Installing WSS 3.0 on Small Business Server

Installation over Windows Small Business Server: If you will be installing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on any Windows Small Business Server machine, please read the Installing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on a Server Running Windows Small Business Server 2003 white paper. There are important installation steps and procedures that must be followed to ensure a…


Backing Up and Restoring Windows Small Business Server 2003

  The article included at this Link outlines a reliable way to perform regular server backups to a tape drive, external hard drive, or network share. It highlights how easy it is to use The Backup Configuration Wizard to organise your backup. It details what you can do after a system failure or other disaster….


Deploying Windows Mobile 5.0 with Windows SBS 2003

  Microsoft offers a white paper that provides step-by-step instructions for deploying Windows Mobile 5.0 powered devices in an IT infrastructure that is based on the Small Business Server 2003 software. It is assumed that the readers have a basic understanding of Windows Mobile and experience in deploying and managing Windows SBS. This white paper…


Is Terminal Services available in Windows Small Business Server 2003

  On a Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003-based computer, Terminal Services is only configured to use the Remote Desktop for Administration mode. Terminal Server is available on the Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2003. Unfortunately this is not the case for Windows Small Business Server 2003, just the Remote Desktop for…


Small Business Server 2003 Support Study

Recently I have been undergoing a study of the Microsoft Telephone Partner Technical Specialist (TPTS) calls to see what the most common themes are that people tend to phone up and request support on. I have been trawling through the database and I have discovered a number of familiar trends that seem to turn up…


SBS 2003 – Be Aware of The Competition!

There is a interesting article about competition from Linux on Small Business Server 2003 R2 published on CRN about the refocus of Microsoft and Linux Rivals on SMB Servers.     It’s good to hear that Microsoft are still seen as the Market leaders in this segment, but I also think it is…


List of Firewall Ports in SBS

  I was recently asked for a list of TCP port numbers to enable SBS services to pass through the firewall. The result of the search was a really useful link on TechNet    


My thoughts on SBS and some useful links

The aim of Microsoft’s Small Business Server software is to do exactly what is says on the box.   It is quite simply “a small business server which is used in small business”. Prior to server technology the way in which most small business operated was with the use of peer to peer networking, which…


A bit of SBS History

Well, I can honestly say that when SBS 4.0 first got released I was only 15 and to be fair I didn’t have all that much interest in it and now I just can’t shut up about it.     October 22, 1997 – BackOffice Small Business Server 4.0 Consists of Windows NT Server 4.0…


Small Business Server R2 Updates include:

So what’s new I hear you ask? The list below outlines some of the new features to be included in SBSR2 – Unlike a Service Pack the SBS (R2) Release 2 is not a free upgrade.   Automated, network-wide patch and update management for all Microsoft Update supported products lowering the costs of managing a…