Major Correction to "Guide to Migrating from WSS to WSF on SBS '08"

A huge “Thank you!” to Susan Bradley and others who pointed out a significant discrepancy with Step 10 of the the newly published “Step-by-Step Guide to Migrating from Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 on a server running Windows Small Business Server 2008” that we announced in the previous blog posting. The discrepancy was the…

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Wanna map drives while logged on through SBS 2008 Remote Web Workplace?

A common problem that RWW users encounter is that they cannot create drive mappings while they are logged on remotely. The reason for this is that the default setting of Remote Web Workplace on Windows SBS 2008 does not allow this. However, it is easy to update the server to permit this. Our thanks to community member…

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New Documentation: Integrating Windows Small Business Server 2008 with Exchange Online

Are you curious about how you can take advantage of the online services that are provided by Microsoft? Exchange Online is one of the online services that Microsoft provides. Exchange Online uses the best practices that have been developed with customers and partners. Exchange Online guarantees a high level of availability, which enables you to…

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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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Documentation Updates: Product Help and Migration Guide chm files

Hi everyone! We have just published updates to the Windows SBS Product Help and Migration files that you can use to replace the versions currently installed on your server. These updates include more than forty documentation fixes that were submitted by users and testers since the product was released. You can download these updates and…

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New Documentation: Managing Software Updates in Windows Small Business Server 2008

 Abstract Windows Small Business Server 2008 Update Services provides centralized update management for computers that are on the Windows SBS 2008 network and that are running one of the Windows operating systems that support Microsoft Update. By using Update Services, you can help protect the Windows SBS 2008 network by keeping Windows-based computers that are on the network…

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New articles help you troubleshoot and repair problems with Windows SBS

So, you’ve been up and running on your new Windows SBS 2008 network for a while now, but you’ve run into a glitch. Maybe it’s the hardware, maybe a software incompatibility. There’s no way it could have been something you did. Whatever the reason, you need to fix something and make it right again. Well,…

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SCE Season for EBS

Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) just launched (woo hoo!), the winter gloom has settled here in Redmond, and our thoughts turn to … SCE! No, not skiing, although that will come soon enough. We mean Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007, one of the key server technologies that make up the Windows EBS server suite. SCE…

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Is your self-signed certificate about to expire?

Ok. This isn’t exactly hot off the press, but many of you know that the self-signed certificate that SBS 2003 creates during installation expires 5 years after it is issued. So….. (and I’m relying on some shaky calendar math here), if you installed SBS within minutes, hours, or days of release back in ’03, those self-signed…

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New Documentation: “Adding a Server Running Windows Server 2008 to a Windows Small Business Server 2003 Network”

If you have been waiting for the release of Windows Server 2008 to add or update a member server, check out this helpful information.   Windows SBS 2003 allows you to add computers running Windows Server 2008 to your network; however, you cannot use the wizards in Windows SBS or the http://ServerName/connectcomputer Web site to…

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