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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Microsoft AAD Sync Services and Processes taking a lot of resources on SBS 2011 server.

I did delete a recent update from the weekend related to microsoft .net framework.  The rollback did not help after restarting the server.picture of azure sync service with high resources
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We are having an issue with our Exchange server

We are only a small organisation (approx 12 users) using 2008r2 Exchange 2010 sp3 48gb RAM 1tb drive

The server is a DC and file server. It’s not a SBS.

There is loads of free disk space on the server.

We have backup assist software to backup the system and spam fighter software to provide spam filtering for the server.

The server stops sending and receiving mails at approx 4 pm every day and takes a reboot to start sending and receiving mails again. I thought that this may be a “stress” related issue but having read a post regarding this and disabling monitoring we still have this issue.

The server has 2010 exchange SP3 installed the spam fighter and backup assist software is up to date. I have had a look at the mail queues and all seems OK
Installed a new Windows Server 2016 at an existing SBS 2011 site.  Email was Migrated to Office 365 several months ago and all clients were connected and working fine.

New server and domain are connected to Office 365 and Azure AD for management and password replication is working perfectly.

All Outlook 2010 clients connect to Office 365 fine.

None of the Outlook 2016 clients will connect to Office 365 for the previous user of the pc.  


"something went wrong we weren't able to register your device and add it to windows"

and it continually asks for password.

Machine User Profiles were migrated from old domain to new domain.

 Can add outlook profile for new users and, can add an outlook profile for the user on a different machine.

The problem seems to be only present when the following are present.

Windows 10 Pro
Outlook 2016
Outlook profile existed on machine before the domain migration.

I have tried removing all Outlook profiles from the mail control panel and the registry.  No Joy.
A user deleted a public sub folder and when using recover deleted items we get an error

"Outlook was unable to recover some or all of the items in this folder. Make sure you have the required permissions to recover items in this folder, and try again. If the problem persists, contact your administrator"

We have tried setting up outlook as the user who deleted it as well as the domain administrator's account. This is a SBS2011 server with exchange 2010. The client uses outlook 2007 and I have tried setting up the accounts in outlook 2013.

We have checked the permissions and it shows that everyone are owners. The "All Public Folders" does not have the option to change permissions and just says summary with nothing listed. It just says Custom next to where is says permissions under the summary tab.

Thanks for any advice!
I have sbs 2003 server, I also have cablevision as my ISP, we just moved and I have to open a new account with my provider, so the Static IPs were changed.

Now I cannot remote access into my destops.
I updated the new WAN ip on the router, updated the A record on my DNS with the new IP, Re configure the firewall on the server, open ports 80 and 25 with the ISP, and still not able to have remote access. Can someone help?
On an SBS domain with exchange running in-house.

Bob leaves the company. He has email,  His Pc's desktop has all kinds of shortcuts to LoB apps, shortcuts to shares he needs, and his  mailbox has all kinds of contacts and mail.

Joe replaces him.

What's the steps to keep as much as possible - desktop icons, mail, etc.  And mail coming into bob@ gets into the joe@ mailbox?

I could think of some ways to do some of it - change the user bob to joe and create an alias for bob.  Or start from scratch new user?

But beyond that? Joe logs into that desktop PC, is he going to get the bob desktop layout?  And the folder will be c:\users\bob?

There is NO need / desire to freeze / litigation hold or anything like that for the old mailbox.  Just give the new employee all the old emails / folders / contacts / calendar...

Best practices?

I have a single user reporting the following.  This is a Win7 Pro workstation, on a 2008 SBS Server, with about 40 other users.  Other than the following there are no other network lag issues being reported by this user,

When the user goes to open a file on a network share, there are times when it takes minutes (2-3) to open a file - this is regardless of size of the file and it happens on various shared drives (this user has four separate shared drives on the same server).  Once the file opens the next file(s) are quick to open and the problem seemingly goes away, only to return later on during another file open task.

During this lag, the user can do other things with his computer.  I am thinking its the Workstation, Windows, and or Network Card/Card Settings.  I plugged in a new cable and bypassed his wall port, VOIP phone, and went directly to switch, still had the problem.  Tried a different Port on switch - still the same issue.  There are 8 other users/devices on this switch, none of whom are reporting a similar issue.
surface pro4 cant use fingerprint or facial recognition on sbs 2011 domain  keeps saying some settings are hidden or managed by my organization, security policies on this PC are preventing some options from being shown. so cant configure it to login.    dont know which security policy setting is stopping me from using them.  i already added the user to the local administrators group on the local pc but that didnt help
SBS 2008 server is having trouble starting DHCP, DNS services.
The power went out for longer than battery life, and the server shutdown properly.

When I try to manually start DHCP or DNS services, I get 'The service could not start due to timeout' error.

  • No MS updates since Jan 2018
  • Latest HP ML350 BIOS and ILO firmware updates are complete
  • Rebooted many times
  • BMR restored from May 2018
  • DHCP Client, TCPIP NET BIOS and Windows Event Log services are stuck on 'starting'
  • I can't get any errors from Event Log, because Event Log service won't start.

Can someone please help? I need to get this running ASAP.
I am getting a black screen with a blinking cursor after rebuilding BCD on SBS2011. The original issue was that the system drive was too small. This server belongs to a new client who purchased the server as it sits. It has 4 drives, split into two (OS and Data) and they have SBS2011 doing a mirror to the other two respective drives.

I booted with Hiren's, installed and ran EasUS to resize the partition. moved the partitions like I needed and rebooted. I got an error stating that winload.exe was missing.

I booted again with Hirens and used diskpart to make my system drive active, ran bcdedit /fixmbr, bootsect /nt60 c: /force and bootrec /rebuildbcd. I also found that my system drive is at the end of the volume, and that my system drive was E: I changed this back to C and rebooted with no luck.

Now after I reboot, I have a black screen with a cursor. What should I do?

Partition layout
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I'm currently replacing (NOT migrating) an old Windows 2003 SBS server (running AD,DNS, DHCP & File Sharing) with a new 2016 Essentials server.  The current 2003 SBS server is currently only server on the network with about 5 users, so it's a small implementation.   Email has been moved to O365 so nothing needs to be done with mail services.

Since the 2003 AD is cluttered with junk from over the years, I'd like to setup the new 2016 server with a completely new domain and NOT joining it to their existing 2003 domain. I'll setup the DHCP & DNS configurations, and the few users and shares can be added from scratch on the new server, then unjoin the workstations from the old domain and join them to the new domain.  

Also, after the new server is on the network and the workstations are joined to the new domain, I'd like to keep the old server on the network so I can copy some files to the new server.

I understand that since the old server is running DHCP & DNS, I'll have to turn those services OFF on the old server once the new server is on the network and handling those services.  I'm sure there are other caveats that I'm not thinking about.  

Has anyone done this type of server replacement (NOT a migration), and if so, can you provide any information or "gotchas" that I need to watch for?

Thank you.
I have a Exchange 2007 server that i need to set an exchange rule to permanently delete all mail in the inbox for a specific mailbox, any tips on the best way to achieve this?
Got a share on a SBS2011 box which is currently called F Drive. Underneath that there is a load of user folders with various custom permissions. In their wisdom, the management team now want to change the name of the share but leave all the customer permissions in that share intact. I was thinking to carry out the process by doing the following.

Right click on the folder which is shared (called F Drive) and go into sharing, go into Advanced Sharing and create a 2nd Share Name called Users. Now the only thing I dont know is by doing so, will it disrupt the existing permission in that share on the folders underneath?

Once done, I would then remap the drive with the new share name

Trying to add the company calendar to Outlook 2013 from http://companyweb doesn't have the option to connect to Outlook in the dropdown. Also manually tried to enter under Internet Calendars and it tries to connect as a pst file.

Ive got a sbs2011 box and we have a share (called FDrive) which has a number of user folders on. These folders now need to be locked down to just the users and domain admins. So Ive logged onto the SBS box and right clicked and removed the inherent permissions and added just the user who is associated with the folder and the domain admins. When I go in and check the permission I can see sometime the top folder has the correct permissions but the folders undeneath are not correct. The inhernet accounts have all been removed and the two account have been added but the user account doesnt have any access. So Ive been going through all the folders which reside under the parent and clicking  on security/edit and click the top tick box which then provides access to all the objects in that folder. Not idea since i just went through my first user and he had 30 folders within the parent which all needed the above tweak.

Question is how to I just amend the top folder (the user folder) and ensure the permissions are apply down to the other folders? I can confirm when I take the inherent permissions away and the two accounts, Im selecting the box which ask if you want the permission to propagate to the child folders underneath. It appears SBS is a bit flakey when doing this sort of thing so is there a third party tool I could use which will ensure when I apply the permission to the top folder, it actually does apply to all the child folders as well?

Hello All,

I have a company that currently has a 1 server SBS setup... I believe it is 2011... They are in need of new hardware as the current hardware is old... Over the years they have moved all of their items like exchange and website off and into the cloud... My question is since they are moving to new hardware is there a simple process to introduce a new server with just server 2016 and move the domain and all its roles over to it including its DNS/DHCP? The idea is to introduce new server, retire the old one and be seamless to all the PC's.

Oh and will 2016 essentials version suffice for this? Just 1 DC that will be used for DNS and DHCP... Only 6 computers in the domain. Possibly the old server that was the SBS2011 server will be rebuilt into a file server.


One of our customers desktops is asking for Proxy credentials when we try and install software - we have taken this client over from another IT company and we have remove all trace of a Proxy setting on the domain controller (i did have a setting under Group Policy)

We have tried domain\administrator - usual password
Checked to see if any other AV software installed causing conflicts - nothing
Check the local IE settings, not proxy settings enabled.

Can anyone thing of any other settings to check?

Naming convention for Server 2016 Essentials SSL certificate.

Setting up a Server 2016 for remote user access.

I've set up sbs 2011 and usually I name the certificates using along with when getting them from Godaddy.

So,my question is this still the way to go or is it different?
We have one client that has a SBS2011 with Exchange 2010.

One of the users decides they want to use a mac in the environment for external use and internal.

They use the built in email app that buit into the ios OS.

I have added A records on the server DNS for pointing to the exchange servers IP address.

DO I need to add anything else because it still does not work.

I have the internal and external server settings on the app to both
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SBS 2011 Autodiscover record not working with Outlook
Is there anything I can do to increase our VPN speed?  We use the built in VPN Microsoft has in Win7Po and SBS 2008. The SBS 2008 is at a data center with 100/100 speed and the Win7Pro machines have 100/10 connection speed.  However the VPN speed tests at 18/5 speed.  If I disconnect from VPN and speed test again, the speed is 65/9 roughly.  When I VPN connect again, speed tests at 18/5 again. So, why is VPN so slow and how can I increase the speed?

Another point is this: not long ago the Win7Pro machines where on a connection speed of 50/5 and when we VPN"d to the SBS 2008 that is on the 100/100 speed network, the speed was still roughly 18/5.

So, seems like the internet connection speed is not causing the limitation.  What should I look at?
the internet here will go out for 5 - 10 seconds several times a day.

Wondering if there's anything you can see that's a problem or just a loose connection on the pole somewhere (and how likely will they find it?).

I was using a new netgear docsis 3 modem and having this problem.
Got a Cablevision supplied motorola docsis 2 modem and put that in and problem continues
theres only the cable modem on the coax. No TVs.
Connections I can get to - both sides of the lightning arrester / grounding tap outside and the cable connection onto the modem are tight and cablevision installed connectors.
i set up to ping -t.  It'll go on for a while with time of 10 - 15 ms.  then it'll just stop for 5 - 10 seconds.  Then start back up with 10 - 15ms.
I was getting similar error messages on the netgear router, now these messages.  I'd think any systemic / DHCP address problems would have the connection be out completely, not for 5 - 10 seconds every once in a while. But are these errors indicative of other issues?

I called cablevision and they poo pood their old surfboard modem. So I put the netgear back in the network.  Got the errors in the last picture.  And internet went out for minutes and I rebooted the modem and it came back up.

There's a picture below of the signals at the netgear and it has a 6db attenuator in it. the rep said signals are ok / better with the 6db in there than without it.  But the uncorrected errors?  the outage needing a reboot?  And the …
SBS 2011 SSL renewal from Go Daddy.
I download the new cert,use the wizard to install and it gives me an invalid cert.

I had M$ dial in the last time on a different server and it involved serial number and thumbprint fixes to install the new cert.
Anybody got a real step by step guide on how to do this?
I am migrating from SBS2003 to separate DCs and Exchange 2013.  I've completed the migration to exchange 2010 so far and completely decommissioned the SBS.  Its been this way for a few months now and I'm ready to migrate further to Exchang 2013.

However before I start this process, there's one issue that's been bugging me. When the SBS was in place, there was an archive mailbox for the user 'info' which was stored in the public folders.  This was a default config of SBS  i believe.  Now when somone sends to, they get an NDR stating    "The message reached the recipient's e-mail system, but delivery was refused. Attempt to resend the message.  If it still fails, contact your system administrator. smtp;554 5.2.0 STOREDRV.Deliver.Exception:ObjectNotFoundException; Failed to process message due to a permanent exception with message  The Active Directory user wasn't found. ObjectNotFound Exception:  The Active Directory user wasn't found.

I didn't migrate the Public Folders as they were not required.  Whats the best way to remove the references to the info archive mailbox?

We have a windows small business server 2008 R2 which had some internet issues.
Upon attempted repairs it came across some other issue where instead of a domain the nic thought it was connected to public network rather than a domain. DNS DHCP can't connect to the local server and even SBS manager won't load the network tab, I frequently get the message the server is not operational and \\SERVER01\ (its own address) is just missing from the network tab.
I've tried running the fix network wizard and connect to internet but both fail.

When trying to initially repair the internet I did attempt to configure the DHCP to switch it to the router and DNS also, I've check the services and tried to rename the dns suffix to its original domain name but it says unauthorized next to it.

Please help






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).