Remote monitoring, management and reporting for EBS

An excerpt from the Level Platforms press release:    Level Platforms announces immediate delivery of comprehensive best practices monitoring and management for the next wave of Microsoft products for small and midsize businesses. Level Platforms Partners can now deploy comprehensive remote monitoring, management and reporting for SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 in minutes by downloading and…


ISVs supporting EBS

Trend Micro Inc. Latest Version of Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Protects Windows Essential Server Solutions SonicWALL, Inc. SonicWALL Announces Security Solutions for Windows Essential Business Server and Windows Small Business Server Mimosa Systems, Inc. Mimosa Systems Gears Up for Big Opportunities With Windows Essential Business Server 2008 N-able Technologies; N-able Technologies Announces Leading Edge…


The Change IP Wizard does not update System Center Essentials Group Policy Objects in Windows Essential Business Server

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff] When the Management server is configured in Windows Essential Business Server 2008, 2 group policies are configured as part of the System Center Essentials (SCE) deployment. These policies allow the Management server to deploy the SCE agent and access SCE Managed Computers in your domain. One…


How to Reinstall Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway on Windows Essential Business Server Security Server

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Manish Kapoor] INTRODUCTION This article describes how to reinstall Microsoft® Forefront™ Threat Management Gateway, Medium Business Edition on Windows® Essential Business Server Security Server.  This may be necessary as a last-effort troubleshooting step or to repair a damaged installation of Forefront TMG.  The steps in this article will,…


EBS at Convergence EMEA

Where in the world is EBS? Follow EBS at Convergence EMEA on the EBS Product Manager’s blog and/or on (EBS_2008). I will be presenting tomorrow with John Elmer, VP of Finance and Information Technology at Rodgers & Hammerstein.  John provides the perspective of both the business decision maker (BDM) and technical decision maker (TDM). …


How to Change the SCE Run As and Data Warehouse Accounts in EBS

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] By default, EBS configures SCE to use the domain administrator account used during setup as the Default Action Account and also as the Data Warehouse account.  These accounts are used to accomplish monitoring activities, such as executing a monitor or running a task.  Using the built-in…


EBS Administration Console Returns “Monitoring Data Not Available” After the Administrator Account Password is Changed or Expires

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Ed Walters and Mark Stanfill] By default, the Windows Server 2008 Default Domain Policy sets passwords to expire every 42 days.  This includes the built-in Administrator account as well if it has not been manually modified.  Changing the default administrator’s password requires the extra steps described in this…


EBS 2008 Launch Success

Thank you to all who attended the live webcast and launch event for the Windows Essential Server Solutions product line! The event was a great success, and we keep hearing how excited everyone is that SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 are finally out in the market.   Just in case you didn’t get enough of…



Did you find the Virtual Tradeshow useful?  Possible, fun?  Did you win a prize from Microsoft or one of our vendors?  If you missed the event, I posted screen shots of the event on External EBS Product Manager blog.  I also included information on the EBS session at Convergence EMEA.  Thank you,  Chris