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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Running Everything in Azure [on hold]

So for a small business, the kind who Small Business Server / Windows Server Essentials were designed for. Already using O365 for Exchange/SharePoint/OneDrive/Lync. After a bit of growth, they now ...
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Configure DC & Firewall/ Router such that clients can use Internet even if DC is down?

How do Windows domain clients behave if the DC is offline? Read this and am getting some symptoms. Curious about the answer for this scenario. When my Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials is down, ...
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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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WIndows SBS 2011 Standard - Connect Windows 8.1 Machines

I manage a Windows SBS 2011 Standard Server. Recently had to connect 3 Windows 8.1 machines....but I am not having any luck. I have followed everything I have read online. The updates are completely ...
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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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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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SBS 2008 DNS issues in BPA

I'm gettng constant Critical Issue events in the Small Business Server Best Practices Analyser & resulting SBS Console reports that begin "The DNS client is not configured to point only to the ...
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SBS 2011 - Unable to register the MSExchangeAB RPC interface. Failed with the error code The endpoint is a duplicate (1740)

I am running SBS 2011, with all updates applied. I get the following error EventID 1008 Unable to register the MSExchangeAB RPC interface. Failed with the error code The endpoint is a duplicate (1740)...
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SBS2011 - Exchange 2010 - Does removing user remove mail-account?

We're running an Small Business Server 2011 with Exchange 2010. We recently had a few changes in our employees, so we have 3 users that have to go. What happens if I delete the user? Will the ...
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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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SBS 2008 to Exchange 2016

I'm getting ready to upgrade my SBS 2008 box to two Windows Server 2012 R2 VMs. I plan on installing Exchange 2016 on one VM and the DC/file server/update services/a few custom services on the other ...
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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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Routing inernal network

I know this is not the ideal or close to ideal network setup, but I have just setup a SBS 2008 server on a KVM/VPS and have encountered a networking issue. I know that the i will lose server feature ...
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Group Policy Settings Not Applying

I have Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 and when creating a GPO for my SBSComputers the settings do not apply. For instance I have enabled Verbose vs normal status messages in the Group Policy ...
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Simple OpenVPN setup on Windows Server 2003 SBS with RRAS

I am trying to set up the most basic VPN configuration with OpenVPN. The server is Windows Server 2003 SBS. A typical client system is Windows 7 Professional. The server has two physical NICs (WAN &...
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Source Server does not meet minimum requirements for migration - SBS2003 to SBS 2008

I am migrating SBS 2003 to SBS 2008. I have followed the 81 page microsoft guidelines here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=52b7ea63-78af-4a96-811e-284f5c1de13b&...
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exchange accounts on outlook 2010 freeze randomly due to high latency

One of our clients is running a windows SBS server 2011, with users in both a TS environment and local lan computer access. This is a small environment with approximately 35 users. The symptoms we ...
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Is it diffacult to setup a trust relationship between windows SBS server 2008 and windows Standard server 2008?

I am being told by our IT company that setting up trust relationships between SBS 2008 and standard windows 2008 server is difficult. Can any one confirm this? We have a SBS 2008 server that is doing ...
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Windows Small Business Server CAL Question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We are in the process of upgrading to a new server, to be specific it's the following setup: HP Proliant ML110 G6 ...
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Migrate from Intel to AMD based server

I have been using an old Intel based Dell desktop as a Small Business server 2011 (SBS 2011 Standard x64) box for the last 6 months. Last week I purchased an older AMD Socket F server that will do ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...