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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Dell Server Refuses to load drivers, or detect image/RAID

I have a Dell Poweredge T110 2, with a Perc H200 raid controller and running SBS2011. Recently one of the disks in the non-OS raid began to die, so we thought we'd upgrade to larger disks, so I ...
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Small Business Essentials 2011 restore from backup

I have a SBS Essentials 2011 Premium Edition that has experienced a hdd failure. No original install disks to be had and no emergency boot disk. There is, however an external backup drive that ...
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KMS Office 2010/2013 host on SBS std 2011 - is it possible?

according to technet the only server version for the office KMS host is a standard version and not the small business one. my question is, what will happen if i install the KMS host onto the sbs2011? ...
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Windows SBS 2011 standard console query very slow

I've got Windows SBS 2011 to manage. HW is IBM X3500 with 8GB ram (am considering to upgrade ram) There is SQL Express installed with 6 databases on one instance. I'm getting very slow response from ...
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VPN stop working - can't reach local resources

Masters, I have no more hair on my head, so please help to fix... Topology: - Standalon Windows 2008R2 Server with RRAS - dhcp relay agent - SBS2011 Many years this works fine. Few day ago ...
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How can I recover 'missing' storage on a non-system volume?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with several RAID-1 volumes. One of the volumes has a large amount, several hundred gigabytes (about 1/3rd of the volume) that is unaccounted for. WinDirStat shows it ...
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RADIUS servers at different sites (member servers at each site) - roles on each server

I have successfully set up a Windows Server SBS 2011 RADIUS server and it works well with our DrayTek router to authenticate domain joined workstations to our office wireless (so that only trusted ...
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Restoring SBS 2011 backup files without another server?

A small businesses has a Windows Small Business Server 2011 server and uses the SBS Console to make backups to external drives to be stored off-site. How do you restore files from these external ...
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No 'locked for editing' message for an excel file on a network share

I get no 'locked for editing' message when accessing an excel spreadsheet file on a network share (Windows SBS 2011 Standard) even though the file is open by a different user on a different ...
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Windows SBS2011 Remote Web Access, access denied

An internal network of a workplace that I manage is changing its servers from SBS 2011 up to Full Server 2012 R2, so I am decommissioning the SBS 2011 slowly (can´t remove it completely, some legacy ...
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How to find DNS settings for all workstations on AD network?

A photocopier vendor I we work with for one of our customers, who has a background in IT networking, was on-site had an issue and discovered that the DNS settings on a particular workstation on the ...
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Installing Windows SBS 2011 Proliant on another Proliant server

I have an unused copy of SBS 2011 Standard which was never installed on the HP Proliant server it came with. Question is, am I able to install this on a another HP Proliant server? On the product key ...
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Remote desktop Gateway on SBS 2011 service will not stay running

Our SBS 2011 server has been up several years now, and working properly with RWW, OWA, and Remote Desktop Gateway. We use the Internal Website (SharePoint) for a few company information Documents, and ...
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How do I remove exchange from SBS 2011 and continue all other SBS functionality?

I recently moved my client to Office 365 from SBS 2011. All is stable now. They wish to continue using all the other functions of SBS i.e. Remote Web Workspace, SharePoint Calendars, TS Gateway. ...
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Exchange 2010 RPC Client Access service won't start

Exchange 2010 RPC Client Access service won't start after installing SP3 + Update Rollup 10. Host is SBS Server 2011. Have tried multiple fixes on the web but without luck: Setting the Microsoft ...
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Exchange 2010 Public folder

I've been having a problem for the last few days with a client we have just started providing support for. Bit of history, client was hit with Cryptolocker virus, and through trying to restore ...
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Windows Update GPO not applying 'Empty' on client computers SBS 2011

I have a Windows Update Group Policy that is not applying to the Client PCs. The policy is created in the Domain local policy list under Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows ...
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enable built-in adminstrator account on SBS2011

In an attempt to uninstall Exchange 2010 I removed some mailboxes (before I would then remove the DB's), but in doing so, it looks like I've removed the AD administration account - named sbsadmin. It ...
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LDAP troubleshooting

We have a Windows SBS 2011 which sometimes responds slowly to access requests. I'm troubleshooting performance issues fro a while, and now i want to know if there is any problem with the AD, LDAP ...
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SBS 2011 Premium Add-on Licencing After migration to Windows 2012 Standard

We are currently running an SBS 2011 Standard Server(A). We have Premium Add-on Licence and have installed SQL server on the same SBS 2011 Server. We have installed Windows 2008 R2 Standard on another ...
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Windows Process Activation service fails to start with error code 50

After a series of brown outs, our battery backup gave up and our server was powered off unexpectedly. Among other problems, this caused our WAS service to fail to start with error code 50. A lot of ...
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Migrated SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 and my Outlook clients didn't get the new server name

Source server is SBS 2003, called sbs Destination server is SBS 2011, called sbs11 Everything ran swimmingly, the migration went well. However, when my users log into Outlook, the Exchange address ...
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Windows Server slow shared folder access

We have a Windows Small Business Server 2011 which acts as an Active Directory, DNS, Exchange and File server. (Update: and SQL server as well) More than 2 times a day the server becomes slow to ...
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SBS 2011 WSUS content

I have an SBS 2011 server, which is running as a VM on Hyper-V Server 2012 R2. As such, WSUS is up and running on it, which is fine. The issue is the WSUS content; the virtual server has two VHDX ...
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Dell PowerEdge T410 - How do I build additional 3 drive Raid 5 and keep SBS 2011 running?

Dell PowerEdge T410 / Dell PERC 6/i 3 x 1TB SATA in Raid 5 array split as 2 drives (Drive 0  C: 128GB E:1847GB) (Drive 1  D: 20GB) Currently running SBS 2011 Standard. I would just ...
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Exchange 2010 delays messages

I've got a problem with an Exchange 2010 server runnnig on Windows SBS 2011. Some emails are stuck in the queue and they get one of these errors: 451 Timeout waiting for client input 421 ...
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What's the proper way to uninstall Exchange Server 2010 from Small Business Server 2011 Standard?

Last year I did uninstall Exchange Server from a Windows 2008 server and it didn't go well. After I was finished, the users couldn't log in anymore. I had to recreate all the users 1 by 1. Luckily ...
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Exchange 2010 - User not receiving email from random outside users

i am sorry to bring this topic from the afterlife after all this time, but i have the Exact same situation with one of my clients. i was wondering if some one did manage to find a solution to this ...
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SBS Server Scheduled task, corrupt file

I have a Windows small business server (version 2011), and I have defined a scheduled task to send an email at 5pm every day, the email has a file attached as part of the task (an Excel file). The ...
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Migrating emails from Exchange (2010/SBS2011) to Office 365

After spending several weeks and reading many different guides, I just have not been able to come up with a solution other than to use a third party tool and I would be greatful if someone can help me ...
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Event 4625 Audit Failure NULL SID failed network logons

In 3 separate systems, the following event is being logged many times (between 30 to 4,000 times a day depending on the system) on the domain controller server: An account failed to log on. Subject: ...
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Windows SBS 2011 - Have Exchange send via Office365?

I have Windows SBS 2011. As you know, Exchange 2010 is built in to this. Some time ago, I have started using Office 365 for email. In a perfect world, I would uninstall Exchange 2010, but this cannot ...
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SBS 2011, second domain controller - make RODC?

I have an SBS 2011 domain at a single site. I had previously added a second domain controller for redundancy (including DNS) so that when the SBS server needs rebooting the network is uninterrupted. ...
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Third party getting access to industrial machine on network

I need to allow an outside company to get access to an industrial machine that is on the internal network of our company. The network setup is a Cisco router that is owned and controlled by our IP ...
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New files in old Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Database folder

Our office is currently running on SBS 2011 Standard x64, on this server we have Microsoft Exchange 2010 and a virtual environment in which Terminal Server is running. I have been advised that to ...
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C Drive keeps filling up and stopping mail flow

Setup Windows SBS 2011 Exchange 2010 I have an issue where the C drive will not stop filling up despite the fact that both the Exchange database and WSUS directory are on a separate drive. This is ...
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How to remove a user account in Windows SBS 2011 but still deliver mails to another user?

I have a user account (let's call him "Joe") in Windows SBS 2011 which should be deleted. But the email address associated with Joe's account should then belong to another user (let's call him ...
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Active Directory “Backup User”?

We migrated from SBS 2011 to Windows Server 2012. I have gone through our Active Directory and deleted some SBS 2011 accounts like the SharePoint accounts etc. (we don't have SharePoint on Windows ...
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Cannot Start SBOMailer Service in SBS 2011

My company runs a Windows SBS 2011 which runs SAP and B1Up. SAP uses SBOMailer to send emails in a batch. And sometimes SBOMailer stuffs up, so it needs to be restarted. Resetting the SBOMailer ...
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Workstations connected to SBS 2011 can not connect to “http://connect/” and are getting frequently disconnected or kicked off of the shared drives

Small Office, there are 7 computers and a server running SBS 2011. 2 workstations are not currently bound to the server, because after recently reinstalling windows 7 on them, it was discovered that ...
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Virtual PC/Server software intalled on SBS 2011 Essentials that hosts other Windows OS?

I'd like to know if anyone else has successfully installed Oracle Virtual Box, VMware Workstation, or Virtual PC 2007 software on SBS 2011 Essentials that hosts other Windows OS without causing any ...
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When user creates folders they aren't created on the NAS

I've got a peculiar problem with one of my users. Often when the user creates folders on the NAS, she can see the folders on her own workstation. She can also access and browse these folders, but she ...
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SBS2011E + WS2012 + split-scope DHCP + site-to-site hardware VPN

Bit of a newb when it comes to this but I'm giving it a go and, so far, things work but I hope I'm doing it in a correct manner and a couple of little hiccups... HQ has a SBS2011E DC (DC1) that ...
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SBS 2011: can't open web-based Sharepoint Designer

We installed SBS 2011 (Sharepoint 2010) a couple of years ago and it's running fine. We never used Sharepoint features. Now we wanted to explore Workflow features so I went to http://sites and logged ...
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What does SBS 2011 do “under the hood” when you give a user admin access?

I have been using Windows Server for many years now and when I have someone who needs local admin access over their machine, I apply it through group policy in a similar way to this answer. One of my ...
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Disable SMTP on Windows SBS 2011

I have a server running Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard. I have disabled the SMTP service, removed the Web Server Role, and blocked port 25 in Windows Firewall. Why am I still able to ...
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Trying Non-Authoritative restore but CN=DFSR-LocalSettings is missing

I have a single Domain with one Windows 2011 SBS Domain Controller and a newly joined and DC promoted Windows Server 2012 Standard. Forest and Domain functional levels are both Windows Server 2003. ...
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SBS 2011: Disabling WSUS

I have a client with an SBS 2011 server that hosts their email, company data, and hosts a few other business services. The system has plenty of RAM; however their issue is HDD access time. The wait ...
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Domain time drifting with VM DCs / host domain members

I'm following the advice given in this article: ...
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Acronis post-command query backup status

I would like to perform an action when the backup completes successfully (but not when it fails). Is there a way to pass the backup status into a post-backup command? Or an environment variable I ...