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 Run a 32bit Web Application on SBS 2008/2011 Standard

[Todays post comes to us courtesy of Wayne Gordon McIntyre, Gagan Mehra, and Sabir Chandwale from Commercial Technical Support] Content Updated on 5/20/2011 to include steps for SBS 2011 Standard Every so often we come across a support case where a customer has a need for a 32 bit web application to run on the… Read more

Recovering Disk Space on the C: Drive in Small Business Server 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff and Wayne Gordon McIntyre from Commercial Technical Support and Chris Puckett from Product Quality] SBS 2008 installs all of its features using a single volume (C:), there are tools available to move some of the data to other locations, but a number of folders that remain… Read more

WSUS Language Settings Could Be Lost After Upgrading to WSUS 3.0 SP2 on Small Business Server 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill, Justin Crosby, Damian Leibaschoff, and Charanjeet Singh] While upgrading to Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (WSUS 3.0 SP2) on Windows Small Business Server 2008, you will be present with the WSUS Configuration Wizard. You should not need to make changes to any section… Read more

How to Move WSUS Content and Database Files to a Different Volume

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Rod White] When trying to free up space, customers frequently have questions about moving WSUS Content and Databases to different partitions. Our objective is to explain three things: How to move the WSUS Content How to move the WSUS Database files How to cleanup the WSUS Database Start… Read more

SBS 2008 Update Rollup 3 (KB 969121) Installation Failure

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett] When you attempt to install SBS 2008 UR 3 (969121) it may fail with error code 6BA “Windows Update encountered an unknown error”. The C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log file for this update reports error 0x80070643 / 0x000006BA.   Troubleshooting: One of the actions SBS2008 Update Rollup 3 (UR3)  performs… Read more

Requirements for Installing SQL 2008 Standard Edition for Small Business

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff] Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium includes SQL 2008 Standard Edition for Small Business (http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/small-business.aspx). This version is feature by feature the same as SQL 2008 Standard with the difference that it must be installed in an Small Business Server domain or, if purchased separately, an… Read more

SBS 2008 – How to Export and Import Mailboxes To and From PST

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] As many are already aware, exmerge is no longer supported in Exchange 2007, this has been replaced with the Power Shell cmdlets import-mailbox and export-mailbox introduced in Exchange 2007 SP1 that now handle this functionality. This post was adapted for SBS from an Exchange team blog… Read more

Introducing the Windows SBS 2008 Answer File

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Rod White and Justin Crosby] Windows Small Business Server 2008 supports installation using an answer file.  The answer file provides the following functionality: Automates the SBS 2008 installation process for both a clean installation as well as a migration. Allows you to run a clean installation setup in… Read more