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 Folder Share permissions mess

I came across this question asked a couple of years ago about setting permissions via a script and was hoping that there might be a similar script that would work for me with the issue I am having. ...
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AD DC in azure as the only DC

I have a small network that consists of 1xSBS2008 (Exchange with about 50 mailboxes, Great Plains SQL, File Shares, Printer Shares, DNS,DHCP, GPOs, etc) and 1xWin2k8 (SQL Server). There are about 10 ...
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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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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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WMI failure causing SBS Console crash?

Dell PowerEdge T410 Windows Small Business Server 2008 SP2, all updates applied Some months ago, this server was restored from a bare metal Windows Server Backup image. Since then, the SBS Console ...
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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 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 2008 to Exchange 2016

I'm getting ready to upgrade my SBS 2008 box to two Windows Server 2012 R2 VMs. I plan on installing Exchange 2016 on one VM and the DC/file server/update services/a few custom services on the other ...
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SBS 2008 server hangs on storport.sys [duplicate]

My (fully patched) SBS 2008 server hangs on storport.sys while booting. It is a RAID 1 system and if I remove the drives and put them on another motherboard and raid controller, it still hangs on ...
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Windows SBS 2008 server hangs on storport.sys while booting

My (fully patched) SBS 2008 server hangs on storport.sys while booting. If I remove the drives and put them on another motherboard and raid controller, it still hangs on storport.sys, so I don't ...
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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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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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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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Change cadmin's password

I dont get something and I need your help. I have some machines under active directory on an SBS 2008. When I install a program a prompot appears to insert administrator credentials. The username I ...
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Windows Server Backup Problems

I've got a bit of a problem here that I have inherited. Currently, I have two Windows 2012 servers running. One server is a production server with 1 Hyper-V VM on it that has SBS 2008 on the guest ...
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DR Site removed including 3rd DC before it was demoted

I'm planning a migration from SBS2008 to 2012 Essentials, and Exchange 2007 to Online-Exchange. I have inherited a network structure like this, made up of 2 sites: DataRec Site - DC02 ...
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Dell SBS 2008 losing connectivity

We have a Dell PowerEdge T300 with Intel Xeon X3323 2.50GHz and 16gig RAM runningWindows Server 2008 FE, SP 1 (SBS 2008) with a Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet. About once a week, usually when ...
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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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Demoting SBS 2008 to be a member server

I have migrated a domain from SBS 2008 to Server 2012 R2, transferring FSMO roles, DHCP, DNS etc. The 2012 server is now a domain controller. Exchange has already been decommissioned with mail ...
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sbs 2008 exchange 2007 recipient filtering

We have an SBS 2008 server with exchange 2007 installed on it. We run a spamfilter in front of it. My problem is that whenever I use an invalid email address. invalid@mydomain.com it gets accepted by ...
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Connecting to remote workplace on SBS 2008 from outside network

I am trying to configure remote access as we have two employees who will be starting with us from a remote location and we would like them to have access to our shared folders etc on the Small ...
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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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How to get computers from SBS domain to the Win server 2012 Essentials Dashboard after migration?

We have migrated from SBS 2008 to the Windows Server 2012 Essentials. The Dashboard application does not display computers from the local network in the Device tab. The Active Directory shows the ...
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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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sbs 2008 firewall, allowing only 3 IP numbers to connect to port 25, block all others

I need to allow only 3 IP's to communicate inbound with port 25 on my SBS. I set up two rules (one for TCP and one for UDP) where the rule says "Allow the connection" and in Scope under "Remote IP ...
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Restore of SBS 2008 unsuccessful

I have a Windows SBS 2008 here that I'm trying to restore from backups. It runs as a VMware virtual machine, so I can use snapshots and try out stuff. What happened Windows froze and the only option ...
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SBS 2008 CSR remove .local

SBS 2008 server the third party SSL certificate has just expired!! trying to renew with a two year, SAN/Multi-Domain SSL going through the SBS Console Adding a new cert and get the CSR copy/paste ...
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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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Powershell ActiveDirectory-Module on SBS-2008?

I read plenty of tutorials that describe how to install ADWS (ActiveDirectory Webservices) and Powershell. But I never saw any hint about installing ADWS on a SBS-2008 in order to work with Powershell ...
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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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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: ...
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SBS 2008 Email distribution list - not working with external email

I created an email distribution list through the SBS Console and checked the option to make it available to people outside the organization. Whenever I try to send from an external address to the ...
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HTTP error 403.4 SSL required, although I do not have SSL enabled

I have a SBS 2008. I am trying to enable the existing default DeltaDRL location #2 as shown in the CA-PKI-SnapIn. The error message is: download not possible. The location is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...