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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Services not responding

A SBS 2008 server that I manage suddenly acts very strange. After a scheduled reboot I noticed that the server is almost unmanagable. Some services (e.g. Fax, RAS) can't be started, the services.msc ...
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accidentally set windows sbs2008 data drive as backup drive how recover partition

A data drive in windows small business server 2008 was accidentally added to the list of backup devices, so of course the backup software repartitioned the drive for that purpose. Before any backups ...
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SBS 2008 Backup Drive Full - Error Code '2147942512'

We are using Windows Backup on SBS 2008 SP2 and backing up to 1TB external hard drives. Recently after switching drives our backup started failing because the backup drive is full and auto-delete ...
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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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Windows SBS 2008 to Windows Server 2012 migration

I am in the process of upgrading my Windows SBS 2008 server running Exchange, Active Directory and as a File server to Windows Server 2012 essentials. Now I know that Windows Server 2012 essentials ...
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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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Exchange 2007 not sending mail to a specific address

our company (only 4 employees) has one SBS 2008 and on it Exchange 2007. When we send mail to one contact, exchange does not deliver the mail. When looking at Message Tracking Results I see that the ...
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How to cause workstations on network to install msi package?

I have remote access to a Windows Small Business Server 2008 machine. There are about 5 workstations connected to this network. How can I make every workstation install an .msi package without ...
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SBS 2008 Exchange 2007 SP3 Asking for credentials - I have no hair left

I have an issue for a few days, pulling my hair. Setup is SBS 2008, latest updates, with Exchange 2007 SP3. The problem is that my domain local users are getting prompted for credentials non-stop ...
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SBS 2008 DNS issues in BPA

I'm gettng constant Critical Issue events in the Small Business Server Best Practices Analyser & resulting SBS Console reports that begin "The DNS client is not configured to point only to the ...
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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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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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No mouse, no keyboard, no network on Virtual SBS 2008 (Hyper-V)

I am trying to convert a physical SBS 2008 to virtual with Hyper-V 2012. Everything seems fine (the VM boots quickly - 5 minutes) until I reach the welcome screen asking me to press CTRL-ALT-DEL. ...
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Unable to restore from Shadow Copy due to long filename

We have shadow copy enabled on our Windows SBS 2008 server. Attempting to restore a file from shadow copy gave the following error- The source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file ...
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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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2 SBS 2008 on same domain to transfer data for limited time

I will be transferring data from an older SBS 2008 to a newer SBS 2008 server. I plan to set as much as possible up offsite on the newer server first, and then take onsite to complete. However, this ...
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How to have different Group Policy at different sites map user's Redirected Folders on SBS 2008?

I have a DFS setup between my two locations and there are a few employees that move between them. Can I have a GPO at each location that changes their Redirected Folders to the local server? I have ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit Screen Frozen and Remote Desktop Freezes but Server Continues Working

I've asked this question a couple of times but I don't seem to be getting any real answers. We have a SBS (Windows Server 2008 Rc) server and suddenly the screen has started freezing. Even when we ...
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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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Disable audit of Logon Logoff

I have a SBS 08 with 50 users on my domain. In Event Viewer : Windows Logs > Security, I've got nearly 300,000 events about EventID 4624 Logon, 4634 Logoff, 4776 Credential Validation, 4769 Kerberos ...
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Windows SBS 2008 - Registering remote VPN users in DNS

Our server runs Windows SBS 2008 and we're utilising Routing and Remote Access for VPN connectivity. Some of our remote VPN users have workstations which are attached to our domain. When these users ...
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Cannot get Exchange PowerShell script to run under Scheduled Tasks

I have a PowerShell script that works when entered directly into the PowerShell. The PowerShell program is run with the shorcut: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe ...
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Windows Server 2012 Essentials static route [closed]

Does anyone know if this possible? We have an SBS 2008 domain controller on our network. We also now have a Windows Server 2012 Essentials server. Ideally I'd have this join the existing domain, but ...
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Schema prep for migrating from SBS2008 to 2008 Standard NOT R2

We have a small company with SBS2008, a file server with 2008 Standard, and a terminal server with 2008 Standard. We want to decommission the SBS2008 and DCPROMO the file server. I know we have to ...
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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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Recreating SBS IIS virtual directories

I'm having to recreate SBS OWA Virtual Directories because the exchange install failed during initial install and had to be installed manually. All is well and good so far except, I'm unable to create ...
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Migrating to Exchange 2007 - Outlook Prompting for Credentials

We are migrating a client from SBS 2008 to a standalone Exchange 2007 server. We have turned off the Exchange services (System Attendant, Transport, and Info Store) from the services console on the ...
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Installing Exchange on a different server after failed primary server

I'm trying to get my exchange server back online, however, after rebuilding my SBS server, exchange install keeps failing. I used the following steps to rebuild my server. Prior to reinstalling SBS ...
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Windows SBS 2008 not booting in safe/normal

I have a production server (HP ProLiant ML350 G6) running Win 2008 SBS. It was physically moved. Now it will not boot into normal or safe mode. When it tries to boot into safe mode, the last thing ...
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Firewall is Enabled after Server is Moved to New OU

I am experiencing an issue with Windows Firewall via Group Policy on Windows SBS 2008. When moving any machine, physical or virtual, from our primary SBSComputers OU to our SBSServers OU (no ...
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RAID 1 fault “ Status Ready for Rebuild : Rebuild Percentage Complete 0%”

Our RAID 1 system partition failed on our Windows 2008 SBS (physical environment). We still have disc 1 running but the 2nd disc in the raid is a failure. To add to the complication, disc 1 has bad ...
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Access named computer on domain without using IP address

I added a computer to a Windows SBS 2008 domain, called it ps076. When I try to access the D: drive of the computer through Windows Explorer (I have admin rights) using this syntax: \\ps076\d$ I ...
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Allow user to access only one computer in domain [closed]

I would like to set up a new domain user account in SBS2008. I need that account to only be able to access a single computer, but access that single computer as a local administrator. I am not an ...
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Prevent / Throttle LAN clients using domain controller as gateway

We're in a remote location in the UK, and as a result, have limited bandwidth. We are using on-router bandwidth throttling to ensure QoS for all users on the network. Our domain controller bypasses ...
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SBS2008 (Outlook/Exchange) How to change permission on public folder calendar

A user in my office created a shared calendar on our public folder in outlook, they have set everyone up as an author but I need to add another user as author and they are out of the office for four ...
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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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Active Directory Certificate Enrollment Error

I'm seeing this error in my Active Directory log. The error is on my primary dc which is an SBS 2008 box. The computer performing the request is my secondary dc running server 2008 r2. Active ...
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Windows Server 2012 Standard R2 “Server Essentials Role” in a existing SBS 2008 Domain

I have an Existing Domain (DC being a SBS 2008). I want to add a Windows Server 2012 Standard R2 to the SBS 2008 domain and afterwards install the Server Essentials Role for remote connectivity etc. ...
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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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Migrating SBS AD to an Server 2012 AD with diffrent domains

The situation, I have a SBS 2008 server which also is the DC for the domain. The name of the domain is Example: DomainA. The other server is a W2012 server, which will be replacing the SBS server. The ...
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sbs 2008 180 days shutdown event 38 and 4

I'm trying to solve a problem in a friend server. i'm working on a Small Business Server 2008, it's a DC, NO sharepoint, NO Exchange (there is another software), NO DHCP (firewall do it), WINS and ...
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Can a Windows DHCP server serve a scope that it is not a part of?

The situation I have a windows SBS 2008 box running as DC/DNS/DHCP/Exchange/File Server to a network on 192.168.1.0/24. Suffice it to say that the IP of the SBS box is immutable. At some point in the ...
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Copy programs from one disk to another

I wish to copy all data and progams from one disk (disk 1, e:) to another disk (disk 2, f:) and then rename the drive letter of disk 2 to e:. Will the programs which i copied from disk 1 to disk 2 ...
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Checking server specifications

Pretty basic question. I've had someone alert me to a concern that the initial IT firm that setup the server environment where I currently am did not install hardware to the specifications specified ...
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Email from a single external user isn't received by a single internal user in our domain

We have internal users with @companyx.co.nz email addresses on the domain. We have an external company who use @externalcompany.co.nz. A single user on our domain (sam@companyx.co.nz) can't seem to ...
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Exchange 2007 PowerShell - Run and email weekly report (.txt) automatically

I've found numerous codes online and have created the following to run a basic report on quotas and sizes of mailboxes on our SBS 2008 server (Exchange 2007): get-mailbox -server HYDROMAIN ...
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Server network communication stalls

I'm running SBS 2008 as a file server, SQL server, IIS7 Server, and Exchange server, and very recently I am getting some very confusing stalls on it. During these "stalls," file services will cause ...
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Unable to access SBS 2008 internal Web Sites from inside LAN

I have just completed a network migration from a consumer modem/router to Cisco 887VA and all seems to be up and running aside from some last remaining issues that I can't seem to sort out. The ...
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Windows Firewall service is ON, but Windows SBS Console (security tab) says that it isn't

i have problem using SBS server 2008, my server use windows server 2008 and the FIREWALL is automatic ON. but when i check in the SBS Console (security tab) the Server Firewall is OFF (Status ...
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Restoring an email message sent in 2012/2013 that can not be found in users mailbox

Novice here. Have had a request to restore a sent message that can not be located in the users Sent Items folder, probably because the message is 1+ years old. Running SBS 2008, Exchange 2007 and ...