The Ultimate Guide to SBS 2008 Setup Failures

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] Since the early beta versions of SBS 2008, we have accumulated almost 3+ years of experience supporting the product. By now, we have a number of setup issues that we consider “common”, this post will try to document these issues, the common… Read more

SBS 2003 Performance Report error indicates an automatic service is not running

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett from Product Quality] If you have installed the Microsoft .NET Framework v4.0 package on your SBS 2003 server, you may see the following error in the SBS console under Monitoring and Reporting: Auto-started Services Not Running Microsoft .Net Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X86 In normal conditions, these services… Read more

How to diagnose "Operating system supported for edition" pre-requisite errors while installing SQL 2008 Standard Edition for Small Business

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] The requirements to install SQL 2008 Standard Edition for Small Business are documented on this post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2009/03/23/requirements-for-installing-sql-2008-standard-edition-for-small-business.aspx Under certain circumstances, you may encounter the block even though all the requirements seem to be met, here is a checklist of things to verify:… Read more

Case in the Corner Series: x64 Framework not working

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] When this SBS 2008 call first came in, the main issue was the Console was not launching (it was actually crashing). Soon we realized that a lot of other services and programs were not able to start successfully on this server. These… Read more

Reminder: Windows Server 2000 Support ended on 7/13

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support ] Support for Windows Server 2000 ended on July 13,2010. This means that support for the operating system component (including IIS) of Small Business Server 2000 has also concluded.   For more information please check the following site: http://support.microsoft.com/ph/1131#tab0   For more information… Read more

Aurora is really groovin’ at WPC

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Jonas Svensson from the SBS Product Group] Today’s the last day of the Worldwide Partner Conference! It’s been a busy conference full of presentations and demos about the upcoming Windows Small Business Server code name “Aurora” and Windows Small Business Server “7”. Here are Kevin Kean (General Manager… Read more

Announcing Previews of Our Simple and Affordable Servers for Small Businesses

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Kevin Kean from the SBS Product Team] Not a week goes by when we don’t get emails asking about the next version of Windows Small Business Server (SBS). When’s it coming? What will it include? What’s the partner opportunity? I am very pleased to say that today at… Read more

Proper Backup/Restore Methods for a Small Business Server 2008 Running as a Virtual Machine

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support] There is a common misunderstanding as to what a proper backup and restore procedure should be for SBS 2008 running as a virtual machine. We see many customers who are taking “snapshots” in their chosen hypervisors and are under the assumption that… Read more

Run SQL Server 2008 Standard Database Applications on a Separate, Dedicated Server with Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of JoAnn McKimpson from the SBS Marketing Team] As we’ve been discussing in the past few posts, Windows Small Business Server (Windows SBS) 2008 includes the full, latest versions of the software that you need to run your business. Perhaps one of the best reasons to deploy Windows SBS… Read more

The Case in the Corner Series: Session Pool Exhaustion

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne Gordon McIntyre from Commercial Technical Support] Troubleshooting resource exhaustion issues in support is something that you have no choice but to get good at, and not to worry, we get plenty of practice with the number of performance based cases that come in on a regular basis…. Read more