Introduction to SBS 2008 Reporting

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Ed Walters] SBS Reports can be found under the “Reports” tab in the Windows SBS console. The information is broken into 3 areas: Reports, Preview and Tasks. The reports window shows the names of the available reports, if the report is to be sent through e-mail, the current… Read more

How Do I Change Message Size Limits in SBS 2008/2011 Standard?

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] Content Updated on 9/26/2011 Size limits for email messages are controlled in a variety of places in Exchange. Settings are placed globally at the transport level, on each individual send or receive connector, at each individual mailbox, and controlled at individual web applications such as EWS… Read more

Issues After Disabling IPv6 on Your NIC on SBS 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby, Ed Walters, and Doug Boyd] If you uncheck the IPv6 protocol from your network interface card on your Windows SBS 2008 server you may see the following issues after a reboot: Microsoft Exchange services fail to start Server hangs at “Applying Computer Settings…”  (can eventually logon… Read more

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 – Critical

Make sure that you install this hotfix to your Small Business Servers and client machines as soon as possible.  This hotfix applies to SBS 2000 through SBS 2008 as well as Windows 2000 through Vista.  For more information please see: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-067.mspx http://blogs.technet.com/swi/archive/2008/10/23/More-detail-about-MS08-067.aspx… Read more

You Receive a “Target Principal Name is Incorrect” Certificate Error in Outlook 2007 When Connecting to Either POP3 or IMAP4 on SBS 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] This post discusses an issue we have seen specifically with Outlook 2007. After configuring Outlook 2007 to connect to SBS 2008 using either POP3 or IMAP4 with TLS, you receive a certificate error when initiating a connection. “The server you are connected to is using a… Read more

Introducing the Internet Address Management Wizard: Part 3 of 3

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Ed Walters, Shawn Sullivan, and Justin Crosby] Today we finish with part 3 of our 3 part series on the IAMW.  Part 1 can be found here and part 2 here. What Changes Does the IAMW Make? External DNS If you choose“I want the server to manage the… Read more

SBS 2008 BPA Is Live

The Windows Small Business Server 2008 Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) examines a server that is running Windows® Small Business Server 2008 (Windows SBS 2008) and presents a list of information and errors that administrators should review. It collects information about server configuration from many sources including: Active Directory Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Registry Metabase After… Read more