Hotfixes are available to address Computer Monitoring Error in Launchpad or Dashboard of SBS 2011 Essentials, Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials and Windows Home Server 2011

After you updated a server that is running SBS 2011 Essentials, Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials or Windows Home Server 2011 with the Update Rollup 2, you receive the warning “Computer Monitoring Error” in the Launchpad or Dashboard. Please visit the following post for the resolution. http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2012/02/29/computer-monitoring-error-in-dashboard-or-launchpad-of-sbs-2011-essential-servers.aspx… Read more

Installing Windows 7 in a SBS 2003 Environment

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby] If you want to use http://servername/connectcomputer to join a Windows 7 machine to your SBS 2003 domain you must first install hotfix KB 926505.  Most SBS 2003 installations should already have this update installed as this is the same hotfix that allowed Windows Vista machines to… Read more

SBS 2008 Update Rollup 2 Released (KB960911)

Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 Update Rollup 2 is now available on Microsoft Update and WSUS. This rollup package addresses the following issues in Windows Small Business Server 2008. Issue 1 After you configure Windows Small Business Server 2008, you manually change the Favorites and Links setting for Internet Explorer in the default domain… Read more

You May Lose Network Connectivity on SBS 2008 When Using a Driver Which Utilizes TDI

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre, Damian Leibaschoff, Chris Puckett, and Justin Crosby] We have been seeing cases where the users are losing network connectivity with their SBS 2008 server after a few days to a few weeks.  Rebooting SBS 2008 will temporarily resolve the issue.  This issue occurs when you are… Read more

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 – Critical

Make sure that you install this hotfix to your Small Business Servers and client machines as soon as possible.  This hotfix applies to SBS 2000 through SBS 2008 as well as Windows 2000 through Vista.  For more information please see: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-067.mspx http://blogs.technet.com/swi/archive/2008/10/23/More-detail-about-MS08-067.aspx… 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

Windows Service Pack 2 for Windows Small Business Server 2003

This is just a quick note to remind anyone who had previously used the SP2 Blocker Toolkit to block the deployment of Service Pack 2 for Windows Small Business Server 2003(KB940276) that on Tuesday, August 12th 2008 Automatic Updates will ignore the registry key and begin offering Service Pack 2 for Windows Small Business Server… Read more

New KB Articles Released Concerning Issues Around DNS Security Update 953230 (MS08-037)

Two new KB articles have been released that discuss the issue we first spoke about in our blog post entitled Some Services May Fail to Start or May Not Work Properly After Installing MS08-037 (951746 and 951748).  Please read these KB articles if you would like to know more about this issue: http://support.microsoft.com//kb/956189 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956188… Read more

Cannot Access CompanyWeb After Installing 948110

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff and Justin Crosby] SharePoint users who upgraded from SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (WMSDE) to any other edition of SQL Server 2000 (for example, SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition) may be incorrectly offered a WMSDE update for 948110. This problem can occur if the SQL Server… 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