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

Reminder: New Security Updates to be released tomorrow

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff] On August 12th, Microsoft will release several security updates <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-aug.mspx>. Some of them will require a reboot of your SBS server, if that is the case, you need to be aware of the potential issues you might see if you haven’t taken any actions after last… 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

KB 948496 and KB 936594

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett] The differences between the 948496 update and the 936594 update are: 948496 disables TCPChimney in the registry and 936594 does not touch this setting. 948496 is a Critical update and 936594 is an Optional update. Both updates disable the RSS and TCPA features of the Scalable… Read more

Severity of SBS 2003 Update 936594 Raised

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby] The severity of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server Update 936594 will soon be raised to Critical on Microsoft Update.  Previously this update was listed as optional.  We decided to upgrade the severity to help drive awareness and adoption of this update. For more information on this… Read more

New Best Practices for SP2 KB

 [Todays’ tip comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] This is just a quick note about the availability of a new KB published today to help consolidate some of the information that we’ve posted on this blog. Best practices and known issues when you install Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 on a Windows Small… Read more

SP2 May Fail to Install If a Large Number of Updates Are Installed

[Today’s tip comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] Update:  The steps below are no longer needed.  To get past the errors, below, please download Service Pack 2 using the steps outlined in http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;940276.       We’re currently tracking an issue where Windows Server 2003 SP2 may fail to install for some Automatic Update… Read more

New SBS 2003 Updates released through Microsoft Update and WSUS

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Duncan Chalmers and Damian Leibaschoff] Today the SBS SE team released two important updates on MU/WU/WSUS for SBS 2003: 1) “Critical Update for Windows Small Business Server 2003: Vista and Outlook 2007 compatibility (KB 926505)”. This is a ‘critical’ (high priority) class update targeted at all SBS servers… Read more