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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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An office of 9 Macs. All up to date OS wise. All are joined to the domain xxxxxx.local and can log on and authenticate as domain users.

Connecting to the server to access a share  brings this message: There was a problem connecting to the server. URLs with the type "smb:" are not supported.

Only happening on one Mac. Any ideas? I've removed it and re-added it to the domain fine!!! It picks up and IP address just fine but SMB seems problematic. I had been fine for the past 10 days since I bought and installed it...

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Contractors have cut through the main fibre link to the office. In the short term is it possible to put a 4G dongle into the server and get it to be the gateway for Exchange and Internet for the PCs ?
I use the native backup system on my SBS 2011 Std server. I currently backup to a 2TB drive. I would like to use a higher capacity drive so that I can keep more backup sets than what I can currently store on the 2TB drive. I have a 6TB drive available (not currently being used for anything). Can the backup system properly use this size drive or does the windows 2TB limit come into play (i.e. will it fill the entire 6TB)?
I have a Small Business Server 2011 which i have disabled Exchange as the client has moved to Office 365.
This was done a year ago and everything has been fine.
We have started to have network issues and there are some errors which come up each time the problem happens.
However, i am not sure they are relevant.
The erros:
Event ID 2152 - Process MONAD.EXE () (PID=16432). An remote procedure call (RPC) request to the Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service failed with error 1753 (Error 0x6d9 (There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper) from HrGetServersForRole). Make sure that the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is running. In addition, make sure that the network ports that are used by RPC are not blocked by a firewall.
Event ID 22 Process w3wp.exe, PID 10016) "RBAC authorization is unavailable due to the transient error: The Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service on server localhost can't be contacted via RPC. Error 0x6D9."
Event ID 1 - Unhandled Exception "The Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service on server localhost can't be contacted via RPC. Error 0x6D9."
Stack trace:    at Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.DSAccessTopologyProvider.GetServersForRole(String[] currentlyUsedServers, ADServerRole role, Int32 serversRequested, Int32[]& mapping)
   at Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.DSAccessTopologyProvider.GetConfigDCInfo(Boolean throwOnFailure)
   at …
i installed a server2016 essentials (new) my existing client PC is windows 10pro, it was previously joined to a sbs 2012 and outlook 2016 worked well. I demoted the PC to a local account and then re-joined the new domain. now outlook wont autodiscover my external provider supplying managed exchange services. (outlook 2016 can only autodiscover)
OWA Works fine and my laptop working via a non domain workgroup all ok too, if I revert to the server sbs2012 all ok too, so something points to the route through the domain to the external autodiscover.  Any suggestions appreciate
I used this question in the past to solve a Remote Desktop problem:


However today I have a problem that is not resolving.  A user needs to remote onto her desktop and I keep seeing this:

Login failed. (4320)
 Try using Administrator credentials or ensure you have User Access Control permissions.

what should I look at? Her machine is Win7Pro and the domain server is an SBS 2008.
We have a Windows 2011 SBS server.   We never used the Exchange built in but it appears that our Outlook 2013 on the Windows 7 desktops have an ost file setup and the old external pop3 email we used with a small ISP for email.
We are switching to Office 365 shared Exchange and getting rid of the pop3 email.  We have setup the users in Office 365 admin portal.  Have exported the Outlook pst files on the individual users Outlook 2013 desktops.  We uninstalled Office 2013 from the desktop.  Downloaded and installed Office 2016 from the Microsoft Office 365 portal.       when starting Outlook 2016 on the desktop it tries to connect to the ost file we never used on SBS server and also the old pop3 email.   Do we need to delete the user's Outlook Profile and create a new one?  How do we do that and will it cause a problem with the users internal network login?  Will Windows SBS server try to force internal use of the Exchange built into it?
Do we need to actual remove the user from active directory in the Windows SBS console or can we just delete the Outlook profile   As I understand it things need to be done in  the SBS console or it may affect the whole server and network
Suddenly clients cannot RPC from Outlook outside the network - everything fine inside.
- Thirdparty Cert fine - common name is fine
- Passes Microsoft Connectivity Test - ALL GREEN
- Phones connect
- OWA Connects
- DCDIAG is perfect
Simply does not see the server. Tired Office 2010, 2013 and 2016 for connection over internet - everything fails

Any ideas?
Hello, I am trying to migrate a DC from Windows SBS 2008 server to a Win 2012R2 Standard server.  I have downloaded dcdiag and I have problems now with the domain controller being found.  I have not yet demoted the 2008 SBS Server.

I have reviewed the DNS and cannot get the connectivty test to work correctly which I beleive is part of the problem.

the dcdiag results are as follows:

Domain Controller Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
   Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\xyz2017
      Starting test: Connectivity
         The host bd8c4734-d1d3-4a57-8422-d17200041a41._msdcs.abcinc.local could not be resolved to an
         IP address.  Check the DNS server, DHCP, server name, etc
         Although the Guid DNS name

         (bd8c4734-d1d3-4a57-8422-d17200041a41._msdcs.abcinc.local) couldn't

         be resolved, the server name (xyz2017.abcinc.local) resolved to the

         IP address ( and was pingable.  Check that the IP address

         is registered correctly with the DNS server.
         ......................... xyz2017 failed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\xyz2017
      Skipping all tests, because server xyz2017 is
      not responding to directory service requests
   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
The client is no longer using Exchange on SBS, so I just need to move AD accounts and DNS responsibility to the new Windows 2016 server. This is a little above my level of expertise. Thanks for your help!
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Hi, I've just taken on a 2011 SBS server and we're having a few issues with it so I ran the Exchange BPA and one of the errors it has come up with is relating to a relay that was set up to allow email to be sent from multi function printers on the network.  The error says "Receive connector 'servername\Fax/Printer' has been configured to allow open relay to anonymous users.  Can someone please tell me if this is incorrect, and how to fix it, we only need these devices to send scans by email to users on the local network.

I attach a couple of screen shot of the settings for this connector

Many thanks
This either never came up before for us or a long time ago.
User A is on vacation but getting mail on their phone
User  B wants to send as that user to a customer

we don't know user a's password. I could change that in the SBS 2011 and user b logs in and sends as them in OWA or similar. But that would break his email on his phone and require talking to him on vacation. Don't want to do that and that is low tech way.

Some googling, I go into EMC, server, recipient, mailbox and added user B using action on the right side 'manage send as permission' to user A - or do I have that backwards?

User B closed & opened outlook.  Clicked on from button, typed user A name and tried to send to her personal email as test.  it failed - you don't have permission.

Repeated steps adding user A to user B's 'manage send as permission'. Repeat and still failed.

Tried "manage full access permission" on user A's account and still failed.

Does it take time to update in exchange?

Am I doing something wrong?

Then once they send as user A, how does user B see user A's mailbox for the reply?
We have a hard drive that was working but now we get d:/ is not accessible.  Access is denied

It has been a while since we've used a service and I remember it wasn't a good experience although the details escape me and I won't bias people's answers with who the company was.

Could people offer their recommendations on companies that could potentially get data off a 3.5" WD drive from 2009. It is SATA. There's no encryption on it.  And it has been a while since we've used a service. What is the going rate these days along with lead time for the less expensive service?

And am I missing anything while I tried connecting to my computer, it shows a drive letter, disk management says it's NTFS and healthy. But when you click on the drive letter in file explorer it says D:/ is not accessible Access is denied.

I had hopes it was an NTFS permissions issue. I booted RescueCD, a linux product and googled how to mount external hard drives from the command line - I would have thought there's a way from the GUI?

I got the following message:

The disk contains an unclean file system (0,1)
Metadata kept in windows cache, refused to mount
Failed to mount '/dev/sdd1': Operation not permitted
The NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please resume and shutdown windows fully......
or mount the volume read only with the ro mount option.

We aren't up on Linux. Is there another product we should be using?
I've got an SBS2011 server that randomly for about 10-15 minutes will slow to a crawl and I cannot even log in during that time. Users can't access the shares or any other resources on the server. Then after that time period will be back to normal. This happened a couple months ago and was getting so bad it was happening every other day. Finally after a reboot it was fine for about 40 days.

Now today (40 or so  days later) I had the same issue twice. I ended up rebooting and it's been fine so far.

I don't see any correlation between this issue and anything in the event logs.  The machine only has about 3-10% CPU usage at any given time. And it's got 32GB memory and typical usage goes from 40% up to 66% usage.

I thought it was some sort of memory issue or pagefile issue but I'm not really sure.

Also, even though this is SBS we aren't using Exchange, all those services are disabled.
It's also mostly up to date with patches and such.

I'm just not sure what else I should be looking into here, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Trying to move away from the &%$#$-ing 2008 SBS & yet another issue rears its ugly head.
When trying to run some of the pending updates, true to form, it rebooted & never did get to the desktop. I restored from a backup, but since then, network shares weren't available. They showed up with the red X on them & when double clicking, I'm getting the message;
\\Server is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
Logon failure:The target account name is incorrect.
Permissions haven't changed & name is correct, as has been the case since it was installed.  
I can ping the server by name or IP without problems.
If I go to map network drive, as soon as I select the server, I get that same message. But, if I put \\\share it maps the drive, no problem. Now, since I'm in the process of replacing this, I just re-created the shares on one of my new & improved servers, remapped everyone to those & all is well & I am only including all this, as it may lead to a solution my to bigger problem.
My bigger problem is when someone is using the remote desktop server (2008 R2) & tries to open outlook, a dialog box pops up,
Connecting to mailserver.mydomain.local, along with username (domainname\username) & a password box.
Entering password doesn't work, so Outlook never opens.
A few other things to consider as a possibility here, that version of outlook…
Hello -

I have a client running Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard.  Email has been moved to use Office 365 so there are no further dependencies on the SBS 2011 for email purposes.  

Disk space is at a critical level on the server.  The only way to free it up is by removing the space consumed by the Exchange EDB file.  

I am seeking recommendations as to the recommended practices to achieve this.

1.Should I uninstall the Exchange components from the server, and then remove the EDB file?  If so, can you furnish the steps to remove Exchange from SBS?

2.Should I delete the EDB file and let a new small file be created.  This way I don't remove Exchange which is tied closely with SBS.  If so, could you please furnish recommended steps for this process.  (I have already saved the EDB file elsewhere).

Thanks in advance,

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I'm looking for a few workaround tips for Win10 on SBS2008 in regards to Folder Redirection.  Windows 10 Error/EventViewer: Event ID: 1085. Source: GroupPolicy. Windows failed to apply the Folder Redirection settings. Folder Redirection settings might have its own log file. As well as querying that workstation via the "Windows SBS Console" (it shows online, but cannot query that workstation's info) .  

The only info I could find on this combo is this poorly written page and ran into several compatibility issues with SBS 2008 when following their instructions.

This is the first (and probably last time) I join Win10 with SBS2008.

thanks for the help!
I have SharePoint 2013 running on Server 2012 R2 Standard.
We have a fairly basic site that consists almost exclusively of document repositories.
I've been trying to configure the Search Service Application to crawl the site for search indexing.
Initially, I followed recommendations found online to create a Default Content Access Account for the Search Service, and gave it permissions to both the SQL databases, as well as full read permissions to the Web Application for the site.

After adding the site as a Content Source, I started a crawl and received the following error:
Access is denied. Verify that either the Default Content Access Account has access to this repository, or add a crawl rule to crawl this repository. If the repository being crawled is a SharePoint repository, verify that the account you are using has "Full Read" permissions on the SharePoint Web Application being crawled.

To try and narrow down the permissions issue, I switched the Search Service to use an account with full administrative permissions to the Web Application, and received the same error.

So far, I've tried using an account that has explicit Full Control permissions both on the Web Application and the Site Permissions. As well as Full Control permissions on the Search Service Application itself, same error.
I've tried using the Farm account as well, same error.

I've tried creating a new Application Pool for the Search Service.
I've tried creating a new Search Service …
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Had and old SBS server that died.  I seized the FSMO roles from the old SBS to the new DC.  However our remote site 2012 r2 server still shows the old SBS server as the FSMO holder and thus having all kinds of replication issues.

Would the best / easiest option be to demote the remote DC and re-join it to the domain?  Or is there some way to get it to see the changes to the FSMO without it trying to take the roles itself using ntdsutil?
Email not distributing to users, now I have a group policy failures on workstations,  they can see the exchange server and send email, but can't receive emails, also the mapped drives are now not connecting as well.
Is there any kind of an all in one update roll up available for 2008 SBS? I've currently got 177 pending & have been gun shy about running updates on this, since it's always ended badly, having to restore from a backup. I've tried all at once, smaller groups of 20 - 30, but again, they've all ended badly. I am (finally) starting the process of replacing it & in the migration guide I'm using, having it all up to date is strongly recommended. Are there any updates that are all inclusive? Is there a certain order I should let them run in?
Suggestions, please!
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I got an old 2003 sbs standar and i did an image with acronis, i want to bring it up in vmware work station 12 i tried to restore ot but so far all i got is an error 0x0000007b it got stuck in a loop in the booting process , also have try to restore to virtual machine in vmware and i get an error .  what is the best approach for this situation






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).