Microsoft Windows Small Business Server is a line of server operating systems targeted at small businesses by bundling the operating system with a number of other Microsoft products that would normally need to be purchased or licensed separately. Probably the most notable inclusions are Exchange, ...

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IPv6 in a Small Business

I’ve been tasked to identify a new server and IT equipment for the company I work for (employees <20). I’m looking at getting a SBS 2011 Standard box. My Question is: Apart from ensuring that our ...
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Why is the Active Directory security setting for “Write Personal Information” automatically reset?

In my Small Business Server 2003 environment, I would like to be able to have users manage their own delegate permissions for their Exchange mailboxes. By default, the Outlook delegate feature will ...
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Server 2003 - Default installation of SharePoint throws javascript error 'undefined' is null or not an object

I have been handed a server that has a fresh installation of small business server 2003. SharePoint has been installed, and it is a completely fresh copy (no changes made) I know for a fact that ...
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Windows SBS 2008 - Applying user restrictions

I have a SBS2008 server and I need to restrict program access on a per group basis, see below for the view from Active Directory. How do I go about restricting the User's in the group "Advisors With ...
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New SBS 2011 Drive configuration question

I am about to purchase a new server as follows: Dell T610 2 x Xeon 2.53Ghz processors 16GB RAM Perc H700 w/ 1GB Non Volatile RAM 8 x 300GB 15K SAS Hard drives Small Business Server 2011 This will ...
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Backup problem please help

One of my SBS users has had their home folder wiped out. All that is left is a file called "C". We take hourly backups using Symantec backup exec system recovery 8.5. I have looked through our ...
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Sending Mail From Second Domain

I have a Windows SBS 2008 server, on which I have setup 2 domain names. I have tested that I can send out on both. Some users have email addresses attached to both domains, ie: JohnSmith@domainA.com ...
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Changing the the hostname (remote.ex.com) for Exchange and Remote Workplace in SBS 2011

Appearantly Small Business Server insists on using remote.yourcompany.com for the virtual directories/connection points for Exchange, OWA and Remote Workplace. However, if my trusted SSL certificate ...
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Ideal technology stack for Drupal 6 in Windows Server 2008R2

My background is predominantly Linux-based servers, with which I can configure anything however I want. However, I'm building a Drupal6 site for a client, who (despite my warnings) wishes to self-host ...
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Windows Server Backup - Mounted Directories

If I want to back up only the C: for use in a bare metal recovery, does Windows Server Backup also back up the contents of directories used as a mount point? I have a few directories that are used as ...
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Certification Authority Service starts and stops SBS 2008

We moved from a SBS 2003 Server to a SBS 2008 server relatively recently because the SBS 2003 was having major hardware issues. I followed the Migration guide to the letter and everything seemed to ...
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Windows SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 migration problem - new server will not boot unless old one is on the network

I am working this migration and had some problems with the final step of removing exchange (no media and partial manual removal). This resulted in some DNS entries for the old server on the new box ...
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Switch from SBS 2011 Standard to Essentials

We have a server running SBS 2011 Standard with an eval. license which we had originally planned on purchasing, however, we now have decided we want to use Essentials instead. Will this switch be as ...
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Exchange Server 2003 migrate to 2007

I've been given the task of migrating an Exchange server 2003 (built into Small Business Server 2003) and migrating it to a new server, which is running Small Business Server 2008. We only want to ...
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How can I route specific domain names to a specific server

We have 3 servers internally. - The first one (beluga) is our domain controller and file server. It has a DNS controller, but I don't know how to configure it correctly, and my boss don't want us to ...
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watchguard xtm small business server 2003 installation guide

Does anyone have a recommended step-by-step for configuring a watchguard xtm for all of SBS 2003's services (e.g. Exchange, OWA, PPTP, SharePoint, Remote Web, Active Sync, etc)?
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Can you use SBS 2011 Sharepoint Foundation to collaborate with external users?

We are thinking about upgrading to SBS 2011. We would also like a way to collaborate with our external clients using Sharepoint Foundation, which is built into SBS 2011. Is this possible? I know in ...
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Configuring Nokia Mail for Exchange with SBS 2003

I know I will be told this belongs on Superuser, but I see more related questions here than there, so... We are running a Windows SBS 2003 Std SP2 server. I am trying to configure a user's Nokia E52 ...
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WINS is installed under Add/Remove Windows Components, but the service doesn't show up under Services?

On a Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server, the WINS server is installed under Add/Remove Windows Components, but the Windows Internet Naming Service doesn't show up in the Services list. Do ...
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Move Exchange Server

Anyone have a good link to the best way to move Exchange 2007/2010 off our SBS server onto its own server? Need the data and all to be moved. Exchange is sucking all the juice from our main SBS ...
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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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NETLOGON scripts not being executed

Each user on our new domain needs to have drives mapped according to a batch file. The problem is, I have a GPO rule set to execute the following command on all domain logins: ...
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SBS: Testing upgrade with trial versions?

We're planning to migrate from SBS 2003 to 2011 in a month or so, and I want to try out the upgrade process before I do it on the real server. I haven't bought the 2011 licence yet, but noticed that ...
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Should File Replication Services be running?

I have a network with one Windows 2003 Small Business Server. I get a journal wrap error after every reboot for the past week. I've seen the instructions on how to fix this, but before I do I'd like ...
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SBS 2003 Routing Faxes To Mailbox

I have a client who is having a problem with faxes routing to a mailbox. The server is SBS 2003, and the faxes are coming in fine to the faxes default folder. After some internet issues last week ...
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Remote Outlook Connect To SBS 2003

I have a client that has Windows SBS 2003. They currently have remote mail enabled, ie: mail.clientdomain.com.au/exchange prompts to accept to use the certificate, then allows them to use remote mail ...
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Need advice for small biz server upgrade

I'm trying to determine the best route for a server upgrade for the company I work for. We're growing and I'd like to get something that can grow with us. I have a flexible budget. We currently run ...
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Small Business File Server With 5 Remote Offices

I have 5 offices 2 having 10 employees each and the other 3 having 2 each. Each of my offices will be connected to each other with fortinet products (within the month). I want files to be locked ...
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SBS domain name choice

We are about to set up SBS 2011 at my small company < 10 users. My collaborator wants to name the SBS domain "example.local" . I'm of the opinion we should name the SBS domain "corp.example.com" ...
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Automatically forward a remote desktop connection to a new remote desktop connection?

Is there any way to automatically redirect users which connect to a SBS 2008 to another server using same credentials? For example, I’ve two servers: mainserver and applicationserver. There is not ...
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Windows Server 2003 redirected folder permissions cannot be altered

I have a Windows SBS 2003 SP2 DC that is severely messed up. This system has 55 users and they are all using redirected "home" folders to "e:\Users Shared Folders" I need to backup the files in each ...
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Quick-one: Better Environment for Exchange 2010: Server 2008 R2 or SBS 2011 Standard?

This is a quick question: I want/need to set up a Exchange 2010 Server on my home server (mainly for testing but will be needed). I understand the downsides of hosting my mail on my dedicated ...
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Migrate Domain from Server 2008 R2 to Small Business Server 2011

I'm looking for some advice here, rather than the big how to do it I'm looking for what do to I have this home server, quad core and 4 GB of ram (I really can't afford more right now). With a Windows ...
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Secure remote SQL Server connections

I have a question. We develop client-server software using SQL Server on our clients networks. We are wanting to create a web portal that links into this SQL Server database but are unaware of the ...
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SBS Report displaying critical error events but nothing in Event Viewer

We have a Windows Server server set up running SBS 2008 on a 64-bit architecture. When I run my daily SBS Console reports I am being told there is a critical error on the server with Event ID 56 & ...
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Cannot Login to SBS 2008

I'm hoping someone has an answer for me... I installed a new Microsoft SBS 2008 server last week and everything appeared to be working normally. I went to reboot the server yesterday to finish the ...
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SBS 2008 - DNS Forwarders timing out

We have an SBS 2008 server that keeps losing connection to the internet approx 2-3 times a day. It's a simple setup, BT Business Broadband ADSL to a Wireless Zyxel router to the server. Clients ...
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Moving the DHCP/DNS services from a Windows server (Active Directory) to a Linux machine

At my workplace we have a Windows Small Business Server, which runs DHCP and DNS services for our local network. I believe it's an Active Directory setup, but since I have no clue of Windows really, ...
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Sharepoint (WSS) - searching for column values - how?

I've created a document library in Sharepoint (SBS 2008/WSS 3.0). I did add a custom column (case #) to the list, and would like the users to be able to link to/search for documents with specific #'s. ...
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SBS 2008: Connected via VPN but can't access anything

I have an SBS 2008 installation with VPN enabled. Port 1723 on the router is forwarding to SBS. In Windows XP I have setup a VPN connection and connected using my domain credentials. However neither ...
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Group policy not updating for user, corrupt profile?

I have 1 user on my SBS 2008 server that when logged in has no files in their documents/desktop etc. So the user's folders have not been redirected to the server. I tried to run gpupdate /forceto ...
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SBS 2008 Sharepoint Database good Memory Limit

I manage a small network running on Small Business Server 2008. Lately, the Sharepoint embedded database is getting out of control with its memory usage. I've got a total of 16 GB of RAM on this ...
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Running Small Business Server (Exchange) & Terminal Server on one physical server (Virtualization)

Good day experts, I'm in the process of upgrading our office network, mainly upgrading our servers from 2003 to 2008/2010 with new hardware. We've currently 2 servers with these specs: Exchange ...
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Will Small Business Server 2008 Standard work well in a 5-10 user environment?

I'm helping a company put together a new office that will have 5-10 users. They'll need a domain controller, a small file/print server, a VPN server, and a terminal server. Exchange is being hosted ...
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Exchange server to sync accounts with Small Business server

We have a server with SBS 2003 that carries all our users. We're looking to set up a separate server for exchange 2010. Is there a way to keep these in constant sync so that when I set up an account ...
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WSS 3.0 fails to hide quick launch items for which the current user does not have access

I'm running a Small Business Server 2008 with Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 (WSS 3.0). I thought WSS was supposed to hide menu items for which the current logged in user don't have access? ...
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SBS migration: NDRs when sending email to olddomain.local addresses

Just swapped in a new SBS 2008 server today. Did not perform a migration this time (old server was a mess), but chose a completely new domain and migrated everything over manually. Went well, only ...
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Sending email after backup (Windows Server 2008)

I have a client who is using Windows Server 2008 (Small Business Server), and using Windows Backup. What I need to do is configure the backup task so that, upon completion, it sends an email ...
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Win2k3 SBS, WSUS update “stuck” waiting to be approved or declined

I have a weird issue, which I think may be related to a disk issue, but I haven't been able to prove this, so before I do something draconian (reinstall, which is a PITA), I'm hoping someone here can ...
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SBS 2003 VPN suddenly fails with 691 after reboot

After allowing two seemingly inoccuous Windows Updates (KB2388210 and KB982632) our production Windows Small Business Server 2003 (SP2) required a reboot. After the reboot all VPN connections failed ...