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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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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 …
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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 bob@domain.com to otheruser@domain.com 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 bob@domain.com
mail server is mail.domain.com
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 user@domain.com.  It spins and  I get a box asking for password for user@domain.com .  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?


MIgrated from SBS2008 to Server Essentials 2016 DC which 3 Mac's bound to AD. Have also migrated FSMO's and verified the new server holds these. Is there a service or role that needs to be added to the Server Essentials 2016 DC to allow them to bind and remain connected?  I was able to unbind them and rebind using the new 2016 Essentials DC as the preferred logon server, but when testing by shutting off the old SBS DC and rebooting the Mac's, receive "network accounts unavailable" and they won't reconnect login to the network until I bring that DC up.  (FYI 3 different Mac OS's-- Mojave, Sierra and Mavericks, same result.  I'm feeling like perhaps I missed a step, as I was so focused on correctly migrating from SBS 2008 to Essentials 2016 that I overlooked the fact that the Mac's were bound and using Network accounts.  Look forward to suggestions and THANK YOU!
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.  https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2014/06/25/streamlined-migration-of-frs-to-dfsr-sysvol/

Any advice / opinion's on this migration would help.
I had this question after viewing Scan to SMB Problem with Windows 7 Pro.

I am working with a Xerox Phaser 3300MFP.   was working on SBS 2011,  they removed it and now have a Quzi Win 10 box server.... Not my Idea.     but none the less I am left to make it work.  have tried all the fixes I have read about .  regarding port 139 and 445,   after serveral hours I am at a loss.    any assistance would be appreciated.  thanks AKHopeful.
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
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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 network of around 35 PCs.  The vast majority of them (30) are Windows 7.  We also have an SBS 2011 server.
The company have a plan to upgrade the server next year.  
In the meantime, the Windows 10 PCs joined to the domain aren't updating, which I know is an issue with SBS 2011.  All the Windows 7 PCs are receiving their updates with no problem at all.  I would like to start upgrading all the PCs to Windows 10 in the meantime too.
What's the best strategy for this please?  
From digging a little deeper, I've seen options about how to cater for Windows 10 updates from WSUS with some hacks, but the information is a couple of years old and not quite sure how effective it is, particularly as the Windows 10 releases keep changing (1709,1803 etc. etc.)  I can also "exclude" the Windows 10 machines from WSUS, but I'd like to make sure that if this is done, that they are receiving valid updates from somewhere reliable.Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks
My Small Business Server 2011 clients have started getting an error "Your computer can't connect to the remote computer because a security package error occurred in the transport layer.  Retry the connection or contact your network administrator for assistance."  Is this a client PC issue, firewall/router or RDS(Terminal Server) issue?
Both client devices are less than one year old Lenovo notebooks running Windows 10 Pro 1803.  They have Symantec Cloud Security protection.  The firewall/router/UTP is a pfSense that us current with all release. The RDS server is a Windows Server 2008R2.  Both devices worked fine until last Friday,
SBS 2011 404.3 error setting up internet printing.

Any ideas?
Hey guys,
I have a client who use a Visual FoxPro based program.  The program is contained in a shared folder that is shared from a server that all the users access.  This is everything that has happened with it:

The client recently migrated from SBS 2011 to a Server 2016 DC that was also doing file and print sharing. The program was then being hosted from the 2016 server.

The users reported all kinds of performance issues after going back and forth with the vendor I finally just spun up a Windows 7 VM and migrated the program (shared folder) to that.  I was told that though it was not working as well as it was before, it ran much better.

Now I have two Windows 10 users both of which are getting an "invalid seek offset," error.  The vendor told me that the error message means that there was a network drop and even what you research online says the same thing, however one user switched back to Windows 7 and never reported the error after that.  Also this same user who is now having this issue had Windows 7 before and was setup in the same cubicle as before. Also I ran utility called, "Ping for life," which a 100% ping success rate, which means no networking issues.

Right now I want to check with you guys, if there are any known issues with Visual Foxpro and the newer operating systems.  Any articles that say anything about this?
I'm struggling to get exchange 2010 sp3 installed onto an sbs 2011 server. As we are looking at migrating to exchange 2016.

First off, I was having issues where it would report the service for iisadmin wouldn't shut down and would error on the client access role progress bar.
I found a forum where someone had shut the iisadmin manually before the CAS section occurred on a new retry.

At the moment, I now have a server thats been trying to install the hub transport role for 7hrs, I'm assuming this is due to the iisadmin stuck on stopping again.

An idea how I can get this installed.

Hi, I am trying to join my computer to our domain but I unable to do so due to issues with discovering the name server. when i run nslookup it returns with a server unknown with an IP V6 address. I have a slight inclination as to the issue is but could not know how to troubleshoot it. On the DNS server someone as crated both multiple host records with different names pointing to the same IP address in both IPV4 and IPV6. However the IPV4 records in  SBS Server 2011 can have reverse lookup records where as IPV6 do not. I know IPV6 should have the capability to do a reverse lookup. Please help.
I have a Dell poweredge 110.  Server 2008 SBS. Raid 1 with two drives. Perc s100.
I thought that it should be able to boot with just one drive but it does not. I pulled up the configuration CTRL-R. It now says "Raid1, 499GB, Failed(R/W). However it does not show that the physical drive is bad.

I tried making a new drive a hot swap drive following these dialogs but I don't think a rebuild will even start with that virtual disk having failed.
Anything I can do?
Windows SBS 2011 single-server domain.  DC boots up but directory services does not start.  Netlogon service fails with 0xc000064.  ADUS, ADSS, tools will not start - stating invalid interface.  Users cannot access network shares, printers, etc.  Netdom query fsmo errors with invalid interface.  DCDiag shows cannot connect to DC.  Have already tried last known good configuration.  Your thoughts would be very appreciated.
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I'm upgrading my on-prem SBS 2008 server to 2016 Standard. I was performing a one-way sync to Azure. What is the best way to go about pulling down the data in Azure to my new 2016 server?
Hoping that someone will be able to point me in the right direction for this rather strange problem which has me stumped!

A user on an SBS2011 domain (so running Exchange 2010) has lost over a years worth of emails from her inbox and we are unable to find them.  She has the last months worth of messages and emails from before December 2017, but anything from between January 2018 and the middle of August 2018 have vanished. She accesses her email using Outlook 2010 on a Windows 7 pro desktop PC and via the native mail app on an iPhone. No other configured mail client and she doesn't know the URL for the OWA.

So far I have done the following:

- Checked the view settings on both her phone and Outlook, both are set to show all emails with only the default views configured, so the messages aren't just hidden.
- Confirmed that the messages are missing by accessing her account via OWA.
- Checked the "recently deleted" items from her Outlook. Nothing found other than the rubbish that she has deleted.
- Asked whether she has archived any emails. She doesn't know how to archive emails manually. I have searched her PC and shared network resources for .pst files and found no recent (ie, within the last two years) files.

I find it rather strange that messages could have vanished without any trace - Any help in finding these would be greatly appreciated!
On a SBS2011 domain which is currently at Windows 2003 functional level, I would like to add another domain controller. What would be the correct steps required to do this?

The SBS2011 Server's basic information shows the edition as "Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard".  It was purchased as SBS2011 premium edition; I understand as an add-on which allows for additional Servers to function on the domain. How can I add a small Server 2016 as a domain controller as protection before we migrate to another Server which will replace SBS2011?
I am using Windows SBS Console 2011 and the backup disk became full and replaced it with another 4TB external drive and reconfigured Server backup schedule but it is not working. Below the errors I get on the backup history. The external harddisk detects and the backup configuration completes but the backup failed. Please assist.

error one
One of the backup files could not be created.
The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.

error two
Server Backup did not finish successfully on 9/8/2018 9:00 PM. See the Event Log for details.
I am using SBS Console 2011 with folder redirection for desktop and documents. One of the users computer has got a problem with the motherboard so I gave him another laptop to use. When he logs in, he can find files on desktop and documents through his profile but the files are very outdated almost 10 months ago. The user has made so many projects which were saved on his documents which he cannot see them. I checked from the server on the folderredirection folder and took ownership of the documents folder to check but probably it has synced with the outdated files as I cannot find the files he is looking for.
Kindly assist as the files created will take a lot of time to redo, I am not sure where it synced from that is showing the outdated files.
Hi everybody,
(please excuse my English, i'm french).

I've got a SBS 2011 installed (since 2012).
We got problems with Exchange since few days :
- error message with POP3Connector (but mails are downloaded, so it's not the most important for the moment),
- all sent mails go to queue and are not delivered : that important! very important.

Mail provider is OVH

The error message in queue file is :
451 4.4.0 Primary target IP address responded with "535. 5.7.8 Error : authentification failed : UGFzc3dvcmQ6." Attempted failover to alternate host, but that dit not succeed. Either there are no alternate hosts, or delivery failed to all alternate hosts".

Could you help me please? I don't know how to solve this problem.

Thaaaaaaanks a lot.






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).