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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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Customer took a power hit last week and the AD seems to have gotten corrupted .
Need a guide to repair  the corruption.
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Users have been experiencing a general slowness of the netork as a whole with 1 user having a lot of freezing issues & having to reboot the pc to get going again.
There is 1 SBS 2011(Migrated from SBS 2003), 5 worksations running Win 7 & 3 laptops running Win 7 all connected by cable.
The SBS 2011 runs exchange.
I ran Best Practices Analyzer and got these warnings in order of severity:

Authentication settings for the /rpc virtual directory are not default.

Backup fails because of SQL writer issue.

No DNS name server records.

Outlook Anywhere authentication settings not default.

RPC external authentication is not set to the default method.

RPC internal authentication is not set to the default method.

The built-in Administrators group does not have the right to log on as batch job.

The certificate for the Remote Desktop Gateway service seems to be bound incorrectly.

The DNS parameter MaxCacheTTL is not set.

The HomeMDB attribute is not set to the default value.

The source server remains in Active Directory Sites and Services.

Use psconfig.exe to upgrade one or more Sharepoint databases.

Use psconfig.exe to upgrade Sharepoint.

Windows SBS is in a journal wrap condition.

Any help going through them would be much appreciated.
I'm a bit (well a lot) confused with what certificates should be on our Exchange 2010 Server in SBS 2011. We have an SSL certificate that was recently renewed and its all installed okay I think and we get mail etc. no problem except when trying on a phone or tablet away from the office.

But looking at the Exchange Certificates from the EMC we have multiple entries in there, some self signed and the others signed by the issuer.

What should actually just be in there i.e. the SSL certificate which is a SAN type? and if so can I delete all the other ones and do I need to do any further clean up work if I do this.

Advice would be greatly appreciated as once I have done this I will then look at why we have trouble with the mobile devices when away from the office.
In trying to repair some problems with remote email in SBS 2003, I changed a bunch of settings in IIS and now I do not have either email through RPC or ActiveSync. Thanks to an earlier article posted by Alan Hardisty, I have set the ActiveSync settings to his recommendation. I have also loaded RPC ping but need some guidance on using it/where to start. When I search I get a 404 error. Is there a tutorial that I can follow to put the settings back correctly? Much of the reference materials posted online are gone now that we are so far from SBS 2003 use. Did not change registry/firewall or any other settings.

I can not not ping server from workstation but from server to workstation no problem!!

Firewall on server is off and no antivirus.

When the Server starts, I can ping it after the Microsoft Corporation logo until the screen with "Aplying Computer Setings" appears. Then I get time out!

Server SBS2008
WS Win7
I need to retire SBS 2008, and move the data from it to new server.

Current situation:
I have SBS2008 and several other servers (2008R2, 2012) running off two HYPERV hosts.
Users use Local Workstations, Terminal Server and remote users with Notebooks.

At the moment I want to move Folder redirection (and some SHARED DATA FOLDERS) to new server.

Since this is HYPERV environment I can easily move VHDs to new server without the need to copy massive amount of data.

My plan is as follows:

1. Create two VHDs one for "FolderRedirection" and one for "SharedData". Attach them to existing SBS2008 and using some utility like ROBOCOPY or similar copy files from C drive of the SBS2008 to the two attached VHDs.

2. When above is completed - I will move/attach the VHDs to newly created server (adjust sharing and security - disable sharing on SBS2008 etc) and modify the GPO to redirect the users folders to new location.

My Question:

How do I deal with following GPO settings:

- Move the contents of the "folder" to the new location
- Redirect the folder back to the local userprofile when policy removed.

I have users which use Offline folders for the "redirected folders" and I have users that do not use offline folders (terminal server users)
What is the best way of setting up a central contact list in SBS for all users to see. I was thinking the best way would be
to use the Global Address List? if so would you establish this using the exchange management console and then
mail contact?

thanks in advance
HI I have sbs 2011 standard server , where i was running exchange 2010 , how could I know how many calls I have installed in this .
To whom it may concern

My client has a Windows 2008 SBS server.  A VOIP device from 3rd party got plugged in on the network and shortly after a bunch of services on the server stopped and did not want to start.  The device has been removed but the services still wouldn't start.  The clients are not able to access the server although they can ping and still have the lease that the server handed them before the event occurred.  

When I logged onto the server I realized that the following services do not want to start:
DFS Namespace
DHCP Server

I have attached the error that I receive when trying to start the services manually.  Also I get constant Event Viewer ID 's of 7031 and 1000.  Also the Microsoft Server Infrastructure License Service keeps on stopping.  I have attached a screenshot as well.

Please assist in sorting out the issue as the clients on the network are not able to access the server.

Please let me know if you require further details.

Kind Regards


I have an issue with my internal SBS2011 Server.

Everything has been working fine until a new member started and i wanted to setup outlook on his laptop. Previously it's been fine, stick the sever ( in the thing with the username and hey presto. But, alas it hasn't been so easy.

It keeps failing. Test Exchange Connectivity shows this:  The RPC_S_SERVER_UNAVAILABLE error (0x6ba) was thrown by the RPC Runtime process.
Elapsed Time: 3454 ms.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling RPC over HTTP and disabling/reenabling OWA access but none of this has helped.

Hosts file seems to have no issues - just that

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Hi Guys,

We are receiving emails inbound from one user, is it possible to change the display name once it is received by our Exchange 2010 Server.

For example --> emails us --> can we have it show up as ?

We have this SBS 2011 server sends Daily Summary reports from the account SBSMonAcct@ which uses localhost as the SMTP transport and I believe it ties to the Exchange server that's installed.  Is there any where I can change the setting so that I can configure to use external SMTP server instead?
Friday, 15/9, the network worked.
After the weekend it is not possible to connect with the server!

There appears to be a problem with the network connection. On the network icon in the process line there is a red cross. But the server can communicate with the Internet.

I have updated driver for network adapter, etc.

Any suggestions?

It's an SBS 2008 with Win7 workstations.
I have a Windows SBS 2011 version installed with Kaspersky endpoint 10 anti-virus which is blocking local access of users to the server. I have folder redirection configured but could neither redirect any folders nor ping or open the server shared folder.

After pausing Kaspersky Endpoint, i can access all server resources. I have tried to add the local network on Kaspersky allow trusted networks but could not manage.

Please assist.
Hey guys,

We have are migrating from SBS2011 to (2) 2012 R2 servers with DFS for file sharing.

To replicate the files, we added all 3 members (2011, R2-FS, R2-FS2) and they are replicating the files as needed. I mapped the new DFS drives on a users folder today to test, and had them edit the file. When they edited the Excel file on the SBS2011 and saved it, on the DFS share,the file name went away and i just saw a random TMP file.

What is causing this?
Hey Guys

I have a SBS 2011 server - from all workstations and even on the server itself - if i clicked a shared folder - it takes a like a minute for it to open. I see the progress bar moving, just really slow.

I checked task manager - memory and cpu usage are fine, on the server itself, opening regular folders and apps open fine, its just the shared folders, any thoughts??
Hi, can someone elaborate on what these messages are please? our client was having email problems yesterday so they decided to go on the server and make changes themselves in order to remedy it.  they then emailed us today saying they are receiving these messages now (see below for an example), seems to be when the client receives mail.  is someone able to tell us how to turn off these alerts.  attached are also two examples

Microsoft Outlook <>
Subject: RE: Pallet
Message-Id: <e9001a5184e1489a9b77749efc034fa7@SERVER00.IDENTITYPRINT.LOCAL>
Recipient: [/b]
when we try to use Remote Web Access it allows us to log in just fine. But when we try to get to one of the computers we are getting the following error:

Remote Desktop Connection
"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"

Please advice thanks
Dear All,

Just a quick question regarding the Administrator account on SBS2008.

We have a client laptop here in the office but not the password as the employee is no longer working with the company. We'd like access the emails and we use Exchange 2007 that is bundled with SBS.

If we log on to the Server, can we access the emails via exchange for the particular client and, can we just reset the password for that person so that we can create a new one on the laptop by enforcement? In other words, does it matter whether we have the client's current password or not to get access?

Regards and thanks,

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Hello, so this firm has a Windows Server SBS 2011 which is mainly used for Exchange and for sharing purposes.

Lately one strange problem has emerged: you open a file from a client (the file is on the server and shared) and you get the usual warning about someone else using the file right now, the file is read-only and so on.

Mind you, I'm not talking about a particular file, this can happen with any file actually.

Problem is, the file is not being used by anyone else, we have verified this many times.
After a while, it will just "unlock" and became fully available.

So, does anyone know how to address this problem or try to diagnose it? It never happened to me in many a year. Thanks.
We recently had our Exchange Server 2010 (SBS 2011) fail and we had to load the database and logs from a backup that was completed 12 hours before the server crash. Since then we have been getting strange mailbox and calendar errors. We are in the process of moving to a new server, but need to resolve some issues. The worst is that one client can get email while using Outlook in the office, but can't get email with OWA (either in the office or remotely) or on his phone.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

Here is the error message:

User host address:
User: Kirby Roundtree
EX Address: /o=First Organization/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Recipients/cn=Kirby Roundtree
SMTP Address:
OWA version: 14.1.438.0

Exception type: Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.StoragePermanentException
Exception message: The process failed to get the correct properties.

Call stack
Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.MapiPropertyBag.GetProperties(IList`1 propertyDefinitions)
Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.StoreObjectPropertyBag.InternalLoad(ICollection`1 extraProperties)
Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.StoreObjectPropertyBag..ctor(StoreSession session, MapiProp mapiProp, ICollection`1 autoloadProperties, Boolean canSaveOrDisposeMapiProp)
Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.StoreObjectPropertyBag..ctor(StoreSession session, MapiProp mapiProp, ICollection`1 …
I need to replace an old SBS 2008 soon with server 2016. I know migration is totally out of the question here. But is there a way to keep all the PC's somehow on the current local domain? All the user settings are stored locally and when adding them to a new domain everything will just reset.

I basically just want to add the new server to the network as fast as possible, with little user interaction possible.
I have a Sbs2011 domain using exchange 2010. All my outlook client get an error when try to enable "auto-reply". The error is
auto-reply-error1.jpg. I cannot get auto-reply to work. I've done my normal searches but have come up with not a fix. I have some employees going out of town and they need auto reply to work. Any Suggestions?
I have an Sbs 2011 box running exchange 2010. My client are all getting the following certificate errors. I am trying to get autoreply working and cant here are the errors. I have attached the files. I have done research and have set all the internaluri's to my external address. I have a authorized certificate for my domain's external url. Auto reply through OWA doesn't work also. The certificate seems to be coming from my Zyxel firewall. certificateerror.jpg auto-reply-error1.jpg. I'm at a loss.
we currently run SBS 2011 and Exchange 2010 and for some reason any emails sent to * email addresses are going in the recipients Junk Mail box instead of their inbox.

Our DNS is managed externally and i have setup SPRF records in DNS.

If i send an email to any other domain they go in the recipients inbox.

Any ideas ?






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).