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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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 ...
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SBS2011 / IIS7 / PHP / Exchange 2010 - Can't send emails via PHP [closed]

So I have IIS 7 running on our server - which is running SBS2011 and Exchange 2010 - and i'm trying to send an email using a script - PHPMailer, and i'm fairly confident I have it setup correctly. ...
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Can't See Any Useful Info in SBS 2011 Windows Backup Logs

I have a number of logs in c:\windows\log\windowsserverbackup that follow the pattern wbadmin.*.etl. I have opened these files in the Event Log tool and can only see a large number of entries with ...
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Decrease amount of memory used by Exchange? [duplicate]

I know that Exchange Information Store (store.exe) is indeed a memory hog. So much so that it doesn't always seem to respectively release memory when other applications need it - causing the machine ...
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SBS 2011 Exchange Server SMTP log locations (Exchange 2010)

With a SBS 2011 box (Exchange 2010) there is a user complaining the mail he sent was not received. He has used delayed send and the items were in the outbox on their Outlook client - they also show ...
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Exchange 2010 Transport Certificate , Event ID 12014

I am getting cert error on our external domain for TLS. I already have a cert for Web Outlook and ActiveSync, but that's a different domain name, this is our mail.name from our MX records that I've ...
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Renamed user in Active Directory/Exchange not correctly displaying in Outlook calender

We renamed a user via the SBS2011 console. It appeared to update everywhere. However when other domain users use Outlook to connect to the user's shared calendar it still has the old username. Ex: ...
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Windows DNS on SBS 2011: How to push Alternate DNS Server

are windows SBS is starting to go and when it does all the clients in our office loose dns settings and then as a result can not get out to the internet for services they need as a temporary measure ...
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SBS2011 (Windows Server 2008 r2) Correct way to Schedule reboot

I'm after the correct way to schedule a reboot on an SBS2011/WS2008r2 box. External support company created a reboot.bat file and added a scheduled task to run it at 6am every Monday morning. ...
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Command only working when put directly in command prompt, not in batch file

On my SBS 2011 I have a batch file called wakeup-nas.bat, with the following contents: wol.exe 5475e0d59ffa wol.exe is an executable for sending wake on lan packets. It is in the same directory as ...
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Renewing SBS2011 Exchange Self-Signed Certificate w/o changing home page in IE?

On a previous server when we used the built in SBS wizard to renew the certificate it worked, however it reset all of the computers on the domain's IE home page to companyweb. Is there a way to do ...
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SBS 2011: Can't create mailbox for existing user

Have a user that has "lost" her mailbox: it's not disconnected, but I also don't see a Move Request from the migration to 2011 from SBS 2003. We're not concerned about the mailbox at all (she is a ...
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Speed up RAID 1 drive read speeds

Sorry I don't know much about this stuff...we have been having issues with a slow server, very slow for users and when you access the server direct, we have added more RAM but it seems it may be a ...
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SBS 2011 Console Crashing after moving WSUS repository

Recently I moved the WSUS update repository off the C: drive onto an auxiliary drive (F:) due to dwindling disk space. I used the SBS 2011 Console wizard called 'Move Windows Update Repository Data' ...
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Is server being compromised? I've seen a client telnet session at logon

I've seen open a new window with a client telnet sesion at login this morning at SBS 2011 server. The window displayed some random chars (non alphanumerics) a few seconds and gone. The server is fully ...
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A Global Catalog Server could not be located - All GC's are down

I seem to be having a number of issues with our SBS. I believe this was originally domain was previously on a SBS 2003 box before being moved to this SBS 2011 box last year, it has been running fine ...
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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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Is it possible to run an active domain controller within a preexisting domain?

We have an HP ProLiant MicroServer, and generally I like the machine. However, I'm running into issues with its setup. I am running Small Business Server 2011 Essentials on the machine, but we ...
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unvirutalize parallels virtual machine

I want to play around with sbs 2011 but at the moment i dont have a free computer for it. I was thinking of getting it setup as a parallels vm or some other kind of vm to get it setup and play with it ...