Windows Small Business Server 2011 is the Microsoft operating system in the SBS line based on Windows Server 2008 R2. It will be the last in the SBS line and went RTM December 13th, 2010 and was first officially released March 9th, 2011. Like the rest of the SBS line, it includes a number of ...

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Reduce size of SBSMonitoring Database

Our SBSMonitoring database has reached it limit (10GB). I've worked with databases in a previous job and I'm familiar writing SQL queries. Is it safe to delete entries from tables in that database? ...
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HP DL380 G7 Losing Drive Array

I have an HP Proliant DG380 G7 dropping one of it's arrays every hour, on the hour, for 2-5 minutes. The OS is SBS 2011 Standard, the servers runs Exchange, DC, files & Trend WFBS 8. I can watch ...
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How configure 2 Lan cards in Windows 7/8 pc one to connect to Internet and other to Local Network [closed]

    I am about to install a dedicated VOIP server in our office. It is a 3CX pbx system on Windows 7/8 machine. The environment currently is a Windows SBS 2011 with 8 client machines. I want ...
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Is purging %SYSTEMROOT%\assembly\temp safe?

Short and plain: is it safe to delete the contents of %SYSTEMROOT%\assembly\temp as in rd /s "%SYSTEMROOT%\assembly\temp\*" on a Windows Server 2008 R2 / SBS 2011 instance? Are any official ...
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Windows SBS 2011 not accessing .co.uk domains at Random Times but fixes after DNS restart

      I have been facing this issue for a few months now. We are a small office with 10 Clients PC and one Windows SBS 2011 acting as Domain Controller and gateway as ...
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SBS 2011 “Unable to query computer information” and event id 10009 DCOM for shutdown clients

I'm running SBS 2011 with some clients connected from home-offices via vpn. My problem is that the event log of the server is polluted every 30 minutes with DCOM 10009 errors: "DCOM was unable to ...
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Restoring SBS 2011 Domain Controller with no DSRM logon access

I have a client's server running SBS 2011, it is their only server. I need to restore their OS to a previous date. Everything can go back to that date last week. They have a Windows Image Backup. ...
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Outlook accounts prompting for passwords when connect via HTTP is enabled

Just first of all, we have an SBS Server (Server 2011 (Exchange 2010 SP3)) and 2 Terminal Servers (2008R2 & 2012 (both on the domain)) using Outlook 2010 & 2013 We are currently having the ...
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SBS 2011 setup.com exits with no message

I was trying to upgrade Exchange 2010 to SP3 when it failed initially. From that some post suggested removing the System Mailbox (the one starting with e) and re-installing it. I got upto the stage ...
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Exchange certificate - different issuer external to internal?

We have a GoDaddy signed SAN cert for our Exchange 2010 server, internally it works fine - issuer is GoDaddy and cert chain checks out. Externally the same SAN seems to be used (the domains are the ...
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HUGE ammount of duplicate files in this directory

I maintain our companies SBS2011 server, and I have duplicate file reports emailed to me on a monthly basis. I've noticed an increasing build up of duplicated files in the following directories: NT ...
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A Volume Shadow Copy Service operation failed. Unknown error (0x800423f0)

I have a pretty freshly installed SBS 2011, which backed up just fine right after I set it up. After a couple of days, backup stopped working. Whenever I run it, I get the following error: Backup ...
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AD migration from SBS2011 to 2012 R2 and new domain

We have an existing SBS2011 server, and would like to migrate to a new 2012 R2 server. Ideally, we'd like to do this in a new domain - 1. we'd like to reorganize the OUs to remove the "SBS" named ...
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SBS 2011 CALs and Server 2012 / 2012 R2 [duplicate]

I found this: Q. I want to have additional servers running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 in my SBS 2011 Standard domain. Do I need additional CALs to access those servers? A. ...
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RPC over HTTP - Outlook

I'm trying to configure an Outlook client to use RPC over HTTP so that my client can read his mail without connecting to the VPN. The mailserver is an SBS2011 server and Outlook Anywhere has never ...
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SBS VPN no longer working after migration to new server

Our SBS 2011 recently had some hardware trouble, so we decided to migrate everything to a new server which we also installed with SBS 2011. Since the migration, I've been having trouble to get our ...
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Exchange 2010 - Blank/Corrupt emails in Outlook and OWA

Ran into an issue last week and wondered if anyone could point me in the right direction. Client has SBS2011 Standard, it's in a state of disrepair and is due to get decommissioned in favour of ...
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Can we disable DFS on Windows SBS 2011?

The supplier of our customer's ERP system says that their software gets performance problems when running on a server with DFS enabled. I notice that DFS Namespace and DFS Replication is enabled on ...
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How to retain original file ownership information While recovering files from windows server sbs2011 backup

Background: Windows SBS2011/2008 R2 Microsoft Word Documents Windows built in backup and restore Plot: Some user/s moved some sensitive files to a public network drive and I was told to move ...
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MS Exchange Server2010 - server address? [closed]

We have a small business network with SBS2011 and Exchange2010 setup; the clients are all using Outlook to retrieve their email over the LAN, which works fine. But there is one apple machine that is ...
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HyperV Eject passthru disk while VM is running

I have a disk that I need to connect as a pass thru for one of my guest OSes, sbs 2011. The guests internal backup program will backup to the disk, which I'm planning to attach to the VMS SCSI ...
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Skip Windows SBS 2011 installation wizard / install products separately, without initial configuration

Hello, As we know, Windows Small Business Server 2011 is a package of: Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Exchange Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010. After first part of installation where ...
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ExRecipNotFound; not found after disabling / recreating mailbox in exchange - x500 not working

We had an issue with some mail boxes and I have had to recreate some user mail boxes (not a Move Request). After doing this, people can't send to the new mail boxes. I have read about the x500 record ...
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Remove sata drive while running?

I have a hyperv 2012 r2 server, and the case has two bays where you can open a drawer and slide in a bare SATA drive. Theres a data and power connector at the back of the bay with cables to connect ...
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Do I have to enable Remote Desktop Services to use Remote Web Workplace connect to computer

We have an existing SBS 2011 Standard installation and I am trying to configure Remote Web Workplace. So far I am able to connect to the Remote Web Access and use shared folders and connect to ...
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Windows Server Backup - disk full

We have a Win SBS 2011 Essentials system, SP1, auto installing updates. It's using Windows Server Backup to take daily backups to one of five external USB drives, which we rotate offsite. Windows ...
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Windows SBS 2011 Dashboard + Windows Server * Services will not start due to Windows Server Service Provider Registry service

I have a Windows Server SBS 2011 Box that is having some strange issues related to the Windows Server Service Provider Registry. A number of windows server services were running into issues starting ...
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SBS 2011 Group policy won't update/apply properly

i'm running SBS 2011 on a dell poweredge t110 II, and recently i've found that i am unable to apply/update group policies. I get the following error: The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows ...
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Network computers wake-up just after putting them to sleep

Since the day we deployed SBS 2011, network computers wake just after putting them to sleep and as far as we can see they never go in sleep mode again. I know that SBS 2011 deliver updates to clients ...
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Change computer identity while logged in via RDP [closed]

If I'm logged in to an SBS 2011 server through RDP and I go into System settings and change the computer identity (machine name and domain) - will I be locked out, as the admin user I'm logged in as ...
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Cannot Remote Desktop to Windows Small Business Server 2011

We have a server running Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials. It is the only server on the domain and runs Active Directory and is the Domain Controller. It also manages the firewall and ...
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Is it safe to delete Exchange/IIs server certificate that is not tied to any service?

Exchange [EMC] View of certs Name: Blank Self Signed: False Status: The cert is valid for exchange server usage Services: None Subject: CN=Servername.domain.local Issuer: CN=Domain-servername-CA ...
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Change SMTP server for SBS 2011 Self Monitoring Reports

SBS 2011 sends daily/weekly/instant reports from the account SBSMonAcct@. It uses localhost as the SMTP transport as being SBS Exchange is usually installed. I want to use an external SMTP server. ...
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Unable to Access SBS 2011 Backup Drive

I have a client running an SBS 2011 server that is configured to make backups to an external hard drive via the built in server backup utility. I am unable to access this drive - It shows up in disk ...
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DNS event ID 4000 on SBS 2011

We're getting the following event ID on a Windows SBS 2011 SP1 server. This issue with DNS is preventing Exchange services from running. Event ID 4000 Source: DNS The DNS server was unable to open ...
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Is is possible to use WSUS to update sufrace pro devices from sbs2011

We have surface pros in SBS2011 environment is it possible to use wsus in sbs2011 to manage update for surface pro devices? additional notes: so far surface pro devices shows up in sbs server console, ...
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Exchange Receive Connectors keeps disappearing

We're having troubles with sending/receiving mails with SBS2011. The 3 default Receive Connectors of SBS2011 are present(Default SBS2011, Windows SBS Internet Receive SBS2011 and Windows SBS Fax ...
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Join hyperv server 2012 to domain?

Ive read that when running svc 2008 as a guest on hyperv 2008 that the host should not be joined to the domain because on restart if the host it presents a chicken and egg problem. I have been ...
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What to do after SBS migration?

I'm going to be migrating my SBS 2008 server to SBS 2011. The old server is a physical machine that I'd like to make use of as a file server. Once the migration is complete, can I just reinstall the ...
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Change companyweb to intranet.companyname.com

We're having issues with a sister company that has an SBS 2011 Standard server on site on a separate domain to ours - they have problems editing documents via SharePoint, whereas my manager can get in ...
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migrate SharePoint to SBS Server

We have a SharePoint 2003 server and we need to migrate that data to SharePoint 2011 on a SBS server. We cannot use the migration tool because one of the servers is SBS and the other is not. We ...
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SBS 2011 POP3 Connector tries to pick-up non-existing e-mails

Windows Server SBS 2011, running Exchange Server 2010: Our client has their own Exchange e-mail accounts, but also some old POP3 accounts which are hosted somewhere else but are still in use. So we ...
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Team Foundation Server “In Recovery” Errors

I have a team foundation server running in our domain running Small Business Server x64; We periodically run into freezes with TFS check-in, and Checkout; and looking at the SQL databases closely, ...
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How to get a new SBS user to show up in Windows Storage Server?

We have an SBS domain, and a Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. I've created a new user account on the SBS machine, but this new user is not yet available to set up on the Storage Server. How ...
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Growing a hardware RAID-10 array

I am interested how to grow a RAID 10 array on Windows SBS 2011 machine? Basically I have added two additional disks, expanded array and now I want to grow my c: filesystem to take advantage of new ...
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Windows - user must change password on next logon: “current password” and “new password” boxes do not appear

I have a SBS2011 domain and Windows 7 laptops. I created a user on the domain, set a temporary password and ticked the box to force the user to change password at next logon. Sit at the user's desk ...
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install software with logon.bat script

On an SBS2011 server I can see in AD that users have logon.bat in the Log In Scripts field of their profiles, but when I search the hard drive of the server I can't find logon.bat. Firstly, I assume ...
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SBS 2011 Folder Redirection not working after migration

I followed the Migrate SBS 2008 to SBS 2011 guide which worked well. However RedirectedFolders haven't migrated over properly - Windows 7 workstations are still actively connecting to the old ...
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What would cause this error nightly during NTBackup (SBS 2003)?

I am getting the following warning message on 510 different files (always the same ones) every night: WARNING: Portions of "[INSERT FILENAME HERE]" cannot be read. The backed up data is corrupt or ...
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Two SBS boxes on the same network?

I have a SBS 2011 in office running a domain, and I want to add additional server that would only be used as a serve to run and serve accounting software (OS SBS2003) Now I have encountered a problem ...