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 client with a SBS 2011 server who changed the email domain from to The internet domain name wizard was run reflecting the new domain and hence the new remote domain name of 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" 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.
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.
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 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

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

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

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

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

Would you have outlook check both exchange accounts - and  the would be for email and the would be for the shared calendar?

or how would you let a user of another domain  ( access the shared calendar of so there's only 1 account in exchange?
How do I make sure our SBS 2011 standard server is up to date? Running windows update from the control panel isn't enough, right?

How do I know what version of exchange is on there besides 2010 and how do I update it?  Are there other parts we need to patch / update? We just use this server for exchange and file shares.

We don't use WSUS (at least not intentionally - if it runs by default then I guess we've been using it <g>

On an SBS 2011 standard server, I was having problems getting a new user working on ios (but outlook 2016 worked fine and other existing users set up fine on the phone)..

I started playing with the microsoft connectivity tester and it was failing with certificate errors.

Troubleshooting some error numbers, I see pages talking about checking the certificates.

Looking in the certificate snap in, there's this user and this machine choices.  looking in there, there's LOADS of certs. some expired. some YEARS away from expiration (affirm Trust Premium ECC with exp 12/31/2040 is the farthest out in trusted root certs), there's trusted root cert authories, third party trusted root certs.  'all' we use the server for is exchange and file server.  Yeah, I use server/remote and server/owa...  the users don't.

Can I blindly delete the expired certs (some I think are self signed) we do have a comodo cert that expires in 1 1/2 years.  There were godaddy certs - I think we had that before the comodo.  and other certs from companies I don't know about.  They come with the server? (again it's  SBS 2011).

And there's untrusted certs like diginotar Root CA G2 expiring in 2029).

Is there a list of what I can / should delete or keep?  Just to reduce clutter? I just know about the comodo cert we bought.  these others? No clue.

THere's a */EFGO.GOV.TR cert expiring in 2021.  We are a US based company / don't do anything with other countries... ok, I see something about google …
on an sbs 2011 server, we created a new user - bob.

Trying to set up exchange on his new iphone in the native ios mail app.  On several different phones we get 'exchange account unable to verify account information'.

If we click ok, enter another (previously created) account (just change to and change the password, the email account works fine.

We read about making sure security inheritances are turned on in active directory users and computers.  
We deleted and recreated the user using the SBS wizard.
I created a user testtest@domain com with the sbs wizard.
that account set up fine in iOS mail app WTF!? : )

I used the same settings for the fields from other working phones (and again, I can setup the new testtest account on the iphone).

email is
mail server is
domain field i left blank
username is bob
password is his passowrd.

But we get that error.

I substitute bob with testtest and that password and it works.

Did this on 3 iphones - same results.

What am I missing!?
A shared calendar in Outlook is not syncing often enough.  I have tried setting the "Send and Receive" to automatically update every 30 minutes, but that does not seem to fix the issue.  Any ideas?  BTW, we are running Exchange 2010 in a SBS 2011 environment.

Problems with new second domain controller taking over roles to replace old domain controller.
We have an old Windows 2008 Small Business server that was scheduled to be replaced by a new Windows 2012R2 Standard server.

The old 2008 server was not running any Exchange mail, so that was not an issue, and the new 2012R2 server was installed and added to the old domain ok.
The plan was to promote the new 2012R2 server as a second domain controller, move all services and roles to it, and then demote the old 2008 SBS so we could retire and remove it.
At first, everything looked good, the new Windows 2012R2 Standard server was promoted as a second domain controller, and all roles and services was transfered to it successfully. Or so we thought.

Because when we made a test of just to shut down the old 2008 SBS server, there were several problems on the new server.
On the new server the DNS did not work properly, and we were unable to enter the AD admin console for Users and Computers, saying it could not find any AD server. In addition, we discovered that the folders SysVol and NetLogon was incomplete or missing.
Something had obviously gone wrong during the promotion of the new server to a second Domain Controller.

Fortunately, the old server is up and running parallel to the new server now, so things are working again for all the users. But we need to be able to remove the old server, and the new server is live with many users using apps and …
On an SBS 2011 standard server running exchange as the email server.  

In outlook 2016 (at least), on a windows 10 pro new laptop NOT joined to the domain, outside the LAN...

I start outlook 2016 and it prompts for the email you want to set up.

I enter the email address  It spins and  I get a box asking for password for .  I enter his domain password and it doesn't work.

I have to click on other users and user domainname\user and then that same password. (and check the save credentials box)

It accepts that and then his email sets up fine.

any way to change it so when setting up outlook 2016 (and maybe other versions) so they can just user their email address  and password?

where would I change things? autodiscover? (if so, how), or somewhere else?
We have SBS 2011 with Exchange 2010.  For the past week, we have had our Exchange server randomly stop communicating with the outside world two separate days.  The only thing that fixed the problem is reboot the server.  I would like to find out what is causing this and how to prevent it from happening again.  Ideas of where to start looking?


Doing a SBS 2011 Essentials to Server 2016 Essentials migration and while preparing the source server got this:

C:\Windows\system32>dfsrmig /getglobalstate

Current DFSR global state: 'Eliminated'

According the instructions I should see: Current DFSR global state: 'Started'

If I remember correctly the source server is not migrated but were a fresh installation. The domain is raisased to the 2008R2 functional level.

Can I just carry on migration process or should I somehow tweek the source server in the way that it would be at Started DFSR global state?
I recently lost one of my two domain controllers, and have properly removed it from the domain. It was a 2003 SBS, while the remaining is a 2008r2, and the two used FRS for AD replication.  I am now planning on upgrading an existing 2012r2 server to function as a second DC, but want to address FRS replication at the same time.

My question is about timing..... whether to migrate from FRS to DFSR on the only/lonely single DC FIRST, or wait until the second DC is online, and THEN perform the transition.  I've been using this information regarding the transition, but it assumes that there are already at least two DC's in service, which is slightly different from my situation.  I just want to do what is the best/smartest way to perform this task.

Any advice / opinion's on this migration would help.
I have a project I need to hire someone to handle: Server 2008 and 2 Server Standard 2008, migration to 2016-3 servers to migrate. Need a bid on setting up the 3 VM's on the Dell T430's 2nd HD array and then migrating the 3 old servers onto those 3 VM's.

 I have a new Dell T430 server installed with 2 HD arrays.  Windows Server 2016 installed on the 1st HD array and there is a larger 2nd HD array that is for virtualizing our 3 old servers onto. Plan is to set up 3 VM instances of Server 2016 on the 2nd HD array.  I have licenses for 4 server instances and also bought Exchange 2013.  The 3 old servers to migrate are:

 1-SBS 2008 runs Exchange 2007 and is file server
 2-Windows Server Standard 2008 is machine #2 and runs SQL Server 2008R2
 3-Windows Server Standard 2008 is machine #3 and is our webserver
Good morning all, I have a SBS 2008 server with some major issues (this is what wont work, IIS servcies, DHCP services. DNS services, many other services also wont run including windows backup, I cant log into the domain or access any IIS sites via any method ive tried. But here is my question., I just need some files that were stored on the companyweb hosted on the server but I have no idea where I can access them to just copy them off. Ive a new server doing everything the old one does and a new site will be hosted there but Im trying to find the local directories where some .xls files are that used to be accessed via the company web. Thanks in advance for any help. Chris. (the server is "running" but theres little I can actually do with it.
We have a SBS 2011 server using Exchange 2010.  We have several users that have their emails syncing on their iPhones.  I am having issues with one user getting their emails to work on their iPhone.  I have tried to configure this user on my iPhone with the same results.  We both are using iOS 11.4.1.  Everything is configured correctly and I get all check marks after manually configuring the mail server in Accounts & Passwords.  But when I go to the Apple mail app it comes up with the message "Cannot Get Mail  The connection to the server failed."  I'm thinking it is a problem with this particular user because everyone else that I have on iPhones is not having this issue.  Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I am trying build and publish a SPF record correctly.  We have Small Business Server 2011 which has Exchange 2010.  Our domain is hosted by a third party.  We have two domain names, one that points to another.  When creating the SPF,  I will be using the internal IP address  of our SBS that sends mail.  I was going to include the following TXT under my forward lookup zone: "v=spf1 mx a ip4: -all"  I understand that I also need to publish the SPF records with the DNS servers hosting our domain.  My question is,  do I provide my host domain provider the same TXT record I created for my mail server which has my internal IP?
Trying to figure specifically what's slowed down a laptop, but I guess it's a general question

windows 10 pro laptop, joined to a domain, but off the network for months now.

it's an i5 and 8GB ram, 320 GB 720RPM hard drive with about 100GB of data (so there's space on the hard drive).

I ran crystal disk info and it says the drive is physically OK.

Ran disk cleanup, removed old system files
Ran ccleaner for disk cleanup and registry clean up

But overall, the computer is sluggish  and will take upwards of 7 minutes to restart (keeps saying restarting'.  Although repeated restarts, the time does drop to 3 minutes or so.

It did have bitlocker turned on and it was running OK.  Then I wanted to put in an SSD and read you should turn off bitlocker.  started that and also ran the windows native disk cleanup... it was deleting files while also decrypting.  then it froze / I let it sit for hours.... black screen / woudln't wake up.

Turned off by pressing power button, then turned back on.  I think this is when it got sluggish.

I turned on bitlocker, it encrypted, then I turned off bitlocker / it decrypted...  still sluggish, especially at restart.

I cloned the drive to an SSD and it runs nice and fast.  So the software isn't corrupted - it cloned a fast experience.  

What about cloning back to the regular hard drive.  Might speed up the experience on the old drive?

I also ran wise registry cleanup.  the rotating hard drive was still slow opening apps,…
After 6 years, we replaced the battery on an APC SmartUPS SMT1500 that is 6 years old, running a SBS server that is also 6 years old.  The system says there was no battery connected.  The battery was pretty warm and bulging.

I guess it died completely, but 6 years is pretty good? Yes, should have replaced it sooner.  It wasn't set up so we installed APC PowerChute business app and set up email notificiations.

We are getting loads of AVR Trim on / off messages.  Is that normal? Just ignore them? Is the software set too stringent? (there's an upper and lower voltage and a sensitivity.  Seems that's the only settings.

This is in central NJ / Metro NY area so not in the sticks.  Power doesn't go out in the office.  And the battery lasted a long time?  So the power can't be too bad?

Is there a setting I should change? Stop getting these messages emailed to me.  Here's a sample of the email messages over a bunch of days.  Too many?
We have one SBS 2008 PDC and one Server 2012 R2 DC. Attempting to decommission the 2008 DC and found that event 13568 in FRS has been coming up every boot for the last few years but the SYSVOL and NETLOGON shares on the 2008 DC were still showing up despite event 13516 never being logged. The 2012 R2 DC apparently never shared the SYSVOL and NETLOGON shares when we promoted it.

Backed up the contents of the SYSVOL and NETLOGON folders.

Followed the steps in the 13568 log to perform the following:
 Setting the "Enable Journal Wrap Automatic Restore" registry parameter to 1 will cause the following recovery steps to be taken to automatically recover from this error state.
 [1] At the first poll, which will occur in 5 minutes, this computer will be deleted from the replica set. If you do not want to wait 5 minutes, then run "net stop ntfrs" followed by "net start ntfrs" to restart the File Replication Service.
 [2] At the poll following the deletion this computer will be re-added to the replica set. The re-addition will trigger a full tree sync for the replica set.
WARNING: During the recovery process data in the replica tree may be unavailable. You should reset the registry parameter described above to 0 to prevent automatic recovery from making the data unexpectedly unavailable if this error condition occurs again.
To change this registry parameter, run regedit.
Click on Start, Run and type regedit.
Click down …

We are running Small Business Server 2011 with Exchange 2010.  it has been patched and updated recently to the latest updates.

We had a user, AJ, that left the company 3 years ago.  His account was deleted a few months, maybe 6, after he left.  The mailbox was deleted and the AD User. when he returned we created the account as new and added a mailbox.   we are having some issues with people not being able to email him. we get hard bounces with what looks like and LDAP lookup string being the unknown address.

I have done some research and it points to the X500 address being wrong. everything I have used to find the proper legacy email DN has failed. i used a powershell command from the exchange management console, but that did not seem to work. all the examples I have read about don't quite line up with what I'm seeing. I was told to get the legacy info from ADSI, but I don't have the attribute tab.

Any suggestions that might help?

SBS 2011 : for the last 3 months it keeps on trying to run the Microsoft security updates and fails
Trying tonight to install just the 2008-09 security update manually, it foes through the process and upon reboot I get the message
"Failure configuring Windows Updates - Reverting changes - Do not turn off your computer"
This has been now going on for 90 minutes and still no end in sight.
Recover from the loss of an Exchange DB.

I have lost an Exchange 2010 Database, without going into it, I have no backup.

The question is how to recover from this situation.
About 20 users.  DB Size approx 200GB
All users of their email in OST files on there PC's.
Exchange is running in a Hyper-V Guest
Have access to the DB Files.

Believe that an underling disk error, on the host, corrupted the DB.
(as a side not - and not that it matters to getting this issue fix, believe the disk was the cause for the backup failures, hence no backup)

Thinking - Create a new DB on a different physical disk.
Move the users to the new DB - is this possible if the original DB cannot be mounted?

So apart from - is this a good way to go - the other questions are;
Do I need to do anything with outlook for the clients to connect to the new DB?
As their mailboxes would be empty in the new DB, will outlook sync the OST file contents back up to exchange?

If the OST wont sync, should I convert them to PST and then manually attach the PST to the Outlook Profile and them move the email into the empty DB.

I appreciate any any scenario I will loose single instance store and therefore the DB will end up larger than the original.

Has anyone used/got thoughts on - using 3rd party exchange DB recovery software?
if it can't recovery everything, then again will the OST sync up the missing emails or are they gone?

Any suggestions help would be appreciate.






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).