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 the standard Windows Server 2008 Server Management link. Below was the response from the EBS team and it makes sense for both products after reading the associated blog post. We’ll take a closer look at this in V2. Note, however, that this is not quite as trivial as it seems. There is no programmatic access to the start menu … Continue reading Where did my old friend the SBS Console go in SBS 2008 (and EBS 2008)?
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 room as each server runs its respective installation routine. To get around this bring up a command prompt by using SHIFT-F10 and type in “explorer” to bring up Windows Explorer. From Windows Explorer, expand (click on the + sign next to each name) the folders on the lower left of the left pane of the window, expand the Control Panel, … Continue reading How to turn off screen savers during EBS installations
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! Below is the link and a note from Kevin: The Windows Small Business Server 2008 WW Community Survey is Live This is the third year we have published an SBS WW Community Survey to the SBS Community. We have learned an amazing amount of information from the people who have taken the time to tell us what they thought. Some things we … Continue reading The Windows Small Business Server 2008 World Wide Community Survey is Live!
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 it along with screen shots and another reference to “WEBS” check out Yuri’s Blog.
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.
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. We’ll be in 27004. We are asking that everyone meet near the elevators on the first floor of Lincoln Square (just north of Tully’s in the main lobby) and we’ll take people up to the room in groups. Meeting will be 6 PM – 8:30 PM. Lincoln Square is located on Bellevue Way NE between NE 6th and NE 8th … Continue reading Puget Sound Small Business Server User Group (PSSBS) Meeting tonight (Thursday, May 15th, 2008)
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 the privilege and opportunity to be involved with both these products as they have been progressing through their development cycle. In my opinion Microsoft is working hard to answer business needs in the small and medium business space and I thank them for their efforts. I know that people thanking Microsoft is not something you hear much of these days, … Continue reading Microsoft Publically Announces SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 Pricing and Beta
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 here in the great Pacific Northwest enjoying a day of overcast skies and rain. Too many items on the calendar this year to make it, but Linda and I will be on the cruise portion again next year if it is offered as part of the event. Hope you are having an incredible time right now! Was great to see … Continue reading SBS Migration’s 2008 IT Pro Conference