New look for TechNet sites

The next time you visit a Microsoft TechNet site like the Windows SBS TechCenter, enjoy the freshly redesigned TechCenter pages and other improved features. We think it’s a great improvement in the experience. Some comments from around our team: “This is definitely very cool.“ “A nice fresh new look. I like it!” “Looks more friendly.”…

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Great utility to create help files from content available in TechNet libraries

File this one under Cool Tools! Package This is a neat little program that enables you to select topics from the Table of Contents in either the TechNet Library or the MSDN Library, and build the selected content into Help (.chm and .hxs) files. This can be really useful if you find yourself visiting TechNet often, or…

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Are you in the know? Watch this screencast to discover how you can share your knowledge!

Sure. We’re good at what we do. We love to help you learn about how our software works and how you can use it in your organization! But let’s face it. We’re great with the nuts and bolts, but you work with our systems every day! Most of you know more about the in’s-and-out’s, pro’s-and-con’s, and…

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Tip: Using Site: Query Feature to Narrow Search Results

ScenarioYou want to find information about Remote Web Workplace in SBS 2008. You use Google or Live Search and enter the search terms “remote web workplace” (in quotes). Lots of potentially useful links show up but you want the authoritative documentation from Microsoft. Here’s a simple and easy way to narrow your search. Search tipIn…

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Remote Access on a Budget, Virtually

The SBS writing team supports a non-profit office near us that uses SBS. They are avid users of Remote Web Workplace (RWW); using it to  connect to their office PCs and work from home. “What a great SBS feature!” Recently, some folks wanted to remote in to PCs in the office but all the PCs…

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The Case of the Missing TOC!

Maybe not a best-seller, but I thought this was interesting enough to share. I had this horrible affliction. I was rummaging around in the Windows SBS Technical Library, and all of a sudden, the Table of Contents disappeared! What happened? What did I do? Did I break something? I search frantically on the Web site…

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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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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…

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TIP: How to create screenshots

A screenshot is an electronic image that captures exactly what someone sees on their computer screen at any given moment. You often see them used in training materials or attached to e-mail messages when someone is trying to explain a computer problem that they are experiencing. Sometimes a screenshot captures everything on the computer screen. Usually it is a capture of a specific program or…

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Back Up Group Policy Settings Quickly and Easily!

Have you ever made changes to your Group Policy settings and wanted to save them, but the timing didn’t coincide with the schedule established for backing up server data? If so, here is a really useful tip! It’s easy to back up only the group policy settings on your Windows SBS computer without having to create a complete backup of the server. Not…

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