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 - GPO not being applied on Vista clients

I'm having some terrible trouble with some GPO's. There are only three items we need: Map a network drive Copy an item to the local drive Create a desktop shortcut I've created these GPO's and ...
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Any disadvantages of using built-in software-RAID-1 on a Windows Server?

I have had some problems using hardware-RAID on a server. Now I'm planning to use the Windows Server built-in software-RAID-1 instead. The server will only be used for Business Administrations, so I ...
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How to get all logged in users in an active directory environment?

Sometimes you want to write an email to all users that are currently in the office. You could now just insert all the email addresses into a mail but you might not know who's in the office your you ...
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Messages sat in Outbox - won't send and cannot be deleted

We have SBS 2008 running Exchange 2007. Our clients are running Outlook 2007. For one user there are items in the Outbox that are not sending, they're just sitting there. If I try to delete them, ...
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Remove Exchange message size limit for a user

A user is trying to send a large email (over 10MB) but Exchange says they cannot do this as the limit (10MB) is being reached. How can I turn off the limit for this user please?
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How can I monitor user access to a shared folder on Windows SBS 2008

I have multiple shared folders on Windows SBS 2008 server. I need to be able to tell if a domain user is accessing these shares and copying large quantities of files to their laptop. Is there a way of ...
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Exchange Server 2007 Send and Receive Connectors

I have gotten awesome advice from users on here for getting Exchange on Windows SBS 2008 set up. I think this is the final piece and I'm ready for roll-out! I need to set up Exchange so that it ...
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Windows Server 2008 SBS bind to OS X Server Open Directory

I'm trying to bind Windows 2008 SBS server to OS X Open Directory, but the Change domain button is grayed out with this message: Note: The identification of the computer cannot be changed because: - ...
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Windows SBS 2008 Remote Webmail Access

We have a Windows 2008 SBS set-up and running, we would like to allow our users to access there Exchange Mail account remotely. I've set the router up to allow all port 80 and 443. The Exchange ...
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Source Server does not meet minimum requirements for migration - SBS2003 to SBS 2008

I am migrating SBS 2003 to SBS 2008. I have followed the 81 page microsoft guidelines here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=52b7ea63-78af-4a96-811e-284f5c1de13b&...
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Slight network lag on Small Business Server 2008 R2

I recently upgraded a network from a SBS 2003 server to a SBS 2008 R2 Server. Both I and users have noticed a slight delay in network applications and browsing network drives on the new server. It is ...
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Exchange Server - How to Set Up

I've been tasked with getting a Microsoft Exchange server set up here at my job. Here's what I need the end result to be: - DHCP Handled by our SonicWALL appliance - Our existing DNS servers used - ...
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SBS 2008 automatically adds additional subnet 192.168.0.2/24 on every reboot

I have SBS 2008 and the LAN is using a 10.1.1.0/24 subnet. The server has an IP of 10.1.1.2/24 and the clients are on a DHCP range of 10.1.1.10-254/24. When I open Network Connections (ncpa.cpl), ...
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Hyper-V Virtual Fax Server in SBS 2008

I'm trying to think of a way to enable us to use our SBS 2008 VM's Fax Server within Hyper-V. I had immediately considered a simple USB Fax Modem but of course, for some reason, Hyper-V doesnt ...
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How to configure CruiseControl.Net for Windows Authentication?

I am using CruiseControl.Net for continuous integration which is now accessing the dashboard through login plugin, which in turn is authenticating and authorizing after verifying it with a set of ...
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Can I have two SBS 2008 servers both act as DC's in the same domain?

I have a Customer that has two locations. They have an SBS 2008 server running in each location as a DC for diff domains (ie. Bobs1.local and Bobs2.local). They now want to connect the two locations ...
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VPN usage with 2 x SBS 2008 servers

I have an SBS 2008 server which we hope to connect with our other company office via VPN. The other office has it's own domain (different company) and uses its own SBS 2008 server. Given that MS has ...
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Installing Hyper-V on SBS 2008

I'm trying to configure Hyper-V on SBS 2008. I've seen before and people have done it several times. However, I've had no success. Actually I tried different ways to install Hyper-V so I think my ...
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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 remote.mydomain....
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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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Moving Server to new Hardware - SBS 2008

We have very quickly out-grown our Small Business Server 2008 current hardware and have decided to purchase a complete new server. What is the best and easiest way to move the server to new ...
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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 ...