An update to the Windows SBS 2011 Migration Preparation Tool is now available

The Windows SBS Sustaining Engineering team has just released an update to the Migration Preparation Tool. This tool is run on the migration source server (for example, a computer that is running Windows Small Business Server 2003 or Windows Small Business Server 2008) to prepare the source server for migration. This update adds preparation rules…

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Update Rollups are now available for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials, Windows Home Server 2011, and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

The Windows Server Solutions Sustained Engineering team has announced availability of a handfull of Update Rollups (UR’s) that address known issues. The updates are available from Windows Update. For detailed information about the updates, see the following topics in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.  Update Rollup 1 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials is available Update Rollup 1…

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Find SBS Migration Information -- FAST!

Over the past few years, we’ve received a lot of customer feedback about the availability, applicability, and discoverability of SBS Migration information. In the past, this kind of information has been published in various forms and made available in a variety of ways. Sometimes on the release media in the form of a CHM file,…

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Additional Migration Guides for Windows SBS 2011 Standard are Available!

As promised, we have just published additional migration guides to help you migrate to Windows SBS 2011 Standard. The following guides are available: Migrate to Windows Small Business Server 2011 from Windows Small Business Server 2008 Describes how to migrate an existing Windows SBS 2008 domain to Windows SBS 2011 Standard and then to migrate the settings and…

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Preparing to Migrate to Windows SBS 2011 Standard? Take the Inside Lane!!

To help you get a jump on your future server migration, we have just published a downloadable and printable copy of “Migrate to Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard from Windows Small Business Server 2003”! This guide describes the migration process in detail and walks you through the various steps. Do you want to get a look…

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Calling all SBS Migration Gurus!

Have an opinion on the SBS migration process or content? We know many of you do – and we need your help. We’re looking for a few courageous people in the community to help us improve our SBS migration content. Specifically, we’d like to establish a virtual content review board. We’ll solicit ideas and suggestions…

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It's time! Update that SBS 2000 server to SBS 2008. Here's how!

Have you been itching to update your SBS 2000 server to the latest and greatest SBS 2008, but afraid to scratch because you find the thought of migrating your data and settings to be intimidating? Well, fear no longer! We have just published a white paper by Microsoft Support Engineer Edwin Joseph that helps guide…

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Coming soon . . . Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion!

Microsoft Press just announced their first book on Windows EBS: Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Administrator’s Companion, by J.C. Mackin and Charlie Russel Publication date is May 13, 2009, so order your copy today, or check soon with your favorite bookseller. List price: $49.99. According to the Press, “We decided to focus first on the…

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New Documentation: Extend Windows Essential Business Server with the Premium Edition

Have you wondered how the Windows Essential Business Server Premium Edition might help you? If you have identified a need for SQL Server 2008, or maybe you have line-of-business applications that you would like to run on a separate server, the Premium edition of Windows EBS might be the right solution for you. To learn…

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Check out our first community-authored solution paper!

Cue the applause – the very first document was published in the Windows SBS MVP and Community Corner last week! Andrew Alaniz, a consultant for the Small and Medium Business (SMB) practice at CTS, provided us with a solution paper for backing up and recovering Windows SBS 2003 using Data Protection Manager 2007. We’ll be publishing another paper…

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