An Update for the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Migration Preparation Tool is Available

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Roderick White, David Copeland and Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] The Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Migration Preparation Tool is included in the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard installation media. This tool is run on the migration source server (for example, a computer that is… Read more

You Must Manually Run PSCONFIG after Installing SharePoint 2010 Patches

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of John Bay from Commercial Technical Support] Patching SharePoint is a two-step process. The updated binaries are first installed and then psconfig must be run to update the SharePoint databases. SBS 2008 uses Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and updates automatically run PSconfig when installed via Automatic Updates or Windows… Read more

Scheduled Task to Remove Old IIS Logs for WSUS has been Updated for SBS 2008 and SBS 2011 Standard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of John Bay from Commercial Technical Support] One of the problem areas in Small Business Server 2008 is the amount of disk space consumed by the WSUS IIS Log; files for reference see: Recovering Disk Space on the C: Drive in Small Business Server 2008. To help ease this… Read more

Installation of the Intranet Component May Fail in Small Business Server 2003

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Douglas Boyd and Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] In the past few months we started seeing the recurrence of an old issue that was previously documented in: 832880:  You cannot successfully install the intranet component or connect to http://companyweb in Windows Small Business Server 2003 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;832880 However,… Read more

Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 Installation Tool for SBS 2008 released

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett] When you try to install Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) on a server that is running Windows Small Business Server 2008, the installation process does not start, and you receive the following error message: Error: You must update your Windows Small Business Server 2008… Read more

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

Companyweb Inaccessible After Sharepoint 3.0 Service Pack 2

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of the SBS Support Team]    After installing Sharepoint 3.0 SP2 (KB 953338), when you browse http://companyweb or open Sharepoint 3.0 Central Administration, you receive the following error “Cannot connect to the configuration database”.   After you install one of the following updates or service packs on a computer… Read more

Slow Connectivity for Outlook Anywhere and Sites that use the SBS Web Applications App Pool

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre, Justin Crosby, and Damian Leibaschoff] We have discovered an issue where connections to Outlook Anywhere are extremely slow or fail completely. Another behavior is that when you try to connect to HTTPS://REMOTE.CONTOSO.COM it just sits in a waiting state, while trying HTTPS://REMOTE.CONTOSO.COM/REMOTE or HTTPS://REMOTE.CONTOSO.COM/OWA works fine. This… Read more

One or More Updates Cannot be Installed Error on SBS 2008 Installations

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett] During the installation of SBS 2008, when you select the option “Go online and get the most recent installation updates (recommended)” you may not receive the most recent installation updates. Security updates and critical updates from Windows Update will still be installed. Updates from Microsoft Update… Read more