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 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 Action:...
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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 C:...
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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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FILE QUARANTINED - Exchange 2007 Issues

The original contents of this file have been replaced with this message because of its characteristics. File name: 'Body of Message' Virus name: 'Exceeded Internet Timeout' I keep receiving this ...
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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 ...