Exchange 2007 updates week of 10/7/2012 – Exchange down on reboot.

Small Business Server 2008 (Exchange 2007) updates from this past week’s patch Tuesday are causing an interaction that is causing Microsoft Exchange System Attendant and Microsoft Exchange Information Store to not fire up. Hearing that two reboots may get you there. You can also fire them up manually in the Services MMC. If you see the Microsoft Exchange System Attendant “starting,” then you’ll need to kill the mad.exe process from the Task Manager in order to get the services to start.

Manually uninstalling the Worry-Free Remote Manager (WFRM) 1.0 / 2.0 Agent

When upgrading to WFBS and WFBSA 6.x from previous versions of Trend Micro WFBS and CSM for SMB, I’ve had multiple times where the Worry-Free Remote Manager Agent install fails and gives the following pop-up error: Unable to load Library C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\{43F8CF32-15B7-44DD-A01D-A3372DD2856E}\zlib1.dll. If you run across this, Trend has a great KB that will walk you through doing a manual removal. If you keep the GUID in your Worry Free Remote Management Console, then you can do a copy and paste into the new install of the agent and you’ll be set. If you don’t feel like clicking through to the KB, … Continue reading Manually uninstalling the Worry-Free Remote Manager (WFRM) 1.0 / 2.0 Agent

Official SBS Blog – Returning Small Business Server 2008 to a Supported Network Topology

Great post to check out if you are having network issues with your SBS 2008 network! We have seen an increase of instances where customers are experiencing various networking problems because they have altered the networking topology by installing multiple NICS or assigning multiple IPs to their single NIC. Some of the more common issues we have seen with this scenario include, but are not limited to: · Slow or complete loss of file share/network login access · Problems with Outlook connectivity (mailbox login, Autodiscover, OAB, Free/Busy, OOF assistant, Outlook Anywhere) · Issues accessing web sites (OWA, RWW, Sharepoint, Connect) … Continue reading Official SBS Blog – Returning Small Business Server 2008 to a Supported Network Topology

Hyper-V 2008 R2 Partner Day Hosted by Microsoft – February 6th – Redmond

On Saturday, February 6th, Microsoft & the Puget Sound Small Business Server User Group is holding its Hyper-V 2008 R2 Partner Day: Practical Knowledge for Successful Deployments at Microsoft’s Corporate Headquarters, register now, space is limited.   This is day of Live Builds; Instruction; Demonstration; and, Tips & Tricks on Hyper-V for fellow Microsoft partners who want to use Hyper-V within their practice.  You will see deployment, optimization and management of Hyper-V, all with a focus for how to use Hyper-V within a Microsoft focused IT practice from a fellow practicing Microsoft partner. Watch & Learn as the Hyper-V Role is deployed … Continue reading Hyper-V 2008 R2 Partner Day Hosted by Microsoft – February 6th – Redmond

BPOS Sync Tool does not migrate passwords

Had this question come up today, so thought I’d drop a quick post on it. The Directory Synchronization tool used with Microsoft’s Online Services does a one-way sync from your Active Directory up to the BPOS servers, and does not migrate passwords. You have to do those manually, and if you change a password in your local AD, it must be updated manually on the BPOS side. See the Microsoft Online Services “About Directory Synchronization” page for the official wording on it.

Trouble with "Set up your Internet Address" wizard in SBS 2008?

Ran into this earlier today. If you happen to be messing with your SSL Certificates and get your “Set up your Internet Address” wizard into a state that it fails, run the Fix My Network Wizard (FNCW) and you should be good to go. In my case, the DPCW log (C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Logs\DPCW.log) was showing in its last two entries “certcoll is null or zero count” and “closing store” with the Internet Address  Management Wizard (IAMW) closing out.

SBS Tech Writer Steve Holland is now on Twitter

 If you work with Small Business Server, make sure you follow Steve Holland’s Twitter feed. I’ve known Steve since 2003 when he attended our first PSSBS meeting in Seattle. Also check out his team blog on MSDN. He may have moved to southern California, but he’s still a good guy. 😉

SBS/EBS 2008 Remote Web Workplace not working for you?

Having trouble getting to your SBS or EBS 2008 Remote Web Workplace (RWW) from your remote computer? Check to make sure you have the certificate package installed on your client computer. SBS Links to learn more: EBS Links to learn more at: