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

Enterprise Hotfix Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Available Now

An enterprise hotfix rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 has been released which contains 90 hotfixes released after the release of Service Pack 1. These hotfixes improve the overall performance and system reliability of Windows 7 SP1-based and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based computers. We recommend customers to apply this… Read more

Windows Server Solutions BPA Updated January 2013

Update Rollup 4 for Windows Server Solutions BPA (KB2796170) is now available via Microsoft Update. New Rules Added DefWebSiteExtended – This rule checks whether the default website is extended correctly. RemoteVDirAuthentication – This rule checks whether Anonymous Authentication is disabled. SelfUpdateVDirSSL – This rule checks whether the SSL protocol is enabled or Anonymous Authentication is… Read more

Update Rollup 4 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Available Now

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Update Rollup 4 has been released today and is available for download from Microsoft Update. You can read about the issues this rollup addresses in Microsoft Support Knowledgebase 2757007. In addition to the server-side update, a client-side update has been released as well. This update is documented in KB… Read more

Update Rollup 3 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Available Now

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Update Rollup 3 has been released today and is available for download from Microsoft Update. You can read about the issues this rollup addresses in KB2705117. In addition to the server-side update, a client-side update has been released as well. This update is documented in KB2705129. The client-side package… Read more

Server Backup known Issues and Resolutions

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Ning Kuang from Sustained Engineering] A new wiki has been released to address all reported issues and resolutions of Server Backup feature in Window Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, Windows Home Server 2011 and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. For more information please visit the following link:… Read more

Windows Server Solutions BPA Updated June 2012

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shammi Dua and Charanjeet Singh from Commercial Technical Support] Update Rollup 3 for WSSG BPA (KB 2699813) is now available via Microsoft Updates, along with its installation tool (KB 2698659). How to get BPA Update Rollup SBS 2011 Standard: By default, Microsoft Update points to the WSUS service… Read more

How to Use Full Disk for the O/S Install in Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Moloy Tandon from Commercial Technical Support] By default, the setup of Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials creates a Windows partition of 60 GB and the rest is used for data drive. If you wish to use the entire disk for the Operating System install, it can be… Read more

Key Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Log Files

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Ashish Sukhija and Rituraj Choudhary from Commercial Technical Support] In SBS Essentials the location of the log files is under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Server\Logs. From a support perspective this can be very handy as you will always know where the log file will be located. We have compiled a list… Read more

Understanding Remote Web Access File Sharing

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Gagan Mehra from Commercial Technical Support] Remote Web Access file sharing is the new feature added to the Small Business Server 2011 family. It allows users access shares and the files they contain on SBS server remotely. With file sharing in RWA you can: Upload and download files… Read more