?
Solved

sbs 2008 console stops working

Posted on 2011-04-19
9
Medium Priority
?
676 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
On one client who is using sbs 2008 for some reason the sbs console stops working when we click on the network option.  That being the case we need to change the mailbox pop3 connector password for a user, where else can we make this change I can't find it in exchange management like sbs 2003
0
Comment
Question by:Peterson50
  • 5
  • 4
9 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:connectex
ID: 35429109
I'd recommend you install the latest SBS rollup: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2011/01/26/sbs-2008-update-rollup-5-released-kb2458094.aspx. Then see if the issue continues.

-Matt-
0
 

Author Comment

by:Peterson50
ID: 35429709
Is there anyway to just to change the pop3 password.  We have to schedule this update during a time when no one is using it over the weekend or overnight, there is no way just change the users pop3 connector password without using the sbs console?

Thanks
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:connectex
ID: 35429780
Since the SBS console isn't working you could use the native console? It's an prebuilt MMC. It's under Windows Small Business Server on the all programs.
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:Peterson50
ID: 35429837
Thanks I drilled down through everything but could not find anything in the MMC that shows the pop3 connector, it would seem strange Microsoft only has it in one place
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:connectex
ID: 35430090
I forgot POP connector isn't in that console. I only use the POP3 connector for transition process. I'm a big fan of SMTP only for incoming mail. But we need to get your console working ASAP. It seems you're not going to be able to change the password unless you you can find and update the POP3 connectors configuration manually. What's the exact issue with the console when you try going to network?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Peterson50
ID: 35430331
The sbs console works but when I click on network it closes with the message sbs console has stopped working, the other options work but if I can't get into the network option I can't change the password
0
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
connectex earned 2000 total points
ID: 35430384
Please try the rollup ASAP. I don't know what version you have now but many issues has been corrected through the various rollup packages. If that doesn't fix it look at this: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd430086(WS.10).aspx

-Matt-
0
 

Author Comment

by:Peterson50
ID: 35457905
We are applying the patch tonight and will see what happens
0
 

Author Comment

by:Peterson50
ID: 35474150
We did the repair and applied the rollup and the problem still exists.  this is the only problem we are having with this server, we cannot change or add any pop passwords because of this.  Do you know of any other tricks ?  The server is up to date with patches etc

Thanks
0

Featured Post

Keep up with what's happening at Experts Exchange!

Sign up to receive Decoded, a new monthly digest with product updates, feature release info, continuing education opportunities, and more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This guide is intended for migrating Windows 2003 Standard with Exchange 2003 to Windows Small Business Server 2008. You will need the following: Exchange Best Practice Analyzer: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=DBAB201F-…
I’m often asked about newer and larger USB drives connected to SBS2008 and 2011 failing Windows Server Backup vs the older USB drives not failing. As disk space continues to grow and drive technology change SBS2008 and some SBS2011 end up with the f…
Are you ready to place your question in front of subject-matter experts for more timely responses? With the release of Priority Question, Premium Members, Team Accounts and Qualified Experts can now identify the emergent level of their issue, signal…
With just a little bit of  SQL and VBA, many doors open to cool things like synchronize a list box to display data relevant to other information on a form.  If you have never written code or looked at an SQL statement before, no problem! ...  give i…
Suggested Courses

862 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question