Client Connector availability with Windows Home Server, Small Business Server and Windows Server Essentials for Supported Client OS

[This post comes to us courtesy of Schumann GE from Product Group, Sabir Chandwale and Sandeep Biswas from Global Business Support] [This post is updated on October 21, 2015] In today’s post we will discuss about the client connector availability for supported client OS joined to the following Server OS:  Windows Home Server 2011 Small… Read more

Windows Small Business Server Essentials becomes Windows Server 2012 Essentials

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy David Fabritius from Windows Server Marketing] Hi everyone, I’m writing today about a significant milestone for Windows Small Business Server (Windows SBS). With the new Windows Server 2012 line up, Windows Small Business Server Essentials has been renamed Windows Server 2012 Essentials. By making Essentials a full-fledged member of… Read more

Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials in an Existing Active Directory Environment

[This post comes to us courtesy of Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business Support] In this post we will discuss deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials in an existing Active Directory domain. Some key points to keep in mind in this scenario are: The Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials once deployed, must be the domain controller… Read more

SBS 2008: Released to Manufacturing!

On behalf of the SBS team, I am extremely pleased to announce that Windows Small Business Server 2008 software has been finalized!  Today both SBS Standard and Premium are being released to manufacturing, which means we begin the process of finalizing international versions, creating media, building packaging, delivering the product to distribution channels and handing… Read more

Troubleshooting “An unexpected error occurred” message when using Remote Web Access to connect to computers

[This post comes to us courtesy of Manish Kapoor from Commercial Technical Support] We occasionally come across scenarios where memory consumption on an SBS Server increases and this may cause the server to run slow. Additionally, some of the services/features may stop working correctly. You may find that trying to connect to computers or accessing… Read more

Configuring and Customizing Remote Web Access on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

[This post comes to us courtesy of Maanavi Bisaria and Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business Support] We will cover the following aspects of Remote Web Access (RWA) on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials in this blog: Configuring Remote Web Access Customizing Remote Web Access Configuring Remote Web Access To configure RWA, open the HOME tab… Read more

Ahead of the Game Tech Series now available in the Partner Learning Center

[This post comes to us courtesy of Corina Radovanovich from Partner/Channel Marketing] Hi, we are excited to announce the availability of a new Learning Path on the Microsoft Partner Network to help you gain the knowledge and insights you can use to grow your business and help your customers be more successful. Check it out… Read more

Introducing the Windows Essential Server Solutions Family of Products

Today Microsoft is announcing the Windows Essential Server Solutions family of products.  The family includes Windows Small Business Server 2008, formerly known as code name "Cougar" and Windows Essential Business Server 2008, formerly known as code name "Centro". Windows Small Business Server 2008 is built upon Windows Server 2008 and includes: Windows Exchange Server 2007… Read more

Managing Event Alerts in Your Reports – An SBS Monitoring Feature Enhancement

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff and Justin Crosby from Commercial Technical Support] One of the most requested features for the SBS Monitoring component of Windows SBS 2008 and Windows SBS 2011 Standard is the ability to control and filter unwanted errors from the event logs section of the reports. There are… Read more