Introduction to the Fix My Network Wizard (FNCW)

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] In SBS 2003, the CEICW was available to administrators for configuring their firewall, Internet connection, self-signed certificate, and email settings from a single wizard. Re-running the CEICW was a common troubleshooting step in fixing network related problems. However, SBS 2008 has taken the concept of the… Read more

How to Setup Anti-Spam in Exchange 2007 When Using a Mail Hosting Company

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] Exchange 2007 introduces a built-in feature called Sender Reputation for both the Edge and Hub Transport server roles. The purpose of Sender Reputation is to record the legitimacy, through a number of tests, of each external SMTP server that sends email to Exchange. For detailed information… Read more

Windows Live OneCare Announcement

Be aware of the following Windows Live OneCare Announcement. SBS 2008 Specific Q&A: Q: How does this impact Windows Small Business Server 2008 (part of the Windows Essentials Server Solutions offerings) and Windows Live OneCare for Server? A: Microsoft will continue to support the 120 day trial for Windows Live OneCare for Server offered in… Read more

Error 0xC004C009 When Activating SBS 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Rod White and Justin Crosby] When you attempt to activate your SBS2008 server you receive the following error: "A problem occurred when Windows tried to activate. Error Code 0xC004C009" If you select "More Information", the description reads: "The activation server determined the license is invalid" Cause: This issue… Read more

How SBS 2008 Configures Your SPF Record

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] As many are already aware, Microsoft and other industry leaders introduced sender ID filtering to assist in the combat against e-mail spam. Basically the concept of sender ID filtering is to verify that the host sending the email is authorized to send email for that domain…. Read more

SBS 2008 Launch Success

Thank you to all who attended the live webcast and launch event for the Windows Essential Server Solutions product line! The event was a great success, and we keep hearing how excited everyone is that SBS and EBS are finally out in the market.   Just in case you didn’t get enough of SBS and… Read more

Introducing Server Storage Management in SBS 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] A common support call with SBS 2003 was customers running out of space on their O/S partition and they needed to move data to a separate drive/partition in order to free up space. There were many components of SBS that would take up large amounts of… Read more

WESS Launch: Announcing General Availablity of SBS 2008 and EBS 2008

Today we are proud to invite you to attend the official launch of Essential Business Server (EBS) 2008 and Small Business Server (SBS) 2008, making up the Windows Essential Server Solution (WESS) product line, at   Considering how tight the economy is for the approx. 1.2 million mid-sized companies and 32 million small businesses… Read more

Join Us Tomorrow for the Webcast Launch of Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008!

You are invited to join Microsoft for the virtual launch of Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008. As small and midsize business owners are increasingly concerned about how to both survive and thrive in the current economy,  hear how Microsoft is putting enterprise-size dreams within reach. Microsoft executives will discuss… Read more