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

This answer is high-level because I don't know which version of SBS or Essentials you're running, and because if I explained each step the answer would become huge. You can find documentation online ...
Katherine Villyard's user avatar
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How do you restart the Task Scheduler service without rebooting the server?

The only way I could stop this service without rebooting the server was to run a command prompt using the service account. Do this I used PsExec from Sysinternals psexec -i -s cmd In the new window ...
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Do I really need WSUS and if I disable WSUS will the workstation automatically pickup windows updates?

Do I really need WSUS? No. You can configure computers to pull updates directly from Microsoft, in which case you will not need WSUS. Any easy instruction to disable WSUS? Remove the WSUS Server ...
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How to renew certificate for RDP on SBS 2011

The correct way to renew or add certificates (whether self-signed or signed by a public CA) in Windows Small Business Server is to use the Windows SBS Console's "Fix my network" wizard. The ...
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LAPS PS module fails to import

https://tridion.stackexchange.com/questions/4497/import-module-could-not-load-file-or-assembly-when-running-2013-sp1-db-upgra and https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsdesktop/Solution-for-management-...
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How to remove ExchangeActiveSyncDevices child object without exchange installed

If you are a domain admin, an access denied is not going to stop you; chances are permissions are restricted on those objects... but you can still take ownership of them and change their permissions ...
Massimo's user avatar
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E-mails disappear from mailbox via Outlook but not via OWA

If the emails are in OWA, then they are in the mailbox. That suggests the issue is with Outlook only. My instinct is a view is hiding the emails. Reset the views. outlook.exe /cleanviews
Sembee's user avatar
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Error installing Exchange 2016 about old replaced server

You probably need to remove it using ADSI edit. This information will be in Configuration\Services\Microsoft Exchange\Organization Name\Administrative Groups\Your Administrative Group\Servers ...
Katherine Villyard's user avatar
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Is it possible to remove my domain controller and switch to a simpler Windows network?

Of course, you can remove all machines from the domain and then shut down the domain controller. Without a domain controller, all machines will only use their local users. If you're sharing files you'...
Zac67's user avatar
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Clean $Recycle Bin Folders For Redirected Folders

Check the properties of the file and these should owner/user. Log into the user and empty the recycle bin then logout and sign back into your current user refresh Treesize and they should be gone.
Brad's user avatar
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Can't See Any Useful Info in SBS 2011 Windows Backup Logs

Look in the events in Event Viewer > Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Windows > Backup > Operational: event ID 4 or 14 (Backup completed) Details- (o) Friendly view -EventData: Volumesinfo....
PatrickE's user avatar
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Renewing SBS2011 Exchange Self-Signed Certificate w/o changing home page in IE?

I did this in SBS2011: Open Exchange Management Console > navigate to Server Configuration and review the Certificates in the right panel Identify the certificate that has expired (take note of the ...
TeeC's user avatar
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Exchange mailbox default folders not in english

You can do it via PowerShell cmdlet Set-MailboxRegionalConfiguration. Details are here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2826855/folder-names-are-incorrect-or-are-displayed-in-an-incorrect-...
Askhat's user avatar
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Should a WSUS Server point WUServer to itself?

WSUS uses it's own settings. I have used this exact setup on several networks. WSUS pulls from an upstream server, approve the updates you want on your network, Windows Update Service queries WSUS ...
LeoB's user avatar
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Windows SBS 2011 Essentials - "network device driver was not found"

In order to proceed with the installation, you need to install drivers for your networking hardware. Depending on the hardware you’ve got you may have some CDs containing the needed drivers so you ...
Net Runner's user avatar
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How to renew certificate for RDP on SBS 2011

To get a properly trusted certificate, you need to do one of two things. Get a public cert from a paid provider, or from the LetsEncrypt project Create a CA for internal use Let's Encrypt is a ...
Cory Knutson's user avatar
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Windows Update and Hyper-V

SBS 2011 is based on Server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010. So it's normal behaviour.
Bachi's user avatar
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What is the name of having two identical servers?

its called failover here are few links that might help http://www.howto-expert.com/how-to-create-a-server-failover-solution/ https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731844(v=ws.10).aspx
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ESXI is there an alternative to snapshot removal?

You can think of snapshots as actually creating a new virtual disk that new writes are committed to. And then when a new read or write happens, data from all inline snapshots are used. This isn’t ...
MDMarra's user avatar
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Windows Installer: The system cannot open the device or file specified

First, I want to thank TomTom regarding his hint running the installer from the command line with the log flags. I wasn't aware of this. In my case the problem was very trivial and was caused by the ...
Peter VARGA's user avatar
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ESXI is there an alternative to snapshot removal?

Normally the only way to get rid of snapshots is to delete them, but given your situation, I think the better approach, oddly enough, is to take another snapshot right now. Ideally you'd shut down ...
GregL's user avatar
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GPO still applied from wrong server

There is a potential delay for propagation from the new DC to the old DC, and then (by default) up to a 2 hour delay before a workstation checks in and sees the new GPO. You must verify the GPO has ...
Jason Rush's user avatar
1 vote

Secondary IP on NIC, not recognized by network

Your IP address 192.168.178.222 is not in the same subnet 192.168.0.0/24 as all the other devices. Use an IP address within the subnet and outside your DHCP scope, e.g. 192.168.0.223. It seems you ...
Esa Jokinen's user avatar
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Migrating SBS 2011 "Data Drive" to NAS iSCSI

Prepare yourself a short maintenance window and try it. If the test user doesn't loose folder permissions and can continue working with the share without issues, the chances are high other users can ...
Strepsils's user avatar
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Exchange2010: #550 5.1.1 RESOLVER.ADR.ExRecipNotFound; not found ##

It actually is related to the autocomplete cache (indirectly) for those internal users trying to send email to this user. You'll need to do one of two things: Have everyone delete the relevant entry ...
joeqwerty's user avatar
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SBS 2011 to Server 2012 R2 Essentials

How do we implement fault tolerance with this approach? Add another server to your Essentials domain, and configure it as member server and replica DC. Essentials Server should be only one in your ...
user392394's user avatar
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How to remove ExchangeActiveSyncDevices child object without exchange installed

Try to use ADUC to delete the elements (its not recommended, but might work for you). You need to use the "view -> users, Contacts, Groups, and Computers as containers" option: Then the ActiveSync ...
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Unaccounted storage usage

The unaccounted storage usage was indeed Shadow Copy, despite Windows consistently reporting that it is disabled. Elevated command vssadmin list shadowstorage reported the following: vssadmin 1.1 - ...
mythofechelon's user avatar
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Exchange 2010 calendar folder permissions not applying

First - remember that Exchange caches permissions. Therefore if you change a permission it can take two hours before it is fully effective. What does Outlook show for the permissions on the calendar ...
Sembee's user avatar
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Restoring SBS 2011 backup files without another server?

The SBS backup uses the standard Windows Server Backup technology, which creates VHDs of each volume protected by the backup. Therefore all you need to do is mount the correct VHD on a Windows machine ...
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