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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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One user doesn't show in All Users address book in SBS 2008.

Any assistance is appreciated.
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We have an SBS Server 2008, Server 2012 R2 Physical (DC) and Server 2012 R2 Virtual (DC) in my environment. I recently converted the SBS server to a virtual machine in order to reuse the hardware. The conversion was successful. I then pulled a full backup of the SBS as a VM BUT I forgot to change the Symantec/Veritas Agent to the virtual machine agent. Now 4 days later (and at least 3 reboots) the SBS VM won't boot. It BSoD in Normal, Safe or Last Known Good modes. Thankfully because I am working on decommissioning the SBS most operations are no longer running on it. I attempted to build another SBS 2008 VM and restore the BE backup but it continues to fail because I cannot name the new SBS machine the same Name/Domain combo, and Backup Exec saying the restore resource cannot be found. So, the real question is: do I really need to worry about bringing the SBS server back online, only to decommission it? Exchange is already Office365, I have another physical DC (now running on the original SBS hardware), my certificate infrastructure was rebuilt using another server and I'll get over not having the SharePoint data (wasn't mission critical). Can I move the forest/domain operations masters with it offline and what other steps am I overlooking? Thank you in advance!
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I have a SBS server 2008 running Exchange 2007.
I get a lot of spam where the subject contains an * or ! to replace words of a sexual nature. The normal business email subjects  never contain these characters so I would like a way to apply a filiter at Exchange.
Is this possible?
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Hi,

If there's anyone out there that can think back far enough, I have a friend that's still using SBS 2003.  At some point last week it disappeared off the network.  We did manage to get it back on the network by using an alternative onboard NIC, but since then multiple services refuse to fire up.  There are multiple error codes, all seem to point at dependancy issues.  Among many, the Workstation Service does not start, along with many of the Exchange Services.  Has anyone experienced something like this historically and resolved it?
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This is going to be a fun one...

We have a client that has an HP ML350 G5 running RAID 5 and Server Essentials SBS 2011.  So, we got a call from them that there files on the server all no longer accessible.  When I went out there, I found out that there was 3 sticks of bad memory, but the system would still turn on.  We replaced the bad sticks and I could not get into Windows.  That's when I determined that the array was bad due to a failing hard drive in bay 1 (3 drives total).  We got in a replacement drive and I was able to boot to Directory Services Restore Mode.  The drive was rebuilt and is now part of the RAID.

Told you it would be fun.  Now for the part I'm stuck on.

Hardware is easy, but software is a pain.  I cannot get it to boot into Normal Mode because the Active Directory is broken somehow.  I need assistance on repairing it to get them up and going again.

If it helps, the reason they have a server is for backup purposes of their data.  They only connect to it as a file server, not as a user on the server (if that makes sense).  Though, they do from time to time access it remotely (Web Access).
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Hi,
We have a client's SBS2011 that has had the contents of the SBS program folder deleted, therefore the Console does not run:

C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\
C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\bin\console.exe

Most articles relate to repairing the console from the Add/Remove appwiz.cpl applet:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg680337(v=ws.11).aspx

This is innafective as the directory is empty, therefore no .msi unistall information to work from.

Can anyone suggest means of reinstalling the console component alone, while being sure the remaining server functionality such as AD, Exchange etc. is unaffected?

Many thanks in advance,
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I have a site that has SBS2011 (which has Exchange 2010).  Approx 2 weeks ago the server stopped being able to send any email addressed as Gmail, hotmail and outlook.com.

When I run ExRCA it seems that when the server does the MX lookup it succeeds, but then does something wierd for the SPF lookup.  It appears to look for its own spf record, and instaed persuses the spf for the Outlook.com reporting that "Sender ID validation failed".  Am I reading the Exrca results wrong?

=====================================
 Performing Outbound SMTP Test
  The outbound SMTP test failed.
 
 Additional Details
 
Elapsed Time: 33947 ms.  
 
 Test Steps
 Attempting reverse DNS lookup for IP address nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn.
   The Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer successfully resolved IP address nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn via reverse DNS lookup.
     Additional Details
  The Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer resolved IP address nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn to host mail.acme.org.au.
Elapsed Time: 11276 ms.  

Performing Real-Time Black Hole List (RBL) Test
  Your IP address wasn't found on any of the block lists selected.
 Additional Details
Elapsed Time: 22361 ms.  
 Test Steps
 
 Checking Block List "SpamHaus Block List (SBL)"
  The address isn't on the block list.
 Additional Details
IP address nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn wasn't found on RBL.
Elapsed Time: 33 ms.  

 Checking Block List "SpamHaus Exploits Block List (XBL)"
  The address isn't on the block list.
 Additional …
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There are about 20 users on our SBS 2003 domain. None of them can reach a certain website (www.cleaneasier.com) from their local machines. They were able to access the website a few hours ago. They receive an error from the browser of" www.cleaneasier.com’s server DNS address could not be found.
ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED"
 I assume it's an internal DNS issue but I do not see anything configured for that domain is the SBS 2003 DNS settings. Can anyone give me pointers on torubleshooting this issue. I have verified the site is up, can reach it from outside the network fine.

Nothing is configured in forward or reverse lookup zones for the cleaneasier.com domain and no changes (that I am aware of) have been made to our servers DNS settings recently.
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We use Exchange 2007 on our SBS 2008 server.  All our workstations are using MS Office Pro 2007 and OS Win7Pro.  I have a new person starting soon and will be setting them up with a Windows 10 Pro machine. Need to figure out which MS Office Pro will work with our Exchange server 2007
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It is currently acting as a file server and Exchange email server and running on old hardware.  Is there anything I need to look out for in terms of functionality and/or licensing?  I plan to virtualize on a new Dell server running Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V.
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One of our clients is having an issue with their OWA. When they try to delete an email, delete a draft, or archive mail they get an error "Server Operation Timed Out. Please try again later." We have attempted to reboot the server and have done an IISreset. As this server is an SBS there are less options for troubleshooting. We can't do a lot of reboots because it would take down the whole site.  It's Exchange 2010 Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard. It is a VM but I don't think that would cause any issues.

This system has been working for years, we did an update to Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate the weekend that it stopped working.
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Looking for best migration tool to migrate 25 mailboxes to Office 365 from Exchange 2007/2010. Also looking for tool or steps to move SBS Servers to Windows Server 2016
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I have been manually downloading and installing updates for a while now.  A tech did something to our SBS 2008 server a couple of years ago that knocked out auto download, so have been having to manually check and download.  That has been working fine. However, today, for some reason, it is finding zero downloads. I know that is not right, as it has been about 1 month since I last ran updates and at that time I intentionally did not install the June and July updates (which is my normal practice).  What should I check?
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Can this be done?  I am having issues with what appears to be the Schema.  The issue with the Server 2003 is that it appears to have a corrupt system file causing it to not be able to run windows update, and launching the update process over and over.

This is for a small client that has 4-5 users on the domain, and the server is just DNS/DCHP, and a file server.  Nothing else.  It used to be the mail server as well but we got them moved to Office 365.

I have tried to complete the Windows Essentials configuration but it fails each time.

I read that I may have to upgrade to 2008/2012 then to 2016 - but we don't have the license or the server to do that.  

There is no website tied to the current domain  (which is .local) or email.  Any thoughts?
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Hey guys, im running a windows backup currently (full w/exchange) and my c: drive is shrinking in free space, down to less than a 1gb from 6gb, is this normal?
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Hey guys,

My C: drive is running low on space on my SBS 2011 server, i ran a scan, and i see in the WSUS folder, there is a SUSDB.mdf file of 20GB. How can i free up space in this folder properly?
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I am running SBS2011 using Exchange 2010.  I have moved my email to Office 365.  I  don't want to delete Exchange, but would like to temporarily move the edb file to a different location where I can move it back if needed, as I am out of space on the server.  The server is still our primary domain controller.  

Can I just disable all Exchange services and move the edb to an external drive for backup purposes?
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Starting to move shares, apps, etc & when trying to map network drive for a user , I'm getting a 'not accessible' error message.
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I have a customer with a SBS 2003 and the server became infected with the .amnesia infection.  Unfortunately it also attacked many of the servers executable file such as Seagate Backup Exec.  I ran a thorough scan on all workstations.  I installed Microsoft Essentials and Spyhunter on a workstation.  I copied the data folder from the server to a new folder called server on the workstation.  I was told that Spyhunter 4 would detect and remove/repair the infection.  I ran a full scan and it does not seem to see the infected files that are obviously infected because they all have the extension .amnesia.  Does anyone have a recommendation for the repair and removal of this infection in the data files?
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Hello im migrating server 2008 SBS to Server 2016 having issues adding DNS forwarders
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Since updating the  certificate o a windows server 20o12 r2 essentials I get the following error while trying   use remote access via the web remote access
has anybody seen this before ?
remoteaccess.docx
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I'll preface by saying, yes, I'm rolling out a new 2012 based Active Directory, but...

Our FSMO master died in a way that didn't want to be resurrected.

Originally I had, all Win 2003 SBS AD domain controllers, currently running win Windows 2000 native mode:

AD01 - Primary, FSMO master
AD02 - secondary DC
AD03 - Tertiary DC

AD01 died in a way where it was not salvageable.  

With AD02, I Seized the FSMO roles, and made it the new "master"

Now, replication between the two are broken. AD02 (new master) has the "DSA Now Writable" Dword (4) in it's registry.
AD03 was up a while when we were configing AD02, so the databases became out of sync.

Most all instructions I see say the only way to fix replication is to demote, remove from domain, rejoin, and promote the "bad" server, in this case, my Master (now AD02).

Currently, I made AD02 as the Master via seized roles from dead AD01.
AD03 is my only other DC, acting as secondary to now-master AD02.

Another method crossed my mind, and wanted to see if anyone has tried this...or, if anyone else has another way out, other than demoting my primary AD02.

What if I were to DCPROMO AD03 (a secondary DC which is not receiving replicated data), and remove it from the domain as as AD server, then re-join as a new secondary server?
Would this also clear the "DSA Not Writable" flag on AD02?
I do not care about the orphaned objects on AD03. If it would simply pick up exactly what my new master has, that would…
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We have a SBS 2008 server at the office.
We are going to phase out the office server and move to SharePoint.
We have Office 365 and as a test we have setup a new employees Surface on AzureAD.
We need to still be able to access the SBS 2008 shares but can not see them.
We get an error 5 access denied
Ping works.
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I have exchange 2010 on sbs 2011. I accidentally deleted a users inbox, went to try to recover the orphaned inbox but exchange did not save the orphaned inbox. I found a back up of the edb file and want to try to retrieve the users inbox from it. is it possible to mount the old edb file and export his inbox to a pst so I can import it into his new inbox? can this be done without causing issues on the current live mailbox?
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Hello,

On a server we administrate, the POP3 Connector seems to stop randomly once every week or so for the last 6-8 weeks. This is resolved by just starting the service and all goes back to normal.

Going through the event log doesn't show up anything, just various errors relating to failed email delivery.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what may be causing this to happen?
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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).