Update Rollup KB2855336 released for Windows Server 2012

Products which belong to Essentials and Small Business Server family might crash if virtualized on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host in the event that the host crashes or loses power. The active directory instance may become corrupted and might result in blue screen/bug check with error: c00002e2 Directory Services could not start because of the… Read more

Windows Management Framework 3.0 applicability on Windows Small Business Server 2008/2011 Standard

The Windows Management Framework 3.0 (KB2506146 for Windows 2008 SP2 and KB2506143 for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) has been recently offered as an optional update on Microsoft update distribution clients such as Windows Server Update Services, and Windows Automatic Update. This update contains the following features: Windows PowerShell 3.0 Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Windows… Read more

How to connect to SBS 2008 domain clients using RWA from a remote Windows 8 computer

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Charanjeet Singh and Rituraj Choudhary from Commercial Technical Support] After you login to a Windows Small Business Server 2008 Remote Web Access from an external Windows 8 machine and attempt to connect to an internal client, you will get the following error: ————————— VBScript: Remote Desktop Connection —————————… Read more

Update Rollup 3 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard and Update Rollup 6 for Windows Small Business Server 2008 Available Now

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Charanjeet Singh from Commercial Technical Support Team] Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard UR 3 and Windows Small Business Server 2008 UR 6 has been released and is available for download. You can read about the issues these rollup addresses in KB2729100 and KB2729101 respectively. How to obtain… 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

Managing Event Alerts in Your Reports – An SBS Monitoring Feature Enhancement

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff and Justin Crosby from Commercial Technical Support] One of the most requested features for the SBS Monitoring component of Windows SBS 2008 and Windows SBS 2011 Standard is the ability to control and filter unwanted errors from the event logs section of the reports. There are… Read more

New Scenario for the SBS 2011 Premium Add-On

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy David Fabritius from Windows Server Marketing] Last year we introduced the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-On, which offers a more flexible solution to our customers’ needs for running line-of-business (LOB) applications and other workloads. Today we are happy to announce that starting September 15, 2011, we have… Read more

How to configure Outlook for POP3/IMAP and SMTP Connectivity in SBS 2008/2011 Standard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support] If you wish to connect to your Exchange mailbox on SBS with a remote Outlook client, we recommend that you use Outlook Anywhere. However, if you choose to use POP3 or IMAP instead, then use this post to determine which settings to… Read more

How to Recreate the SBSMonitoring Database

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] In SBS 2008 and SBS 2011 standard, we have a service called the Windows SBS Manager that is responsible for a number of tasks around monitoring, alert reporting and maintenance. This service relies on a SQL database running on a SQL express… 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