Update Rollup 1 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Available Now

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby from Commercial Technical Support] Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Update Rollup 1 has been released and is available for download. You can read about the issues this rollup addresses in KB2555251. Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard UR1 can be installed via Microsoft Update or… Read more

Update Rollup 1 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Available Now

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Gagan Mehra from Commercial Technical Support] Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Update Rollup 1 has been released and is available for download.  You can read about the issues this rollup addresses in KB2554629.  Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials UR1 can be installed via Microsoft Update.  In… Read more

Introduction to Windows Server 8

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy Becky Lymberis from Windows Server Marketing] Take a look at Bill Laing’s blog, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft’s Server and Cloud business, to get an overview of the next release of Windows Server codenamed Windows Server 8. Read Bill’s post the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform blog…. Read more

Another Reason Why Browsing CompanyWeb May Fail with HTTP Error 503 on SBS 2011 Standard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] We have found a second, somewhat less common, issue that can cause the error described previously in “HTTP Error 503 Accessing Company Web on SBS 2011 Standard”. You may experience this problem if you opted in to join the… Read more

How to configure Outlook for POP3/IMAP and SMTP Connectivity in SBS 2008/2011 Standard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support] If you wish to connect to your Exchange mailbox on SBS with a remote Outlook client, we recommend that you use Outlook Anywhere. However, if you choose to use POP3 or IMAP instead, then use this post to determine which settings to… Read more

How to Recreate the SBSMonitoring Database

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] In SBS 2008 and SBS 2011 standard, we have a service called the Windows SBS Manager that is responsible for a number of tasks around monitoring, alert reporting and maintenance. This service relies on a SQL database running on a SQL express… Read more

Two Commands You Should Always Run First When Troubleshooting CompanyWeb

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby from Commercial Technical Support] Today’s post is going to cover two commands you should always run when troubleshooting CompanyWeb (SharePoint) on SBS 2011 Standard. These two commands take less than a minute to run and will catch two of our most common CompanyWeb issues. The commands… Read more

HTTP Error 503 Accessing Company Web on SBS 2011 Standard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] If your SharePoint service account passwords ever become out-of-sync, you will have issues trying to access http://companyweb. The most common error you will see is “HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable.” While this is the most common symptom,… Read more

Windows 7 Professional Pack for SBS Essentials Add-in Completed!

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Enrico Toro, Senior Product Manager from Windows Server Marketing] Today we are happy to announce that we have completed the Windows 7 Professional pack for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Add-In and starting Friday August 12th our customers will be able to download it through Microsoft’s Download… Read more

How to Install Your Existing Certificate into SBS Essentials

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Wayne Gordon McIntyre from Commercial Technical Support] Small Business Server 2011 Essentials provides a wizard that will enable you to purchase and install a trusted certificate through our partners GoDaddy and eNom. This blog post will cover the scenario where you already own a trusted… Read more