Documentation Update: Clarification to "Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with WSUS on Windows SBS"

Several folks in the community have asked for clarification about how the WSUS updates work for Windows SBS. Specifically, is it enough to select the Windows Small Business Server option for the update category? Or do you also need to select the Windows SBS integrated components. Well. . . actually. . . you need to also select…


New Documentation: Step-by-Step Guide for Configuring and Using Fax on Windows Small Business Server 2003

We’re pleased to announce that the “Step-by-Step Guide for Configuring and Using Fax on Windows Small Business Server 2003” paper is now available for download. This guide helps you configure and use the Fax service on a Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2003 network. It provides you with step-by-step instructions for configuring the server, configuring…


Documentation Update: Migrating from SBS 2000 or Windows 2000 Server to Windows SBS 2003

Ok. Somehow I missed this one. Better late then never! 🙂   The document, “Migrating from Small Business Server 2000 or Windows 2000 Server to Windows Small Business Server 2003” has been updated in response to customer feedback. The latest version of this document as well as other helpful information can be downloaded from the Windows SBS Product Documentation Web site….


How to Install and Configure Small Business Accounting 2006 on Windows SBS 2003

Microsoft® Office Small Business Accounting 2006 is a comprehensive financial management program that helps small business owners and office managers handle the financial needs of their business using software that has the look and feel of Microsoft Office and offers great integration with other Microsoft Office programs. It can be installed on a standalone computer, or…


I want to use Root Hints instead of DNS forwarders

Last month when the SBS MVPs were on campus for the MVP Summit, Susan Bradley mentioned how the ability to configure DNS in CEICW (Configure E-mail and Internet Connection Wizard) to use root hints instead of DNS forwarders is kind of hidden in the wizard. Well, she’s right (of course!). It’s covered in the Help…


Restricting Access to your Web Services

When you choose to make your default Web site or selected Web services accessible to the Internet, you should be aware that the IP permissions are set to allow access to all IP addresses. You can, however, configure your Web sites or Web services to grant or deny specific computers, groups of computers, or domains…


The Windows SBS SP1 Release Notes have been updated!

The release notes for SBS SP1 have been updated to incorporate information about the following issues: SP1 for Windows SBS 2003 cannot be applied to evaluation versions of Windows SBS 2003 After you have installed Windows SBS SP1 and you try to reinstall a Windows SBS component, you receive the message, “The drive contains a disc for Windows…


How to change the IP address of your SBS 2003 computer

If you want to change the IP address of the network adapter used to connect to the Internet from a dynamically assigned address to a statically assigned address (or vice versa), use the following procedure to reconfigure the network connection. On the computer running SBS 2003, click Start, point to Control Panel, point to Network Connections, and then…


Documentation Update: Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Server Update Services on Windows SBS 2003

The subject documentation has been updated to reflect the information and procedures necessary to prevent the problem discussed in the earlier posting “Workaround: WSUS fails to install on Windows SBS computers.” You can download the latest update to this paper here. ( This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights.


Workaround: WSUS fails to install on Windows SBS computers

If you are trying without success to install WSUS 2.0 on a computer running Windows SBS 2003, you may be experiencing a known issue.   We will shortly be releasing a document that addresses the exact steps for installing and configuring WSUS on SBS and will post a note on the day that it becomes available. In…