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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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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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…

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Top 3 Ways to Get More Out of Exchange with Windows Essential Business Server 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of David Fabritius]   Midsize businesses interested in upgrading to Exchange Server 2007 should consider Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) 2008.  EBS 2008 is an integrated software suite that is designed and priced for midsize businesses and includes Exchange Server 2007 as one of its core components. When you…

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Upgrading Your Servers? Consider Essential Business Server 2008.

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Becky Lymberis] For many midsize businesses, a day in the IT department is often about putting out fires and running to users’ desktops to troubleshoot issues.  Problems like this are not uncommon; with fewer resources than their enterprise counterparts, managing and keeping an updated IT department is extremely…

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How We Solved Problems With Exchange Running on a Domain Controller in EBS

There have been quite a few discussions, blogs, and articles on some of the challenges with deploying and running Exchange on a domain controller. In 2006, Robert Moir wrote a detailed blog titled “Running Exchange on a Domain Controller.” In his blog, he addressed, at a high level, some of the challenges with performance and…

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Exchange Server 2007 Email Security and Malware Protection in EBS 2008

Hi, my name is Ozan Eren Bilgen and I am a software developer on the Windows Essential Business Server 2008 team. Today I want to talk about how EBS 2008 can help IT administrators in email security and malware protection for Exchange Server 2007.   Email is one of the most important communication tools in our business and personal…

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