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Is there anyway to do system restore on the SBS2008? like on the win xp, win 7 etc so that it allows to select the restore point to get the server back to previous stage.
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by:Rob Williams
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No I am afraid not. If you have been using the SBS backup utility you can do a full restore and select the date to which you want to restore.
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To add, if it is any help the following outlines the restore process and how to select a specific date:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2010/06/11/how-to-perform-a-bare-metal-restore-on-small-business-server-2008.aspx


What is it you are missing or why do you need to go back in time? Is there a specific item we can help you with? Perhaps a system state restore would help, or if missing files you may be able to use "previous versions" options.
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by:joyjohn
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Upgraded the trend mirco on server then after reboot faced problem with IIS. Owa & other website related application stopped working.
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by:Rob Williams
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Oooo... another TrendMicro casualty. There have been numerous reported issues with Trend lately, and some resolutions.To which version did you upgrade?
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by:joyjohn
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Upgraded to trend micro worry free security advanced 7. I didnt see any problem with sbs2003. But with sbs2008.
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by:Rob Williams
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I haven't used that version but in the SBS circles several people have had problems with 7 and recommended staying with 6, at least for now.
Was it a recent download? There have been several "Critical patches" released that fix numerous issue, but they should be included with a current download. Having said that i didn't see any related to your issue.
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by:Cliff Galiher
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Open up IIS and make sure the "SBS Web Apps" site is running. Sometimes it gets stopped by the Trend installer and won't restart on its own. A quick kick will usually resolve it.

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by:joyjohn
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sbs web apps site is up
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by:Rob Williams
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What are the specific IIS errors you are seeing?
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by:joyjohn
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Hi Rob, i am not getting error but having problem with OWAm after this trend 7 upgrade i have faced this problem. please check this: (still open)
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Web_Servers/Microsoft_IIS/Q_26827289.html
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by:Rob Williams
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Sounds like you have tried the IIS fixes.
Do you have a good backup from before Trend update which you could use to restore the server? You would need to run a current backup to save any data since that point.
Also wondering if TrendMicro support would be of any help. As mentioned several folk have avoided 7 or even reverted back to 6, due to problems, but I am not familiar with the issues or solutions.
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by:joyjohn
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we do offsite back up, do i need have sbs backup? or what sort of data i need from the offsite backup. I am in touch with Trend micro and they are just trying to resolved thier IIS website problem.
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by:Rob Williams
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Off site backups are great for data but usually not a good option for server restores.
Firstly all data would have to be downloaded because SBS restore requires you to have physical access to the data, and downloading can take days.
Also most online backups do not back up the system partition.
Unless you have a plan in place for restoring the server I wouldn't try the restore option.

For future reference, it would be a good idea to use USB back up and the built-in SBS backup tool. This allows for very easy server restore. You could still use the on-line back up as a secondary for data protection in the event of fire or theft.
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by:joyjohn
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thanks will follow your instruction.
I am closing this i have another question here, if you could help on this. thanks
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/SBS_Small_Business_Server/Q_26829967.html
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