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SBS 2008 joins Social Media

Body: Microsoft need your help…. In FY10 they are adopting a social media strategy that includes not only their own assets such as blogs, forums and newsgroups, but also third party social platforms like Facebook and Twitter. In part due to the high adoption...

Free Guide “Getting Started with Companyweb”

Body: Robert Crane – a local Sydney SharePoint Guru has released a free guide that gives a brief walkthrough on just what Companyweb is and what you can do with it. Robert is a wealth of knowledge on SharePoint particularly in the SBS / SMB space and...

SBS Migration to SBS 2008 – Experiences today

Body: Doing a migration tonight and thought that I’d document some of the experiences for those that are interested. This is not a complete list, just some things that I see people falling over. This post is NOT A SUBSTITUTE for reading the excellent...

When does a rollup become a service pack?

Body: I note with interest that today Microsoft released Update Rollup 8 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1. Basically this is a collection of fixes since they released Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 and can be applied to a server without the need...

SBS 2008 Reports – slow to generate and deliver

Body: I’ve found that on my SBS 2008 sites, that the reports coming from the system do not always come at the scheduled time. Furthermore I’ve done some investigation and found that they are not being generated on time. Often the reports are many hours...

Cannot connect to Remote Web Workplace on SBS 2008

Body: If you’ve gotten the message below on your SBS 2008 server, then be sure that you have installed the Hotfix from Microsoft that you can get from this link. http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=961775&kbln=en-us I blogged about...

SBS 2008 Migration Tool – Group Converter

Body: Microsoft have just released a tool to help us migrate from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008. This latest tool will remove some of the manual steps that need to be done during the conversion process from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008. If you follow the current migration...

He came… He saw… He listened – Thanks Nick!

Body: Last Wednesday was the last SMB iT Professional meeting that Nick King and I had the chance to do last week. Sydney finished off a whirlwind 3 day tour of Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Nick’s visit to Australia was something he personally asked...

SBS 2008 R2 – I want it now!

Body: Funny you know – SBS 2008 was released in November last year, and we all know that it’s based on Windows Server 2008 which was released in February 2008. Given that many people have still not made the move to SBS 2008 nor understand it’s features...

Trend WFBS 5.1 on SBS 2008

Body: Microsoft has been investigating an issue that affects all Windows Server 2008 products, but is shown up more so by things like Trend WFBS 5.1 and other antivirus software. The issue is that anything that uses the common firewall driver in 2008...

Windows 7 Beta and SBS 2008

Body: SBS2008 is designed to allow the end user to easily connect computers to the SBS 2008 network. It does this via the Connect computer wizard where all the user needs to do is to type in http://connect into their Internet Explorer on their new PC...

SBS2008 Remote Web Workplace Rocks!

Body: Today I finished migration for one of my clients to SBS 2008. As part of our standard install I installed the Kaseya agent on it so our team could manage it remotely. There were a few things left to do so I started things moving and left the site...

SBS2008 Exam – 70-653 Passed today.

Body: Today I finally made time to sit the 70-653 SBS 2008 Exam. They allow 140 minutes for the exam all up – I was done in 25 minutes. I got a score of 964 and of the 50 questions, I suspect I got two wrong. Both One question was linked to Mobility options...

SBS 2008 Repair Scenarios

Body: It must be a coincidence this week that Microsoft have started to release the documentation on what they call the “repair scenarios”. These documents are designed to assist us in repairing SBS 2008 in scenarios where components have been uninstalled...

SBS Migration Documents Updated

Body: As announced back in December , the online version of the SBS 2008 Migration documents has been updated. The downloadable version is also now updated – here are the links. SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid...

SBS 2008 Administrators Pocket Consultant

Body: I’ve not written about this before, but long story short, Microsoft Press and I have parted ways with my work on the SBS 2008 Administrators Pocket Consultant. I won’t go into the details, but will say that it was due to a difference of opinion...

SBS 2008 Migration Documents – UPDATED

Body: Today Microsoft released the latest revision of their SBS 2008 Migration documents. You can access them here NOTE that this is only the ONLINE documentation that is updated. The downloadable copy of the document is NOT updated at this time. Category...

It’s official – SBS 2008 Premium – Second Server CAN be downgraded to Windows 2003 R2

Body: I few weeks back I blogged that the SBS team were working on providing downgrade rights for the 2nd server in the SBS 2008 Premium product to Windows Server 2003 R2 – well it’s official now. Its official ! They will offer Alternative Version rights...

SBS 2008 Virus Protection Options

Body: Today Microsoft announced the death of Windows One Care including OneCare for Server which comes as a trial product for SBS 2008. See here for a blog on how it affects SBS 2008 . So what then do you use to protect your SBS 2008 server? Well fortunately...

SBS 2008 Migration - it's NOT A WIZARD

Body: I’ve been thinking long and hard about this. I believe that the SBS 2008 Migration Wizard is incorrectly named. Therein lies a major problem. Microsoft have trained us to become accustomed to wizards doing all the right things for them. They've...
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