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You cannot have more than one SBS on a domain. If you need an additional server you should purchase a full Windows Server SKU. How should you decide if SBS is the right choice? You can have only one SBS server and only one domain Source


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I've always understood SBS to be the "Windows Server for small businesses when you don't have an IT department but want an all in one server". SBS makes sense in some shops, not so much in others. If you want to be 100% Microsoft, have no desire to go to the cloud yet, and have fewer than 25 employees, then it could make sense for your company. While ...


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The cause of this problem is that in EU countries (and certain other TLDs outside the USA), nameserver records are typically cached for more than 1 day. SBS2008 has a cap on the maximum time that it will allow nameserver records to be cached, which defaults to 1 day. This default works fine in the USA but When the .uk and .eu records become stale, they are ...


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You have some misconceptions here. I'll try to answer your questions while dealing with those: SBS does not and never has limited you to a single domain controller. It limits you to a single copy of SBS being run on the network. While you are migrating, it allows you to have both of the SBS servers on the same network. After 21 days, your old SBS server ...


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Welcome to the wonderful world of SBS. Recommended requirements for RAM = 10GB... and it REQUIRES a minimum of 8gb. (according to Microsoft.) for a good reason. It's not a fine-tuned well-oiled machine... it's very sloppy, bloated, and has everything under the sun bundled together. The more RAM you can throw at that box... the better. Unfortunately, ...


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Autodiscover is a means to help simplify the configuration of remote Outlook installations and mobile devices to use Exchange. Microsoft's verbose documentation about this feature is here. The easiest approach to get over the autodiscover hurdle is to create a public DNS A Record for autodiscover.mydomain.com that points to your SBS server's IP address. ...


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I assume you are looking for a server solution and not a SAAS product, otherwise this question would be offtopic. Sparkleshare is an open source software that could satisfy your needs. But I would recommend just using rsync to mirror to a remote server that has the bandwidth you require. You can set up this system in minutes and it does everything you ...


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First off, for a mail environment that small, I'd suggest that you probably don't want to do a co-existence migration, but more likely a cutover. It'll avoid a lot of PITA and extra work to just get the new environment stood up, transfer your data and cutover your MX records, DNS, gateway settings, etc. Secondly, a smarthost is used in mail migrations to ...


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Have you tried using the following registry value? This usually works with integrated authentication (not basic/forms authentication). Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient\Parameters Value: AuthForwardServerList Type: Multi-string Refer to the following document for more information: Prompt for Credentials When ...


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You're fine to use the functionality you've always used in "Active Directory Users and Computers" to make the changes you want. The "friendly" administration tool should always be used, wherever possible, but in this case you'd have no choice but to break out the "real" tools. The product isn't tremendously different from Windows Server 2008 R2 underneath, ...


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Check if the database cache is taking up the memory (and not releasing it for some reason) using the perfmon Exchange "Database cache size" counter. If so, try limiting the cache sizes by setting msExchESEParamCacheSizeMin/msExchESEParamCacheSizeMax values in the InformationStore Active Directory object's properties as described in this blog. If it is not ...


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Thanks to the pointers provided by Mark Henderson, I finally nailed this one. I had to change two objects in EMS: Set-WebServicesVirtualDirectory -identity "ourserver\ews (Default Web Site)" ` -InternalUrl https://support.ourdomain.au/EWS/Exchange.asmx ` -ExternalUrl https://support.ourdomain.au/EWS/Exchange.asmx Set-ClientAccessServer -identity ...


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This is what I ended up doing: setting the server application cache for the .NET AppPools to a low value (5 MB) by setting the privateBytesLimit parameter in the web.config at %WINDIR%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\<version>\Config as suggested in this answer: <configuration> <system.web> <caching> <cache ...


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You're looking at the wrong set of properties. In ADD&T right click the "root" object, not the "domain" object, select properties, and add the UPN suffix.


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If you don't need Exchange and/or SQL Server, SBS is the wrong choice. With SBS you essentially get all the main Microsoft products at a much lower price than the full retail price of all of them together, but still at a higher price than a simple Standard license of Windows Server; and it comes with big limits on the number of users and servers you can have ...


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HP have the drivers you're looking for. I googled: "hp ml350 g6 ipmi driver windows" Top Link, then head down to "Driver - Lights-Out Management" and download the drivers from there. You should probably install all the relevant drivers for the hardware you've got. You should know which hardware you've got, you must have ordered it at some point ;) I ...


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Well, I would absolutely not attempt to migrate an SBS 2011 to Server 2008, even if it wasn't a Domain Controller. So, don't try that. But, what your customer wants can be done. Just don't try to do it directly. Basically, you want to add a second Domain Controller to the domain, and then get rid of the SBS server as a Domain Controller. (Before ...


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If they truly were domain-joined and were simply renamed, that's been updated in AD. You're probably just looking at a stale view. Try refreshing your view or opening/closing whatever app you're using to view AD. (There may also be a replication delay if you have multiple Domain Controllers.) Incidentally, the best idea you're going to hear is to not let ...


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I wouldn't remove it, personally. I never have, simply from a philosophical perspective. I'm fine disabling things but I don't hasten to remove them. In the same way that I never make changes to the "Default Domain Policy" and "Default Domain Controllers" policy I try to avoid making changes that are difficult to reverse and that would make a machine ...


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All fingers point at SQL Server, which is doing a lot of reads. It would seem that your disk literally can't satisfy the demand for data. Assuming you are using RAID 1 (plain old mirroring) as opposed to RAID 0+1 (striping and mirroring), I'd suggest that you add an additional array and associated logical drive. Then move your SQL Server .MDB and .LDF ...


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In the exchange management shell run get-exchange certificate to get the thumbprint on the cert you're trying to renew then run the following: Get-ExchangeCertificate <thumbprint> | New-ExchangeCertificate | Enable-ExchangeCertificate -services pop,imap,smtp,iis


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The Surface Pro isn't any different than a Windows laptop in this example. You probably don't have Windows 8 or 8.1 patches synchronized to WSUS, so there are no updates for them on your server.


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I generally include the full subnet in the scope and exclude addresses as needed. 80% seems a little extreme, but for a small set of users, it's not unheard of. It's not required though and SBS will work just fine with a larger pool or a smaller scope. OU's are an organization thing - I've seen many places that don't seem to know how to properly use them ...


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There is no longer a license manager in SBS 2008. It is totally on the honor system. If you get audited you need to supply a manually created list detailing how you have each of your CALs provisioned, but there is no hard data to show. EDIT: Concerning the question "Do you per chance know the definition of 'simultaneous users'?" I'm hesitant to give out ...


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You can also use the built-in Access Auditing group policy settings on Server 2008 ( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772630(WS.10).aspx ). In the Group Policy editor, go to Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Advanced Audit Policies - Local Group Policy Object | Object Access and enable Audit File System events ...


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The SysInternals Process Monitor tool is able to log all disk access. Getting any useful information out of this requires that you know what you're be looking for, though. The raw access log is somewhat of a firehose. :)


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The default limit is 1TB but you can change it. See this site for more info http://blogs.technet.com/b/uspartner_ts2team/archive/2011/03/20/exchange-2010-default-database-size.aspx


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We're looking into this right now for a similar sized client who needs to replace their SBS 2003 server. The way we look at it is, they need to have a server on-site anyways as they have several line of business applications that wouldn't work or aren't offered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Factoring that in, well, the (billable) time it would take to ...


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In this Microsoft wiki: Small Business Server 2011 Standard - Build Document I. Overview of SBS 2011, please see the following section: D. PLANNING OF THE SETUP ... SBS 2011 standard supports a maximum of 75 users or devices, must be the PDC, hold the FSMO roles, and cannot support trust domains. Emphasis, mine. At time of this answer, the ...


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Microsoft has now posted the documentation on how to do this http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg615506.aspx



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