Exchange Certificate Expiration in EBS 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan and Justin Crosby] ** This post has been re-written on 8/25/2011 to cover a wider range of scenarios that have been generating an increasing amount of traffic recently. The EBS 2008 Messaging Server is installed with two Exchange certificates; both are used for securing communication with…

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New IT Trends Bring Change to Mid-Market Product Line

Four years ago, we committed to building an infrastructure solution for the mid-market. Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) which was the first of its kind to meet the unique needs of mid-market IT pros. Since that time the market landscape has naturally changed. Today, we announced the decision to streamline our server product portfolio and…

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We need your help to plan and communicate useful information

The EBS team is conducting a survey to learn how to better provide information to our partners and customers. We’d like to learn a little more about you and about the EBS resources you find helpful. Please take our short survey! We’ll use the information to plan what information we provide and how to best…

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How to recover EBS 2008 Messaging server objects after an accidental Active Directory server object deletion

Problem Scenario: From Customer Support feedback, we have learned that some customers facing a disaster on one of the Essential Business Server 2008 servers will naturally attempt to clean the servers’ residue from Active Directory before starting a replacement/recovery. This is not recommended by EBS and will block the recovery solution for EBS Messaging server since…

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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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New feature : Adjust the level of protection provided by Security Server in Windows Essential Business Server 2008

Security is of paramount importance in organization any size; it is no surprise that strong security solutions are deployed to protect various assets that provide the competitive advantage in the ever so challenging medium-sized business (up to 300 users/devices) segment. In many such organizations, it is common to find one security solution that is used…


IT Network Health Scanner Demo powered by EBS

As you may have picked up earlier this month we announced a tool that can help you support your IT network by discovering network issues and reporting how to resolve them.  Before you download it from here check out the video below.  Thanks to David F our Technical Product Manager for putting this together. Nick…

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Microsoft IT Health Scanner Released!

Microsoft Essential Business Server team is excited to announce the release of Microsoft IT Environment Health Scanner, the new diagnostic tool designed for administrators of small or medium-sized networks who want to assess the overall health of their network infrastructure.  When run from a computer with the proper network access, the tool takes a few…

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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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Thank you, MVPs for a great week for EBS at TechEd 2009

The EBS team wants to extend a HUGE thank you to our MVPs that provided their presence, support and insight at the EBS booth at TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles, CA.  From custom buttons, informational card handouts, discussions with hundreds of attendees about EBS, “Ask Me About EBS” t-shirts and overall great support of the…

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