Running DHCP Server on Windows Server 2012 Essentials

[This post comes to us courtesy of Rituraj Choudhary from Microsoft Commercial Technical Support] Windows Server 2012 Essentials is enabled to run on a network with the DHCP Server service running on the router. This blog post describes the method to configure DHCP Role on the Windows Server 2012 Essentials, if you prefer so. The… Read more

SBS 2011 Essentials Setup Hangs while Waiting for DHCP Address

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of John Bay and Wayne Gordon McIntyre from Commercial Technical Support] The installation of Small Business Server 2011 Essentials may hang at the “Please wait while installation continues” screen: At this point of the installation, setup is attempting to configure the network and acquire an IP address from a… Read more

Unable to Manage DHCP When an Invalid Name Record Exists in your Hosts File

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] Under certain circumstances, you might be unable to manage DHCP and get a screen like the one shown below. Among a number of causes, this could be the result of having a record for the servers IP address in your hosts file which resolves to a… Read more

You Cannot Install the Hyper-V Role on the SBS 2008 Primary Server

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Martina Grom, Technet Team Blog Austria] When you install the Hyper-V Role on your SBS 2008 Primary Server the DHCP Service will no longer be able to assign IP addresses to your client machines. The reason for this is that we do not support the Hyper-V role on… 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

Client Computers Cannot Get DHCP Addresses From SBS 2003 With ISA 2004

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of  Justin Crosby]  Today we are going to discuss a somewhat common issue caused by an ISA misconfiguration: Clients not getting DHCP addresses from their SBS 2003 server running ISA 2004. On a default install of SBS 2003 with ISA 2004 where the CEICW has been run this issue WILL NOT… Read more

SBS 2003 Server May Hand Out Incorrect Default Gateway to Clients at a Remote Site

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of  Rod White]  We have noticed an issue that occurs with remote users receiving the wrong default gateway. Instead of receiving their local router as the default gateway they receive the SBS server’s IP as their default gateway. This happens once they log onto the domain and the SBS_Login_Script.bat file runs…. Read more