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

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

Windows Server Solutions BPA Updated February 2012

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of David Copeland from Commercial Technical Support] There are 46 new rules in this release of the WSSG BPA. Currently the total number of checks per SKU breaks down as (total of 153 total rules (this includes one for showing the model version and one for showing the number… Read more

Windows Server Solutions BPA Checklist

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of David Copeland from Commercial Technical Support] Earlier this month we published a post introducing the new Windows Server Solutions BPA, which is currently available for download.  Below is a list of the checks, broken down by each product supported, that the Windows Server Solutions Best Practices Analyzer (BPA)… Read more

Introducing the Windows Server Solutions BPA

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of David Copeland from Commercial Technical Support] The Windows Server Solutions Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) examines a server that is running: Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Standard Edition Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 The BPA will present a… Read more

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials – Update

When we first started designing Windows SBS 2011 Essentials (formally SBS Code Name “Aurora”), one of our initial focuses was to provide effortless support for multiple internal and external hard drives. Drive Extender provided the ability to take the small hard drives many small businesses may have acquired, and pool them together in a simple… Read more

Announcing Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Michael Leworthy from Windows Server Marketing] Building on the Windows Small Business Server 2011 announcements and adding to that exciting momentum – today on the Storage Server blog, Microsoft announced a new edition targeted at small business, Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. Windows Storage Server 2008 R2… Read more