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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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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How to run the IT Environment Health Scanner in an EBS Environment

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] By default, TMG disallows WMI traffic as part of its security hardening.  However, the Microsoft IT Environment Health Scanner (direct download) requires WMI to collect data for its analysis.  To work around this limitation, you must temporarily create an exception to allow the Health Scanner to…

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EBS TechEd Online Tech Talk - New Windows Infrastructure Solution for Midsized Companies

A new TechEd tech talk interview, a 10 minute product overview on Windows Essential Business Server 2008, is now live — New Windows Infrastructure Solution for Midsized Companies.  Interviewed is Eric Watson, Principal Group Program Manager for EBS. Microsoft has just released a new product suite for midsized companies (under 300 PCs). Essential Business Server is a suite of server…

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Tech·Ed - Cutting Costs with Essential Business Server featured at Tech·Ed 2009, May 11-15

A Cutting Costs with Windows Essential Business Server 2008 session will be featured at Microsoft Tech·Ed North America 2009, May 11-15 in Los Angeles.  Eric Watson, Group Program Manager on the EBS team, will be presenting.    You’ll hear updated details on how EBS 2008 can assist you in cutting costs by maximizing user productivity, reducing…

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Teched Los Angeles May 11-15 in LA will feature Essential Business Server

Are you coming to Teched LA in May to learn about Windows Server, Exchange, System Center Essentials, Threat Management Gateway, Forefront for Exchange?  I will be giving talks on Essential Business Server there and hanging out in the expo area with other EBS product team members, answering questions about EBS and any related technology questions you…

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How to Reinstall Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server in Essential Business Server

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Harpreet Singh] Today we will discuss how to remove and reinstall Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server in Essential Business Server. Important these steps will remove FSE, after you follow these steps, FSE will be removed from your server. Any settings that you have made will still remain…

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How to Change an EBS Server’s IP Address

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Sharique Ahmed and Mark Stanfill] This article describes how to change the IP addresses of your Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) computers. You can use the Change IP Address Settings Wizard to change the IP address settings of a network adapter on the Windows EBS Management Server, Security…

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