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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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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Domain & Computer name change problem

Client has two domains and wants there only to be one. Domain A's DC is an sbs2k machine, and Domain B's is a 2k3 running at Windows 2000 Mixed functional level. Along with changing the domain name I ...
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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 Journal Wrap Condition

When I run the SBS Best Practices Analyzer on my SBS 2003 R2, it says I have a 'journal wrap condition'. What does that mean and how can it be repaired?
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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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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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SMSMSE Quarantine problems

Does anyone know what happens to quarantined messages that are sent after the quarantine limit has been met? Our limit is set to 1000 but that was met 3 hours ago and all messages are currently being ...
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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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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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Send As Distribution Group Email Address?

We have a Small Business Server 2003, with a support distribution group. Is it possible to allow members of a distribution group, send emails from the group email address?
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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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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 ...
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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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Why are simple actions that need communication with the SBS server intermittently so terribly slow?

I have set up a Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 server for a small company (8-10 users). They use it as file server, print server, mail server etc. - basically everything small companies need except a ...
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Open Relay for internal IPs

How do I enable SBS 2008 and exchange to send mail via SMTP without authentication? I have a handful of network scanners that don't have anyway of configuring SMTP authentication. So I want the ...
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What would cause a Windows 2003 Small Business Server to lose a month of data?

A customer we recently took over, suffered a catastrophic failure last week due to (what appears to be) hard drive failure, and possibly caused by a faulty power supply. (Take this time to laugh at ...
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How to repair a damage transaction log file for Exchange 2003

Yesterday we had a power failure and the UPS did not work (it has worked perfect before). Everything seem to be ok when I started all the servers again except of the mail, when I try to mount the ...
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Exchange 2003. How can I move folders and contents from one user to another?

I'm the volunteer admin at a school using Windows Small Business Server 2003. A staff member has left. We want to copy parts of the contents of her Exchange mailbox to other users. Before she left, ...
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New company acquired running SBS requires access to HQ's domain resources possible?

Our medium sized company recently acquired a new company in a remote office with its own domain running Windows Small Business server on their own domain (NEW_DOMAIN). I manage an Active Directory ...
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Upgrade From Win Small Business Server 2k3 IN PLACE

We have a Small Business Server 2k3 that we recently demoted as the domain controller when we moved offices last week. Starting this afternoon, the server shut itself off as we're now violating the ...
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Fault tolerant server structure for the smallest of businesses

I'm trying to figure out what to do for a small business that has been plagued by ridiculous hardware problems. Right now, this business runs on five or six desktop machines; no server infrastructure ...
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Replication issue between two servers, one SBS 2008

Running an SBS 2008 server for a client, who added a new office. I set up a Windows 2008R2 server at the new office, which was promoted to domain controller and GC (logon) server. Both servers are ...
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Exchange Server 2007 Forwarding Circles

I asked a question quite a while ago about two members of an organization who wanted to receive all of each other's emails, and yet maintain seperate mailboxes. (so all emails to mike@company get sent ...
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Exchange Server - How to Set Up

I've been tasked with getting a Microsoft Exchange server set up here at my job. Here's what I need the end result to be: - DHCP Handled by our SonicWALL appliance - Our existing DNS servers used - ...
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Unable To Relay

I have a 2003 Windows SBS that I have just setup users POP Connectors to get their mail into the Exchange 2003 Server (on the same box). I am able to receive email fine, but can't send email out with ...
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Windows SBS 2K8 and VPN

We need a VPN for our office so people can connect and access files, etc. Currently we have a Netgear router with VPN capability but Netgear's ProShare VPN client (as far as I can tell) doesn't ...
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Forwarding Contact's Mail when Delivery Options is Missing

I'm trying to set up a contact in SBS 2003 Exchange so that an external party can have an internal email address which auto-forwards to them. All the web examples I can find point to a very straight ...
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How not to send all traffic over SBS connection?

My girlfriend uses SBS Connection Manager to connect to her company's network. The problem is that the internet connection is ├╝berslow at work, so she wants to use the home internet connection to surf ...
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What are the Best Practices and tools for managing Windows Desktops from a Linux sever?

I know this is a loaded question! What are the best ways to manage Windows (2000, XP, Vista, 7) workstation from a centralized Linux server? I would like to replace the fuctionality of Windows Domain ...
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Multiple computers in SBS domain that need a Remote Desktop Connection with a sub domain

I've been searching the internet for a while for this answer. I have a bunch of computers that are part of a small business server domain and would like to be able to connect to each one individually ...
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What antivirus software is recommended for Windows Server and Small Business Server? [closed]

I wounder what antivirus software is recommended for a Windows Server 2008 or a Small Business Server 2008. I would like to have one that: Is easy to maintain. Has good performance I don't need ...
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Windows SBS 2008 and DNS issues

We have a windows 2008 SBS, roughly every couple of days no machine on the network can access sites such as google/msn/bbc etc. Its solved easily by rebooting the DNS on the server, however this ...
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Resources for a new SysAdmin? (Emphasis on Windows SBS, Exchange, networking and general SysAdmin info) [closed]

I've recently taken over management of a Windows 2003 Small Business Server and network for a small, less than ten person company. I have some (antiquated) sysadmin experience, but I've little ...
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Routing and Remote access rule not being applied internally (Windows SBS)

I have a Microsoft Small Business Server. I have pointed an external domain name to the external fixed IP address for the server. In routing and remote access I have defined a service for our ...
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Can SBS2003 Monitoring and Reporting service work without Exchange?

we have an SBS2003 server. Recently I decided to switch to hmailserver as i feel it's better than exchange 2003, so i disabled it. Of course i don't receive the Monitoring and Reporting emails from my ...
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It is possible to use the Exchange 2010 web client with an Exchange 2007 mail server?

We are evaluating our options to upgrade our Windows SBS 2003 server. We are considering Windows SBS 2008, which comes with Exchange 2007 and an extra Windows Server 2008 Standard license. If we ...
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MS Word - Keeps requesting user to save Normal template

We have Small Business Server 2008 setup on a couple of our clients networks and we have the following issue. Whenever they logon, Microsoft word automatically opens and requests them to save their ...
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Promoting 2008 Server to DC on a 2000 Small Business Server domain

I've used adprep on the 2000 SBS, but my 2008 server says run adprep when trying to promote it to DC
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SBS DC DNS entries going missing?

I've been looking at a problem on a friends SBS (2003) server where the client PC's aren't able to connect to the server with a variety of errors reported. Checking the server itself the only ...
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Windows server 2003 Not Responding

I have a windows server 2003 smbs that was working a couple of days ago but now is not. The server will not respond to pings on local network as well as request for remote desktop as well as looking ...
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SBS 2008 Email Distrubition Groups - Permissions

is it possible to limit the email addresses that use an Email Distribution Email group? For example: Person A - Send emails to Group B saying the office is closed due to bad weather. Group B: ...
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How to reset time on a Win 2003 Small Business Server Client

I setup a Win 2003 Small Business Server client without setting the correct time. When the user later changed the time on the workstation he was unable to logon. A message is instead displayed ...
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Sql Server 2008 with Small Business Server external connector license [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Is it possible to license Microsoft Small Business Server and add an external connector license to be able to use ...
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How secure is ISA Server 2000

We have a small office using ISA Server 2000, previously this was connected to the internet through another firewall provided by the business park we are at, but soon will be connected directly to the ...
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Send Incoming Email to Multiple Mailboxes

I have a bit of an interesting email situation I'm trying to set up for a small business, that is probably far from normal, but I'm hoping someone can send me along the right path. Suppose I have two ...
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Outlook user is sending multiple calendar invites to recipients

This only appears to be affecting one user, but this user sends a calendar invite, then starts sending multiple invites there after. We are using Exchange SBS, with the user using Outlook 2007, also ...
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Recommended hardware for SOHO/small-team?

I need to choose a server that can be used either by a single-user and scale up to four people, ie. not corporate stuff, although it has to be dependable, affordable, compact and quiet. The OS will ...
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Windows domains, 2003 SBS, Exchange and AD in multiple sites/locations

We're currently running Win2K3 SBS as the domain controller with an additional Win2K3 server for hosting files and not really doing much else. We are probably looking at expanding to other offices in ...