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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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Hi, have an SBS 2011 Server but can't seem to get the VPN Working. Have configured Routing and Remote Access, have enabled in the SBS Console and wizard ran fine. Have opened port on Firewall. When I telnet on the server or external to port 1723 get nothing.
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Setting up our first 'real' client on office 365 (others have been SOHO accounts - either new domains / starting from scratch or existing IMAP accounts.  but never more than 2 - 3 mailboxes).

Here we have 12 users on an SBS 2011 standard domain with the exchange running on the SBS 2010

They would like a proposal for moving to office 365.

Would anyone care to share their thinking on the things involved and the time involved below? Or does Microsoft offer info on this?

I would envision figuring the time is  a bit of a formula?  

Some fixed hours for setting up the office 365 tenant, changing the MX, SPF records, disabling exchange on the sbs box, and ____?  This would be the base work you'd do for setting up a domain that has 1 user or 100 users.... call that AccountSetupHours

Then there's time per mailbox to setup that specific user account on office 365, touch each desktop and each user's phone to change where outlook is pointing to (is there an easier way than just hitting each desk and each phone?  I am using Synnex as CSP for office 365 and they say for that small a number of users, there's a migrationwiz product but doesn't make sense to use that product).   Call that time PerUserSetupHours.  Figure this does NOT include migration of old data)

And they most likely would want it, but to keep it separate, migrating their old data as a separate item -  setup and running migrationwhiz (i never used it before), What else would go under this?  But …
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I have a SBS 2003 running Exchange (yes, i know it's well past its sell-by date) and I've just replaced my iPhone with a Samsung Android phone.
The email app on the iPhone connected and synced quite nicely but I'm having a problem with the Android. The pre-installed Outlook app doesn't connect because I think Exchange is too old. I've tried a few other email apps but not had any success connecting so far.

Does anyone know of an Android email app that will connect to my Exchange server?
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Hello all,

This is gonna be a long one but i'll try to keep it short enough :)

Our client was using and old SBS 2011 and a SERVER 2012 Standard that is running a custom application.
The application is using SQL express 2012 but its an old application that has no support on it.
(both virtual servers are running on ESXI 6.0.0, 2494585)

So we migrated the SBS 2011 to a SERVER 2016 Standard but since the migration our client is getting network errors in
the application that was running on the existing Server 2012.  They are getting errors like "Cannot find part of path X:\Data\Locks" and "an unknow network error has occured".
Sometimes the error will only show after 4hours, then after 8hours, then after 2minutes of 15minutes, without any pattern or anything I can test on.
No error logs are being made by the application or the server. And we have no support anymore from the creator of the application.

As far as I can see the network share is always available. Altho I got a few reports from the client that the X:\ share had a red cross on it,
but only for a second then it was available again. I however never see this during my tests.

Are there any know situations that cause network errors after a migration to a new DC ?
I'm not getting any DNS or DHCP errors.

To be sure, here is some more info:

We migrated the Exchange 2010 to Office 365, moved all the roles, data, dns, dhcp to the new server but we did not touch
the server 2012 that was running …
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I have a netbook (remember those!?).  It's a Toshiba with an Atom N280 processor, 2GB ram and a 160GB platter hard drive (Im only using 35GB of it).  It's running win 7 STARTER

IT 'works' but whatever you need to do on it just takes soooo long.

That's the max amount of ram it can take.  Any way to tell what replacing the drive with an SSD would do?  And maybe use some of the drive as RAM / swap file, etc?  Would that make a difference?  Or the boat anchor processor will kill it anyway?

damn, makes my skin crawl looking at what I am playing with

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Atom+N280+%40+1.66GHz&id=615

hundreds?!  When 'normal' chips are thousands!?
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A client got a win 10 home PC after I told him I could get a PC for him and if he wanted to get it, be sure it comes with Win 10 Pro and to send me pics when at the store (they have sbs server).

So it's an HP small desktop with i5 processor,  12GB RAM, 1TB hard drive.  He.... wants to 'upgrade' to win 10 Pro, which really means wipe the drive and install pro from scratch, right?

Do you see any issues with getting it up and running on Pro? Not sure the exact model, but if it's running from the factory on Win 10 Home, then it'll run Win 10 Pro just as well?

and yeah, that's the process - wipe and install?

gotta buy:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/windows-10-pro/df77x4d43rkt/48DN

no upgrade path.  anything else out there for less than the $200 is scam / VL / something not legit?

How much time would you say that will take? To get it to a win 10 machine ready to get on the SBS network?  1 hour? 2?
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Haven’t had to deal with this in a while but have a client we handle LAN tasks for. Their current web/ imap / pop mail host lowered mailbox limits to unusable numbers.

They don’t want to go to o365.

I’ve used hostgator reseller account for years but in thinking of moving them there I remember how we have wanted to get away from hostgator for so long. Their service / support works just enough to keep my inertia on moving at bay.

I know HG (and many other hosts) are part of a much larger holding company.

Is there any good hosting company you’d recommend? Or warn about?
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Very rusty with this. Working on an SBS 2010 standard.  Mail is not going out.  It's the weekend.  I see 58 emails in the send connector queue.

The connector was set up years ago to use a web / email hosting company as smarthost.   it's talking about authentication errors.  If the hosting company stopped that account  set up in the send connector, what other options do we have?

What companies are out there to let us use as a smart host? Why do we need a smart host? Why not be able to just push the emails out onto the web?  And how would we set that uo?

http://www.mustbegeek.com/configure-send-connector-in-exchange-2010/

talks of choosing use dns and MX to route mail.  Can we just use that? What's the pros / cons of doing that?  And /or how do you set up a 2nd smart host entry - if it can't send mail with first, smarthost, failover to 2nd?
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I need a Step by Step Guide to migrating Exchange 2010 from Windows SBS 2011 to new hardware running Windows Server 2016 (DC).  I am not terribly familiar with the Exchange Powershell system so need to know how to do this via the Management Console if possible.  The existing Windows SBS 2011 server (DC) will remain in service but only for a short time as hardware is well past its sell buy date.  Many thanks
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Sorry, this is such a NOOB question, but I'm asking it : (

Setting up a new user in SBS 2011 Standard.  Exchange is running on the server.

When the user goes to OWA, there's no contacts listed.   Shoulnd't that be populated with the GAL (the iist of users on the domain).

Someone new starts at the company and doesn't know how people's email addresses.

And is there a way to hide some people from the published GAL list?
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This is likely networking 101, but.... I'm stuck.

SBS 2011 server at location A (192.168.1.0 subnet)
Location B is connected to location A with VPN, subnet 192.168.2.0.  The router at location B currently gives out public DNS IP addresses

What's the right way to set things up for domain added laptops running win 10 pro at location B to be able to access shares on the server like \\serer\files?  The server is the domain controller.  There's only that 1 server.

Use a Hosts file?  It has that now with entries:

server  192.168.1.3
server.domainname.local  192.168.1.3 (is this needed?)

When they click on a mapped drive, a windows security box pops up asking for credentials, and even though we check 'remember my credentials', it asks again after a reboot.  This window ALSO says 'the system cannot contact a doimain controller to service the authentication request.  Please try again later.

You click OK after adding credentials, get to the files and all is fine.  till a reboot.

What do I need to do so it can get to the domain controller across the VPN?

Why doesn't it save the credentials after a reboot?

Why does it even ask for the credentials - the user and password entered when logging in are the credentials.

THANKS!
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Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

SBS 2011 standard running exchange - 10 users have been set up for years - laptops at home, on the LAN and at a remote location connected by VPN
Their website is at a web hosting company.

Added a win 10 PC with Office 2016 at the remote location.

when opening outlook for that user's account, he'd get prompted for his password, and warnings about the certificate is  doesn't have the correct name, etc.

Running the microsoft remote connectivity analyzer for autodiscover it says:  Connectivity Test Successful with Warnings

under that it says: The Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer is attempting to test Autodiscover for markg@domain.com.
       Autodiscover was tested successfully.

Looking at things, it keeps trying to get to https://domain.com which resolves to the web server, not SBS box.  Can I just drop the autodiscover.xml from the SBS box onto the web server in a new autodiscover directory that doesn't currently exist?

Where should autodiscover.xml be located?  on the SBS box? on the web page?

There doesn't seem to be an autodiscover entry in the DNS zone.

I added an A record and pointed it to the sbs server.

pinging autodiscover.domain.com resolves to the SBS box.

But the Microsoft analyzer seems to have the web server IP cached?

This has been working for existing users.  Does Office 2016 and Exchange 2010 on SBS 2011 not play nice?
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I guess I really don't know what I am doing.

Working on an SBS 2011 Standard machine on subnet 192.168.1.0.

There's a vpn to a remote location 192.168.2.0

A new laptop at the remote site with windows 10 / office 2016 keeps getting an error about the autodiscover.domain.com certificate.  It says the name on the security cert is invalid or does not batch the name of the site.

Clicking on view cert, it says it's issued to: domain.com   issued by let's encrypt authority x3 with valid date of 8/14/18 to 11/12/18

WE DO have a certifficate for the domain issued by comodo.  From a browser, if you type remote.domain.com/owa, you get to the owa page and it says it's secured with the comodo cert.

anyone know where the lets encrypt certificate is coming from?

Other laptops at that remote location are working fine for email.
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Posted a previous question about removing the password from a PDF that I DO have the password for.  Just to simplify opening it going forward (accountant emailed tax returns with our SSN on them).  Different ways to do that, but printing to a new PDF is 1 way and seems to be (for me) the cheapest / simplest way.

Touches on another issue that I've wondered about for a long time.

Printing  a PDF (or even a web page or text doc, etc) to PDF using different apps can yield wildly different size documents.

Any (free preferred) app that you like for printing to PDF ... and makes small resulting files?

I know with this password protected file (monochrome text), the original was 90KB and any app I tried using to make a PDF resulted in files that  was hundred Kilobytes / megabytes.

And even PDF Forge - for a password protected PDF, it won't even print to PDF (at least when viewing it from Adobe Reader.

From PDF Forge forum:

it isn't really up to us, this is a Ghostscript "feature". Ghostscript is what PDFCreator uses internally to convert the Postscript print data to PDF and other formats.
The idea behind it (I guess) is that you can't use Ghostscript to strip protection from PDF files. Even though the settings allow print, printing it to a virtual PDF printer will basically remove the user password for you, so it is really something different than printing it to a piece of paper. On the other hand, if you have the password and you can view/copy all content …
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I am struggling to get RDS functioning on a SBS 2011 network with attached Windows 2016 sever.  Here's what happened.  Joined the W2016 server to the SBS domain, and installed 50 RDS license on the W2016 server and the RDS Licensing role, on recommendation that the primary DC should not also be the RDS Licensing server.  Things appeared to work for a while (possibly becuase within the 180day RDS licence grace period).   Then as a separtae issue, multiple overnight (8hr) power outgaes caused AD corruption and the need to make a fresh install of SBS2011 server, join the W2016 server to the "new" SBS domain.  

1) Now the RDS licenses are shown as present, but not active, it seems that I need to revoke them, tell Microsoft why, and then re-install them?
2) The overall objective is to have our remote office users access line of business applications that are installed on the W2016 sever via RDS.  I don't understand which roles should be with the SBS2011 DC and which roles with the W2016 server:   RD Gateway, RD Web Access, RD Session Host, RD Connection Broker.

I attach some screen shots of what we have.   Guidance would be appreciated!

GrahamScreenshot of W2016 ServerRDS Licensing PageRDS Diagnostics
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Hello! I have an SBS 2011 server that has been running without serious issues for a good bit, and last week the modem servicing the built in fax server died. It was a Zoom USB, and was replaced with a USB USR5637.  Drivers for the old one were removed and the new one added, and the modem installed successfully with no errors.  Configuring fax service wizard no longer allows me to select route through email (which was being used) so I chose "store in file" to get this back up and running and got the three green checks completing the wizard.  The fax service shows as not started, it starts and stops with Event ID's 32108 and 1000 (below) logged in the app log.  I've removed and re-added the fax service and that didn't change anything... Any thoughts or hints to get this working again would be awesome!  TIA!
Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft Fax
Date:          8/27/2018 3:35:02 PM
Event ID:      32108
Task Category: Unknown
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      DC.domain.local
Description:
The Fax Service encountered a problem and needed to close.
 Error Code: 0x00000000
 This error code indicates the cause of the error.
 A Windows Error Report was generated with full details about the problem.
 The Fax service will restart now.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft Fax" />
    <EventID …
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Hello! I have an SBS 2011 server that uses SBS Fax service to route faxes in and out, delivering inbound to an email user. Worked like a champ for years, and then the ZOOM USB modem that was doing this job died and was replaced with a USB USR 5637. I have removed the drivers from the previous fax modem and installed the drivers for the new unit, and was able to run the fax configuration wizard from the SBS console and two problems occur. The first is the option for "route through email" is grayed out and not selectable. I opted to select store in a folder instead to complete the wizard successfully, and it errors out on Configuring US Robotics v.92.  Manually attempting to start the fax service results in a message that is does start successfully, but immediately stops, and the app log provides these errors 32108 and 1000 (below).  I have also removed and reinstalled the SBS fax service on the server with the same results.  Any thoughts on how to get this service functioning again as soon as possible?  TIA!

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft Fax
Date:          8/26/2018 9:46:02 AM
Event ID:      32108
Task Category: Unknown
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      NRV2012.domain.local
Description:
The Fax Service encountered a problem and needed to close.
 Error Code: 0x00000000
 This error code indicates the cause of the error.
 A Windows Error Report was generated with full details about the problem.
 …
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Exchange 2010 on an SBS 2011 server, starting a few days ago, the transport DB mail.que is growing to ~5GB at which time the Exchange transport moves the  Queue folder contents to  a subfolder Queue.old and proceeds again with rapid expansion of the mail.que file, along with ~1,000 .log files.  The Transport service will steadily increase in CPU and Memory usage.  Once the mail.que file hits ~ 5GB the second time, the service stops.   The service does however change status in services.msc, to blank.   I disable the service and reboot the server, rename the Queue folder, restart the transport service and the cycle starts over.  The entire cycle of events takes 1 - 2 hours to complete.

During the time that the Transport services is running, mail moves in and out, running a Get-Queue at various times during the 1-2 hours shows mail moving through without issue the queue is empty most of the time once it processes through the stacked up messages from being down.

Following are the items attempted/addressed so far, in chronological order:

Verified no AV is loaded or scanning now.
Verified Drive space is no issue
Mail.que stops growing when transport service is stopped.
Edited the Edgetransport.config to move the QueueDatabasePath and QueueDatabaseLoggingPath to another partition.
Downloaded and Scanned the system with Malwarebytes, no issues found, uninstalled.

I am familiar in Exchange Admin but not an expert by any means.

Thanks,

Dave
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Exchange server migration

We have an office with SBS 2011 server running Exchange server 2010 and another Windows Server 2012 R2 which is also a DC, obviously the SBS holding all the FSMO roles. the 2012 R2 is a dedicated application server.

My question is around the exchange server.

The mailbox database size is around 500 Gb with around 100 mailboxes of various sizes. as you can imagine the boss does't want to delete anything so he has like 60GB mailbox and the other staff is forced to delete emails to keep mailbox size down to 5GB and so on.

They have agreed to buy a new server but not replace the current server completely. The new server will be only for exchang server which will be exchange 2016 and the SBS 2011 will continue acting as file server.

So I want to know

1. Will these three servers co-exist perfectly fine with each other? Any configuration I need to change in terms of domain level or forest levels or Group Policies?

2. Is the process as simple as I understand? install new Windows server 2016, install exchange 2016 on it and then "move mailbox" command to move mailboxes to new server, uninstall exchange server from SBS 2011?

3. What hardware should I get? We only buy HP servers but what CPU, how much RAM and how much storage do I get? I know I should get SAS 10kRPM HDDs as they are the fast drives. There is also some kind of calculation we need to in terms of how many clients and email traffic etc but I have no clue about that.
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I have a windows  2012 R2 Hyper V host with  an SBS 2011 VM - The host his stand alone and I want to join it to the domain > what would be the consequences on the SBS 2011 VM Active directory and my network  access after I reboot it into the domain ?
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I have a SBS 2003 server that is booting to some kind of directory services error. Hopefully the attached screen shout is readable. Not sure what to tell you other then the customer needs it running again. TO my knowledge they have no backups.
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I am still running SBS 2003 with a combination of XP, windows 7 and windows 10 clients.  I only want the client setup.exe to run on XP or earlier clients when running the SBS_LOGIN_SCRIPT.

The original SBS_LOGIN_SCRIPT was:
\\IDSSERVER\Clients\Setup\setup.exe /s IDSSERVER
net use l: /delete /yes
net use l: \\idsserver\ids-temp-server

When I added Windows 7 clients, I modified it to be:

for /f "tokens=4-7 delims=[.] " %%i in ('ver') do (
if %%i == Version set OSVersion=%%j.%%k
if %%i neq Version set OSVersion=%%i.%%j
)
Rem Run Client Setup command if running XP 32-bit or lower
if  %OSVersion% leq 5.1 (
\\IDSSERVER\Clients\Setup\setup.exe /s IDSSERVER
)
net use l: /delete /yes
net use l: \\idsserver\ids-temp-server


I added my first Windows 10 client and thought that the Windows 7 script change would automatically work and setup.exe would not be executed.  However, when I login with windows 10 I am asked "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device - Windows SBS 2003?"  To which I click NO.

When I run the following script, the Windows version is displayed as 10.0:

for /f "tokens=4-7 delims=[.] " %%i in ('ver') do (
if %%i == Version set OSVersion=%%j.%%k
if %%i neq Version set OSVersion=%%i.%%j
)
echo %OSVersion%
pause

What am I doing wrong?
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We recently moved our email (6 users) from Exchange on SBS 2011 to Office 365 but we are still using the server as a file server. We changed the dns of each computer to point to the gateway but intermittently Outlook 2013 is trying to resolve to the SBS server, not Office 365 (outlook.office365.com) and email will not connect. Any suggestions?
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Exchange ServicesHi,
 
 I have a SBS2011( with embedded Exchange 2010)  network that comes with. Recently I migrated their email to online exchange and disabled all exchange related services in Services.msc and dismounted exchange mailbox databases in Exchange Mgmt Console.
 But when I tried to add a new user in SBS Console, it generated an error. Apparently it needs to create a new user mailbox in Exchange server and failed because services were down.
 
 I guess that I need to start certain (or all) exchange related services in Services.com and mount exchange databases before adding a new user in SBS Console.
 Which services do I need to enable? Do I need to mount exchange databases as well?

Thanks.
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Hello, I hope someone can help me out of this fire..

Our exchange 2010 server (SBS2011) crashed last tuesday maybe caused by a defective harddrive which was used for backups. Unfortunately we cannot fall back on a backup because of that.
After our server restarted Exchange services won't start anymore. Everything else is looking fine (I can open AD, clients can logon and get their user profiles) but they cannot use outlook because allmost all exchange services aren't started mostly with reason: access denied and service stucked. If I open EMC I get an Kerberos error: access denied.

I tried some things like: check ipv6 is checked (correct), sfc /scannow (no problems found), DNS was the server itself but I've change that now to 127.0.0.1 but that didn't help.

dcdiag gave some errors so i tried some online solutions like:
- a register change to disable FSMO sync (http://virot.eu/getting-a-fsmo-dc-to-start-without-replication/)
- creating a new domain GPO
- mailbox had dirty shutdown status so I've run the eseutil repair
- run dcgpofix /ignoreschema uitgevoerd (but I'm scared that this command removed all default SBS GPO configuration? but I created a windows backup of systemstate and also exported the GPO)

What I noticed today, and MAYBE that is the reason of our problem, is that if I try to open DNS, I get an Access denied error (Cannot contact server <servername>. The Error is: access denied. Do you still want to add this server? j/n.). Which shows an empty …
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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).