This document tracks all the KBs and Wikis published for SBS 2011 Essentials and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. These articles apply to both products unless specifically called out.

If you find additional Wiki or KBs not listed, feel free to add to this index.

For product online help and community support, please see following additional resources:

1. The Small Business Server 2011 Essentials online help

2. The Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials online help

3. The Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials Forum

4. The official SBS Blog


Server Deployment and Dashboard

1. Troubleshoot Server Deployment

2. How to repair certificate issues

3. KB Article: Reinstall the CA role in Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

4. Premium Add-on FAQ

5.How to Change the Password Policy on the server ( Small Business Server 2011 Essentials)

6. KB Article: 
SBS 2011 Essentials | Standard users are unable to access RWA after migration( Small Business Server 2011 Essentials)
7. You get an alert that one or more service cannot be started

Client Deployment

1.  Troubleshooting Client Deployment Issues

2. Guidance of Mac Lion OS Client

3. Guidance when join windows 8 beta

4. “Computer Monitoring Error” on Dashboard or Launchpad

5. Client Deployment Failed with unknown error on XP SP3  - KB and Fixit Tool

6. Guiance on join Mac OS x10.8 (Mountain Lion) Client

7."Cannot connect the computer to the server" error message after you install the client connect on a client computer - KB and FixIt Tool

8. How to use Windows Easy Transfer to transfer files and settings in Windows 8 - KB

9. Some client connector wizard buttons are not displayed correctly in Windows Multipoint Server 2012 - KB

Remote Web Access

1. Manually install existing SSL certificate ( Small Business Server 2011 Essentials)

2. Remote Web Access Deployment Guidance

3. Guidance to Domain Configuration Wizard


Data Protection (Server and Client Backup)

1. Server Backup FAQ

2. KB Article: The "Recover your server wizard" crashes when you click the help file links

3. How to fix the Server Backup Service exception "One or more services are not running”

4. Backing up a Macintosh time machine

5. Server Backup Know Issues and Workarounds


Office 365 integration

  1. KB Article: Error message when an SBS 2011 Essentials user signs in to Office 365 after they change the password for their user account: "Microsoft Online Services ID or password is incorrect"
  2. KB Article: The Office 365 Integration Module for SBS 2011 Essentials does not work as expected:


Media and Workgroup (windows Server Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials)

  1. Media streaming known issue and workaround

How to change workgroup name

  3. Background on Retrieve Additional Information from Intenet.
  4. Clean up Windows Media Player Library database when it gets corrupted



1. How to list your applications on Microsoft Pinpoint? How to make your applications discoverable

2. How to Customizing an e-mail alert

3.KB Article: Security Program Support for SBS 2011 Essentials Environments

4. How to deploy and test application compatiblity on your server