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Kevin Royalty tip of the day - a little group policy to make accessing the harddrives in Vista and Win7 easier to do:

Another cool tip from Kevin Royalty - a little group policy to make accessing the harddrives in Vista and Win7 easier to do: The source of this tip started here: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/enable-mapping-to-hostnamec-share-on-windows...

Doing the DSRM sync a different way

This blog post courtesy of Kevin James, SBS MVP Now let's do our DSRM password sync a different way... Objective: Use Group Policy Preferences to deploy a scheduled task targeting only Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controllers. Required...

Once upon a time about 7 years ago

One upon a time in a land far far away...there was a castle with two Kings. One King was born before the other one and ensured that all in the Kingdom were safe in case something bad happened. The other King ran the Castle. The two Kings shared all their...

Task scheduler failed to start “\User_Feed_Synchronization

Added to the "my brain is getting old and I can't remember all this stuff" document is the tip from Yves Gourle about fixing an alert you might see for Task scheduler failed to start “\User_Feed_Synchronization-{guid}” task for...

Knight-time Ramblings: Installing a Wildcard Certificate Using SBS 2008 Console:

Knight-time Ramblings: Installing a Wildcard Certificate Using SBS 2008 Console: http://blog.chrisara.com.au/2010/04/installing-wildcard-certificate-using.html So if you want to install a wild card cert on your SBS 2008 that's the info you'll...

The Official SBS Blog : Manage Your Domain with Windows SBS 2008 and Windows 7 Professional:

The Official SBS Blog : Manage Your Domain with Windows SBS 2008 and Windows 7 Professional: http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2010/04/09/manage-your-domain-with-windows-sbs-2008-and-windows-7-professional.aspx From the I didn't know that ... Application...

Three ways to get 969121 installed on SBS 2008

I see a lot of servers that don't have update rollup 3 installed. What's that you ask? It's the SBS specific update rollup that ensures you can attach Windows 7 machines to your network. Description of Windows Small Business Server 2008 Update...

So what's your applicationhost.config file like?

Sometimes the error messages you get on a server point you in exactly the spot to debug something. Working on the blog up here for the last few years has gotten me more used to dealing with XML files and what not and in each SBS 2008 is an XML file you...

Adjusting your VPN in SBS 2008

When you set up the VPN connection for SBS 2008 there is one thing to keep in mind if you use it a great deal in your business... out of the box it only allows 5 vpn connections So you run the wizard from the networking section... And that pretty much...

Exchange rollup 9

If you are patching today for the out of cycle patches, be aware that the Exchange 2007 update rollup 9 is also out on the update site today. You Had Me At EHLO... : Update Rollup 9 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 has been released: http://msexchangeteam...

Setting up a second server to be a Terminal Server in SBS 2008

For whatever reason, there is a document on the download site that goes over how to add a second server to a SBS 2008 box but doesn’t go into the details of how to make it a TS box… and then the TS section doesn’t go over the “hack”...

Default SBS 2008 running Services

Name Status Startup Type Log On As Active Directory Certificate Services Started Automatic Local System Active Directory Domain Services Started Automatic Local System AdoNavSvc Manual Local System Application Experience Started Automatic Local System...

The default SBS 2008 firewall

When working with the default SBS 2008 firewall... don't click on that button for "Restore defaults" as you will find that it will not put back the Exchange ports you need. So if you are looking for an example of what's supposed to be...

Yes you can

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Small_Business_Server I noticed something wrong on the SBS 2008 wikipedia entry. You can now indeed use the same service packs. Technically since post SBS 2003 R2 era you no longer need unique service packs for SBS...

Group policy Defaults for SBS 2008

Links to to detailed pages that show the group policy settings Default Domain Policy Update Services Client Computers Policy Update Services Common Settings Policy Update Services Server Computer Policy Windows SBS CSE Policy Windows SBS User Policy Under...

So what's the default group policies for SBS 2008?

Starting off with the first policy - Default Domain Policy Default Domain Policy Data collected on: 5/28/2009 3:12:20 PM General Details Domain smallbusiness.local Owner SMALLBUSINESS\Domain Admins Created 5/24/2009 10:01:50 PM Modified 5/25/2009 8:48...

Another way to get to that open folder do-dad thingy

http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2009/05/06/so-exactly-where-is-the-open-folder-do-dad-in-sbs-2008.aspx Okay so there's another way that's probably easier and is honestly the same as SBS 2003. Start Administrative Tools Computer management...

Blowing up drive mirroring

One of the cool things about having a HyperV test lab is that you can do things like blow up servers and it doesn't matter. So as a follow up I was asked about booting from the secondary drive when the primary fails. MirrorDynamicDisksServer2003 <...

Basic Software Raid in SBS 2008

I was wondering if you know where I could learn how to set up software mirrored disks for the C: drive in a SBS 2008 system. This is an AT BIOS machine (not EFI), and using MBR disks (not GPT). Microsoft has kb951985 for the GPT disk case, I'm looking...

Changing your Domain name will prevent faxes from being e-mailed:

Changing your Domain name will prevent faxes from being e-mailed: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969552/en-us The Internet Address Management wizard was run a second time and the domain name was changed. The fax repair task does not run as a part of...
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