A New beginning and an end…

Hello Readers, With mixed feelings we are announcing the end of postings on this blog. The blog will continue to be here so that you may refer to old posts however we will contribute new posts to The Official SBS Blog and hope to contribute our bit to SBS world. We hope that you saw…

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SBS 2003: Configuring ISA 2004 behind a Router for Router to Router VPN Tunnel.

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy Milind Bhavsar.] Router to router VPN between sites is quite a common scenario. We have often see scenarios where on one side we have SBS 2003 with ISA 2004 installed in Edge firewall mode and on other side we have Windows 2003 Server Std. Edition running ISA 2004 Std….

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Essential Business Server 2008 (EBS) – Security Server Installation fails on Forefront Threat Management Gateway.

[This post comes to us courtesy Vikramjit Singh.] Issue You have installed the first server of Essential Business Server 2008 – Management Server. Now while installing the Security the setup fails on Forefront TMG with he following error: “An error occurred while configuring the certificate for the server.” Here’s a screenshot: *Apologies for the poor…

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SBS2008 Migration: Source Tool may fail to ADPREP on Source Server (SBS 2003).

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy Girish Rajan and Ketan Upgade.] During migration, one of the most important steps on the source server is running the Source Tool also know as Migration Preparation Tool. The Source Tool does the following things; 1> Runs Adprep.exe, which extends the AD DS schema and updates permissions as necessary…

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SBS 2008, Backup and Time Zone (GMT+2) Jerusalem. What’s cooking?

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy Girish Rajan. Special thanks to Justin Crosby.] On a Windows Small Business Server 2008 the backup wizard may not work from SBS 2008 Administrator console and you may also receive errors trying to open the Windows Server 2008 Native Backup Console. Your backups may still work and you should…

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SBS 2008: CTIW fails to complete successfully.

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy Moloy Tandon.] Recently we have seen few cases where the Connect To Internet Wizard (CTIW) may fail to complete successfully. When you run the CTIW it may fail to detect the router and you may be presented with the following screen to type the IP of the router and…

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SBS 2008: Some key changes in Terminal Services

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy Moloy Tandon] In this post I would highlight some key changes in Terminal Services in SBS 2008 which may affect user experience and how system administrators remotely manage the server. Change 1: By default, SBS 2008 restrict each user to a single Terminal Services session. What that means if…

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You receive a Vbscript error while connecting to the client/server computer using RWW in SBS 2008.

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy Bhushan Gokhale.] In SBS 2003, we receive the request from remote machine on port 4125 (which opens Dynamically on the server), and after validating the request, we redirect it to the appropriate client machine. Unlike SBS 2003, we do not use port 4125 redirection anymore. In SBS 2008, Remote…

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Intermittent Outlook Anywhere Connectivity issue in SBS 2008.

The Official SBS Blog: Slow Connectivity for Outlook Anywhere and Sites that use the SBS Web Applications App Pool. http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2009/02/10/slow-connectivity-for-outlook-anywhere-and-sites-that-use-the-sbs-web-applications-app-pool.aspx The post below is a workaround, for the official solution to this issue, please refer to the link above. [This post comes to us courtesy Rituraj Choudhary] You may experience the following issue in SBS…

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