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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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 line-of-...
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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 ...