Backup/Restore Methods for Essential Business Server 2008 in a Virtual Machine Environment

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] There is a common misunderstanding as to what a proper backup and restore procedure should be for an EBS 2008 Management or Messaging server running as a virtual machine. We see many customers who are taking “snapshots” in their chosen hypervisors and are under the assumption…

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Virtualized Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (EBS) to be featured in a Microsoft System Center Tools presentation at TechEd

John Joyner, a Microsoft MVP for Operations Manager and Senior Architect at ClearPointe, will be including Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (EBS) in the following presentation at Microsoft Tech·Ed North America 2009:   VIR306 Using Microsoft System Center Tools to Deliver Virtualization Management for Hosting and Service Providers on 5/14, room 502A, 2:45 PM to…

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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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Hyper-V Certificate Expiration and Resolution

The Windows Virtualization team has blogged about a certificate error that can occur resulting in the inability to start or connect to virtual machines running on Windows Server 2008 or Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 using vmconnect.  Read more about it here.

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Time Zone Issues when Installing Essential Business Server in a Virtualized Environment

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan, Wayne McIntyre, Mark Stanfill, and Chris Puckett] When installing Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server in Hyper-V setup may fail due to issues caused by time zone settings. EBS setup does not expose either clock time or time zone settings during setup and always installs with a PST…

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Installing virtualized EBS at home (#3)

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Jim Holtzman]  Continuing the saga of virtualizing EBS at home. This weekend, I assembled all the parts and installed them in the case. A brief summary of my experience: Having a big case is an advantage. Lots of expandability and maneuver space. I forgot to check if there…

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Installing virtualized EBS at home (#2)

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Jim Holtzman]  Continuing the saga of virtualizing EBS at home. Step 1: Set a budget for dating EBS. This is coming out of my pocket so I set a hard limit of $2000. Done. Step 2: Determine hardware requirements. I read the following: “Choose a virtual configuration” -…

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Installing virtualized EBS at home (#1)

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Jim Holtzman]  Greetings. I’m a technical writer on the EBS/SBS User Assistance team. I want to learn EBS well so I can write about it with some product knowledge. I currently run SBS2003 at home. I love SBS. Really love it. I want to love EBS. EBS and…

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Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 is Free

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 is a stand-alone product that will be available via the Microsoft Download Center free of charge.  Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 does not require CALs for the product itself.  Read more and download Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 here.

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