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Increase SBS 2003 to 2008 or 2011 migration time period

To increase the time allowed from 21 days to any time that you want you need to disable the sbcrexe.exe process (or SBS Core Service). To achieve this follow the steps below: Download process explorer from Run process explorer and suspend the sbcrexe.exe file. Note do not kill the process as it will just […]


Exchange forms based authentication service not starting after reboot

We have had issues with the form based authentication service not starting on SBS 2011 servers. Basically from researching different sites it appears that event though the service doesn’t have any dependencies it is waiting for other services to start before it will start. The fix that seems to work the best is to change […]


SBS 2011 Radius Authentication Setup for Cisco ASA

I read through several articles for server 2008 and 2008r2 and they all seemed to have bits of the configuration needed for the SBS 2011 server to authenticate but not all of the settings. I have managed to get both mac and windows clients authenticated using the method below: Install Network Policy server by going […]


How to disable the Windows Small Business Server 2008 SBS console from automatically starting

This runs as a scheduled task on login. To disable it open the Task scheduler, Drill down to Windows small business server 2008 Right click on console and select disable


Website cannot display the page

On an SBS 2011 server when attempting to login to outlook web access you receive a message The website cannot display the page This may be because forms authentication is not running. In services check-


Error 812 trying to connect VPN to Windows SBS server

If you receive this error, add the users to the group Windows SBS Virtual Private Network Users Other VPN troubleshooting


The Migration wizard only supports migration from Windows Small Business Server

  If attempting to use the migration wizard in SBS 2008 or SBS 2011 from a domain with a standard windows server you will see the message   The migration wizard ONLY works from a SBS 2003, 2008 or 2011 server. Migration guide from SBS 2003 Collated document for migration from SBS 2003 […]


Brilliant Windows packet sniffer software to identify network conditions and heavy network traffic usage

After searching and trying a number of packet sniffers to determine the source of heavy traffic usage, I found this the easiest to install and use by a long way. Its reporting is excellent and it makes it easy to see the source ip generating a lot of traffic.


Help and Support Service not installed on Windows 2003 Server.

When you try and use Remote support or access Help and support, you will get an error message saying that “Help and Support” service is not installed. To Resolve this issue, do the following: Go to the C:\Windows\pchealth\helpctr\binaries folder to verify if the HelpSvc.exe file is missing. If the file exists in the folder, I […]


Installing SBS 2008 Client Access License CAL on SBS 2003

You cannot purchase SBS 2003 Client Access Licenses any longer – only the SBS 2008 CAL which is downgradeable. However when you get the 2008 CAL, the OEM or FPP versions do not have a product key which is required for installing the extra licenses on an SBS 2003 server. Based on the country you […]