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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Accessing users documents on Server 2008

We have a Small Business Server 2008, with about 50 users currently. Occasionally the IT team need to access users documents in order to merge folders together (Due to staff leaving) or need to ...
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Web monitoring on SBS2003

Quick question, shouldn't Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 be able to report back on Web usage as well as email usage. I am currently getting a report back with all the email, flaws, memory usage ...
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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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Fast, but extremely spikey network transfers

Here is a picture that perfectly describes my situation: Is there some way I can smooth this transfer out to be near 90% usage by increasing a buffer somewhere? It seems like windows grabs a chunk ...
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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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What's the best way to allow read/write/modify rights and block delete rights on Win SBS 2003?

I'm looking for a way to prevent accidental deletion of folders and files on a Windows SBS 2003 box. The scenario is a DATA folder that all users currently have all rights except for "Full Control", ...
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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 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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How to configure my SBS 2008 server to support Co-authoring of Word documents

My organization is using a SBS 2008 server for managing our file-system. As far as I understand it comes with SharePoint installed on it, although it is currently not in use. We have got office 2010 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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New domain user is created against dismounted (wrong) mail box database

I have a dismounted mailbox database in my exchange 2010 server and my main mounted mailbox database. When I create a new domain account it creates their mailbox against the dismounted one. How can ...
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Exchange 2003 Defrag is too slow

I have a Exchange database that has been cleaned out and a lot of space freed up. I would like to defrag the database using eseutil, but it is taking too long. I've tried moving the files to my ...
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cannot open local files synchronized by sharepoint workspaces

I have a client who is using SharePoint on Small Business Server 2011 to store a large collection of .png files. He is then using SharePoint workspaces to synchronize the files back to his ...
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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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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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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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restoring a failed SBS 2000 box

I read a post where you had mentioned you have had a PERC card blow up on you in an SBS box... I've got a similar situation where one of my RAID drives failed and then the power supply failed before ...
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Can not log in to a new install BES 5.0.1 on Server 2008 with SQL 2005

Full install of Blackberry Enterprise Server 5.0.1 Install completes OK but can not login to BES admin server Login or Password error all of the checks are OK on install server is a member server on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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SBS2011 Detailed Network Report

I have configured an SBS2011 Server to e-mail me a weekly 'Detailed Network Report' (saw it while configuring a daily e-mailed Back Up report). Within the Report there is lots of info regarding all ...
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New SBS 2011 installation (not migration) in an existing 2008 R2 domain

My current network setup has two servers: a Windows 2008 R2 with TMG 2010 as edge firewall (TMG server), a second 2008 R2 with DC, DNS and Hyper-V roles (DCDNS server). I was trying to install SBS ...
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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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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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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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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 ...