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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Event 4625 Audit Failure NULL SID failed network logons

In a small environment comprised of one Windows Small Business Server 2011 server of relatively limited use (domain controller / Active Directory and DNS, Group Policy, DHCP, file server, print ...
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Exchange over HTTP

I have recently setup a brand new install of SBS 2011 and it is working well. Exchange is running as advertised and all users are happy. Now, there are 2 users who would like to work outside of the ...
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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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Can't connect to computer via SBS2011 RWA

I've got an SBS 2011 Essentials server. Users a able to log on to Remote Web Access using their username and password. However, the trouble starts when a users attempts to log on remotely to his/her ...
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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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Public Folders Appear empty to a particular user, when we know they are not

Public Folders Appear empty to a particular user, when we know they are not - It's pretty simple really, this user should see the contents of this folder, but they can't! Any ideas why you'd see ...
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Our FPD 2.6 application can't open files with long file names on SBS 2011

Our FoxPro for DOS 2.6 (FPD) application apparently is not able to see filenames longer than 8 characters when run on Windows XP Pro or Win 7 (32-bit) stations over Small Business Server 2011 running ...
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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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Mount Exchange 2003 Database in Exchange 2010 in SBS 2011?

So the scenario I am facing is where I had an old SBS 2003 server. I used Outlook to export emails to a PST, saved on a USB and then imported them back into the new SBS 2011 server (two different ...
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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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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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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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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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win sbs 2011 and ssl certificate

I have an SBS 2011 that has a self signed certificate and RWA enabled. I have imported the certificate (found on c:\Users\Public\Public Downloads) on an outside computer and when I try to access ...
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Windows Updates failing on SBS 2011, no errors generated

We recently took over IT duties at a local law firm and have to deal with their neglected server. It's running SBS 2011 SP1 with the standard fare: AD, file shares, IIS, Exchange, and WSUS. From its ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Exchange Transport Service Won't start

Initially it was because of a corrupt database file so as I'm not fussed about missing the emails, I removed the files in the data\queue folder. When I try to restart the edge transport service, it ...
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Windows SBS 2011 Clients Randomly Unable to Access .co.uk Domains

We are a small office with 10 client PCs and one Windows SBS 2011 server acting as Domain Controller and Internet gateway. At random times client computers cannot access Internet hosts in the .co.uk ...
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Outlook prompts for password when connect to Exchange via HTTP is enabled

We have an SBS 2011 server running Exchange 2010 SP3 and two domain-joined Terminal Servers running Outlook 2010 & 2013. When any Exchange account is configured to Connect to Microsoft Exchange ...
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Getting Double Logon Prompts in Remote Web Access on SBS 2011

Since a month or so ago our users began getting prompted to logon twice (basic authentication dialog after forms authentication prompt) when logging into the Remote Web Access on our Small Business ...
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Outline the quirks of Windows Small Business Servers (SBS)

I'm not much of a Microsoft administrator. However, I do work extensively with new and existing Microsoft Exchange deployments. That's just how the career-arc went. I'm working with a small customer ...
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Can two SBS boxes co-exist on the same network?

I have an SBS 2011 server in an office running a domain and I want to add an additional server running SBS 2003 that would only be used to run and serve accounting software. I have learned that two ...
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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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Trying to recover a deleted mailbox from SBS 2011

Ok I think I am hosed but maybe someone can help. I needed to delete old user accounts from SBS 2011. But before I did I needed to archive the email, which I did. Problem is it was really late and I ...
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Randomly lose the connection to router

I have been suffering with in this problem for a really long time and I'm running out of ideas. We have VMWare (Intel model server, Intel storage - Windows storage op. system, ). In the virtual ...
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Windows PPTP VPN - Slow File Transfer

I currently have a PPTP VPN configured between my SBS 2011 box on site and a Server 2008 R2 box in a datacentre. Line speed in the office is 20Mb leased line with 1:1 contention and obviously the ...
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Is it possible to connect a Domain Controller (Windows Server 2012) with SBS 2011?

We're trying to connect a Windows Server 2012 with a SBS 2011 server. The plan is to make Windows Server 2012 run as a Domain Controller and have the SBS 2011 server function as an Exchange Server. ...
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VPN users stuck on welcome screen then error (RDS)

I run a SBS environment with 2 RDP servers, over the past few months (unable to pinpoint the date/time) my remote (vpn) users are unable to connect to my Remote desktop servers. they get stuck on the ...
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Outlook/Exchange certificate errors

I have an SBS 2011 server running Exchange 2010 on which the self signed certificate recently expired. I have taken steps to re-issue the certificate but both still cause Outlook to throw a security ...
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Clean $Recycle Bin Folders For Redirected Folders

We have redirected folders for users desktops / my documents etc. Using Treesize I can see that these folders contain $Recycle.bin folders. These are often quite large in size. I can't access them ...
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Manipulate SBSMonitoring Database

Our SBSMonitoring database has reached its 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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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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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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SBS2011 Standard Shares not showing up to date shared files for Server 2008 on same network

I have a SBS2011 Standard server with a number of files shares in place. On my Server 2008 R2 database server, I am connecting to \SBS2011-Server\IT\Installers\SomeFolder. I can see two files in that ...
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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 ...