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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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 ...
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Baffling authentication problem in Outlook as an Exchange 2007 client running on SBS 2008

I recently configured my new SBS-2008 box. The Outlook 2007 client on the first desktop client I am setting up receives and sends email, but Outlook keeps pestering me for the password to connect to ...
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Problem accessing the remote working space on my new SBS 2008 box

This supposedly easy to install OS is starting to drive me nuts... SYMPTOMS: When trying to connect to the remote workplace I get (and ignore) the security warning because I am currently testing with ...
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Can I migrate my SSL certificate to windows SBS 2008?

I have currently on my windows SBS 2003 box an SSL certificate for www.mydomain.com. I understand that for the 2008 SBS box I need a certificate for remote.mydomain.com. Can I simply export and import ...
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Offloading features of SBS 2008 Standard to member servers?

What I'd like to do is run SBS 2008 Standard on a machine with several features either disabled or simply not used. Basically I'd just like the box to be a domain controller and Exchange server, ...
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is manual configuration of windows sbs 2008 permanently disabled

I currently run a windows 2003 sbs. While this has some wizards to help you configure it, it still is very much possible to administer this as if it were an ordinary windows server 2003 server. Is it ...
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Small Business Server 2008 Standard vs Windows Server + Exchange

As far as I can tell, the only compelling reasons to get SBS are Exchange and Remote Web Workplace. Less interesting but useful features are Shared Fax and Backup. Most of the other "features" of ...
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Publishing an Excel spreadsheet using Microsoft SBS 2008 to a web page that is viewable by mobile phones (not necessarily smart phones) [closed]

I am getting well out of my “superuser” depth here and would love some support. At work we have an Excel workbook (*.xls format circa Office 2003) which maintains our “engineers” timesheet. This ...
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Secondary domain controller in SBS 2008 environment?

Let's say I've got SBS 2008 acting as a domain controller and exchange server. Then I've got a 2008 Standard member server running a semi-mission-critical application. What I'd like is to be able to ...
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Can vmware server be run on Windows Small Business Server 2008 (Premium) as a host?

Cannot seem to find a straight answer for this. Can SBS 08 Premium run vmware server? I read that SBS08 cannot be a Hyper-v host so I wonder if this would apply to vmware server too. In a nutshell I ...
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Windows SBS 2008 not sending alert emails

We have a SBS 2008 system and Backup Exec doing a hard disk backup each night. For some reason the emails from Backup Exec on the server are not being received in our inboxes. We are using Exchange ...
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Firewall Considerations While Migrating from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008

I'm currently running a Windows SBS 2003 with ISA 2000 and will be migrating to a new server containing Windows SBS 2008, Standard Edition. Since SBS 2008's internal firewall should not be seen as ...
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Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Exchange 2010

Is there going to be a release of SBS 2008 that includes Exchange 2010? I want to take this into consideration as I might purchase SBS for the premium edition to get Sql Server at a much more cost ...
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SBS 08 Backup fail

I'm trying to backup my SBS 08 (only C:) with Windows Server Backup. It fails a few minutes after it started: Backup started at '08/12/2009 1:27:23 PM' failed as Volume Shadow copy operation failed ...
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Can I change the language of internal website in SBS 2008?

I like to manage my servers in English but my client is Polish. Is there a way to keep the main language of the server in English but get "Company Web"/OWA/Remote Access website and other publically ...
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Send local mail to external SMTP in Exchange on SBS 2007

I've got an SBS site and we're migrating from POP to exchange. I can't migrate the users in one fell swoop, it's too difficult, so I want Outlook to pick up mail via POP, deliver it to the Exchange ...
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VPN SBS2008 cannot connect

I've got a SBS 2008 server that is setup and running great. Exchange works, fileserver everything a ok. VPN also runs but.. nobody is able to connect to it. The router is a WRT54G from Linksys. It ...
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SBS 2008 access data remote location

Goodmorning, afternoon, evening, night? :D Recently I was asked to install a SBS 2008 server. Never had any experience with the OS, but was suprised how easy microsoft made installing SBS with all ...
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sqlservr.exe always reading SBSMonitoring.mdf

I'm having an issue with my sqlservr.exe which is always reading the SBSMonitoring.mdf, around 50MB/sec. I saw that in Reliability and Performance mmc. I don't think my hard drive love it... and it ...
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Microsoft Security Essentials for servers?

Microsoft Security Essentials seems to be a fine, lightweight AV solution, and it's getting a lot of positive reviews. Microsoft is explicitly positioning it as a solution for home PCs, but are there ...
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Need advice on SBS 2008: Premium or Standard? WSS and/or MOSS?

we are going to get a SBS 2008 server (Standard) to handle file sharing, exchange etc in my company. We will most likely also use Sharepoint services on the server. The SBS is presented as an ...
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SBS 2008 SharePoint Incoming E-Mail - DNS issue?

I have an SBS 2008 box with Exchange 2007 and Sharepoint 2007. I am trying to configure a SharePoint site Document Library to accept incoming e-mail. I've left SharePoint set up with the default ...
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Small Business Server services will not start, and remote desktop and UAC are broken

Yesterday I began setting up a server with Windows Small Business Server 2008. All I am configuring it for right now is to be a domain controller and Exchange server. I completed the initial setup ...
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Can't seem to setup RICOH to scan to SBS 2008 shared folder

Banging my head against any hard surface trying to figure out why I cannot connect the RICOH copier to a shared folder on my SBS 2008. Here's the particulars: New SBS 2008 Server New Network ...
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How does Windows Backup determine what is an OS Partition

My server machine has 2 disks: a primary disk containing SBS 2008 and a second disk with an copy of Windows Server 2008 that I am not currently using (but don't want to delete at this time). Windows ...
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vista clients can't connect to default sbs 2008 share

One of my vista sp2 clients can no longer see the default share on my sbs 2008 sp2 box. The server has no av and i've unsintalled anti virus stuff from the client and rebooted it. The client was ...
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Small Business Server 2008 without Exchange… how and why?

I just bought Small Business Server 2008, and then realized... I don't really want to use Exchange locally. I'd prefer to have hosted Exchange. Doh. Is it safe to uninstall Exchange from a SBS2008 ...
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Migrating from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008

I have installed SBS 2008 STD and just realized that for migration I had to create a answerfile. We just want to migrate the users and mailboxes (From SBS 2003) ; is there a way I can do this without ...
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How to change port mappings in SBS 2008

For some unknown reason, my SBS 2008 port mappings are incorrect! My SBS 2008 server uses the (static) IP address 192.168.0.10, but important ports (80, 443, 4125) are pointing to 192.168.0.20. My ...
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Emails dissappeared from user's exchange 2007 mailbox

I have just completed a migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 following the instructions in SBS_Migration.doc. The SBS 2008 was installed into VMWare for the flexibility, etc. Forefront was installed ...
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Server 2008 SBS:Can browse by server name, but not IP

I have a client computer (win 200) that can bring up and browse shares to a server (SBS 2008) based off the server name, "server", but not IP, so \\server\ works while \\192.140.1.5\ does not work. ...
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IIS 7 on SBS 2008 - logging is going haywire

The C: drive on our SBS 2008 server just ran out of space. The culprit appears to be IIS, which is logging an incredible amount of activity in one particular log folder. Most of the IIS log folders ...
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Using Windows SBS 2008 with an external DHCP Server

Trying to install Windows SBS 2008 on an existing network. It won't let me use the existing DHPC server During the "Connetct to the Internet" wizard I get "An external DHCP Server is running on ...
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Configuring own backup sbs server 2008

We are running windows small business server 2008 but when it comes back every day with its status report it is reporting the backup as not configured. is there a way to tell windows that we are using ...
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Disabling DHCP on SBS 2008?

All the information I can find on this issue tells me basically not to do it. Unfortunately, circumstances beyond my control dictate that I must find a way to have DHCP disabled and all SBS services ...
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Small Business Server with Hyper-V role despite it not being supported?

I know that adding the Hyper-V role to a Small Business Server 2008 installation is not supported as stated by Microsoft Support (KB 958829). I'm aware that I can use Virtual Server 2005 to host my ...
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Small Business Server 2008 Not Responding to External DNS Queries

I have just deployed SBS 2008 Standard and am able to do DNS Queries against the internal DNS Server, however, none of the clients are able to collect a response. I have checked the Firewall ...
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Bulk decline WSUS updates?

Microsoft disgorged a couple dozen new language packs for Windows Vista yesterday, which are currently sitting in Windows Server Update Services on our SBS 2008 machine marked as Optional. No one in ...
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Back up Windows 2008 SBS to iSCSI disk

I've almost no experience with SBS 2008, so please excuse my noob question! SBS 2008 only has the most basic backup utility built in as far as I can tell (similar to Vista), and it will only back up ...
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slow unc resolution on a win 2008 share

I've got some neworking issues with my sbs 2008 server. Basically if i try and access the server's shares via a unc path it takes a long time to resolve, but a mapped drive is quick (until i try to ...
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Various problems communicating over SBS 2008 network

We run sbs 2008, and it's fully patched up. Every now and again: 1) People have trouble viewing shared drives on it via a unc path but not a mapped path. 2) Opening and saving files causes the ...
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Create Windows SBS 2008 User Account without Email

Just today I've been handed an SBS 2008 server to do some maintenance on. I've never used SBS 2008 before today, so this is a real noob question: Is it possible to create a user account without ...
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Small Business Network Hardware

I'm looking for advice on setting up a small business network for a start-up retail company. We're a five-man outfit. We need email, file sharing, printing, scanning etc. We have a bespoke ...
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SBS 2008 BPA Warnings After Migration From SBS 2003

We just finished a we-know-just-enough-to-be-dangerous migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008, and things seem to have gone relatively smoothly. After running the SBS 2008 Best Practices Analyzer on the ...
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Terminal services verus remote desktop on a SBS 2008 server

On SBS 2003 you could have the console login, and 2 admin users logged in remotely. On a recent SBS 2008 server I installed, it appears, by default that it is using remote desktop and only allows one ...
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Clients not reporting security status to SBS 2008

I'm managing a small network with Small Business Server 2008 and 7 clients running a mix of Vista and XP. The server and clients are all running McAfee Total Protection Service for malware and spyware ...