Information about SBS 2003 Product Support Lifecycle

[This post comes to us courtesy of Rituraj Choudhary from Commercial Technical Support] This blogs post underlines the Product Support Lifecycle of the Windows Small Business Server 2003 and its individual components. We are publishing this information as SBS 2003 is nearing its end of support. Here are the individual products included with Windows Small… Read more

Known Issues after Installing WSUS Update KB2720211

Few issues have been encountered after applying WSUS update KB2720211 on Small Business Server 2003 (If WSUS 3.0 is present), Small Business Server 2008, and Small Business Server 2011 Standard. WSUS team came up with a blog post which covers all these issues and their resolution/workaround in detail. For more information please see the following… Read more

SBS 2003 Performance Report error indicates an automatic service is not running

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett from Product Quality] If you have installed the Microsoft .NET Framework v4.0 package on your SBS 2003 server, you may see the following error in the SBS console under Monitoring and Reporting: Auto-started Services Not Running Microsoft .Net Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X86 In normal conditions, these services… 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;EN-US;832880 However,… Read more

Windows 7 Cannot Access Shadow Copies in SBS 2003

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of  John Bay, Richard Pulliam and Damian Leibaschoff] When you connect to a share hosted on SBS 2003 from a Windows 7 client joined to the domain and you select “Restore previous versions” or the “Previous Versions” tab under properties of the share/folder, you get a view that shows snapshots… Read more

Why Small Businesses Use Windows Small Business Server

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Becky Lymberis]   We’re often talking with small business owners about their business – to understand not only their needs and usage of technology, but also what’s important to them as business owners.  Not surprisingly saving time and money, all the while providing better and differentiated service to their… Read more

SBS Migrations: Troubleshooting Moving Public Folder Replicas

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] We are seeing quite a few calls where public folders, Offline Address books, and Free/Busy information are not replicating to the new SBS 2008 server after following the “Move Exchange Server public folders for Windows SBS 2008 migration” steps from The key thing to remember… Read more

SBS 2003 to 2008 Migration Best Practices Post Has Been Updated

We have updated the SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 Migration Best Practices blog post with a few new recommendations.  Please review the following post before attempting an SBS 2003 to 2008 migration: SBS 2008 Migrations from SBS 2003 – Keys to Success… Read more

Cannot Reply To Old Emails Or Modify Old Calendar Items After PST Mail Migration

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre and Justin Crosby] Note: This article has you make changes to Active Directory.  Before doing so be sure to make a complete backup. After a mail migration to a new domain/Exchange organization using Exmerge, you will lose the ability to reply to old email and modify… Read more

Installing Windows 7 in a SBS 2003 Environment

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby] If you want to use http://servername/connectcomputer to join a Windows 7 machine to your SBS 2003 domain you must first install hotfix KB 926505.  Most SBS 2003 installations should already have this update installed as this is the same hotfix that allowed Windows Vista machines to… Read more