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Small Business Server (SBS) is a line of server operating systems targeted at small businesses by bundling the operating system with a number of other Microsoft products that would normally need to be purchased or licensed separately. The most notable inclusions are Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint and ISA/TMG (Microsoft's firewall and proxy server).

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I have a Small Business Server 2011 standard that is running ShadowProtect SPX for its backups. We are now not getting backups using any backups software (ShadowProtect or Windows backup) and its looking like its due to VSS writers being in a failed state. We have tried to restart the service associated with each writer, but there are obviously some writers that we are unable to restart like this and would have to restart the server itself.
 
My question is how can we troubleshoot and hopefully resolve this problem with VSS?
 

I would post some screen shots here, but it would just be nearly every VSS writer in a failed state.
 
Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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SBS 2005 server was in use and user accounts were created on that Domain Server. There is another server added that is only a file server. The SBS Server died and served no purpose any longer, so I took it off line and every thing else was fine.

After a windows update automatically took place last night, one user is receiving error when trying to log into her PC  " Widows could not connect to the Group Policy Client service" Also, it turns out that the user name and password she was using was that of a former employee.

I found that I could go into the registry and correct the Group Policy problem  ( I think?). The problem is that I'd like to create her a specific account. I'd like to create an account for her, but since the Domains  server is gone, I'm wondering if I can do this so, she still has access to the file server. Can this be done with just a new local account?

Thanks in advance.
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An old DC holds the FSMO Roles and hasn't been turned on for a few (4-5) months.  What will happen if I turn it back on?

The old DC is SBS 2011, the new DC is 2012 R2.  I believe that, as the SBS 2011 held the roles, the Tombstone period may be 180 days, therefore I may get away with turning it back on so that it can be demoted gracefully.

My concern is, as the SBS held all the roles, what will it do with it's copy of AD when it comes back online?  Will it hose any changes that were made to the current AD?

I'm fine with seizing the roles if necessary but only if necessary...
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Hello,

I am at a process of migration SBS 2008 with Exchange 2007 SP3 to Server 2012 R2 with Exchange 2013. At later stage I will remove the SBS and will upgrade the Exchange server to 2016.

*The exchange server is running on Server 2012 R2, and there is a second domain controller - also Server 2012 R2.

However at the moment, I have the following issue:

 - Outlook 2010 started to prompt for password after the mailbox is migrated to the new exchange server (using cache mode) - this was fixed by changing the security settings for the account to use Password authentication (NTLM).
- If I upgrade to Office 2016 the Outlook prompts again for password in cache mode - in online mode everything is working fine.

All workstations are running Windows 10 Pro

What I tried so far:

1. Clearing all credentials in credentials manager.
2. Recreating Outlook profiles.
3. Clearing all credentials in credentials manager, rebooting the computer and recreating Outlook profile.
4. Adding registry fix to disable the auto discovery for Office 365.

Thank you for all you replies in advance :)
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Hey Experts,
I have inherited a small business customer who's only server is a SBS2011 (25clients).
The SBS on premise exchange server is heavily used, and as it has been some time I've still had to maintain an exchange 2010 I've lost a bit of knowledge about these inhouse mailservers.
I've noticed 2 warning events popping up from eventvwr with eventid 26: exchange web services, informing me that 2 exchange certificates will be expiring soon.
When I check the services they are used for, it says they are used for nothing. (check attachment)
I'm someone who likes this to be as clean as possible, so can I just delete these?
Or will I need to renew? And if so, whatfor?
Please advise!
Kind regards,
Kim
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Experts,

I have quite an issue here that I am just stumped on.   Have a client that I did a server migration from SBS2011 to Windows Server 2016 Standard.  Pretty straightforward, Win16 Server is a new server, thus the migration and not an upgrade.    

 Things have been running for several months now but weekly the SBS server just shuts off.  nothing logged in the event logs.  I had already disabled the Sbcore.exe  - which is the file that auto shutdown an SBS server after 21 days I believe once it is no longer the main domain controller (or knows there is a now a new DC).   Yet it still will shut down.   When the SBS server shuts down, the network just comes to a halt.  users cant access files on the Win2016 server, financial software doesnt work (basically nothing is authenticating).  Even though the new DC is up and running without issues.

The Win2016 server is the AD, DNS, DHCP, File server.    I was just keeping the SBS server running as the print server and some archive storage files.  

All the FSMO roles are transferred over just fine and when I do a netdom query FSMO it lists the new server for all of them.     Wjhen I go to run a dcpromo to demote the SBS server it tells me it cant find another DC on the network????  so I cancel it until I can figure out what is going on.  I dont want to force that SBS server out of there if all the clients are still somehow reporting to it?

the workstations are all pointing to the new DNS server, AD seems to be …
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I've taken over an account that has a SBS2011 (2008 R2) OS and when I checked on the Windows update status, I learned that the Windows Update feature was corrupt.  When I resolved this issue, I learned that 98 updates need to be applied.  The server is a production server and has been installed since 2013.

I've not experienced this number of updates on a peroduction server and am concerned if I just throw the update switch and let it run... I could experience bigger problems.

If anyone has experienced this before and, what is the best/safest way to approach this challenge?

Thanks, in advance, for your consideration.

Wilson
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The documentation I have found is a mess with broken links. Need to migrate SBS 2008 to 2016 Essentials. Surely there are docs somewhere?
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Getting a new client changed over from SBS 2011 to a new 2016 Server. They are currently using 192.168.1.x for their internal scope - which I don't like. Have had issues with it in the past (with remote/VPN where user has same subnet at home).

Am I being overly cautious? Would be easier to leave subnet as is, but I think it is definitely worth the effort to change to something less 'common'. They have a mix of Windows and Macs with AFP connections, etc., so the change would require some work.

Looking for opinions with substantiation and/or 'been there / done that' reason why 192.168.1.x is OK or baaad.
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They are on a SBS 2011 Server using Exchange. Outlook 2016. The Accountant's Outlook will occasionally pop up and ask for credentials. It is a laptop but connected with a cable. I have deleted everything in the Credentials Manager. Can't figure out what is causing this popup.
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An SBS 2011 mailbox migration to Exch 2016 is failing - 23gb in size - but 0 items skipped - please see attached. Is it falsely telling us it failed?sb.png
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Successfully migrated SBS2003 to Windows Standard 2012 R2.  Simple network setup - single domain, subnet, location, 35x Win7 Pro x64 PC’s and 5x Win7 Pro x64 Laptops.  All Dell hardware and a few managed switches.  Single business cable internet connection a single Firewall/Router.  We successfully implemented the Essentials Role to use Remote Desktop Services - works great.  Almost all users have a primary desktop.

All appears well and we have successfully retired the SBS box.  One of the few remaining tasks is to re-implement Redirected Folders (which worked great in 2003).  Prior to the migration, we removed the existing SBS GPO for Redirected Folders and moved all redirected data back to the user’s local drive (and archived a copy on the server as a backup).

Enabling the Folder Redirection GPO that comes packaged with the Essentials Role seems to work as designed when I test it out however…..  our few laptop users are used to working with their offline files until they return to the office where it sync’s and all is well.  It is my experience of this new GPO that it does not cache or use offline files.  It instead removes the local folders and their contents and places them on the server.

I’ve followed a few docs online but cannot get Offline Files to work with the redirection.  That said - I am a complete rookie when it comes to Group Policy (and related OU creation).

I also note the default permissions set with the Essentials Folder Redirection GPO less than…
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We have an SBS 2011 server which is working well. We have just upgraded one of our office Windows 10 laptops to MS Office 365. The problem we have is that when Outlook opens it it pulls down all the new emails etc and is connected to Exchange. As soon as it finishes this updating process a windows credentials box appears and asks you to put in the password. In the username it has the correct email address but shouldn't this be the users username not email. Either way if you put in the password it accept this and connects again and then after a small random time period it does the same thing. Its like it forgets the credentials.

We have tried deleting the credentials in credential manager but same thing  

Any help would be appreciated?
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A while ago, I could enter a bill that had to be paid into quicken and then when it does the update with the bank, it would push that payment to the bank's bill pay system. If it was a new payee, I'd have entered the mailing info, account number all in quicken and quicken would push that all to the bank's bill pay system.

Then my bank changed things and now when I enter a bill into quicken, it doesn't go anywhere. I have to go to the bank's website, log in and enter the payment in their website to get them to generate a check.

That extra step of entering it in quicken and then enter it in the website worked... till now, when I accidentally set up a payment of $6,000 going to company B which was right below company A in the list on the website and company A was supposed to get the money. Then before the payment date, looking on the website / activity for company A, I see I didn't set up the payment!? i coiuld have sworn I did! So I set up the payment for $6,000 to company A.

Now company A AND B got the same amount, my overdraft kicked in and I have $60 in fees.

Anyone know if banks still let quicken pay bills through quicken? What is that called where quicken lets you do that? I guess the bank has to pay quicken some money to let them interface with quicken?

The bank won't do anything about reimbursing these fees so we're going to another bank that offers the quicken bill pay interface.

But which ones?
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Hey all - i just did a SBS 2011 with Exchange 2010 to Server 2012 R2 and Office 365. Now did the 0365 part and we are all set there, and the 2012 R2 migration with files and everything is completed the with the move to SBS 2011.

How should i decom the SBS 2011 server? It's already powered off - so should i just transfer fsmo roles and a do a metadata cleanup?
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Hey guys - i am transferring a really large mailbox to 2016 from 2010 - per EMC 2010 (under properties) it says the user's mailbox is 43.9GB. We have done all the rest of the mailboxes (about 150 fine, with no issues). Now it's been running dall day, and incrementing, however, it still says syncing and the data shows 44.83GB - Is this normal or should i be worried?
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Hey all - i am doing some mailboxes move from Exch 2010 to Exch 2016, now im in the middle of a huge mailbox, if the exchange 2010 backups (it usually does a application consistency check and i believe takes exchange down) - i'd imagine this would interfere with the mailbox move?
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Hi experts,

First, may I ask why the question is now after the actual question. Doesn't make any sense to me. Anyway....

Just so you don't think I am ten years behind the times, I have purchased a new server with Hyper-V and converting clients to Win 10 Professional. Because Win 7 Pro has a ton of information on it and apps I want to move, I installed another SSD for Win 10 and am using it. It dual boots, so I can go back and forth as necessary. I can't recall why, but I  needed to take Win 7 off the domain, then add it again. So, I took it off the domain, made it a workgroup with a local admin, changed the name, then opened a browser and used http://connect to connect to the domain again. It started, and I got to the point I selected one user, then it gives an error message. I apologize I likely need to get the error message. I believe it was about .NET, so I installed 4.7. Still no luck. Oh, it is trying to connect to SBS 2008. Told you I was behind the times.

While this is a separate issue, it pertains to it, because it can take me ten reboots to get back to Win 7. The only two things in bootup order are the two OS. There are times that during bootup, it shows the whole bar across the BIOS screen, and I can easily select one. However, there are times that it brings me to a GUI, a light blue screen with two rectangular boxes in the upper left, one of which says Win 10 and the bottom one says Win 7. It looks great, but there seems to be no way to move the selection…
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My customer has a SBS 2008 Server and uses the built-in Exchange Server 2007. I migrated their mailboxes to Office 365 via a cutover migration. Now comes the impossible part. Their workstations are a mix of WIndows 7 and WIndows 10. Outlook on those workstations is a mix of 2010 and 2013.

   I can manually configure their Outlook to point to Office 365 but it will only stay for maybe 4 hours and reverts back to their Exchange Server. Simply opening Outlook and letting it sit it reverts back. I can tell when the Outlook 2010 workstations revert back because a pop-up asking for their email address and password keeps popping up. I can tell when the Outlook 2013 workstations revert back because they get a pop-up stating  "the microsoft exchange server administrator has made a change that requires you to quit and restart outlook". At that point Outlook has reverted back to pointing to their Exchange Server.

   I have tried stopping all the Microsoft Exchange services on their Exchange Server. Nothing I have tried works. I cannot keep Outlook pointed to Office 365. It keeps automatically reverting back. My guess is that I need to change the autodiscover services on the Exchange Server but that is just a guess. Does anyone know how to do this?
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 I have SBS2011 (Windows 2008R2) as Primary Domain Controller (PDC, 192.168.1.9) and Windows 2008 Server as a Backup Domain Controller(BDC, 192.168.1.3).
 I like to know if current  TCP/IP  settings are correct with respect to DNS server addresses.
 As seen in screenshots, PDC has itself only (192.168.1.9) in DNS server section whereas BDC has itself (192.168.1.3) and PDC IP address (192.168.1.9).
 All workstation computers on the network do show both 192.168.1.9 and 192.168.1.3 as DNS servers.

Thank you.
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I need to create a SharePoint application in SharePoint Online that behaves like a relational database.
In that I would have a Parent list with two related Child lists.  The child lists would
NOT be look up, but rather collect information in a one to many relationship between
the Parent and children.

For example.

Parent List: Projects
Child List 1: Actions
Child List 2: Issues

I have seen a number of ways to relate SharePoint List in a lookup capacity. But, I need
create multiple child records from the Parent list. For Example:

Parent List: Project
ProjectID
Project Name
Project Desc
Project Start Date

Child List1: Actions
ProjectID
Action Desc
Status

Child List2: Issues
ProjectID
Issue Desc
Status

For example (records):

Project:
ProjectID: 1
Project Name: SharePoint Project Reports
Project Desc: Create SharePoint Monthly Project Reports
Project Start Date: 4/1/2018

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Actions:
ProjectID: 1
Action Desc: Obtain liciencing for all users
Status: In Progress

ProjectID: 1
Action Desc: Create SharePoint Site for new Application
Status: Completed

ProjectID: 1
Action Desc: Gather Project Reports Requirements
Status: In Progress

Open in new window


Issues:
ProjectID: 1
Issue Desc: User Licenses have not yet been approved
Status: Initiated

ProjectID: 1
Issue Desc: May need additional equipment for users
Status: Initiated

Open in new window


I need help finding a method that will allow me to add multiple child records from the Parent list.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Hi all, I have a client with a SBS 2011 Server who requires all sent E Mail to be encrypted, can you recommend software to do this or is it better using SBS Built in ?

Thanks.
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Hello Experts,

I am retiring SBS server 2011 and moving over to office 365, the SBS server has the role of AD, Exchange, and IIS, office 365 is not the greatest solution to act as a full AD but it does has some Azure AD functionalities which make me worry about our IIS intranet site which is the most important part of business, office365 solution will not support iis functionality and we want to avoid on prem server as well as azure AD as it would be an expensive option for small business with 25 employees, can someone please help me guide step by step transition from SBS to office 365 and as well as to have iis the intranet.site.com running along with office 365 solution.

Thanks,
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I have one SBS2011 server and a two 2012 servers. The SBS server is the first server within the estate whilst the 2012 servers are later additions. From time to time the SBS box due to its age sometimes crashes and Im looking to bring in the 2012 servers to authenticate user logons. How can this be achieved?

Thanks
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Small Business Server (SBS) is a line of server operating systems targeted at small businesses by bundling the operating system with a number of other Microsoft products that would normally need to be purchased or licensed separately. The most notable inclusions are Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint and ISA/TMG (Microsoft's firewall and proxy server).