How to Maintain and Reduce the Amount of Data Stored in the Systems Center Essentials Databases

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Ed Walters] System Center Essentials 2007 (SCE) is a unified management solution that is included with the Essential Business Server package. The application is installed on the Management Server and is designed to give the network administrator the ability to proactively manage IT environments through the use of…

2

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…

5

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…

10

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…

2

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:     …

0

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,…

3

How to Enable Exchange 2007 Autodiscover in EBS 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] [Updated Content on 7/8/2010] The Autodiscover service, which allows Outlook 2007 and Windows Mobile 6.1 ActiveSync clients to obtain mailbox connection settings with little user intervention, is not configured by default in EBS 2008. In order to open the Autodiscover service to both internal and external…

4

EBS, SCE, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 (SCE 2007) included with Essential Business Server 2008 now fully supports Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 clients, but there are a few manual steps that must be performed before these clients can be managed from the SCE Console.  Because…

6

Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Preparation Wizard/IT Environment Health Scanner fail with DNS WMI Provider error

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Vikramjit Singh, Stephen Li, and Mark Stanfill] Updated 10/29/2009 to reflect IT Environment Health Scanner information. If you are preparing to install EBS 2008 in an environment with Windows 2000 DNS servers, you may receive the following error while running the EBS Preparation and Planning Wizards: DnsConfig A…

3