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

WinVerifyTrust update (KB 938759) will be mandatory for WSUS on SBS 2003

If you are running Update Services in SBS 2003 R2 or just WSUS on any versions of SBS 2003, the WinVerifyTrust update (KB 938759) will be set to mandatory and installed on your WSUS server. See below for more information. From: A couple of weeks ago, I posted <> about Windows Vista Service Pack… Read more

WSUS 3.0 SP1 Installation Behavior

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of John Bay] Back in February, we blogged about the release of WSUS 3.0 SP1 to the download center ( WSUS 3.0 Service Pack 1 has recently released to Windows Update. Because WSUS 3.0 Service Pack 1 is classified as service pack it will be offered on Windows Update… Read more

WSUS 3.0 SP 1 Released to Download Center

WSUS 3.0 SP1 is now located at the Microsoft Download Center. To download and to obtain installation instructions, please visit the following Microsoft Web site: For more information, check out the WSUS Product Team blog… Read more

Error When Trying To Approve Silverlight 1.0 Within Update Services

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett] When you try to approve the Microsoft Silverlight 1.0 (KB946609) feature pack from the Update Services->Waiting For Review node in the Small Business Server Management console, you may see the following error: You can safely click Continue and proceed with the approval of the Silverlight Feature… Read more

WSUS 2.0 and 3.0 Errors On Small Business Server

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby, Damian Leibaschoff, David Copeland, Mark Stanfill, Chris Puckett, and John Bay]  We have discovered a new issue today with WSUS on SBS. You may receive the following error accessing Update Services from the SBS 2003 Server Management Console: ——————————————————————————–Server Error in ‘/UpdateServices’ Application.——————————————————————————– The specified string is invalid…. Read more

New Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Update

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff] An update is available to enable automatic approval of definition updates and to fix two problems in the Update Services component of Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 This update provides 2 fixes and introduces 1 new functionality. New: Automatic approval of definition updates (No longer… Read more

How to Backup and Restore Your SBS and Default Group Policies

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] In SBS 2003 we have the 2 default policies just like any Windows 2003 server which are the default domain, and default domain controller policy. Additionally by default SBS 2003 has an additional 7 Group Policies, 3 more when you add R2 Components for WSUS, and… Read more

SBS 2003 R2 WSUS "Low" Update Setting Issue

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Cloud Xu] We are investigating an issue with the SBS 2003 R2 Update Services Configuration Wizard.  Within the wizard you have the option to set the update level for both your clients and servers.  The options are High, Medium, Low, and None.  The definition of… Read more