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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WSS Search fills 10 GB limit on SBS server 2011

I've got a SBS Server 2011 Standard SP1 that isn't very busy. 2 Users local and 2 remote. We have sharepoint that has maybe a dozen small documents at most. I've just started getting the following ...
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System File Missing

I have Windows SBS 2008 R2 use it as file server and i missing some system32 file, so i need to repair it but I don't know how repair/restore this file. Can anyone help me? Thanks
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How can I connect to any windows machine of a network manage by Windows Small Bussiness?

I have to provide helpdesk support for a group of Windows machines that are in a network managed by a Windows Small Business Server (SBS). I would like to do many tasks using remote desktop. Is it ...
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Snapshot SBS or Single DC server environments

I can't seem to find a clear answer on this. Is it safe or not safe to snapshot (or in my case checkpoint under HV 2012) an SBS or single DC server environment? I took over an account and am behind ...
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SBS 2008 coexist with Server Standard for Remote Desktop Services

I need to provide secure remote desktop access to multiple users in a small business. I believe they currently are running SBS 2008 (identifies as Windows Server Standard FE). My understanding is ...
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Permissions won't cascade more than 1 level

Running Windows Small Business Server 2011 I have a file structure with a lot of sub folders (sometimes 5-6 levels deep). I have created access groups to grant access to my users, and also deny ...
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What is Server 2012 Essentials and how is it different from Server 2012?

In response to the recent trend of asking about features in Windows Server Essentials 2012/R2, as if they were part of the "normal" Server 2012/R2 editions (Standard or Datacenter), It seems like we ...
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Windows Essentials 2012 Email

Just a quick question that I can't seem to find any information on. I understand that SBS 2011 included Exchange, and that the SBS model is no longer being made (moved to Windows Server Essentials ...
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How to prevent Microsoft Small Business Server Active Directory addresses showing up in OSX Address Book?

A client has MS Small Business Server installed and numerous iMacs and MacBooks in their office which staff use. They use Google Apps for Business for email not Exchange. Their IT guy needed to ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium on Small Business Server 2003. What is the disadvantage of not using Pro?

As a volunteer, I look after the office computers at a small private school. We have Small Business Server 2003 and about ten desktops. Nearly all the desktops are XP Pro and are joined to the domain. ...
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How can I restore all Exchange accounts into a fresh installed windows server from a backup? [closed]

I use regular backups on windows-sbs for the whole system harddisk with all exchange accounts. If I have to re-install on a new machine, how can I import all data from the old backup?
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SSL for Exchange 2003 SMTP

I have a number of clients on Small Business Server 2003, which includes Exchange Server 2003. A few of them have AT&T as their ISP. In an effort to avoid losing email send abilities due to ...
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Sbs 2003 health monitor - EmbeddedStatusEvent

Masters, We use SBS 2003 Healt Monitor to trigger some alert when specified event occured on event log. In the HM we have to set the e-mail settings, if we would like to get e-mail notificaton from ...
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mmc cannot initialize specific snapin

On one particular server attempting to open Share and Storage Management always results in the error MMC cannot initialize the snap-in twice (after pressing OK the first time) and results in a blank ...
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Small business server 2011 standard - applications randomly closing for remote desktop users

Small business server 2011 standard - applications randomly closing for remote desktop users I have an issue where when you are connected through remote desktop (doesn't matter whether you have ...
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SBS 2011 Crashing, unknown cause

I have a SBS 2011 server that started crashing a few days ago. This issue occurred on a Sunday night at 11:55pm of a holiday long weekend. There would have been almost no one accessing the server at ...
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GPO folder redirection - creates .tmp files

I am using a 2008 SP2 Small Business Server, and my test machine is Windows XP SP3. I have setup a GPO to do folder redirection, but it is only sortof working. The policy is applied to a security ...
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Storage for HP server (sbs2011)

I currently have HP ML350 G6 with 2x300 GB raid disks. Server main purpose is: - Exchange server - Office network (25 users) - File storage Now one problem is that one department has a need of ...
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Publishing an Excel spreadsheet using Microsoft SBS 2008 to a web page that is viewable by mobile phones (not necessarily smart phones) [closed]

I am getting well out of my “superuser” depth here and would love some support. At work we have an Excel workbook (*.xls format circa Office 2003) which maintains our “engineers” timesheet. This ...
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What is “Windows Server Networking Helper Service” and why is it spamming UDP broadcasts?

On our Windows Small Business Server 2008 machine, this service is constantly sending large numbers of 13 byte UDP datagrams to 255.255.255.255. These datagrams contain the bytes 0x7805, followed by ...
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New SBS 2011 to replace old SBS: How can I login with the same credentials AND keep the same user profile (not roaming) and registry values, etc.?

We purchased a new server PC where we installed SBS 2011. Currently we have an old SBS 2003 on an old PC. As we do not use advanced functionality on SBS, just login and Exchange (no roaming profiles, ...
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moving up from windows SBS to 2012 standard

were moving up from SBS to ms server 2012 and there are two functions I would like to mimic automatic folder creation when creating a user to mimic the web accessible file server similar to the way ...
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Low Cost Image Based Backup of SBS [closed]

I have a small business customer who needs a solution similar to Acronis's SBS Server backup. Essentially, I would like image based differential backups to be performed nightly to the external drive ...
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New SBS2011 box not setting up Internet [closed]

A customer has asked for help with this, and given me remote access, and my Google searching is not helping. SU doesn't seem to have anyone available to help in chat currently, so I'm trying here. I ...
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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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Move SBS 2008 VM from one Hyper-V host to another?

I have a box running Server 2008 R2 hosting a SBS 2008 VM on Hyper-V. This server is failing, and we would like to move the SBS 2008 VM to a new Hyper-V host. I know cloning/moving DCs is generally ...
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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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Windows SBS 2011 Essentials User Documents Stored on Server (Folder re-direction?)

On Windows SBS 2011 Essentials, how do you store user documents in a centralized location on the server? For example a 'User' folder has sub-folders for Mr A, B and C. Each of these folders has all ...
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Deploy Spark IM to all Computer In Domain

I would like to deploy the Spark IM client to all of the servers in my Domain from me Small Business Server. What would be a good way to do this?
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Windows 2003 SBS - how to take over administration for a small business? [closed]

I'm working with a Windows Small Business Server 2003. I have very little server experience here and this one has some pretty specific issues with it I'm unsure how to address. The only source of ...
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Simulate two domains on one machine to support work/home isolation [closed]

Problem statement: How can I support isolation of identities on a signle in-home network that supports both personal and business resources? I know the Windows NT servers have plenty of methods of ...
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Open custom port for IIS windows firewall or group policy

I am running Windows SBS 2011. I have added a web site to IIS using port 8888 and it works perfectly when connecting locally, but not from any other PC on the network (domain). I think I need to open ...
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SBS2011 Disabling SharePoint because of problems

Anyone with any definite ways to disable Sharepoint on SBS2011? I can find no specific 'How To' or instructions on the Microsoft site, only mentions of it on technet without much other information. ...
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Why is my loopbacked GPO reporting as disabled

Let me start by saying that my experience with GPO is limited to tentatively poking at settings until they fall into place by trial and error. It is entirely possible this will be a very obvious ...
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saving issues osx 10.8 adobe photoshop on server smb

we get several saving issues while saving files in Adobe applications CS 6 (especially in Photoshop) on a Windows Server 2003 Share connected via SMB. Unfortunately the problems aren't able to be ...
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SBS 2003 to Server 2012 -architecture

I have an SBS 2003 box that is being "refreshed" (replaced). I need to replicate core functionality without the SBS package (due to MS dropping it). Key functionality is: Proxied Remote Desktop AD ...
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PPTP VPN connections stops working after period of time

I have a client with an SBS 2011 server which is acting as a PPTP VPN server that is having difficulty maintaining working VPN connections to their server for remote workers. Client machines are able ...
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Active Directory domain recreation versus migration

This is for a small business with under 20 employees and a single location: I have this old Windows 2003 SBS server that needs to be ditched. I'm drafting plans now to perform a migration from ...
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Why Can't I Access This Share?

Using Small Business Server 2011 Standard Used the Create A Share Wizard I am the domain admin I have a security group called accounting I made a share called accounting and gave permissions just ...
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Forwarding ports for RDP with SBS 2012

I am having issues forwarding ports on a D-Link DIR-615 router. I have a Windows Server 2012 Essentials set up, including the Remote Web Access (which works properly!). The problem originally is that ...
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Small Business Server Standard 2011 Acting As A Router/Firewall or Connected Via Switch

Using Small Business Server Standard 2011, what is the preferred best practice for a group of about 15 computers. To use it as the router/firewall and have it be assigning DHCP, or have it connected ...
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“Invalid product key” for Windows SBS 2011 on IBM x3200 M3?

We are trying to install Windows SBS 2011 (Czech) on the new IBM x3200 M3 machine. The ServerGuide v9.0 finished correctly and asked for the Windows SBS instalation DVD (OEM). After asking the usual ...
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SBS2011 SharePoint 2010 - Word/Excel prompting for password

I am accessing the built in SharePoint 2010 on SBS2011 via Microsoft Office Excel and Word (opening a file from WebDAV http file mapped drive in Explorer). When saving a file, I get prompted from ...
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SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 but keep old server online

I have a client running SBS 2003 and they are ready to upgrade to SBS 2008. They have a couple of programs that will not run on SBS 2008 and thus cannot be migrated. Is there a way to keep the old ...
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Can I install SBS 2011 Standard onto an existing 2008R2 server?

I have an existing Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard dedicated server at a server farm, all set up. Monitoring tools, public and private NIC's, out-of-band management tools, the whole shebang; it's ...
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DNS error with sbs2003 migration to 2011

I have been getting that message Your Local server is not in the name server records and it is not going away. I have followed the suggestions from this. Other suggestions are also same as his anyway. ...
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Event ID 8021 The browser was unable to retrieve a list of servers from the browser master

We have a LAN where workstations are randomly losing network connectivity for brief moments of time. The workstations can also take a long time to login to the domain. During our troubleshooting we ...
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PowerShell & FileNotFoundException : which file?

I'm trying to follow the instructions in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg697165.aspx, but my powershell script keeps throwing exceptions. It refers to a FileNotFoundException...but I ...
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SBS as a RDP gateway

Hi all I want to start using my SBS:Essentials server as a RDP gateway but i'm getting cert errors saying can't connect becuase its an unverified certificate Is there a cheap/Free way to issue a cert ...
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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? ...