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

Considerations when Managing the SBS 2008 Fax Queue from Windows XP

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of  Roderick White and Shawn Sullivan] By design, user accounts that do not belong to the Windows SBS Fax Administrators group are not able to manage the SBS 2008 Fax queue from the Windows XP Fax Console. This is due to the enhanced fax security configuration in Windows 2008,… Read more

Remote Access: SMBs Will Continue to Get Enterprise-Caliber Capabilities with SBS and EBS

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Dave Berkowitz]   We are nearing the point where Windows Server 2008 R2 is going to be unleashed on the world, providing a host of new capabilities that will help dial down costs and improve productivity.   One of the key features we’ve discussed in this blog is… Read more

Device Manager may seem to hang while uninstalling a NIC

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff] Under certain conditions, in Windows Server 2008 (including SBS 2008) when you try to uninstall a network interface card (NIC) from device manager, the process will appear to hang and the uninstall will not complete. When this happens, the “Confirm Device Uninstall” window will appear and… Read more

Windows 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack (SP) 2 Available Now

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby] Windows 2008 SP2 and Vista SP2 has been released.  Windows 2008 SP2 should be installed on SBS 2008.  You can download the X64 version of SP2 here: or use Windows Update.  As with any update, you should be sure to take a good backup prior… Read more

BITS, IAS, VSS and RRAS May Stop Responding on SBS 2008 With a Particular NIC Driver

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Damian Leibaschoff] We are investigating an issue with certain Intel PRO/1000 EB with I/O Acceleration network card drivers on Windows Server 2008 that can cause the BITS service to become unresponsive after a few hours to several days of operation. When that happens, the entire… 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 ( 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

Remotely Administer Additional 2008 Servers

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is the first server product where the Windows firewall is enabled by default. This is definitely a plus from a security standpoint however by default it does not allow remote administration. If you attempt to remotely connect to the Event Viewer of… 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:… Read more

Installing Terminal Services in Application Mode on a Windows 2008 Member Server in a SBS 2008 Domain Succeeds with Errors

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] An issue was discovered when installing the Terminal Services role on a 2008 member server in an SBS 2008 domain. After the initial installation completes and you reboot to complete the installation you are presented with the following error. This occurs when the 2008 member server… Read more