Installing Update Rollup 2 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 may fail or prompt for Installation Package Source

[This post comes to us courtesy of Manish Kapoor from Microsoft Commercial Technical Support] Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 has been released and may be offered by WSUS on your SBS 2011 Standard server. The update is also available for standalone download and install here. If you try installing the… Read more

Another Reason Why Browsing CompanyWeb May Fail with HTTP Error 503 on SBS 2011 Standard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] We have found a second, somewhat less common, issue that can cause the error described previously in “HTTP Error 503 Accessing Company Web on SBS 2011 Standard”. You may experience this problem if you opted in to join the… Read more

How to configure Outlook for POP3/IMAP and SMTP Connectivity in SBS 2008/2011 Standard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support] If you wish to connect to your Exchange mailbox on SBS with a remote Outlook client, we recommend that you use Outlook Anywhere. However, if you choose to use POP3 or IMAP instead, then use this post to determine which settings to… Read more

Certain Remote Client Access Can Break If You Change the Default Accepted Domain on SBS 2011 Standard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support] Since the introduction of Exchange 2010 SP1, any spaces in the “Name” property of an accepted domain that is marked as default will invalidate that accepted domain for several methods of remote client access. The Exchange Team blogged about this issue back… Read more

How to Import and Export Mailboxes using PST Files in SBS 2011 Standard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Gagan Mehra and Wayne Gordon McIntyre from Commercial Technical Support] There might be instances where an Exchange Administrator will need to export the contents of individual mailboxes to offline files (PST). With Exchange 2010 SP1 we have new set of PowerShell commandlets to export and import mailboxes to… Read more

How to Configure SBS 2011 Standard to Accept E-mail for Multiple Authoritative Domains

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Moloy Tandon, Sabir Chandwale, and Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support] Think of a scenario where there is a business requirement in your company to have a separate email domain for a set of users. These users can belong to a different business unit within your organization for… Read more

Exchange Services May Not Start Automatically After a Reboot

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of John Bay from Commercial Technical Support] On SBS 2008/2011 when you reboot the server, you may notice that some of the Exchange services that are set to automatic start are not started. Some of the services that may not be started are: Microsoft Exchange Information Store Microsoft Exchange… Read more

Error 500 Attempting to Access OWA on SBS 2011 Standard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby from Commercial Technical Support] Today we are going to discuss the first thing you should always check if you get an HTTP 500 error attempting to access OWA on an SBS 2011 server, after you have provided your credentials to the login form. In Exchange 2010… Read more

How to Configure Email Routing to SharePoint in SBS 2011 Standard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan and Justin Crosby from Commercial Technical Support] Some of you who have worked with SBS 2011 so far may have noticed a change in how archived email for security groups is handled; for details see our previous post. SharePoint document libraries are no longer used for… Read more

E-mail Archiving for Security Groups in Windows SBS 2011 Standard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Rituraj Choudhary, Manish Kapoor, and Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support] Today we will be discussing e-mail archival for security groups in Windows SBS 2011 Standard. This feature was first introduced in SBS 2008 through the “Add a new group” wizard in the SBS Console. This allowed you… Read more