Are your client machines getting errors such as “Network Path Not Found” or “The Specified Network Name Is No Longer Available” when connecting to a Windows 2008 Server share?

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Robert Paige from the Windows Server Partner Ecosystem Team] We wanted to resurface a continuing support issue with deployments that we first commented on back in December of 2009, and again in a March post on the Microsoft Enterprise Networking Team Blog. After a very encouraging decrease in… Read more

BITS, IAS, VSS and RRAS May Stop Responding on SBS 2008 With a Particular NIC Driver

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Damian Leibaschoff] We are investigating an issue with certain Intel PRO/1000 EB with I/O Acceleration network card drivers on Windows Server 2008 that can cause the BITS service to become unresponsive after a few hours to several days of operation. When that happens, the entire… 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

Loss of Internet Connectivity After Installing 951748 and 951746

We have received reports of customers loosing Internet connectivity after installing MS08-037 (951748 and 951746).  This issue can occur on both the server and the clients.  This issue may occur when customers are running ZoneAlarm or Check Point Endpoint Security (previously named Check Point Integrity).  Our investigation so far has shown that no other customers… Read more

SBS Clients Lose Access to Shares and/or Cannot Get DHCP Addresses

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mike Lieser] Recently we have been seeing two different issues on SBS servers that can be caused by the 3rd party product Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.  Please note that these issues can also be caused by other factors. Issue 1: DHCP SBS client machines are unable to receive… Read more