SBS 2008 Update Rollup 4 Released (KB979454)

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett from Product Quality] Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 Update Rollup 4 is now available on Microsoft Update and WSUS. This rollup package addresses the following issues in Windows Small Business Server 2008. Issue 1 You may be unable to rename and to join a computer… Read more

You May Lose the Default Gateway on SBS 2008 Every Time You Reboot

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of John Bay from Commercial Technical Support and Chris Puckett from Product Quality] When you reboot an SBS 2008 server, you may experience some of the following symptoms: The SBS server will be unable to browse to the Internet. Users will not be able to connect remotely to the… Read more

Windows SBS 2003 Update Services Gives Error: The Element Already Exists in the Collection

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff and Justin Crosby from Commercial Technical Support and Chris Puckett from Product Quality] UPDATE 4/19/2010 The Exchange 2000 security update, 976703, contained an identifier in the metadata that was not unique enough for a WSUS API call used by SBS 2003 to differentiate 976703 from the… Read more

Find Items Faster with Windows Search and Libraries

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of JoAnn McKimpson from the SBS Marketing Team] Search your own PC and the servers, PCs, and devices connected to your network to find items regardless of where they’re stored. You’ve probably run into a situation similar to this: your employee meeting is scheduled for tomorrow when you get… Read more

Financing Windows SBS Upgrades and Purchases

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of JoAnn McKimpson from the SBS Marketing Team] The recent economic downturn has made business owners think carefully about the best way to allocate resources. However, as history has shown, times of economic uncertainty also offer opportunities to plan strategically for the future. Investing in IT is a key… Read more

Source Server Does Not Meet Minimum Requirements for Migration

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett from Product Quality and Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] When installing SBS 2008 in migration mode, you are prompted to Run the Migration Preparation Tool on the Source Server, even though you already have: Source Server does not meet minimum requirements for migration You must… Read more

Work Smarter with Offline Files and Shadow Copy

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of JoAnn McKimpson from the SBS Marketing Team] Have you ever needed to access important files stored in a shared folder on your network but couldn’t because the network connection was unavailable? Then you can understand the need for offline files. Luckily, if you’re running SBS 2008 on your… Read more

A Tip for Preventing Certain SharePoint Connectivity Failure in SBS 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett from Product Quality and Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support] There is a pre-emptive update that you can install to decrease you chances of running into the issue described in “Companyweb Inaccessible after Sharepoint 3.0 Service Pack 2” where you receive the error “Cannot Connect to… Read more

Rejoining Small Business Server 2008 into a Preserved Domain after a Disaster

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne Gordon McIntyre from Commercial Technical Support] You may find yourself in a scenario where your SBS 2008 server has died and you have no backups available, however you do have a second non-SBS domain controller that is still operational which contains all of your domain information. The… Read more