Windows Server Solutions Best Practices Analyzer Update 2 is now available for download

The Windows Server Solutions Sustained Engineering and Product Support teams are pleased to announce the availability of Update 2 for the WSS BPA. This update includes the following: 44 new rules for Windows SBS 2011 Standard 13 new rules for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials 11 new rules for Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials 4 new…

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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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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: 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 Documentation: Migrating Windows Small Business Server 2003 to New Hardware

It’s been a long time coming, but we have FINALLY published a guide for “Migrating Windows Small Business Server 2003 to New Hardware.” Here is a brief abstract from the overview: “If you decide that your server running the Windows® Small Business Server 2003 (Windows SBS) server software is no longer able to keep up with the demands…

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Introducing the Windows SBS Tech Center!

Check it out! Building upon the ever popular Microsoft TechNet foundation, The Windows SBS Tech Center delivers a fresh new interface that helps you find the information you need – with less hassle. With fewer “navigation” pages, the SBS Tech Center quickly guides you to the technical and support information you need. And guess what? Our very own Technical Library has its own tab in…

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Putting Vista clients to sleep on your SBS network

Ok. You’ve had a long day at the office and you just want the Vista clients on your network to go to sleep! But no. They just want to stay awake and play when you leave the office. You’ve tried fiddling with the power settings, but you’re not getting the results you expect. Why does this happen?…

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Prepare Your Server for Extended Daylight Savings Time!

Are you ready for Extended Daylight Savings Time? If not, your computer’s system clock may not show the correct time during the four week extension that starts on March 11, 2007. The SBS Documentation Team strongly encourages you to read the excellent article “Extended Daylight Saving Time and SBS 2003” that Chris Puckett posted in…

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How to make Windows SBS 2003 compatible with Windows Vista and Office 2007

Not everyone is going to jump on the bandwagon at the same time, but we know that many of you are itching to take advantage of the great new features in Windows Vista and Office 2007. Well, we are pleased to inform you that an update is now available that (in addition to other things):…

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New Documentation: Installing WSS 3.0 on a Server Running Windows SBS 2003

I know, I know. This notification is late in coming. But better late than never!  Of course, based upon the huge number of downloads thus far, it seems as if most of you have already found this gem. So I’ll make this short and sweet. Are you itching to run Windows SharePoint Services on Windows SBS 2003 or…

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