An Administrators Quick Look at SharePoint for SBS 2011 Standard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan, Gagan Mehra, and Sabir Chandwale from Commercial Technical Support] SharePoint Services have been an integral part of Small Business product line since SBS 2003. It serves as a secure web based collaboration platform that is easy to deploy, maintain, and protect. Among the standard features that… Read more

You Must Manually Run PSCONFIG after Installing SharePoint 2010 Patches

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of John Bay from Commercial Technical Support] Patching SharePoint is a two-step process. The updated binaries are first installed and then psconfig must be run to update the SharePoint databases. SBS 2008 uses Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and updates automatically run PSconfig when installed via Automatic Updates or Windows… Read more

Recovering Disk Space on the C: Drive in Small Business Server 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff and Wayne Gordon McIntyre from Commercial Technical Support and Chris Puckett from Product Quality] SBS 2008 installs all of its features using a single volume (C:), there are tools available to move some of the data to other locations, but a number of folders that remain… Read more

IE 8 Releasing to WSUS

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of the SBS Team]  On August 25th, Internet Explorer (IE) 8 will be offered through WSUS as an Update Rollup. On default installations of SBS, this will not be automatically approved for installation. You will need to manually approve it in the SBS Console or the WSUS Console.  However,… Read more

Editing One of the Default User Role Templates May Produce an Unexpected Warning in SBS 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff and Doug Boyd] When you edit or make a change to one of the following User Roles in the SBS Console: “Network Administrator” or “Standard User with administration links” you get the following warning upon clicking OK or APPLY (example provided for Network Administrator role): Do… Read more

SBS 2008: IAMW (Internet Address Management Wizard) Screencast

Peter Gallagher and Damian Leibaschoff have created a Screencast covering the SBS 2008 IAMW.  You can view it here: More Information:  Introducing the Internet Address Management Wizard: Part 1 of 3 – http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2008/10/15/introducing-the-internet-address-management-wizard-part-1-of-3.aspx Introducing the Internet Address Management Wizard: Part 2 of 3 – http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2008/10/16/introducing-the-internet-address-management-wizard-part-2-of-3.aspx Introducing the Internet Address Management Wizard: Part 3 of 3… Read more

Remotely Administer Additional 2008 Servers

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is the first server product where the Windows firewall is enabled by default. This is definitely a plus from a security standpoint however by default it does not allow remote administration. If you attempt to remotely connect to the Event Viewer of… Read more