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…

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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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Update Rollup 1 for EBS 2008 and Updated Preparation and Planning Wizards are Released

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Stephen Li] Windows Essential Business Server 2008 & Preparation and Planning Wizards Update Rollup 1 have been released. Update Rollup 1 for Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (KB961448) addresses the following issues: Issue 1 You cannot install Management Server if all the following conditions are true: The data…

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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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Active Directory Replication Problems Solved with Preparation Wizard

For those of you who are new to these tools, we’ve talked about the Preparation and Planning Wizards before on our blog.  We also have a dedicated page for it here.  As well, the team over at TechNet Edge did an article on the tools.   These tools are not just for customers with Essential…

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EBS releases new wizards to check your environment & plan a network upgrade

We have just released two new components of the EBS server setup and installation process.  We added a first step to setup – a downloadable tool that scans the existing environment looking for the top (91) configuration issues and server health issues that affect successful setup of new server roles.  This was modeled after what…

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