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 SBS2011 as virtual machine that was shutdown on its own. When I looked up Event viewer, I found the following:
The process C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe (PD1) has initiated the shutdown of computer PD1 on behalf of user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM for the following reason: Other (Planned)
 Reason Code: 0x80000000
 Shutdown Type: shutdown
 Do you know how I can determine the cause?

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I migrated 10 users from Exchange on a SBS 2011 server to a hosted Exchange 2016 solution. Everything went smoothly using MFCMAPI from to export the autocomplete list to .msg except on 2 Windows 10 machines running Office 2013. I exported the autocomplete msg from every machine on the network before the migration and these two didn't work. When I import the exported autocomplete msg file, it doesn't show up in the list and, of course, doesn't re-populate  the autocomplete. These two PCs have in common that they were using roaming profiles. I have gone back to the old server with another computer, allowed the roaming profile to configure itself, exported the autocomplete msg again, copied it to a test PC so I don't keep disturbing the end user, and it behaves the same on the new machine, so it's not the PCs, there's something about those two files or that tool just can't export data from roaming profiles.
I'm stumped and any help is appreciated.

We recently took over one company's IT system and they have two servers (SBS2011 and Terminal server)
SBS 2011 hosted their old website but we have moved the website to cloud hosting and we have updated the external and internal DNS for the website's A record.
Even SBS2011 (Internal DNS server) can browse the new website correctly, the Terminal server is still going to the old website which is sitting on the SBS2011.
When I perform a PING test to the new website via CMD on the terminal server, it resolves the correct IP address of new website, however, when I type the URL on any web browser, it is still going to the old website.

Now, I have no idea what causes the issue so please help!
Thank you.

I have SBS2011 running as a virtual machine in Hyper-V 2016 server and like to migrate it to Windows Server Essentials 2016 in the same Hyper-V server.
I disabled all Exchange related services in SBS2011 after moving all mailboxes to Office 365. But I still use SBS Console for creating new users. Also I use SBS2011 to let users connect to their office computers from home using Remote Desktop Connection. I never used Microsoft Sharepoint.
SBS2011 VM has two VHDX files (one for OS and the other for user data).
I have set up “Access Anywhere” in Server Essentials 2016 and found out that I can let users connect to their office PCs from home in the same fashion using RDP as I did in SNS2011.

Having said that, is there a guide to migrate SBS2011 to  Server Essentials 2016?

Or forget about Server Essentials 2016 and create two W2019 VMs - one for DC and the other VM for File and Print - and create some kind of VPN connection where remote users can connect to their office computers.
Good Morning!  Last leg of the migration between SBS 2011/ Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2016.
Will spare the long slog to this point and just sum up where I'm at.
Mail is flowing to E2016.  
First major problem is when setting up a new Outlook client with user mailbox on E2016, it's still deferring autodiscover to the old E2010 server.  SCP's still exist in ADSS Services for both servers.  I'm hesitant to just delete those.
I've run all the Epowershell commands associated with getting autodiscover but it doesn't appear to be setting up outlook on the new server.
Let's start there, the additional details we can add because I bet you've go this off the top of your head.  This is critical at this point for me so anything you can do is much appreciated.  
exchange database file will not mount. I can view the database in several 3rd party applications, i can see the mailboxes and the email, but the database will not mount. even if we loose some items from email that in the transaction logs that would be ok. just need a way to get the database to mount thanks
I'm on the process of migrating AD from SBS2008 to server 2016, when i create a new user in SBS it shows in ADUC in server 2016 but when i create a user in server 2016 ir doesn't show in SBS. Both servers are GC and on IP configuration the DNS of the Nic are pointing to it self and each other
Memory Problems SBS 2011 with Exchange. Just started happening at all my customer installations. SBS will use up all the memory available until it chokes the machine and stops allowing incoming email. This is a new problem almost seems like there was a windows update that changed something any thoughts on how to fix. No matter how mush memory I put in system it eventually gets to the choke point
one of our clients needs a new server, they currently have a SBS2011 box (which is their DC) which manages a 2012 terminal server.  we are replacing their SBS2011 and replacing it with 2019 server as the new DC.  is it a case of removing it from one domain and adding it to another like a PC or is there more to it?
First time using Window SBS 2011. Is it possible to set the usershare to a different server, just called it serverA.

How do I set the wizard to set the usershare to point to \\serverA\usershare.
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We have a Windows 2003 Small Business server R2. Friday Oct. 4 2019, we were unable to connect to one of our clearing house sites that had been working previously with no problems. The Friday mentioned above, users were getting the following error message:


Calling the clearing house tech support, I was told the problem was not on their end & they had no problems or complaints from anyone else. I cleared the cache on one of the computers, released and renewed the IP config, but nothing worked.

I then went to the server and did an nslookup on both a known working site and the one that gave us the error and I came up with the following:


To get us working again, I went to each of the user's computers and manually entered the address of our ISP's DNS server instead of the IP address of our in-house server. Everything is working as it should. This was the only site we had a problem with - all other websites loaded correctly and we were able to access files on the server.

I also noticed that our tape backup failed twice while using new tapes. The previous 5 new tapes worked properly on the previous 5 days. The message I got from Symantec Backup Exec 12.0 was to put in Tape Number 000000016, even though these are new tapes and we have never had to use a full tape for the daily backups. I'm not sure if the 2 problems are related, but I figure I'd better post this in case there could be some correlation.

I have …
I am trying to replicate from a Small Business Server 2011. It is currently rejecting replication
I'm in the process of migrating one of my domains from my SBS2011 to Exchange online plan 2. I made the changes to the DNS, MX records and disabled the SBS exchange mailboxes for the users involved and all seemed ok.

I setup two of the three users and I could receive and send email, though not from the rest of the SBS users, which I believe was an issue with the Global Distribution list not getting updated.

The main problem, which caused me to revert back to the SBS, is that one of the users had a free Microsoft account with the same email as the one that I was using for Exchange Online. This caused the email to be delivered to that account and not the correct one, as well as him not being able to see the other users of the Exchange online.

I changed the primary login of the free account but I couldn't get the account to work in Outlook and the webmail couldn't load either. Please see all my steps below and tell me if I am missing something. I already wasted a day on this simple process.

1) export emails from current SBS account
2) validate domain on Exchange online and make as primary
3) disable mailboxes on SBS so as to not have any conflicts
4) force update of Global distribution list (How?)
5) setup new accounts in new Outlook profiles and mobile devices
6) ensure internal and external mail flow

Can you think of anything that needs to be changed in the process above or can you elaborate with more details on certain steps?
I'm trying to migrate from SBS 2011 Essentials to Server 2019. I have installed the AD and DNS roles on the new server, promoted it to a DC, configured DNS, and moved the FSMO roles, but when I try to decommission the SBS 2011 using DCPromo (or DCPromo /ForceRemoval), I get the attached error message:
"Failed to detect if Active Directory Domain Services binaries were installed. The error was: Access is denied."

I have tried both our normal domain admin account, as well as the default domain Administrator account with the same result. Both accounts belong to the Domain Admin/Enterprise Admin groups. Our initial research also indicated the account needed to have "Enable computer and user accounts to be trusted for delegation" permission in GPO - I do believe both accounts have this permission.

Everything else I have researched points to a potential issue with DNS and/or DFS replication. DFS replication tests seem to pass successfully and indicate no errors. The DNS events do indicate potential DNS/AD replication errors, but that's kind of where things go over my head and I'm not sure what else to look for or try.

I have attached the output from DCDiag /v command.

Any advice would be appreciated!
SBS 2008, WSUS/SUSDB folder has grown to over 100 GB. The server cleanup wizard aborts. Tried cleaning up one item at a time - still aborts. Deleted all files from the WSUS Content folder - SUSDB still over 100 GB.
(Obviously, system has not been maintained - I was asked to help resolve this issue)
Any suggestions?
Trying to migrate a Exchange 2007 on SBS 2008 to Office 365 but the RPC over HTTP is broken.  

Keep getting the following error in the HTTPerr logs.

HTTP/1.1 RPC_IN_DATA /rpc/rpcproxy.dll 503 3 AppOffline SBS+Web+Applications+application+pool
When testing  on the website . We get the following error.

Not looking to export all the .pst files and have to import.
The server boot up"System recovery options".
Turn off and on, keep back to this screen.

Tried to find some solutions such as boot from Windows CD, startup repair, Command use bootrec , fixboot . Still doesn't work.

Haven't got system image backup. I can see C drive healthy. All data is good.

It was installed EFI system and GPT partition. I can see partition 1 FAT32 100MB ( EFI folder) , partition 2 128MB Reserved  , partition 3 C drive windows system.

Any solution can help without reinstall windows?

If not, I need to put a new hard drive to install windows server. And how can I transfer old hard drive data to new one?  This current server is only use Exchange 2010 server no any files and printer sharing. Just all users and email only.

Thanks ! Top urgent.
We have a single Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 running exchange.

We have been running for some time without problem. We have recently had several clients that are receiving an NDR stating that the account is unknown.

We noticed that the mail never arrives at our mail server, and that the NDR was issued from a google name server.

On checking our MX records, we see :-

mx records via

We can see that the correct MX record is shown as our preferred MX record, and we can see several google MX records with higher preferences.

We are currently unaware of where the google MX records have come from. We did have someone develop our website, who may have added these, but currently unsure as to why.

Will these affect our main MX record as it seems that some of our clients are hitting the google mx rather than our correct mx.

Should there be so many MX records, and do you think this is the root of our problem?

Any advice much appreciated.
I am trying to get my email server to send direct instead of send connectors.

I can send some emails but some are being blocked. I want to know what dns records i need to add at the domain level to make sure they dont get blocked as spam.

Exchange 2016 running as a hosted solution so multiple tennents from different domains
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Right now all our clients are using SBS2011 and they use folder redirection for their documents.
We are Migrating them to Server 2016 Running Hyper-V with 3 Guests. One of them being the File Server.

What is the easiest way to change the folder redirection to point to the new file server?
Also , What would be the proper procedure to Bring the data over?
Do I delete the SBS group policy for folder redirection and bring all the Documents back to the local PC's then create a new group Policy on the New Domain controller to redirect to the new File Server.

Or do I just use Robocopy to migrate the redirected folders and create the Group Policy to point to the New Directory?
VM with two VHDX filesHi,
 I have a virtual machine in hyper-v 2016 server. Its OS is SBS2011 with two separate VHDX files. First VHDX contains OS and Active Ddirectory/DHCP/DNS & Exchange (no longer being used due to migration to online exchange) and second VHDX file contains user files, folders and exchange database files (which have been removed since migration to online exchange, but have not uninstalled Exchange software from SBS yet).
 The plan is to move 2nd VHDX file from SBS VM and attach it to a Windows Server 2016 VM.
 As seen in the screenshot, this SBS2011 VM has 1st vhdx file under IDE Controller 0/Hard Drive and 2nd vhdx under SCSI Controller/Hard Drive.
 As I remove 2nd vhdx from this VM and attach it to W2016 VM, what should I keep in mind?
 I know I have to create the same shares in W2016 VM  so that users can access files and folders from the new server.
 I have to change login script so that mapped drives letters are pointing to new server.
 Other than that, what should I be concerned about?

got a 2011 sbs server.  acts as AD,DNS,DHCP,FILE server
had a sudden restart over the weekday during working hours.  investigated and found event id:41 has occurred which says, system could be restarted without shutting down properly.

no one shut down it manually. and no updates happened on that day.

error bugcheck code is 0

is there any way  to find what triggered or what caused the server to restart ?  ?
got a pic of the error codes
SBS 2011 Migration to Server 2012 R2.
I am planning to migrate from SBS 2011 to Server 2012 R2.
Is there a step by step list to follow
We have Small Business Server 2011 standard.  I have moved all users to Office 365. my intent is to retire SBS 2011.   I am trying to stop folder redirection for a group of users at a time (desktop, documents, pictures, etc.) and utilize OneDrive for Business for all folder redirection.  I am testing this out on a few users to start with.  I was able to stop folder redirection on one account, but I am struggling with others.   I have used the SBS console to uncheck the folder redirection option to the server and I have also verified in group policy management that the users I selected are removed from the SBS folder redirection security group. I have also Disabled the Distributed Link Tracking Client service on the client machine.  I did a gpupdate /force on both client and server.  Rebooted client 3 times and I still have the issue with desktop redirection taking place on these clients.  Any thoughts/ideas on how to kill this?  OneDrive will not allow me to backup until folder redirection is stopped.
SBS MSExchange Autodiscover Unhandled Exception "The Exchange Topology service on server localhost did not return a suitable domain controller."






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).