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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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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Server 2008 services disabled on reboot

So customer calls up saying exchange isn't working, and when he remoted in he could see all the services disabled. All the exchange services, IIS, update, plus a bunch of others were all set to ...
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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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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 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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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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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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How can I take a one time full backup of a Windows Server without the need for a restore program?

I have a Windows SBS server with about 500GB of data that I'm decommissioning but I'd like to take a final backup of the server and place it on an external USB drive. I already have multiple backups ...
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Physical to Virtual on same hardware?

I'd like to convert a physical machine to a virtual. Its an SBS2008 server. The catch is I have just the one server hardware to use. Is it possible to create VHDs for the system drive as well as a ...
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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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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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Removing SBS Monitoring Permanently (SBS 2008/2011)

We never use it, and probably never will. Google tells me that uninstalling it is pretty straightforward, but several MS technicians also say that it's "not recommended" to permanently uninstall. Is ...
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MSSQL Express Logfile ist too big

Its on a SBS2008 Server, and we're running out of space. when checking what's the reason i found that the Errorlog from MSSQ is using above 50 gigs (see Picture) How can i solve this? google ...
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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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Can't join Windows 7 to SBS 2008 Domain .. Could do with some help?(logs posted)

We have been getting this error for a while now while we try to connect a new windows 7 x64professional to a SBS 2008 domain. I have done net use \\Domaincontroller.internaldomain.local\ipc$ ...
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Moving from SBS to Windows Server 2012

I understand that Microsoft won't be releasing another Windows Small Business Server after 2011, yet many businesses have too many users for the "Essentials" edition of Windows Server 2012, not really ...
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Possible to audit newly added Exchange 2007 ActiveSync devices?

We have a client who would like to be notified when a new ActiveSync device is added. My thoughts are that this is not possible but I would like to confirm.
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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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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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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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Server 2008 Print Server vs Network printer

I have a SBS 2008 Server/Windows 7 environment. We have approx 25 users & 6 Networked printers. What is the recommended way/what are the advantages disadvantages of having all the printers shared ...
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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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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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Any disadvantages of using built-in software-RAID-1 on a Windows Server?

I have had some problems using hardware-RAID on a server. Now I'm planning to use the Windows Server built-in software-RAID-1 instead. The server will only be used for Business Administrations, so I ...
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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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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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ShareWebDb_log.ldf is 97GB - How to reduce?

We run an SBS 2008 server with WSS. On the drive I have set aside for WSS, I'm fast running out of space due to the ShareWebDb_log.ldf file: I've tried doing to do what I've read online - change ...
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Average WSUS synchronisation data usage?

Recently, I configured our SBS2008 server to use WSUS. I set up a daily synchronisation, removed the packages that were of no interest / use to my domain and let it do it's thing. Lo and behold, ...
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SBS 2008: Cannot ping clients over VPN

Today I upgraded our host server to XenServer 6.0 and upgraded the SBS 2008 VM with the latest XenTools. Everything has gone fine. When I connect to the SBS server over VPN, it connects fine. From my ...
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Swapping out a RAID 1 mirror with larger drives on SBS 2008. Is it possible?

My organization previously set up an SBS Server 2008 on a Dell T300. This was a small setup with 2 x 160 GB disks in a RAID 1 mirror. We are running short on disk space. I would like to extend the ...
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Upgrade SBS 2008 to SBS 2011

I am migrating from SBS 2008 to SBS 2011 but the Microsoft documentation does not yet exist. Has anyone done this yet? What are the recommended steps/procedures?
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Can I have two SBS 2008 servers both act as DC's in the same domain?

I have a Customer that has two locations. They have an SBS 2008 server running in each location as a DC for diff domains (ie. Bobs1.local and Bobs2.local). They now want to connect the two locations ...
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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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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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Local DNS Response Time Problem on SBS 2008

The problem: LAN client computers ping remote.mydomain.com and it resolves to our static, WAN IP Address. It should resolve to our server's local LAN IP Address. The Details: We have a total of one ...
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SQL server placement

I have a small user site of about 6 users. They have two servers a SBS 2008 box and a server 2008 terminal server. I would like to know where the best place is to install SQL server. I know that it ...
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Remove Exchange message size limit for a user

A user is trying to send a large email (over 10MB) but Exchange says they cannot do this as the limit (10MB) is being reached. How can I turn off the limit for this user please?
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Hyper-V Virtual Fax Server in SBS 2008

I'm trying to think of a way to enable us to use our SBS 2008 VM's Fax Server within Hyper-V. I had immediately considered a simple USB Fax Modem but of course, for some reason, Hyper-V doesnt ...
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Strange problem with Exchange client connection

I've got a strange problem with an Exchange 2007 server running on SBS 2008. It's been working fine for users for the last 5 months, then 5 days ago they started getting a problem where Outlook would ...
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LDAP Connection String for Python-LDAP

I'm using Windows SBS 2008, and am creating an internal webapp and would like to authenticate with my LDAP server. What is the best method for determining what connection string I should use? I'm ...
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No IP address on Windows SBS 2008

We have a strange problem in our Windows SBS 2008 and it just came over a night. The problem is that Windows says that we are not connected to any IP4 or IP6 network but it recognises that the network ...
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Restore SBS 2008 Backup to Same Hardware but Different Disk Configuration

We've got a Dell T610 Server with SBS 2008 on it, running Exchange Server, SQL Server Express, DHCP, Active Directory, Sharing Files and Printers, etc. We currently have (4) Seagate Savvio 15K 146GB ...
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Intranet Search engine solution to run on SBS 2008

I'm looking for a web based intranet search solution to index some intranet network shares with PDF / Doc / Textfiles etc. and maybe also an intranet wiki. Microsoft has the Search Server Express, ...
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Server 2008 Hard Faults

Hey all, plase bear with me as I haven't looked at a server in a very long time. The problem I am having is with a Windows 2008 Standard FE Service Pack 2 Intel Xeon X3430 @ 2.40 2.39 GHZ 4 GB ...
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SBS 2008 reverts files improperly

I have a new installation of SBS 2008. The server has a shared directory that I use to hold user's 'MyDocuments' folders. IOW, on the client machine 'MyDocuments' points to a folder on the server. I ...
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DNS Does Not Register at Off-site Locations

First of all, let me give you the specifics of our setup: Windows Small Business Server 2008 Domain w/ all applicable updates on the DC The DC does DHCP for the main site The DC does DNS for all ...
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Windows Server 2008 SBS bind to OS X Server Open Directory

I'm trying to bind Windows 2008 SBS server to OS X Open Directory, but the Change domain button is grayed out with this message: Note: The identification of the computer cannot be changed because: - ...
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Windows SBS 2008 - how to diagnose port forwarding problems?

We have a Windows SBS 2008 machine. Several ports need to be forwarded from the router to the server (the machine hosts a FTP server, a Web server, and we need to be access it through Remote Desktop). ...
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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 ...