Expanded Software Assurance (SA) grant for Windows SBS 2011 Standard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy David Fabritius from Windows Server Marketing] As part of the Windows Server 2012 announcements earlier this year, we shared the Software Assurance (SA) grant information for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard. Since that time, we have worked with many of our customers and partners to help plan the… Read more

Managing File History in Windows Server 2012 Essentials

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Yang Cao from Sustained Engineering] One of the key values Windows Server 2012 Essentials offers is network-based computer backup. With client computer backup (a centralized, image-based backup), in the event of data loss, you can restore individual files or folders. If necessary, you can even restore the entire… Read more

Windows Management Framework 3.0 applicability on Windows Small Business Server 2008/2011 Standard

The Windows Management Framework 3.0 (KB2506146 for Windows 2008 SP2 and KB2506143 for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) has been recently offered as an optional update on Microsoft update distribution clients such as Windows Server Update Services, and Windows Automatic Update. This update contains the following features: Windows PowerShell 3.0 Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Windows… Read more

Connecting Windows 8 to Small Business Server 2011 Standard after the Installation of the Latest Update Rollup 3

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Sabir Chandwale and Charanjeet Singh from Commercial Technical Support] Update Rollup 3 for Small Business Server 2011 Standard addresses the warning message while joining a Windows 8 client machine to Small Business Server 2011 Standard server. There are few more fixes as part of Update Rollup 3. For… Read more

Using Windows Server 2012 Essentials with more than 25 users

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy David Fabritius from Windows Server Marketing] Windows Server 2012 Essentials is primarily designed as a first server solution for small businesses that need support for up to 25 user accounts and up to 50 devices. But even beyond the first server scenario, Essentials provides a number of unique, value-added… Read more

Update Rollup 4 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Available Now

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Update Rollup 4 has been released today and is available for download from Microsoft Update. You can read about the issues this rollup addresses in Microsoft Support Knowledgebase 2757007. In addition to the server-side update, a client-side update has been released as well. This update is documented in KB… Read more

Connection to Office 365 Account may Fail or Timeout When You Try to Connect from Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard

When you try to connect to Office 365 from the Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard, the connection may fail or timeout. Here is how the Office 365 tab shows up: It will eventually time out without showing up the Exchange Online Mailbox information: Here is how the user properties show up on the USERS tab…. Read more

How to connect to SBS 2008 domain clients using RWA from a remote Windows 8 computer

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Charanjeet Singh and Rituraj Choudhary from Commercial Technical Support] After you login to a Windows Small Business Server 2008 Remote Web Access from an external Windows 8 machine and attempt to connect to an internal client, you will get the following error: ————————— VBScript: Remote Desktop Connection —————————… Read more