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

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

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

Recovering Disk Space on the C: Drive in Small Business Server 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff and Wayne Gordon McIntyre from Commercial Technical Support and Chris Puckett from Product Quality] SBS 2008 installs all of its features using a single volume (C:), there are tools available to move some of the data to other locations, but a number of folders that remain… Read more

WSUS Language Settings Could Be Lost After Upgrading to WSUS 3.0 SP2 on Small Business Server 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill, Justin Crosby, Damian Leibaschoff, and Charanjeet Singh] While upgrading to Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (WSUS 3.0 SP2) on Windows Small Business Server 2008, you will be present with the WSUS Configuration Wizard. You should not need to make changes to any section… Read more

How to Move WSUS Content and Database Files to a Different Volume

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Rod White] When trying to free up space, customers frequently have questions about moving WSUS Content and Databases to different partitions. Our objective is to explain three things: How to move the WSUS Content How to move the WSUS Database files How to cleanup the WSUS Database Start… Read more

How to Manually Create the SBS 2008 and WSUS Group Policies Objects

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Ed Walters] Please click HERE for the steps to manually create the SBS 2011 Standard and WSUS Group Policies Objects. Update Services Policies: Update Services Client Computers Policy Update Services Common Settings Policy Update Services Server Computers Policy Windows SBS Policies: Windows SBS Client – Windows Vista Policy… Read more

IE 8 Releasing to WSUS

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of the SBS Team]  On August 25th, Internet Explorer (IE) 8 will be offered through WSUS as an Update Rollup. On default installations of SBS, this will not be automatically approved for installation. You will need to manually approve it in the SBS Console or the WSUS Console.  However,… Read more

Update Services in SBS 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] SBS 2008 includes the Update Services component to provide the administrator with a simple interface for managing software updates from the SBS Console. Those who are familiar with Update Services from SBS 2003 R2 will find that the SBS 2008 implementation is quite similar. It is… Read more

SBS 2008 Update Rollup 2 Released (KB960911)

Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 Update Rollup 2 is now available on Microsoft Update and WSUS. This rollup package addresses the following issues in Windows Small Business Server 2008. Issue 1 After you configure Windows Small Business Server 2008, you manually change the Favorites and Links setting for Internet Explorer in the default domain… Read more