RWW Error on Vista and Windows 7 Clients

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of  Justin Crosby and Wayne McIntyre] You may get the following error on a Vista client when you use RWW to connect to another machine and enable the option to “Enable file and folders to be transferred between the remote computer and this computer”: Please note that this option… Read more

Client Computers Cannot Get DHCP Addresses From SBS 2003 With ISA 2004

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of  Justin Crosby]  Today we are going to discuss a somewhat common issue caused by an ISA misconfiguration: Clients not getting DHCP addresses from their SBS 2003 server running ISA 2004. On a default install of SBS 2003 with ISA 2004 where the CEICW has been run this issue WILL NOT… Read more

SBS 2003 Server May Hand Out Incorrect Default Gateway to Clients at a Remote Site

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of  Rod White]  We have noticed an issue that occurs with remote users receiving the wrong default gateway. Instead of receiving their local router as the default gateway they receive the SBS server’s IP as their default gateway. This happens once they log onto the domain and the SBS_Login_Script.bat file runs…. Read more

Network Behind a Network

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of  Wayne McIntyre]  A scenario we come across from time to time is a “network behind a network” configuration in an environment with an SBS server running ISA 2004 Server (diagram below). This issue was briefly addressed in blog The first problem with this configuration is that ISA 2004 does… Read more

Reminder: SBS 2003 SP1 with ISA 2004 Media Offer Expires 12/30/2007

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of James Frederickson]  Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition customers that are still running ISA 2000 have until December 30, 2007 to order their SBS SP1 Premium CD3 with ISA 2004. Beginning December 31, 2007 this offer will no longer be available. For more information on this offer please see:… Read more

WSUS 2.0 and 3.0 Errors On Small Business Server

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby, Damian Leibaschoff, David Copeland, Mark Stanfill, Chris Puckett, and John Bay]  We have discovered a new issue today with WSUS on SBS. You may receive the following error accessing Update Services from the SBS 2003 Server Management Console: ——————————————————————————–Server Error in ‘/UpdateServices’ Application.——————————————————————————– The specified string is invalid…. Read more

Windows Server "Centro" Is Now Officially Windows Essential Business Server

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill]      From   Windows® Essential Business Server is the new Microsoft server solution for small to medium businesses, with 50 to 250 client computers in their organizations. Windows®Essential Business Server offers a standardized server configuration that is designed to meet the needs of most midsize businesses…. Read more

How to Send E-mails with Exchange Using a Different “From” Address

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff] DISCLAIMER: There are many different ways to implement this solution, this is just one of them. A very common request we get is people wanting to be able to send outbound Internet e-mails from Outlook using different addresses as the originating address. This is different than… Read more


[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby] Today’s post will answer some of the common questions we have seen regarding the BPA. Q: Can the BPA be run from a client?A: No Q: Will this tool make changes to my server?A: No, this tool is read-only Q: How often will the definitions get… Read more

Migrating Windows Small Business Server 2003 to New Hardware Whitepaper Released

This document solution will help you: Install Windows SBS 2003 on a new computer Join the new computer to the existing Microsoft® Active Directory® directory services domain Migrate Windows SBS 2003 settings and data from the old computer to the new computer Download this whitepaper here:… Read more