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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 am installing a new active directory / exchange 2016 server for one of my clients.  They have at the moment Kerio for their email on the old server that this one will be replacing. Just as a history for it they did have before the kerio an sbs 2008 server which had exchange 2007 on it. The problem I am having at the moment is I have setup the exchange server just like I have done for other customers but for some reason when I try to connect outlook on the computers that are on the domain it will find the email with the autodiscovery and when it searches for it then it puts up a box for credentials. Which these being on the domain and logged in as that person should not do but either way I have even tried to put their credentials in with local domain\username and  username@local domain in the username field and it keeps popping up.  when I do this I make sure the computer is pointing to the correct email server.  If it helps they have outlook 2016 and they get it with office 365.  I did get one user to work correctly I had disabled and deleted the mailbox from exchange then remade the mailbox.  Her computer continued asking till I rebooted it then it worked just fine.  I then disabled and recreated the other users mailboxes but they still have the problem even after a restart.  Also to note that on the computer with the person that it is working correctly with I logged into somebody that it was not working right on and even on that computer it still asks that person for …
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MS SQL corruption error

Getting this error on a sbs 2011 server

The description for Event ID 8646 from source MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:


The specified resource type cannot be found in the image file

Any ideas?
I am ready to migrate users from Small Business Server 2003 to Exchange 2010 however I cannot get ActiveSync working for existing users.  If I create a new user on my  Windows 2012 DC and a new mailbox for a user, activesync works fine.   But, anyone who migrates from SBS to Exch2010 does not work.  Also, this only seems to be affecting iPhone users.  Androids seem to work fine.  The Outlook app works as well.
Windows SBS Server 2008

Exchange 2007

Suddenly my long-running Exchange box has started crashing the Transport service. The sequence goes something like this:

Start the Transport service (either manually, or through reboot) with clean Queue folder.
Mail flows fine, but as it does, the mail.que file begins to grow, and TRN*.LOG files accumulate.
Eventually the disk fills up, the Transport service can't write to disk any more, and it craps out.
If I clean space from the disk, then try to restart, The Transport service begins the sequence of replaying the TRN*.LOG files, but it never finishes and eventually the service stops (again).
If I rename the Queue folder to Queue.old and create a new, empty Queue folder, Transport service starts, but we go through the exact same sequence again.

I've investigated this post and performed as many of these functions as seem relevant on an Exchange 2007 installation - https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c7e6b5f4-ae0b-4233-bf10-13b533a49aab/event-id-7031-followed-by-7032-the-microsoft-exchange-transport-service-terminated-unexpectedly?forum=exchangesvrgeneral
I turned ON circular logging (it was off on all my mailbox databases)
I've disabled Transport Agents
I've disabled antivirus (Defender)
I don't know what to do next. Ideas?

A customer is running Windows Small Business 2011 Standard.

I am unable to connect using Remote Web Workspace to any workstations (or server).  I do see the list of available machines.  However, when attempting to connect, I receive the following error:

Remote Desktop Connection
Your computer can't connect to the remote computer because the Remote Desktop Gateway server is temporarily unavailable.  Try reconnecting later or contact your network administrator for assistance.

I have tried using different login names, with the same results.  Any suggestions would be welcome.


SBS2008 boots and functions as a DC, Gateway etc but the D drive is not recognised.
In device manager and Disk Management the drives are recognised, but Disk 1 comes up Unknown Not Initalized.
If I try to initialize it id comes up "the System Cannot Find the File Specified"
I have a Windows PC that a user is going o take home
it on our Small Business Server 2011 Standard which includes Exchange server 2010
it's using his account

Outlook email account
Server: servername.domain name.domain.pvt
username: user@domain.com
Under more setting
Exchange proxy settings
"Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP" is enabled
proxy server MSSTD: email.ksninc.com

What do I change on the Outlook email account so the user can continue to  use his Outlook from home?

We’re restocking our cat 6 preterminated data cables.

We’ve ordered from monoprice for years and like them.  Anyone have a better vendor we should try?

Wonder what else we should add in the way of adapters and cables. Usb 3.0? A? B? C? Male? Female? In what combinations <g>

HDMI to Mini DisplayPort? VGA to hdmi? Mini hdmi to vga?  

Haven’t dealt with DPI connectors in a long time.  But there’s loads of vga monitors and newer computers don’t have vga ports

I’d like to be able to be at a client and get the adapter or cable I need from the truck and not have to order it and make a return trip.

Does anyone have a list they could share?
I am doing my first sbs 2011 Standard to office 365 hosted exchange migration.

I am using migration wiz and 4 of 5 mailboxes failed. one talked of actively refiusing the connection.

It reminded me - there's a watchguard firewall at the sbs 2011 location.  I remember once someone else having a problem with too much data going to /. from 1 place that the watchguard shut it off - there's a setting to limit amount of data to / from 1 external location that was on by default.

Anyone know where that is?  Could that be why they are failing the migration?

can you tell me where to look to disable that if it's on. and maybe where to look to see if that feature was activatted in the last 48 hours?

It appears there are some chkdsk errors... this is an old SBS 2008 server... already EOL, we are planning to replace first thing 2019.  

This server has some critical files on it (Accounting, HR, etc)

I am a bit nervous to run the chkdsk /f due to risk of data loss/problems/it running for days... etc... but of course I realize there must be risk running with these errors.

Curious if anyone has any input on how bad these errors might be (given that it does atleast say 0 bad sectors)

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OrganizationId is blank in Exchange server (part of SBS 2011)
I want to set OrganizationId to something as it is required parameter as per the following expert-exchange solution https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28930770/Issue-with-New-TransportRule-on-Exchange-2010-Hosted-Mode.html 

My question is: Is setting the value safe? If yes, May I set it to any value or would you like to recommend any value?

ObjectClass                                               : {top, container, msExchOrganizationContainer}
WhenChanged                                               : 11/3/2018 1:03:27 PM
WhenCreated                                               : 12/26/2013 5:52:09 PM
WhenChangedUTC                                            : 11/3/2018 7:33:27 AM
WhenCreatedUTC                                            : 12/26/2013 12:22:09 PM
OrganizationId                                            :
OriginatingServer                                         : DC.ppp.local
We have a client whose is running Exchange on SBS 2011. The Exchange program has corrupted & we are unable to get any of the services started.

We were planning to move them to 365 anyway so have done this. Most of the users have local cached copies of their mailboxes so we have been able to transfer the history using this.

3 users however did not so we have used Kernel for Exchange Server to extract the 3 pst files from which extract ok. The issue is when we come to import the data into the new 365 account all the received dates are either showing as none or 01/01/1601. I have used this program mutiple times before and has worked fine so I dont think its the program.

I thought maybe the EDB was corrupt so I have run a ESEUTIL repair & run the extract again but I get the same results. If you drill down into the pst from within Kernel the emails are showing with the correct dates so the EDB is giving the dates.

Has anyone else come across this issue? I have until Sunday evening to solve this problem!
We have a new 2nd building on property we own.  someone got verizon fios at the 2nd building (it was already in the 1st building).  They are about 1,200 feet apart with line of sight.

We need the 2nd building to be able to access the network in the first building (and minimize costs).   the 2nd building will have 1 -2  users and MAYBE some file transfers between the 2 buildings, but mostly email, web surfing

I'm trying to see the costs for connecting the 2nd building to our existing network / do we need fios at that 2nd building

Some options I thought of?

1) Setup a VPN - we have a watchguard at building 1 already and that has a VPN to another office in another state.  So add a Watchguard unit for $500? at building 2 and some config time / costs.  and still have the fios ongoing costs.  Anyone know the throughput of a vpn using Verizon fios at both ends?  it's lower than the speed you are paying for from verizon, right?

2) wireless? Maybe Unifi Nanobeam 5AC gen 2  


$113 each and we need 2 of them, plus time / moneh for hardware, mounting poles, etc. That  Would get 400Mbit which is fine (mostly email / web surfing etc at the far end).  But What if we want gigabit on wireless?  Is that doable at a reasonable cost? And can cancel the FIOS

3)  Fiber? I called Lanshack.com and they are saying the fiber cable would need to be outdoor rated (regardless of being …
I have a machine that is on a domain.  When I go to Windows Explorer, it shows the network drives.  Also, when I go to properties for "This Computer", it show I'm on the domain.  But when I go to manager and look at the administrator group, it points to the local computer.  When I check "Locations", it only shows the local computer.  This is on a Windows 10 computer which is on a SBS 2011 network.  Any ideas?

On an sbs 2011 standard server I take care of break fix (rather than proactively)., we recently set up reflexion in front of the server for mail spooling and spam filtering. I am not a fan of Reflexion / they seem to block too much legit mail (certainly not a huge amount...1 - 2 a week, but that's still more than I think they should... and mail I would say is clearly spam gets through).

Anyway, a user said they use myemma?? as a database mailer.  They've sent tests to themselves previously and will get them.  This time, they didn't.

I looked at reflexion's log and it said it was sent on successfully to the server, but failed with this message:

failed after I sent the message. STARTTLS proto=TLSv1; cipher=AES128-SHA. Remote host said: 550 5.7.1 Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering.

The exchange box has content filtering?  I never managed it.

1) What's the best way to turn it off?  I went into EMC, organization-> hub transport, anti-spam tab and disabled content filtering.  IS that good?
2) Is there a way to run a report of the mail that was stopped by this filter?  I'd be curious how routine this was happening.
3) Any thoughts on why it 'worked last time' and not this tme?  The actual content of the email?  Does content filtering get updates on its own?

Thank you!

We have a client using SBS 2011 with a self issued cert.

They have a few people who RDP to the ext IP of the Terminal Server from home. All are fine except 1 user. User is on Win 10 Home (all other users are using pro)

When they try to connect to the server they get the following errror -

This computer cant verify the identity of the RD Gateway "***.***.***.***". It's not safe to connect to servers that cant be identifed. Contact your network administrator for assistance.

I have gone to View certificate & installed the certificate locally like all the help docs say but it still gives this error message.

This has worked before but stopped about 2 weeks ago. Nothing has changed on the users laptop/server.
I Have a number of similar sbs2011 server all configured similar all working fine
SSL Certificate Valid till to at least 2019
only recently One has issues with Autodiscover,  server has been restarted, all required services running
I was using the A record also tried SRV, Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer test Okay either way
OWA works fine no errors & existing users local or remotely are still connected to various outlook versions
When trying to connect to outlook 2016 Internally or remotely “enter email address”
The password prompt keeps bouncing back to me (regardless of the account)
It will connect to other email accounts on different sbs2011 servers
It prompts for the password & gives the user as an email account & I can manually to domain\user
But as soon as I hit apply comes straight back,
Same issue when trying to connect via outlook directly
Tried setting up a new user, same issue
I can connect with outlook 2010 with full manual setup msstd, etc
I am going to be Migrating a SBS2003 server to a Server 2012 standard R2 server.

I have been looking online for step by step directions to get this done.
They had another IT company that setup the 2012 server in VMware.
They already replicated active directory and DHCP and DNS on the 2012 server.
The SBS2003 server is on a physical Machine so what we intend on doing is back up the SBS server into a VHD or VHDK using disk2vhd. and attaching it to VMware as a guest. so if anything goes wrong we can just put the physical server back online.

We will also be setting up StorageCraft backup before starting the migration so if I need to restore the 2012 server in case something goes wrong and we have to start over.
I have a client with a SBS 2011 server who changed the email domain from mail.XXX-uk.com to remote.XXX.com. The internet domain name wizard was run reflecting the new domain and hence the new remote domain name of remote.XXX.com and a new verified SSL certificate was installed. Outlook Web Access and Remote Web Workplace work fine. All the internal clients appear to be connecting fine but the 2 remote clients which are Outlook 2016 are not connecting when using Outlook Anywhere and they get an error message "there is a problem with the proxy server's security certificate. The name on the certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the target site mail.XXX-uk.com." The actual target should be remote.XXX,com.
I did have a problem with the mail.XXX being stuck on the Exchange 2010 smtp service but it appears to be cleared now.
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Want to have a cheap (free) and good local backup solution for SBS 2016 Essentials. The backup target would be QNAP TS-251+-2G NAS.

I think that Microsoft's own Server Backup is good for this but don't want to utilize iSCSI. iSCSI is imo problematic if we have a total server crash.

Do you have any ideas what else we can use? The QNAP has plenty of features and maybe there is something else for the job?

Very small 6 workstation environment.
Already migrated SBS 2011 Essentials AD and data to SBS 2016 essentials. All fsmo roles are now at the target DC and everything seems to work.

Do i need to pay attention to server certificate migration? At the source server (CA local) I can see plenty of Issued Certificates for client computers. At the target server here are only two Issued Certificates and the common name refers to target server.

Noticed that when I were about to dcpromo the old server it stated that I need to uninstall CA service (or something like that) from the source (old) server before that.

I all ready backed up (at the source server) certificates using the first part of these instructions:
Step-By-Step: Migrating The Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2

My question is do I need to migrate any certificates from source server (no public certificates involved) and what would be the easiest way to do it in this six workstation environment?
dell poweredge t310 windows 2008 server standard/premium with service pack 2
install fails due to missing drivers. need to get drivers and how to install drivers.
dell site has drivers and try to install need help. 64bit o/s win2008 sbs standard
Thanks Bob
We have an SBS 2011 Standard domain. There's a Canon IR-5353 printer on the network.  

Would anyone have any recommendations on ways to print to it from ios and android phones?  

Both when the phone is on the company wifi and on the LAN and also when out of the office on another wifi or cellular data?
I have a Microsoft small business server 2008 running exchange server 2007 that I wish to retire ASAP
the plan is to migrate all 10 users to office 365 Exchange Plan 1
- I have already set up the 10 onMicrosoft.com email accounts on office 365 Exchange
- a few weeks ago, I posted for help to migrate a 36 GB public folder to office 365. With all the scripting and complexity involved, I decided not to go that route
- it is my understanding that I should be able to create a shared folder within the office 365 portal that I can share with all 10 created accounts. I have already tested backing up the entire public folder to a PST file and accessing it as an archive file in the current Windows environment so I'm wondering if there's a way to create a shared folder and import all the contents of this PST file I created.

I want to be able to share a public calendar, public contacts and all seven folders that are currently part of the current public folder under exchange server 2007.

I was told that there is a way to do this. It is my understanding that there is no additional fee from Microsoft to create the shared folder - for there is no licensed additional email account required

Any help with this project will be appreciated
Dealing with a company in transition.

currently the 5 users are on an SBS 2011 standard box with the exchange taking care of email for their domain A.com

Company was sold. New owner want to use domain B.com.  We set the owner up with email address using the B.com domain on office 365.

We're talking about moving the existing A.com users to office 365 and start using the b.com domain.

But till that happens, the new owner want to access the shared calendar on a.com / on the inhouse exchange.

The owner has a computer on the domain and a login on the a.com domain.

Would you have outlook check both exchange accounts - bob@B.com and bob@a.com?  the B.com would be for email and the a.com would be for the shared calendar?

or how would you let a user of another domain  (B.com) access the shared calendar of A.com so there's only 1 account in exchange?






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).