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  • Blog Post: Windows Server Solutions Best Practices Analyzer Update 2 is now available for download

    The Windows Server Solutions Sustained Engineering and Product Support teams are pleased to announce the availability of Update 2 for the WSS BPA. This update includes the following: 44 new rules for Windows SBS 2011 Standard 13 new rules for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials 11 new rules for Windows...
  • Blog Post: Preparing to Migrate to Windows SBS 2011 Standard? Take the Inside Lane!!

    To help you get a jump on your future server migration, we have just published a downloadable and printable copy of " Migrate to Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard from Windows Small Business Server 2003 "! This guide describes the migration process in detail and walks you through the various...
  • Blog Post: Wanna map drives while logged on through SBS 2008 Remote Web Workplace?

    A common problem that RWW users encounter is that they cannot create drive mappings while they are logged on remotely. The reason for this is that the default setting of Remote Web Workplace on Windows SBS 2008 does not allow this. However, it is easy to update the server to permit this. Our thanks to...
  • Blog Post: New Documentation: Managing Software Updates in Windows Small Business Server 2008

    Abstract Windows Small Business Server 2008 Update Services provides centralized update management for computers that are on the Windows SBS 2008 network and that are running one of the Windows operating systems that support Microsoft Update. By using Update Services, you can help protect the Windows...
  • Blog Post: New Documentation: Migrating Windows Small Business Server 2003 to New Hardware

    It's been a long time coming, but we have FINALLY published a guide for " Migrating Windows Small Business Server 2003 to New Hardware ." Here is a brief abstract from the overview: "If you decide that your server running the Windows® Small Business Server 2003 (Windows SBS) server software is no...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Windows SBS Tech Center!

    Check it out! Building upon the ever popular Microsoft TechNet foundation, The Windows SBS Tech Center delivers a fresh new interface that helps you find the information you need - with less hassle. With fewer "navigation" pages, the SBS Tech Center quickly guides you to the technical and support...
  • Blog Post: Putting Vista clients to sleep on your SBS network

    Ok. You've had a long day at the office and you just want the Vista clients on your network to go to sleep! But no. They just want to stay awake and play when you leave the office. You've tried fiddling with the power settings, but you're not getting the results you expect. Why does this happen? And...
  • Blog Post: Prepare Your Server for Extended Daylight Savings Time!

    Are you ready for Extended Daylight Savings Time? If not, your computer's system clock may not show the correct time during the four week extension that starts on March 11, 2007. The SBS Documentation Team strongly encourages you to read the excellent article " Extended Daylight Saving Time and SBS...
  • Blog Post: How to make Windows SBS 2003 compatible with Windows Vista and Office 2007

    Not everyone is going to jump on the bandwagon at the same time, but we know that many of you are itching to take advantage of the great new features in Windows Vista and Office 2007. Well, we are pleased to inform you that an update is now available that (in addition to other things): Enables...
  • Blog Post: New Documentation: Installing WSS 3.0 on a Server Running Windows SBS 2003

    I know, I know. This notification is late in coming. But better late than never! Of course, based upon the huge number of downloads thus far, it seems as if most of you have already found this gem. So I'll make this short and sweet. Are you itching to run Windows SharePoint Services on Windows SBS...
  • Blog Post: Documentation Update: Deploying Windows Mobile 5.0 with Windows Small Business Server 2003

    A while back, we heard from a few of our loyal customers who mentioned that they could not use the instructions in the subject document to successfully install a certificate on their mobile devices. It turns out that some rather key information was missing from the doc. So allow us to extend a hearty...
  • Blog Post: New Documentation: Configure Wireless Networking on Windows Small Business Server 2003

    I don't know about you, but I've been dying for this doc to become available. I run SBS as my home network, and I'm tired of being chained to the office when I want to get some work done on the weekend. Now, I can follow the instructions in this doc to implement a wireless router on my network. This...
  • Blog Post: Using the SBS Quick Start Poster

    We've entered the planning phase for the next batch of Windows SBS product releases, and we're interested in hearing from those of you who received, unfolded, and presumably used the "Quick Start" poster that came in the box with the SBS discs. Most importantly, do you find the poster useful? Does...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2003 Help Topics are now available on the Web!

    It's been a long time coming but we have finally published all of the Help Topics found on the server to the Web. That means quick access when you are not sitting at the server, and easier updates when new information becomes available. Some of the topics were updated during the publication process....
  • Blog Post: How to run Vista RC1 on SBS 2003

    Check it out! Client Deployment guru (and former Doc Team leader) Becky has put together a guide to help you join a Vista RC1 client to a Windows SBS 2003 network. It is conveniently posted to Sean Daniel's blog for your enjoyment! And while you're perusing the latest and greatest, don't...
  • Blog Post: Just the FAQ’s maam. Just the FAQ’s.

    Just when you think you have something nailed, you discover what the claw-end of a hammer is for. Case in point. Early this summer, we (as a product group) went through a vigorous exercise to review all of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) on the Windows SBS Web site . We did this to 1) update some...
  • Blog Post: We're listening! Deploying Windows Mobile 5.0 on Windows SBS

    Jason writes: "Will there be an edit to the WM5 on SBS documentation in the *very* near future? It's just dead wrong in the Copy certificate to the device section (p 18). The certificate needs to be exported from the server, imported to the device (use a .cer file), instead. your proposed method works...
  • Blog Post: New Docs Available for SBS 2003 R2!

    It's official! SBS 2003 R2 is now available! And to accompany the release of R2, we have posted several new docs to help you learn about, install, and use this enhanced version of SBS 2003. The new docs include: How to install the Windows SBS 2003 R2 Technologies How to install ISA 2004 with...
  • Blog Post: Documentation Update: Securing Your Windows Small Business Server 2003 Network

    An update to Securing Your Windows Small Business Server 2003 Network has been published to the Windows SBS Product Documentation Web site . This is an excellent document to review if you are new to Windows SBS and networking. The updated version includes information about running Update Services on...
  • Blog Post: Another Review Opportunity! Troubleshooting Your Windows Small Business Server 2003 Network

    Before we publish Troubleshooting Your Windows Small Business Server 2003 Network on the Microsoft Web site, we would like to hear from you! This document is written for the novice network administrator. It includes discussions of some of the basic troubleshooting tools such as IPCONFIG, PING, and TRACERT...
  • Blog Post: Review Opportunity! Configure Wireless Networking on Windows SBS 2003.

    Before we publish Configure Wireless Networking on Windows SBS 2003 on the Microsoft Web site, we would like to hear from you! We have included screen shots in this document and would like to know if the screen shots improve readability. What screen shots would you take out? What screen shots would...
  • Blog Post: Documentation Update: How to Install and Configure Small Business Accounting 2006 on Windows SBS 2003

    This has turned out to be a very popular document with almost 2,800 downloads since the beginning of the year. And now Glenda , our fabulous networking writer, has added yet more helpful information to the paper. Why? Because you asked for it! This latest version of How to Install and Configure Small...
  • Blog Post: Documentation Update: How to Install and Configure Small Business Accounting 2006 on Windows SBS 2003

    The document, " How to Install and Configure Small Business Accounting 2006 on Windows SBS 2003 " has been updated to include : Instructions for backing up the database using the Windows SBS backup utility Instructions for creating a rule that allows ADP payroll services access through the firewall...
  • Blog Post: New Documentation: Deploying Windows Mobile 5.0 with Windows Small Business Server 2003

    Have you been pulling on your hair trying to figure out how to make your Windows Mobile 5.0 devices work with Windows SBS? Well, we're pleased to tell you that you can save all of the money you would have spent on magical hair regrowth potions. Save your scalp! Download the newly published Deploying...
  • Blog Post: How to back up a Microsoft Small Business Accounting 2006 Database with Windows SBS

    In a few days, we will publish an update to “How to Install and Configure Small Business Accounting 2006 on Windows Small Business Server 2003” that includes a section on how to back up the Small Business Accounting 2006 database using the Windows SBS backup utility. Since this is a highly requested...
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