Windows 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack (SP) 2 Available Now

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby] Windows 2008 SP2 and Vista SP2 has been released.  Windows 2008 SP2 should be installed on SBS 2008.  You can download the X64 version of SP2 here: or use Windows Update.  As with any update, you should be sure to take a good backup prior… Read more

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 – Critical

Make sure that you install this hotfix to your Small Business Servers and client machines as soon as possible.  This hotfix applies to SBS 2000 through SBS 2008 as well as Windows 2000 through Vista.  For more information please see:… Read more

SBS 2008: Released to Manufacturing!

On behalf of the SBS team, I am extremely pleased to announce that Windows Small Business Server 2008 software has been finalized!  Today both SBS Standard and Premium are being released to manufacturing, which means we begin the process of finalizing international versions, creating media, building packaging, delivering the product to distribution channels and handing… Read more

SBS 2008 and Vista Event Being Held in Las Colinas Texas Tomorrow

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy Justin Crosby and Peter Gallagher] Peter Gallagher, Charles VanHuesen (of Microsoft’s TS2 team and founding members of DFW-SBS), Eriq Neale (resident SBS MVP and owner of EON Consulting, author of SBS 2003 SP1 Unleashed) and Wade DeVore (owner of NetVision Consulting, TAP participant for both SBS 2008 and Server… Read more

Installing a Self-Signed Certificate as a Trusted Root CA in Windows Vista

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] In order for RPC over Http to work you must have a Trusted CA Root Certificate installed and configured. In a situation where you are using a self-signed cert you will need to install the certificate into the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store. 1. Connect to… Read more

Where is Outlook Mail Setup in Control Panel?

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Rod White] We recently received a call where a user needed to create a new MAPI (Outlook) profile. They called because they did not see the Mail shortcut in their Control Panel. It turned out that the user was using the 64-bit version of Windows… Read more

Vista Service Pack 1 Considerations

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of  Justin Crosby and Chris Puckett] If you are considering updating your Windows Vista machines to Service Pack 1 please review this KB article that explains reasons you may not see the update available for download on Windows Update and/or Automatic Updates:;EN-US;948343. Pay close attention to Cause/Method 5. … Read more

Issue Using RWW to Access the Console Session

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of John Bay] We wanted to make everyone aware of a minor issue we recently discovered during the testing of Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008. The remote web workplace has the ability to connect to the server console session. This is an optional checkbox exposed under… Read more

RWW Error on Vista and Windows 7 Clients

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of  Justin Crosby and Wayne McIntyre] You may get the following error on a Vista client when you use RWW to connect to another machine and enable the option to “Enable file and folders to be transferred between the remote computer and this computer”: Please note that this option… Read more

New SBS 2003 Updates released through Microsoft Update and WSUS

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Duncan Chalmers and Damian Leibaschoff] Today the SBS SE team released two important updates on MU/WU/WSUS for SBS 2003: 1) “Critical Update for Windows Small Business Server 2003: Vista and Outlook 2007 compatibility (KB 926505)”. This is a ‘critical’ (high priority) class update targeted at all SBS servers… Read more