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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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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Users getting 'flooded' with not read notifications (NRNs) for old emails and meeting requests

I'm being placed under quite a lot of pressure from senior management over a relatively trivial issue. Basically the vast majority of users are complaining that they receive not read notifications ...
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What are the reasons one wouldn't run Small Business Server?

This case scenario started me wondering about the limitations of Small Business Server: I have a client who came to us initially regading building them an intranet for managing staff training and ...
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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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Small Business Needs Active Directory

Currently the small business has about 10 computers 1 FreeNas Server and 10 employees. Until their recent move into a new office they have each had their own computer with local accounts. However ...
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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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How to massively remove many users on Windows Small Business Server 2003?

I want to massively remove all users from my Windows Small Business Server 2003 installation except Administrator and Guest. They are too many to remove them one-by-one. It takes a lot of time. Is ...
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Moved Windows Server 2000 from IDE drive to SATA drive now get Inaccessible_Boot_Device BSOD

I'm moving my Small Business Server 2000 to newer hardware. I used Acronis TrueImage to create an image of the partitions on the current 250GB IDE drive and restored the images to partitions on a ...
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Can't find how to remove forwarding

I have inherited a SBS2003 server from another tech. He created a user named Customer Service, and somehow configured mail sent to this account to be forwarded to 2 internal users, lets call them ...
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Always a path to the internet even in Windows SBS is off

is it possible to have a configuration in a Windows 2003 SBS environment where in the event that the SBS box crashed/turned off/ or is being worked on that there can still exist a path to the internet ...
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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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Moving from SBS to Windows Server 2012

I understand that Microsoft won't be releasing another Windows Small Business Server after 2011, yet many businesses have too many users for the "Essentials" edition of Windows Server 2012, not really ...
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Possible to audit newly added Exchange 2007 ActiveSync devices?

We have a client who would like to be notified when a new ActiveSync device is added. My thoughts are that this is not possible but I would like to confirm.
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SBS Active directory local administrator

I have SBS 2008 installed on the network. Every computer on network is joined to a domain. I want to grant local admin privileges to one computer so that the computer will stay in the domain, but ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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who is sending mail in exchange?

I have noticed huge amounts of email going to random .com.tw domains. My Exchange event log its erroring with them every few seconds. I am wondering is it possible to see which computer this is coming ...
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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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How can I trick SBS 2011 into allowing me to assign a UPN alias so users can logon as user@domain.com

How can I trick SBS 2011 into allowing me to assign a UPN alias so users can logon as user@domain.com See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243629/en-us But on SBS I only have a 'General', 'Trusts', ...
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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 2011: change display language for end user of the internal website?

I like to manage the SBS 2011 in English, but the clients require a different language for viewing the internal website, as well as OWA. I've been searching on the web, but according to the following ...
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Migrate SBS2008 to Server 2008 R2

I help out with the IT work at the church I attend. We currently have Windows Small Business Server 2008 set up. It is being used for domain authentication/security, DNS, Folder redirection, ...
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LicenseService changes itself from disabled to automatic and starts up service

I have Windows SBS 2003 which has LicenseService (llssrv.exe) in services running. As per Microsoft recommendation I disabled this service and stopped it just to notice it's Started again and set to ...
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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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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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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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SBS2011 Exchange and Outlook 2010 looking for autodiscover.extdomain.com

I have an out of the box SBS2011 install which is fully patched and updated. During SBS2011 installation did not give me the option of putting a .com and has instead setup my domain name with a local ...
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Can I activate a Windows Server Trial using an OEM key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I am currently running a trial of SBS 2011 Essentials that has expired. Most of the results I see for SBS 2011 on ...
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Recover encrypted file

I am running SBS Server 2011. I encrypted a text file file1 and placed it under the documents folder in the user profile of user1. Now I accidentally removed user1's account when I was ...
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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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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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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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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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Locked profiles in Windows XP Pro (domain) environment

I recently had to rebuild a Small Business Server 2003 Standard after a crash. I then rejoined the workstations to the domain. Subsequently, many of the Windows XP Pro workstation domain members are ...
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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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Remote Web Workplace for Windows Server

I need to perform a transition from a Windows Server 2008 SBS domain to a "regular" Windows Server 2008 R2 domain with Exchange. One SBS-specific feature users are relying on is Remote Web Workplace. ...
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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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Exchange 2007 Mailbox inaccessible

Bit of an odd one this, I've come back after a week off and my Exchange mailbox is completely inaccessible. The rest of the staff (20 or so) are all fine, but I cant connect to mine using either: My ...
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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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Small Business Server 2008 without Exchange… how and why?

I just bought Small Business Server 2008, and then realized... I don't really want to use Exchange locally. I'd prefer to have hosted Exchange. Doh. Is it safe to uninstall Exchange from a SBS2008 ...
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Bad ARP Cache static entries

I have a weird issue that popped up on our network. Once or twice a week a user (it's always a different user) would complain about not being able to communicate to our Small Business Server 2003 ...
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SBS 2003 Can't Boot after restore from backup

I have a problematic SBS 2003 installed on a Dell PowerEdge SC430 server. The server has two SATA drives originally configured as a RAID-1 mirror using software RAID (i.e. no RAID controller). After a ...
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Upgrade Small Business Server 2003 to a “normal” server

When we started our company we have implemented Small Business Server 2003 on our (back then) only server. Now we have grown, and the server is old and should be removed. I would like to upgrade ...
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Prevent Spammers from using my SMTP Queue in Server 2003

I am running Exchange on an installation of SBS 2003 and I have recently run into a problem where random spam queues began showing up in my SMTP queues. I was first alerted to it because my antivirus ...