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We are getting a lot of errors in our eventlog that indicates our sbsmonitoring DB is too big. I've had this once before, so I found a method to recreate that DB. In order to do that, I need a powershell tool called MoveDataPowerShellHost.exe which should be found in C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Bin. That was the case the previous time, but on this SBserver (2008), I cannot find that file.

This is the original post on how to recreate the database. When I search for powershell in the textbox when pressing start, I get these results:

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These aren't the right exe files though.

Is there a way I can get MoveDataPowerShellHost installed on the server, or should that come pre-installed?

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From the inline comments of the Create-SBSMonitoringDb.ps1 that is used to recreate the DB in the referred guide:

# In SBS 2011 std it requires Framework v4 Assemblies - Launch MoveDataPowerShellHost.exe as an admin from SBS BIN folder, then run this PS1

Indicating that the requirement to launch it from MoveDataPowerShellHost.exe is specific to SBS 2011.

You should be able to run it successfully on SBS 2008 from a "normal" powershell.exe host (still elevated/Run As Administrator of course)


The reason for this is that SBS 2008 and 2011 are both build on Windows Server 2008 R2 which ships with PowerShell 2.0 - PowerShell 2.0 itself runs inside the .NET 2.0 CLR - so if all the SBS code was ported to .NET 4.0 for the SBS 2011 release, you would need a .NET 4.0 host application. MoveDataPowerShellHost.exe is probably just that, possible an early PowerShell 3.0 build

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    Thanks, it also mentioned that for 2008, it could take up to 48 for the monitoring to work properly again, so will have to waita while to verify the proces was succesful, but procedure went as planned so thank you for the input. – Terry Jan 6 '15 at 14:33

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