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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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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'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, you'...


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If you suspect that the resulting memory consumption is a problem due to a software defect, you can use the Microsoft DebugDiag 1.2 to create a full memory dump and analyze the dump for common issues. If you think there may be a memory issue, you need to enable leak tracking by selecting the "Monitor for Leaks" option and let it run for a while before ...


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In the exchange management shell run Get-ExchangeCertificate 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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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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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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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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HopelessN00b is correct, AD should automatically update. It is possible that the computer object is now in a different OU than where you expect it to be, and thus, you're unable to find it. Try this: In Active Directory Users and Computers, select View | Advanced Features. Make sure this is checked. Select Action | Find. Change the Find: drop down to "...


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Depending on how you created your directory structure, you might have broken inheritance for some of your subdirectories. In this case, you should use the "reset permissions on all child objects and enable propagation" check box in the Advanced Access Control Settings dialog: After doing this, you should see inheritance working again. If you are not able ...


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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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If using SBS2011 then Start the Windows SBS2011 Standard Console Click on the Network icon in the top bar, then click the Connectivity tab Wait for the panel in the right to become active and then click on 'Fix My Network' Let the wizard search for problems. One of the problems it should find is the expired certificate. Clear all the checkboxes except the ...


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Exchange 2007 and newer versions stop you from performing a domain rename. Since you say that you're ditching on-premise Exchange that's not a factor. That opens up the door for what I think would be a much easier process than any kind of creation of a new forest or domain: Complete your migration to Office 365 and remove Exchange from your SBS 2011 ...


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The issue was that I was unable to access the Delta CRL file through IIS 7. This was due to '+' sign in the file name MYSERVER-CA+.crl. By default IIS 7 sets the property allowDoubleEscaping to False, and this must be enabled so that IIS can serve up this file. In IIS7, I went into the Default Website, navigated to the CertEnroll virtual directory and ...


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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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Today is just not my day. If I had read my dcdiag closely: NETLOGON Service is paused on [EPPINGSBS2011] Un-paused the service, and hey presto, everybody is happy. Now - to find out why it was paused in the first place.


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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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You'll have to enable IMAPS on port 993 and add your certificate to the IMAP service for SSL in the Exchange System Manager. Even beyond that, you have may to make some changes to the Thunderbird side to alleviate some problems with IMAP downloads. Out of the box, Thunderbird mated with Exchange can result in corrupted attachment/large email downloads. See ...


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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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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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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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