Monthly Archives: May 2008

Where did my old friend the SBS Console go in SBS 2008 (and EBS 2008)?

I requested of both the SBS and EBS development teams for them to add back into their respective Start Menus their Server Administrative Consoles. They are on the desktop of SBS 2008 (and EBS 2008 Management Server) but not in the menu.  Instead there is … Continue reading

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How to turn off screen savers during EBS installations

At the time of this writing, Essential Business Server 2008 has a default screen saver time out of 10 minutes and locks the server.  This can be highly annoying during setup when you are watching the progress from across the … Continue reading

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The Windows Small Business Server 2008 World Wide Community Survey is Live!

Kevin Beares, the Community Lead for Microsoft’s Windows Server Solutions Group (WSSG) asked a few of us to pass this along.  If you haven’t taken the 2008 SBS community survey yet, click on over to Kevin’s Blog and get crackin!  … Continue reading

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Hey Dave and Yuri, it’s EBS, not WEBS. ;-)

Looks like the Essential Business Server folks need to let the Forefront Team Blog crew know the correct acronym for the product they are bundling TMG in.  [:)] For a look at the Blog post Yuri Diogenes put together on … Continue reading

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Setup logs location in Microsoft’s Essential Business Server 2008 (EBS)

If you are working with EBS, a good location to know about is where the setup logs are stored.  They are on each server under C:\Program Files\Windows Mid-Market Server\Logs if you are looking for them.

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Puget Sound Small Business Server User Group (PSSBS) Meeting tonight (Thursday, May 15th, 2008)

There have been a couple changes over at the PSSBS User Group.  After four years or so of meeting in Building 43 on Microsoft’s Redmond Campus, starting this evening we are now meeting at Microsoft’s Lincoln Square offices in Bellevue.  … Continue reading

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Microsoft Publically Announces SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 Pricing and Beta

Microsoft has announced their pricing and a link to join the public betas for both Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.  The URL for their announcement is:http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/may08/05-13PublicPreviewPricingPR.mspx As a Microsoft Small Business Server MVP I have had … Continue reading

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SBS Migration’s 2008 IT Pro Conference

Wanted to thank all of you who were at Jeff Middleton’s SBS Migration IT Pro Conference in New Orleans this year.  Sorry to miss those of you who are still at the conference on the cruise right now while I’m … Continue reading

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