Small Business Server announcement
Here are a few suggestions that make it sure you get the best answer to your question as quickly as possible:
1. Search the Forum for your question -- Quite possibly someone may have already answered your question, and you won't have to spend time waiting for it to be answered again.
2. If Possible Run SBS Best Practices Analyzer. (It often can help you fix problems on your own.)
SBS2011 Best Practices Analyzer Standard download from Here Link http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=15556
Note In addition for SBS2011 you'll also need to download Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0 Here Link http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=16475
SBS2008 Best Practices Analyzer Download from Here Link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=130639
SBS2003 Best Practices Analyzer Download from Here Link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3874527A-DE19-49BB-800F-352F3B6F2922&displaylang=en
3. Make sure your posting Subject or "title" summarizes the specific problem you have --
A question with a title of "Urgent! Help needed!" is not as likely to get
answered as quickly a question with a title of "How to configure my firewall to open port 80".
A more specific, detailed title is far more likely to get a better response than a general one.
4. Post what version of SBS you have. and service Packs, This helps people know where you are at.
We can tell what version of Exchange you are using etc and sharepoint. (If different please tell.)
(Not all details are necessary, but try to include any relevant information.)
5. Avoid if possible "Me Too" Posts! I'm guilty of this also, but unless it's exactly the same thing and you have some "Added information" you distract from the original post. If you question if your issue is different Please make a new post.
6. Keep with the same thread. do not refer to a post you made last year, and above all, Please come back. There are hundreds and thousands of posts where I've seen people given great and wonderfully long answers yet no reply from the original poster.
7. If you do post a question, be courteous to reply even if it's to say. "I've given up" or thanks that worked.
(This helps the whole community when you do this, and makes the people who donate time, warm and fuzzies.)
8. Give details about your problem -- rather than " It won't work, please help!", provide some details like Error Codes, statements like, "Program starts, it gets to a part to install xxx and 2/3rds of the way and then does this.", Links to Screen Shots and images also help. Also search for any error
messages in logs etc. Other basic things like it was working before I did this, or it stopped working after I installed this. also helps.
9. Give Positive FeedBack: Once you've received a correct answer to your question, either from a Microsoft employee, an MVP, or the community in general, please reply that the issue or question has been answered. And if possible mark the solution as answered: This step is important, since it lets other people benefit from your posts.
In addition Please Vote as "helpful" replies that contribute to the answer or lead to resolution of the issue.
Reminder most answers are from volunteers. MVP's do not get paid by Microsoft.
Many of them have REAL jobs and answer questions for FREE!
Thank You and I hope you take the pay it forward philosophy that has made this forum a success.
Russ Grover SBSMVP July 2009 - July 2011
For any of you struggling with the Web interface, and
users who prefer to use an NNTP (newsgroup) reader to participate in the
Microsoft has developed a solution called the NNTP Bridge
which allows a user to connect a variety of supported NNTP readers to the
forums they would like to participate in and continue having the NTTP reader
functionality. You can find instructions on how to download and set up the
Microsoft NNTP Bridge
Another "Non Microsoft" supported NNTP Bridge can be found here
This SBS Forum is group: Technet.en-US.smallbusinessserver
Note: The drawback to using these NNTP Bridges are that you are not able to VOTE posts as Helpfull or mark your post as Answered.
(We still urge you to reply to if the solution worked for you however, this benefits everyone.)
In troubleshooting SBS issues, we will often ask whether you have run the SBS (2003/2008) Best Practices Analyzer (BPA).
BPA examines a server that is running Windows Small Business Server and then presents a list of information and errors, which are sorted by severity, that you should review. The list describes each issue, and it provides a recommendation about what you should do to resolve the issue. The recommendations are developed by the product support organization for Windows SBS.
Edit by Nick Whittome 04/09/2011
For SBS 2011, there is a requirement to install
Sticky0Voteshttp://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1920.sbs-2011-vi-group-policy-service-packs-additional-server-information.aspx Larry ...
Sticky3VotesDo not install 2506143 (optional WMF 3.0 patch) on your SBS 2011 - THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF THE SBS ...
Sticky4VotesHi all Fully patched SBS2011, complete with Ex2010 SP2 and Ex2010 SP2 RU2. I've run the BPA 1.3 and it reports that the /EWS virtual directories maxRequestLength ...
Sticky60VotesMicrosoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) was recently released through Microsoft Update. On a default installation, Windows SBS 2011 Standard administrators should be able to see it ...
Unanswered0VotesHi, I am migrating SBS 2008 to 2011. I have initiated the move of the public folders with ".\MoveAllReplicas.ps1 –Server <SourceServerName> –NewServer ...
Answered0VotesExchange is installed on our domain controller. The last full backup was October. I can see our first and second storage groups are still in tact. is ...
Unanswered0VotesWe have rebuilt an SBS 2008 server after a catastrophic fail. The server has been running for 2 weeks and we have decided to use the Backup utility within the SBS Console to back up the server. ...
Unanswered0VotesHello, I tried every thing I know but I am unable to get ride of this last error on my server error : Log Name: ...
Unanswered0VotesAfter some Windows updates and a reboot one of our client's SBS 2011 Standard server has starting having issues with Remote Web Workplace. Don't know if it was caused by the updates, but ...
Unanswered0VotesDear all, I am going to order a new server to host 3~4 VMs - SBS2011 STD (50~75 users) - SBS2011 Premium Addon (SQL SVR) (20 ...
Unanswered0VotesMy company using Mdeamon v 9.6.5 run on Server 2003. All client computer on domain using windows xp professional and using mail outlook express to sent and receive mails. Incidents like this is new ...
Discussion0VotesThe company I work for just bought another company each with there own domains and dns company 1 has sbs 2011 with exchange the other has sbs2003 no exchange running. I have setup a ...
Unanswered0VotesUsing SBS 2008. Running Exchange, FTP and remote access. Our ISP has been pretty good but lately we have had some issue's and once the ISP goes down so does all our access, email ...
Answered0VotesWindows Server 2003 SBS I have an application that is scheduled to run every couple of hours via the Windows 2003 SBS Scheduler. However, it can't finish if the screen saver ...
Answered2VotesInstalling two new SBS2011 Std servers. Looking for a good Antivirus and Spam software. Thinking of the Symantec product. Had some issues in the past with ...
Unanswered0VotesHello guys, can somebody help me, with this problem: I have SBS 2011 server with Exchange 2010. I wanna configure SMTP server for MFC and other devices. I try lots of configuration, ...
Unanswered0VotesBackup runs successfully every night. Once server is rebooted first backup fails, then subsequent backups succeed OK. So much so that we run the backup manually ...
Unanswered0VotesI posted awhile back with this issue and later "Resolved" it. I was having an issue where a specific Replicator Group on a SBS 2003 box would get stuck in initial replication and I would ...
Unanswered0VotesHi, My best practice Analyzer has stopped working, neither a manual scan nor an automatic scan is working. When I try a manual scan ...
Answered0VotesHi All Can anybody recommend a third party backup solution for SBS2008 and another 5 or 6 member servers. We have Backup Exec on server 2003 at the moment but it failed to ...
Unanswered0VotesHello, Doing an SBS 2008 to SBS 2011 Migration. We have around 25 users. Will users still have access to email and files on the Source (SBS 2008) Server during the ...
Answered0VotesHi, all. I've got a bit of an odd situation. We have SBS 2008 and would like to move the Exchange functionality to another machine, but leave the rest of SBS where it is. Is there a ...
Unanswered0VotesHi there, There are a whole lot of DCOM 10009 errors in one of my clients server event logs, and I am at a bit of a loss at how to resolve them. I ...
Unanswered0VotesHi all, I am in the process of starting the project of moving from SBS 2008 (with Exchange 2007) to Server 2012/Exchange 2013. The new server is already plugged ...
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