Replacing Network Adapter on Security Server may cause inbound/outbound email queuing up on Edge Transport Server

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Ping Xu] Symptoms: Replacing a network adapter on the Essential Business Server 2008 Security Server may cause inbound and outbound email to queue and not be delivered. Confirm this by checking the message queue on the Security Server: Start the Exchange Management Console on the Security Server. Click…

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2 New Important Updates for Windows Server 2008 R2 Domains

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill]   Updated 3/4/2010 to recommend a reboot.   Two new updates are available that allow Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (EBS 2008) to be installed into domains with existing Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controllers (DCs).   977193  How to install Management Server of Essential Business…

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How to install FSE SP2 on EBS

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server with Service Pack 2 (FSE SP2) is now available.  This is an optional but recommended update for FSE customers, including EBS customers.  The download is available here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2ceb14d4-404b-4d8f-8a21-ebfc71b2e82b The release notes are available here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=EE7829A3-0AE8-44DE-822C-908CD1034523&displaylang=en For EBS installations, additional manual…

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Best Group Policy Manager in the 2009 Redmond Reader’s Choice Awards for Windows Essential Business Server!

In the Redmond Reader’s Choice Awards newly expanded 2009 survey, Windows Essential Business Server 2008 won Best Group Policy Manager honors in a field of 22 products. Although new to the category, Windows Essential Business Server 2008 came out on top with 15.7 percent of the votes.  If that’s not enough good news, Windows EBS…

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Installing Security Server behind existing firewall in Windows Essential Business Server

While Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (Windows EBS) Security Server can be installed as the single perimeter security solution it is common to have it  coexist with existing security solutions like hardware firewall on the perimeter.  In this configuration, Forefront TMG is the “back end firewall” to the existing “front end” firewall, providing a defense…

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Using the Check Out Feature with WSS Behind TMG

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] When trying to use the Check Out (or Check In) feature of Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 published behind TMG in a default EBS installation, checkout fails with the error below: Error Code: 500 Internal Server Error.  The request was rejected by the HTTP filter.  Contact…

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Gatherer Event 2436 Logged Every 5 Minutes on EBS Management Server

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] On EBS Management Servers with the Windows Essential Business Server SharePoint Add-in installed, you may see the an event similar to the one below in the Application Log in Event Viewer every 5 minutes:   Log Name:      Application Source:        Windows SharePoint Services 3 Search Event ID:     …

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Site to site VPN and Windows Essential Business Server

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Alok Goyal]   My name is Alok Goyal and I am a part of the Essential Business Server (EBS) team.  Today, I wanted to talk about a new document I posted on the Microsoft Connect site.  The document is titled “Site to site VPN  and Windows Essential Business…

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OWA Address Book "Could not connect to a directory server” errors on EBS

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] When trying to browse through the OWA Address Book on a default EBS configuration, the first page of the address book will load, but attempts to browse to subsequent pages will fail with the error: Could not connect to a directory server. If the problem continues,…

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