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Windows Server: Change AD account name

In my SBS 08 (AD, exchange), is it possible to change the name, email address of a user because he is leaving and I'd like to transfer all the account and credential to the new employee that is ...
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Scan to email messages downloaded by POP connector on SBS 2008 are delivered to badmail folder

I have a Kyocera MFD. I have it set to scan to email using the ISP's SMTP server. The messages are delivered and received by the hosted email server. The POP connector on the SBS server downloads the ...
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Exchange 2007 delivering messages flagged as SPAM

I have an SBS 2008 box running Exchange 2007. Mail is delivered directly to the Exchange machine from the Internet via a receive connector (I have already advised people that it would be better to use ...
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Intranet Site Authentication Issues on SBS 2008

Simply, the Sharepoint intranet site that is automatically installed with SBS 2008 is bound to port 5555 in IIS so to get to it you can browse to server-name:5555 and then authenticate using domain ...
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LDAP Connection String for Python-LDAP

I'm using Windows SBS 2008, and am creating an internal webapp and would like to authenticate with my LDAP server. What is the best method for determining what connection string I should use? I'm ...
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SBS 2008 Script to connect - disconnect backup disk?

I want to be able to leave multiple external drives connected to an SBS 2008 server and select which drive is used as a target for the backup without physically connecting/disconnecting the drive. ...
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Broadcast message to AD users possible?

I have SBS 08 and users with XP/Vista/7. I'd like to know if it's possible to broadcast a message to AD users while they are logged in the domain(for example to told users a reboot will be done, ...
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Outlook Anywhere Credentials on SBS08

I'm running SBS08 and have some clients using Outlook Anywhere (combination of Outlook 2003/2007) to access the Exchange Server. The users are currently prompted for their domain usernames/password ...
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Cleaning up AD and DNS on Windows SBS 2008

I searched serverfault.com for duplicates of this question but couldn't find anything close enough for my needs, so here goes. I'm administering a small Windows domain, where a Win SBS 2008 is the DC ...
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SBS 2008 - Workstation does not have a DNS Name

I'm trying to resolve some issues with computers not obtaining Group Policies properly, and in the SBS Console windows I noticed that the status of a lot of our workstations is Unknown, so there is ...
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Computer cannot obtain the domain controller name

We installed a few new computers to the network, and all of them appear to be having the same issue in Application Event Log: Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer ...
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GPO silent software deployment

I have added a software package to my networks Computer Configuration in the Group Policy Management Editor for SBS 2008. I've noticed that even after adding the package, and rebooting a machine on ...
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Windows Server 2008 - Is there a way to globally release a third-party software install/update?

We are running MS Small Business Server 2008, and there are a few programs that we would like to have installed on all client computers. Is there a way to install this software on all machines without ...
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Auto-drive mapping for each user

I'm trying to auto map for each users in my AD a folder on the server/ So I'm trying to use the new feature in SBS/Server 08 : User Configuration > Preferences > Windows Settings > Drive Maps ...
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Configure Exchange 2007 to Route Messages for Shared Address Space

I have a strange problem with Exchange 2007, the company has two separate offices, one with SBS 2008/Exchange 2007 installed, the other does not have a server and uses our pop3 service from our web ...
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SBS 2008 can browse shares, but not connect to any

I have an SBS 2008 machine which is causing me headaches. For Windows shares, it seems to be living in its own little isolated world. It can browse a list of network shares just fine (NET VIEW), but ...
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Why are my 2 new windows 7 (64 bit) workstations taking over 10 minutes to log on to the SBS 2008 domain?

we have a SBS 2008 domain. On this we have windows XP clients. However, we are testing the windows 7 (64 bit) machines on the network. It takes between 10 & 15 minutes to log on - every time! I ...
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Outlook 2007 Autodiscover Out Of Office Assistant

We are having an issue trying to set the Out Of Office Assistant through Outlook 2007. It works fine through OWA but all of the users cannot set it through Outlook. They get: your out of office ...
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Windows authentication on intranet sites from hosting server

I have come across this problem before, it doesn't generally get in the way too much but i would really like to know why it happens. I am running SBS 2008, i changed the Bindings for the Sharepoint ...
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SBS2008 users not receiving mail; Exchange reports “The mailbox recipient does not have a mailbox database”

I've just completed a server migration from SBS2003 to SBS2008. I'm having a problem on the new server where all but one of the migrated users are having their mail get stuck in the "unreachable ...
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Software RAID on SBS/Server 08

We recently had problems with our SBS 08 server, and we disabled the software raid 1 of our C: Now that everything is back to normal, I wanted to re-enable it in the disk management, right-click on ...
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Is basing storage requirements based on IOPS sufficient?

The current system in question is running SBS 2003, and is going to be migrated on new hardware to SBS 2008. Currently I'm seeing on average 200-300 disk transfers per second total across all the ...
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SBS 2008 Users report that they are unable to access some web sites

Users in a Windows Server 2008 domain may report that some web sites are inaccessible, while others work OK. The inaccessible web sites may be in .uk and .eu Top Level Domains or in certain other TLDs ...
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SBS 2008 DNS stops working after 1 day for .uk, .eu and some other TLDs outside USA

In SBS 2008, when first installed or rebooted, DNS queries succeed, but after a period of about 1 day users report that they are unable to access some web sites. On inspection, it may be noticed that ...