Why Are Some of My Groups Not Displaying in the SBS Console? Post Has Been Updated

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett.] We have updated the Why Are Some of My Groups Not Displaying in the SBS Console? blog post to include a tool you can use to update Universal groups in the MyBusiness OU so that they appear in the Windows SBS Console. This update cannot update… Read more

SBS 2008 Console May Take Too Long to Display Alerts and Security Statuses, Display Not Available, or Crash

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff and Justin Crosby] Under certain conditions, the Windows SBS Console may show one or several of the following symptoms: The Other Alerts in the Home tab will show as “Not Available” The Console.Log may also contain exceptions like this one: [5164] 090620.094247.9164: Exception: ————————————— An exception… 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: Introduction to Remote Web Workplace

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan and Moloy Tandon] Just as it was in SBS 2003, Remote Web Workplace (RWW) is an integral component in the SBS feature set for 2008. Its purpose is to provide a secure centralized web portal for employees and administrators to access network resources. Users can perform… Read more

Update Services in SBS 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] SBS 2008 includes the Update Services component to provide the administrator with a simple interface for managing software updates from the SBS Console. Those who are familiar with Update Services from SBS 2003 R2 will find that the SBS 2008 implementation is quite similar. It is… Read more

No Exchange Mailbox Created for New Users in SBS 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Kim Oehmichen] We have recently seen a few cases where creating a new user with the Add a New User Account wizard from the SBS Console does not create the respective Exchange 2007 mailbox.  The wizard finished with the following warnings: In these cases the AddUser.log (C:\Program Files\Windows… Read more

Error "Administrator Does Not Have Exchange Administrator Rights" When Creating or Deleting User in SBS 2008 Console

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Rod White] When an Administrator attempts to create or delete a user within the SBS 2008 Console they may get an error and a  "View Warning Details" link. Reviewing the details show two warnings: Administrator <Admin name> does not have Exchange administrator rights. Mailbox does not exist for… Read more

SBS console crashes when duplicate entries from AV products are written into Security Center

We have seen some cases where the SBS Console crashes over and over every time you open it. It has been isolated to some orphaned WMI entries on client computers for Antivirus or Antispyware products. How to identify you are experiencing this: 1. Open the C:Program FilesWindows Small Business ServerLogsconsole.log file and search for this:… 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

Why is My Computer Status Not Showing Online in the SBS Console?

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] You may have noticed that some of your computer accounts are not showing “online” in the SBS Console. The purpose of this post is to shed some light on why you may see this and how this information is obtained by the server. Status information for… Read more