Revisiting SBS 2011 Standard Migrations

We have been experiencing some good amount of volume around SBS 2011 Standard migrations recently. If you are stuck on one of such migration issues please start by following these outstanding yesteryear blogs: SBS 2011 Standard Migrations – Keys to Success SBS 2011 Standard Migrations – Keys to Success – Part 2: The Setup Phase… Read more

Top Support Solutions for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

This is a collection of the top Microsoft Support solutions to the most common issues experienced using Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard (updated quarterly). Note that some content that applies to earlier versions of Windows Server is listed, because it can be helpful with Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard issues also. Solutions related… Read more

Troubleshooting “An unexpected error occurred” message when using Remote Web Access to connect to computers

[This post comes to us courtesy of Manish Kapoor from Commercial Technical Support] We occasionally come across scenarios where memory consumption on an SBS Server increases and this may cause the server to run slow. Additionally, some of the services/features may stop working correctly. You may find that trying to connect to computers or accessing… Read more

Installing Update Rollup 2 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 may fail or prompt for Installation Package Source

[This post comes to us courtesy of Manish Kapoor from Microsoft Commercial Technical Support] Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 has been released and may be offered by WSUS on your SBS 2011 Standard server. The update is also available for standalone download and install here. If you try installing the… Read more

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

How to Manually Create the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard and WSUS Group Policies Objects

[This post comes to us courtesy of Charanjeet Singh and Rituraj Choudhary from Microsoft Commercial Technical Support]    Certain Group Policy Objects (GPOs) are created and configured by default during the installation of Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard. This blog post will cover how to create these GPOs manually in the event that they are… 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

Expanded Software Assurance (SA) grant for Windows SBS 2011 Standard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy David Fabritius from Windows Server Marketing] As part of the Windows Server 2012 announcements earlier this year, we shared the Software Assurance (SA) grant information for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard. Since that time, we have worked with many of our customers and partners to help plan 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