Questions tagged [windows-sbs-2011]

Windows Small Business Server 2011 is the Microsoft operating system in the SBS line based on Windows Server 2008 R2. It will be the last in the SBS line and went RTM December 13th, 2010 and was first officially released March 9th, 2011. Like the rest of the SBS line, it includes a number of Microsoft products bundled with it, the tradeoff being that the number of users is limited and some functionality useful for larger organizations is disabled.

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My company has outgrown SBS/Essentials. How do I migrate off?

My company is running SBS2008/SBS2011/Essentials, but it has grown to the point where this no longer meets our needs (We have too many employees!) and/or the software is going out of extended support. ...
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Event 4625 Audit Failure NULL SID failed network logons

In 3 separate systems, the following event is being logged many times (between 30 to 4,000 times a day depending on the system) on the domain controller server: An account failed to log on. Subject: ...
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Outline the quirks of Windows Small Business Servers (SBS)

I'm not much of a Microsoft administrator. However, I do work extensively with new and existing Microsoft Exchange deployments. That's just how the career-arc went. I'm working with a small customer ...
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w3wp.exe hogs memory

On a Small Business Server 2011 installation a whole number of w3wp.exe processes appear to be using a disproportional lot of memory. The SBS out-of-the-box installations comes with a total of 7 sites ...
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Cannot connect to SSTP VPN - Unable to check revocation because revocation server was offline

I have been trying to set up an SSTP VPN to my SBS 2011 server and have been battling certificate issues the whole way. I've been able to generate a new certificate for my external vpn address, ...
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What does SBS 2011 do “under the hood” when you give a user admin access?

I have been using Windows Server for many years now and when I have someone who needs local admin access over their machine, I apply it through group policy in a similar way to this answer. One of my ...
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How do I reconfigure Exchange Autodiscover?

So I've had issues for a long time with out of office, i believe my exchange has been setup incorrectly. When running tests on testexchangeconnectivity it connects to http://mydomain.com/autodiscover ...
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How do you restart the Task Scheduler service without rebooting the server?

I am running into an issue with the task scheduler service and I have found that restarting the Task Scheduler service should do the trick in fixing my problem. Unfortunately, I do not have the option ...
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Group policy issues

We are having an issue on one of our clients relatively new sbs installs. The domain consists of a single SBS 2011 server with 4 Windows 7 clients and 3 XP clients. Most of the time everything is ...
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Renewing SBS2011 Exchange Self-Signed Certificate w/o changing home page in IE?

On a previous server when we used the built in SBS wizard to renew the certificate it worked, however it reset all of the computers on the domain's IE home page to companyweb. Is there a way to do ...
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Migrate from SBS 2011 to 2008 Standard

I have a customer who is running a Windows Domain with a Windows Small Business Server 2011. Now I want to "update" (or downgrade?) to a 2008 R2 Domain. For two reasons. The customer has nearly ...
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Choosing Windows Small Biz Server Version (2008/11 and Standard/Essentials)?

We currently have a SBS 2003 server that is on its way out. Our shop is small (< 10 PCs), and our needs are not that great. I've been looking at Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and trying to ...
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AD migration from SBS2011 to 2012 R2 and new domain

We have an existing SBS2011 server, and would like to migrate to a new 2012 R2 server. Ideally, we'd like to do this in a new domain - 1. we'd like to reorganize the OUs to remove the "SBS" named ...
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Where can I see my CAL usage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We're running a SBS 2011 standard edition server and have got seven employees on different full and part time contracts ...
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Domain joined PC not appearing in AD or SBS Console

So one of our clients users renamed their machine while it was domain joined. I thought maybe AD was intelligent enough to update (I'm fairly new to AD, an apprentice in fact!) but all that's happened ...
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Do I really need WSUS and if I disable WSUS will the workstation automatically pickup windows updates?

When I setup SBS 2011 several years ago, it automatically setup WSUS. We have 6 workstations and the server in the office. WSUS is taking up too much server space and I find it frustrating to ...
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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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Removing SBS Monitoring Permanently (SBS 2008/2011)

We never use it, and probably never will. Google tells me that uninstalling it is pretty straightforward, but several MS technicians also say that it's "not recommended" to permanently uninstall. Is ...
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Windows Server Backup - disk full

We have a Win SBS 2011 Essentials system, SP1, auto installing updates. It's using Windows Server Backup to take daily backups to one of five external USB drives, which we rotate offsite. Windows ...
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Is it necessary to back up the System Volume Information folder?

On a Windows Small Business Server 2011, I have redirected the shadow copies for all volumes to a single, dedicated volume. This volume contains no other data; the only folder is System Volume ...
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SBS 2008 DNS stops working after 1 day for .uk, .eu and some other TLDs outside USA

In SBS 2008, when first installed or rebooted, DNS queries succeed, but after a period of about 1 day users report that they are unable to access some web sites. On inspection, it may be noticed that ...
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How to renew certificate for RDP on SBS 2011

Probably I am doing the wrong procedure (I am not an expert in Windows Servers). Our server was using a 128 SHA1 self-signed certificate for RDP on SBS 2011. The certificate has expired. I proceeded ...
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Sharing large (multi-Gb) files with clients

I wasn't sure if this was the best place for this question, but I think it is squarely in the realm of the IT admin so that's the reason I put it here. We need to share large files (several Gigabytes)...
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SBS 2011 “All GC's are down” after migration

I had an SBS 2008 server that was on its last legs, so I did a migration from SBS 2008 to SBS 2011. Everything was going great, until I got to the last step and did a dcpromo on the old SBS 2008 ...
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Log directory access on a disk

Is there a way to monitor all read and write operations on a directory and its files in SBS 2011 (Windows Server 2008 R2)?
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How can I restrict a AD account to only specific Computers?

We recently had SBS 2011 installed, an "upgrade" from our Server 2008. I'm stuck trying to figure out how I restrict a user account to have login access to only specific computers. The "old way" I ...
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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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Blind SQL Injection PCI failure

I am working on a client's PCI compliance. One of the failing items is: 3.1.4. Blind SQL Injection (httpgenericscriptblindsqlinjection) The offered solutions is simply: "Ensure that the Web ...
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SBS 2011 - Is Store.exe High Memory Usage Normal?

We have a SBS 2011 server with 16GB memory that runs Exchange, WSUS and File Sharing for approx 20 users. The server also gives 2GB memory to a virtual machine running in Hyper-V so 14GB left for the ...
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How to remove ExchangeActiveSyncDevices child object without exchange installed

We've recently migrated to Server 2016 from SBS 2011. We disabled / removed 90% of Exchange under the previous SysAdmin so unfortunately there are a few issues. We have come across these when ...
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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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SBS2011 Disabling SharePoint because of problems

Anyone with any definite ways to disable Sharepoint on SBS2011? I can find no specific 'How To' or instructions on the Microsoft site, only mentions of it on technet without much other information. ...
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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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Active Directory Corrupted In Windows Small Business Server 2011 - Server No Longer Domain Controller

I have a rather bad problem with my Windows SBS 2011. First of all, I'll give the background to what caused the problem. I was setting up a new small business server network. I had my job about ...
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Migrating emails from Exchange (2010/SBS2011) to Office 365

After spending several weeks and reading many different guides, I just have not been able to come up with a solution other than to use a third party tool and I would be greatful if someone can help me ...
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SBS 2011: Disabling WSUS

I have a client with an SBS 2011 server that hosts their email, company data, and hosts a few other business services. The system has plenty of RAM; however their issue is HDD access time. The wait ...
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Our FPD 2.6 application can't open files with long file names on SBS 2011

Our FoxPro for DOS 2.6 (FPD) application apparently is not able to see filenames longer than 8 characters when run on Windows XP Pro or Win 7 (32-bit) stations over Small Business Server 2011 running ...
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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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AD Migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011

I am looking at doing a cross forest AD migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011. I have a new server that runs SBS 2011 with a new domain name and am looking at moving all the user profiles from say old....
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SBS 2011: can't open web-based Sharepoint Designer

We installed SBS 2011 (Sharepoint 2010) a couple of years ago and it's running fine. We never used Sharepoint features. Now we wanted to explore Workflow features so I went to http://sites and logged ...
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Removing Exchange 2010 and SBS2011 gracefully after migration to Server 2008 Std R2

We have recently completed a server replacement for a customer. They had SBS2011 using Exchange 2010. They now have Server 2008 Std R2 and Google Apps email. We have migrated the DHCP, DNS, Filserver ...
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Outlook Autodiscover - authentication to IIS fails as domain is mail.contoso.com not contoso.local

I have set up Exchange 2010 and Outlook 2007 in a test lab. Everything works (with SSL, OOO, etc). But there is one niggle: During autodiscover from an external machine on the Internet, the end user ...
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Exchange mailbox default folders not in english

When I add new mailbox to Exchange 2010 (SBS 2011), for some reason default folders are in localized language, instead of English. Funny thing is that when we add mailboxes by adding a new user, ...
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Is is possible to use WSUS to update sufrace pro devices from sbs2011

We have surface pros in SBS2011 environment is it possible to use wsus in sbs2011 to manage update for surface pro devices? additional notes: so far surface pro devices shows up in sbs server console, ...
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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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SBS2011 (Windows Server 2008 r2) Correct way to Schedule reboot

I'm after the correct way to schedule a reboot on an SBS2011/WS2008r2 box. External support company created a reboot.bat file and added a scheduled task to run it at 6am every Monday morning. reboot....
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Exchange 2010 High CPU usage

I have an issue with a recently migrated SBS 2011 server. All appears to be running fine but I noticed it running slow and saw that it was running at 100% CPU. Taking a look, it's mainly two services ...
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SBS 2011 Standard: Exchange Database Size Limit?

Exchange 2010 Standard's limit is 1024 GB; is this the same for SBS 2011 Standard?
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Should a WSUS Server point WUServer to itself?

On the Server running WSUS, should HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\WUStatusServer be configured to localhost/itself? Does WSUS honor the Windows Update Service's ...
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ExRecipNotFound; not found after disabling / recreating mailbox in exchange - x500 not working

We had an issue with some mail boxes and I have had to recreate some user mail boxes (not a Move Request). After doing this, people can't send to the new mail boxes. I have read about the x500 record ...