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Windows Small Business Server PING HARDWARE ERROR

Question: Windows Small Business Server PING HARDWARE ERROR

Hi,

A Small Business Server was demoted from Primary Domain Controller to Secondary Domain Controller.

Since then, it has been unable to contact the network. Pinging the network produces a HARDWARE ERROR in dos.

The network connection is working, and a replacement network card produces the same issue.

Do you know what is causing this?

Thank,

Steve

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Answer: Windows Small Business Server PING HARDWARE ERROR

Windows only does primary domain controller emulation. There is no such thing as a primary domain and secondary domain controllers anymore, that was an NT thing. If what you did was demote it and remove active directory, then I would check to make sure the static IP for the now member server is not pointing to itself for DNS.

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I have configured a server with Windows Small Business Server 2003. I have set it up to run using a workgroup and not domain. Now periodically the server shutsdown on its own listing the above mentioned Event ID which indicate that ;

"this computer must be configured as a domain controller"

Microsoft's description states that this is the cause of the servers operating system integrated setup was not complete. This is the only server on the network and otherwise the network itself has been running fine outside of the periodic shutdowns.

My question is how can this be done now after the fact and what dtepsd must be taken?

Thank you for any help you can provide.

ME
 

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Hi all,
I am running a small business server 2003. I am getting a HTTP error 401 when I try to bring up the configure backup option in server management. The program is asking for a login and password. I have given it a valid login and password and the request window for login and password continues to appear. After times it fails with an ASP.NET error and at the end of the error states HTTP error 401.
Look where it suggested ie, Microsft KB and IIS help. Still can't seem to find a solution. The only thing I can remember doing prior to this error appearing was setting up a FTP Server.

Any and all help would be appreciated
 

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Hi All,

I have an SBS server that is unable to have computers added to the domain because every time the DNS goes to look up _msdcs.<ourdomain>.com it encounters Error 32 which it says is caused by high load. Seeing as we can't get anything onto the domain, I doubt there is high load, and task manager shows low usage on CPU and memory. There was a microsoft KB article about this problem and my boss took 4 hours to follow all the steps and it didn't work. Unfortunately I don't have the KB link. Has anyone run into this problem before? I can provide pretty much any information needed to help.

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Small Business Server 2003 DNS error 32

Assuming the usuals are in place....
*Server uses itself as its one and only DNS server in TCP properties?
*DNS forwarding is setup, so either your ISPs DNS servers..or better yet..OpenDNS DNS servers
*Nothing else is running DHCP on your network...the SBS box is running DHCP..and its handing out its own IP as the DNS server for your clients..so that your workstations are using the IP of your SBS box as their one and only DNS server
*Is this SBS box multi-homed? Or single homed?
 

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i am having microsoft windows server 2003 for small business server Service Pack 1.iwant to run an application build up with ASP.NET & SQL DATABASE.for generating reports we are using crystal reports.
while running the application i am gettig an error message as

File or assembly name CrystalDecisions.Web, or one of its dependencies, was not found.

i tried to copy all the dll files in to the bin folder.still the problem is not solved..
Source Error:
Line 13: debugging ASP.NET files.
Line 14: -->
Line 15: <compilation defaultLanguage="c#" debug="true"><assemblies><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.ReportSource, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.Shared, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.Web, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/></assemblies></compilation>
Line 16:
Line 17: <!-- CUSTOM ERROR MESSAGES
Source File: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\HomagIndiaCIS\web.config Line: 15

Assembly Load Trace: The following information can be helpful to determine why the assembly 'CrystalDecisions.Web' could not be loaded.
=== Pre-bind state information ===
LOG: DisplayName = ... Read more

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I want to upgrade a client's peer-to-peer network to an actual 2003 domain. I am comparing Server 2003 Standard Edition with Small Business Server. I thought that Small Business Server was Standard Edition with a few extras like Exchange Server, which I don't need. However, SBS is quite a bit less expensive than Standard, which surprises me. I haven't yet found a side-by-side comparison on Microsoft's website and was hoping some of you could help.

Why is SBS cheaper? What's missing that is included in Standard Edition? Which version should I recommend to my client? It's a small network that's unlikely to ever grow beyond 5 clients, if that's any help.

One important point is that we need full Terminal Services functionality. Are there any limitations on Terminal Services with SBS? I plan to set this client up with some remote access via Terminal Services Advanced Client.

Thank you for your help.

Answer:Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition VS. Small Business Server. Which should I go for

Would you actually be purchasing them?

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Ok, Hers the story; I purchased for Dell a PowerEdge 420SC with the windows 2003 SBE server, now as you may know if you use the OS Install CD thay provided with the server on any other dell computer it would install, with no serial nessesery.

Now I have a second Domain Controller (DC) that I want to add to my current network and the 2003SBE is the only one curently functionig as the DC.

So I went and i made the second server another DC in the existing network, now the 2003 SBE is complaing about licensing violations, and it shuts itself down and on top of all that is wont sync the domain.

So as i see it i need to "upgrade" this SBE server, and i dont see how i can do that with out haveing to re-do the entire domain (20 users/20 computers) and i dont need to go computer computer and transfer setting for 20 user and computers.

so what i want to know is there any way for me to change the SBE server into a STANDERD server?
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 Small Business Server (DELL) - Changing the licensing to standert

Nope. You shouldn't have gone around installing your copy of SBE on more than one computer!
 

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Ok, Hers the story; I purchased for Dell a PowerEdge 420SC with the windows 2003 SBE server, now as you may know if you use the OS Install CD thay provided with the server on any other dell computer it would install, with no serial nessesery.

Now I have a second Domain Controller (DC) that I want to add to my current network and the 2003SBE is the only one curently functionig as the DC.

So I went and i made the second server another DC in the existing network, now the 2003 SBE is complaing about licensing violations, and it shuts itself down and on top of all that is wont sync the domain.

So as i see it i need to "upgrade" this SBE server, and i dont see how i can do that with out haveing to re-do the entire domain (20 users/20 computers) and i dont need to go computer computer and transfer setting for 20 user and computers.

so what i want to know is there any way for me to change the SBE server into a STANDERD server?
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 Small Business Server (DELL) - Changing the licensing to standert

Wait maybe I’m reading things wrong here but did you install the 2nd server with the same disk as the first server? There can only be one server running the sbs version of 2003 on a network everything else must be installed with a regular windows 2003 disk. If you installed the 2nd server with SBS as well then you need to promote the first server back to primary controller and then you will have to bring down that server and reformat with a regular 2003 disk

From
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;842690#XSLTH3135121122120121120120
Windows Small Business Server is a single-domain solution that is not intended to be integrated with other Windows-based domains. You are not permitted to establish explicit trusts to other Microsoft Windows NT-based domains or to Active Directory service domains. Also, Windows Small Business Server does not let you create child domains. The computer that is running Windows Small Business Server must have all operations master roles and must be at the root of the Active Directory forest.



What I think happened is that when you brought up the 2nd server it grabbed the master roles and since they both NEED to be master because they're both sbs editions there's a problem. SBS is a good deal for a small business but you have to be aware of its restrictions.

Anyway before i go any further I’ll wait on more details on how everything is setup maybe I’m looking into stuff that doesn't apply
 

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I have a dual opteron machine running SBS.
Everything was working fine on our network until we changed the local acces policy.Now, all VPN's are down and all external RDC connections are down.

I can access the server via RDC internally via its IP assdress. However, anything external has failed.

I have confirmed that all local policies allow remote access.
The SBS acting as DHCP and handles all routing. There are no other servers.

The only change that was made was changing a local policy to allow a user to access the server locally.

We were making a mirror image of the server and when we set it up on a new machine, we could not reinstall new drivers for the network because local access was denied.
So we changed this setting by removing the remote access ability on one account. This allowed us local access with that one account.

Now all VPN and external RDC's are down?

Any ideas?


there are a total of 6 desktop client users and 5 mobile VPNS.
 

Answer:Windows Small Business Server

From your post, I am going to make an assumption that you are using Routing and Remote Access (RRAS).

1. I would remove the policy that affected the connectivity.

2. I would need to know weather another HW firewall is involved in this. It appears that the ports are not being forwarded properly. Which would explain why you are unable to connect from the outside.

Hope this helps...
 

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Microsoft is ending SBS product with the new Server 2012 product comes out. SBSe will become Windows Server 2012 Essentials (tying into Office 365 and other MS cloud solutions. SBS Standard will be eliminated. So I guess this means a more traditional two DC setup, separate Exchange server for my small business clients who want or require in-house servers.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/arch...s-becomes-windows-server-2012-essentials.aspx

I'm not terribly happy with this decision.
 

Answer:No more Windows Small Business Server

well this sucks.
 

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I am in need of a disk for Windows small business server 2000 cd/dvd i have a dell license with my old poweredge and i would like a disk for it , If anyone knows a place i could get a download of the disk ( to use with my license) or a place to order it cheap... I would appreciate it!
 

Answer:Windows 2000 Small Business Server

I think the key will be specific to the Dell media so it may be an eBay job.
 

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Anyone used or installed SBS 2003 from Microsoft?

I'm thinking about using it for my business and wanted some input from somebody who already has used it.

Mainly going to use it managing my network security and managing my other computers. The remote access will be very nice... it if works the way I think it can. (although I problably have it wrong And will it be nice to deal with backups and file sharing.

thanks

PS. Yes, I know... MS is not your friend (but I got to stick with what I know)

Answer:small business server 2003 - MS windows

how many machines are you going to have on the network Larry? i was going to build a machine next week for our office to serve a access database and files on a tiny network of 3 98SE machines. instead of sever OS i recommended to them winXP pro though, too bad they don't have Tiny business server 2003

have you planned to get the evaluation copy of Small business server 2003? it might be a good idea to test it in case it is not what you expected, i mean that is a lot of money you are investing in an server operating system.

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i have just purchased windows 2003 server small business edition.
i need to know whether i can use the features, such as active directory to control users and shares etc over a wireless network???
I'm sure i can but any information on it would be great.

thanks
 

Answer:Windows 2003 server small business

active directory ect should not be affected by the way you connect to your network

i am not expert but

using wires or wireless should work fine

Dan
 

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Hi Just installed the latest version of Windows 2003 for Small Business (Sp1)

I have installed this OS on a new Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX150 S4.

Now I want just to use this Server as a server on a Workgroup. But the OS insists that it should be the Domain Controller. And then it just shuts it self down. Below is a log from the event viewer. Is there a way around this or will I have to bow down to the might of Microsoft. Just don't really want to configure the entire Lan from workgroup to Domain
Event ID 1014
Source SBCore

This computer must be configured as a domain controller. It will be shut down in 30 minutes. To prevent this computer from shutting down, run Setup on the disk that you used to install the operating system to configure the computer as a domain controller.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Small Business Server SP1

alangidman said:

Hi Just installed the latest version of Windows 2003 for Small Business (Sp1)

I have installed this OS on a new Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX150 S4.

Now I want just to use this Server as a server on a Workgroup. But the OS insists that it should be the Domain Controller. And then it just shuts it self down. Below is a log from the event viewer. Is there a way around this or will I have to bow down to the might of Microsoft. Just don't really want to configure the entire Lan from workgroup to Domain
Event ID 1014
Source SBCore

This computer must be configured as a domain controller. It will be shut down in 30 minutes. To prevent this computer from shutting down, run Setup on the disk that you used to install the operating system to configure the computer as a domain controller.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.Click to expand...
 

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i have just purchased windows 2003 server small business edition.
i need to know whether i can use the features, such as active directory to control users and shares etc over a wireless network???
I'm sure i can but any information on it would be great.

thanks


 

Answer:Windows 2003 server small business

well as far as I know setting it up will be just like a wired network. are you asking for information on how to set up the server to control user access and file sharing?
 

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I have an XP Pro installed in my computer and i want to install Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition on the same computer. Do i need to format first the computer and install Small Business Server 2003? I'm not really sure in this case

Answer:Windows Small Business Server 2003

Partition your hard drive and isntall it. Use Partition Magic to partition. Then you can dual boot.

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Hi Everyone, I am a web designer and I have a question pertaining to Intra office servers V's say 1&1 Hosting company...the thing is I need to explain to a client why they cannot host a web site that I have designed for them on their "Windows 2003 Small Business Server" that is already designated to the domain that they want for their web site that I have created?.and why it would be more practical to host it on such a hosting company as 1&1, (and that they need to use a different domain name, because the intra office server is already using the one they want) I understand that an intra office server may not be able to handle the high traffic load that a web host can, but to explain all of the differences to my customer ?.well?.I am a designer so hosting and servers are fairly new to me. Any advice on this one would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a bunch everyone!
 

Answer:Windows Small Business Server Question

for starters , it leaves their server open to the outside as port 80 (HTTP) must be open. If for some reason their server became compromised through a vulnerability in their web server, then they are in for some unwelcomed downtime and some really pissed off customers. Of course, that's worst case scenario but a VERY feasable one at that.

It's ALWAYS a good idea to separate front end business layers like web sites from actual working business layers like domain/file servers. Exposing a Server to the outside world like that is an accident waiting to happen.

It sounds as though this company really needs to hire a networking consultant, or maybe you could start to do the same as an additional service to your clientelle.
 

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Hey guys,

I was wondering if any knows of the incompatibilities/issues when trying to connect to a Windows SBS 2003 using SMB. I have a client that is trying to scan a document via a copier to a network folder but even though the machine has the correct domain user name, password, permissions and hostname/folder details, it will give an authentication error. On this particular copier, you have the option to browse to the folder, but this also fails.

I do know that the scan to folder option works, because we have had the copier scanning to individual PCs before. One of my colleagues who is on vacation had something similar happen to him, but obviously I cannot get in contact with him.

Any advice would be great.
 

Answer:SMB & Windows Small Business Server 2003

It appears to be a common problem; most of the info I found is that the Digitial Signing would need to be turned to disabled in Domain Controller Default Policy. Though this did not help this machine, it looks like what would cause the issue.
 

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I am in the process of creating a disaster recovery plan for one of my clients. Here is what I want to do...

I want to load ghost on the server and do weekly full backups of the server. The problem is that the server is setup with software RAID 1. How would Ghost react to that?? Would it be able to restore to RAID? I can't find the answer to this question in any of my reading.

I will also be doing other things for disaster recovery, Ghost is just in the event of a full system crash. I want a way to restore quickly instead of going through the entire re-install process from scratch...which is what I would have to do now in the event of a total system crash. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

Answer:Is this possible with Windows Small Business Server 2003???

Lyquist said:


I am in the process of creating a disaster recovery plan for one of my clients. Here is what I want to do...

I want to load ghost on the server and do weekly full backups of the server. The problem is that the server is setup with software RAID 1. How would Ghost react to that?? Would it be able to restore to RAID? I can't find the answer to this question in any of my reading.Click to expand...

I've ghosted SBS systems with hardware raid without any issues. Since the raid information in a software mirror is written to disk, that information would be included in any ghosting operation.

In short, you shouldn't have any issues with it.
 

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Hey guys,

I have a Small Business Server 2003 STD in a HP ML330 Server.

I have a good one for you all!

Its a standard install of SBS2003, it only seams to run 32-bit software applications, and it will NOT run 16-bit applications, this includes 16-bit setup.exe files!

Need help on this, cant figure it out!

Thanks for all your input.
 

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My Server won't shut down.

My Remote Access Router exe will not activate or come up.

I think I want to 'clean' the entire Server and start over. How can I safely do this?

Bonnie
 

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Just wondering if there's any reason NOT to use SBS? It's a small shop (4 people), and SBS has stuff we need (Exchange, SQL) preinstall and set up.
 

Answer:Windows Server 2008: Standard or Small Business

Do it. Sounds perfect.
 

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Okay, I'm looking to do a complete IT overhaul of a small family owned plumbing shop. I've come to the conclusion that their "Server" running Windows XP Pro needs to be outfitted with Small Business Server so I can use some of the tools to help maintain and increase productivity.

Since I work at Best Buy part time, I went to the "Best Buy For Business" website and came across this product.

http://www.bestbuybusiness.com/bbfb/en/US/adirect/bestbuy?cmd=catProductDetail&showAddButton=true&productID=BB10168003

Now it says that their is "1 Server License" and "5 Client Licenses"

Does this mean that they are supplying me with 5 Windows XP licenses as well as a server license?

Or is it another way to say they're giving me 5 CALs?

Sorry if this seems noobish but I'm really confused.

Thanks for all and any help

-Steven
 

Answer:Windows Small Business Server Licenses Question

5 Cals is what you get, not 5 XP's
 

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I am planning on getting windows small business server and I was wondering to install it do I need both a domain name and a webhost? Or do I just need a domain name? Any help would be appreciated, thanks!!

Answer:windows small business server 2011 installation

Just a domain name, which you can make up and time of installing the OS.

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Hey guys, I'm looking for a off site back up for our small business here. we have probably about 500 gb of data we want backed up and the existing data will be purged out with updated data weekly.
We have a file server running windows server 2003 (yes i know its out of service) and we just want a good off site back up for a files and also an actual IMAGE of our system.
any suggestions?
thanks in advanced.

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I was wondering if SBS will act as a dialup router? I am wanting to put one network card in and one modem. The users on the lan will be sharing the dialup connection. I want it to automatically dial out whenever a client on the network, or the server needs an internet connection. Is this possible? I could do it with a seperate linux machine, but I'd rather not.

They can't get broadband of any kind, so don't mention that.

Lyquist
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Small Business Server question....

Lyquist said:

The users on the lan will be sharing the dialup connection.Click to expand...

Users.. damn now that's just scary.. more then one person on a modem at once... ugghhh.. Why not just have the server dialup and stay connected,, you cant tell me your on some hourly rate plan or something
 

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Hi,

Been trying to get a answer to a very simple question but couldn't find anything conlcusive.

Basically i am wondering if you would be able to install .net Framework 1.1 in a Windows Small Business Server 2008.

From what i can tell .net Framework is 32bit and SBS 2008 is a 64 bit native operating system. Cannot run 32bit applications?

I would appreciate if someone can tell for sure if i am right on my assumptions.

Thanks!

Jackthefast
 

Answer:Windows Small Business Server 2008 with .net framework 1.1

Try installing .net framwork for 64 bit windows 2008 server
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...4F-088E-40B2-BBDB-A83353618B38&displaylang=en

Try installing .net framwork update for 64 bit windows 2008 server
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...8D-7B82-4583-8537-30351718A4E9&displaylang=en
 

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I just loaded NOD32 on a server I'm building and it slowed things down to an absolute crawl. I've never seen antivirus do that. I'm assuming that is not normal behavior. Can anyone recommend antivirus for me?? I want it to do the following things...

1) Push updates to the client machines

2) Not really expensive

3) Very well supported and frequently updated

4) It must also scan Exchange/attachments

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:NOD32 and Windows 2003 Small Business Server SP1

Trendmicro Client Server Messaging Security for SMB
 

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I need to know something about this combination. I have a company that I work for using this combination. They recently went to Outlook 2003 for e-mail, but they do NOT want to use Exchange at this point. Is it ok to simply stop all the Exchange services on the server??? Will this cause any problems at all??? They are using Outlook for POP3 mail, but Exchange keeps showing up as an option and they want that to stop. THanks in advance for your help.
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Small Business Server and Exchange...

When they set up their email client the exchange option will be there, they just need to choose the right setup.
There is no issue with stopping or not using exchange on an SBS box.
If you dont need exchange you would probably bet better off just purchasing win2k3 R2.
 

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Hiya

This download address a particular way mail downloads can fail when using the POP3 connector in Small Business Server 2003. This issue causes the process IMBDOWNL.EXE to be hung with the CPU utilization at 25, 50 or 100%. A warning with event ID 1067 will be recorded by the POP3 server in the event log when this error occurs
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003, Standard Edition

Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003, Premium Edition
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...32-1e37-4836-b4f7-8d6a543a7c7f&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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I would like to back up data using a CD RW. Does anyone know which software will allow me to use this medium?

Answer:Windows 2003 Small Business Server Back Up

click here and save to desktop.

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I experienced a server crash last night. In lieu of wiping out the whole hard drive I created a new installation of the server on the same hard drive. I set the server up the same, same domain and everything, but now the computers that are pointed to that domain controller do not recognize the domain. I believe most of the files from the first install are still intact, so I pretty much have two installations and am given a dual boot option for the server. Is there a way to move the users over from one installation to the other? The crashed installation is called WINNT and the fresh installation is called WINNT2. I still have the shares set up on the drive, so not everything got lost, but I was wondering if there was a way to move over the information from one management console to the other so that I do not have to recreate the users. The only way that I can get the computers to recognize the domain again is by unjoining and rejoining the domain. Thanks for any help that anyone can provide.

Answer:Windows Small Business Server 2000 Crash

It sounds as if you didnt format the drive when you installed again. So can you still see all the info from the old install?

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From Microsoft:
We have discovered an issue affecting any new installations or upgrades of Windows SharePoint Services and Window Small Business Server 2003. This installation issue will affect customers installing Windows SharePoint Services and Windows Small Business Server 2003 or upgrading Windows Small Business Server 2003 after November 24th, 2003.

Get the patch here
 

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I experienced a server crash last night. In lieu of wiping out the whole hard drive I created a new installation of the server on the same hard drive. I set the server up the same, same domain and everything, but now the computers that are pointed to that domain controller do not recognize the domain. I believe most of the files from the first install are still intact, so I pretty much have two installations and am given a dual boot option for the server. Is there a way to move the users over from one installation to the other? The crashed installation is called WINNT and the fresh installation is called WINNT2. I still have the shares set up on the drive, so not everything got lost, but I was wondering if there was a way to move over the information from one management console to the other so that I do not have to recreate the users. The only way that I can get the computers to recognize the domain again is by unjoining and rejoining the domain. Thanks for any help that anyone can provide.
 

Answer:Windows 2000 Small Business Server Crash

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As simple as it sounds, all I had to do was unplug the users CAT-5 from their computers, log them into the Network (to get profiles saved on local machines), then plug in the CAT-5 and let Windows XP ask me for current credentials on users, requiring a lock of the computer (Ctrl, Alt, Del, then Enter to lock) and entrance of the proper credentials.
 

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Hiya

Windows Small Business Server 2003 provides a reliable way to perform regular server backups to a tape drive, external hard drive, or network share. The Backup Configuration Wizard allows you to easily configure your backup. After a system failure or other disaster, you can restore your server from your latest successful backup. You can use the Backup Configuration Wizard to configure storage for individual files and e-mail messages, so that they can be restored in the event they are permanently deleted, without restoring the entire server. You can also configure backup of your company Web site, so that you can easily restore files and list items to the site.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Word or Word Viewer
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...f8-f6f5-436d-a82d-0c8d66e2a634&DisplayLang=en
Regards

eddie
 

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Is there anyone who has experience of WSUS and would help me to get it set up?

many thanks in advance
dave
 

Answer:Help setting up WSUS on windows small business server 2003

wsus requires ISS v. 6.0 or better to successfully install, but there are other prerequisites listed here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/updateservices/downloads/WSUSSP1.mspx

how many clients does this server have? does it run exchange?
 

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Hiya

This document helps you to more securely configure your Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2003 network. Completing the tasks in this document helps you protect the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of your network.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Word or Word Viewer

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...22-267c-4642-b287-c31115ef10a4&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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Hiya

Step-by-step instructions include completing a new installation of Windows Small Business Server 2003 or upgrading from Small Business Server 2000, Windows 2000 Server, Standard Edition, or Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, to Windows Small Business Server 2003.
Additional information includes:

System requirements

How to choose an Internet service provider

How to obtain a domain name

Basic network concepts related to a small business network

How to configure an existing firewall device or DHCP server device on your network

Details about how Setup configures the operating system and applications for the needs of a small business

Information about backing up and restoring the server

Before You Begin:

To ensure your network is configured for Windows Small Business Server 2003, see Chapter 2 for detailed instructions on configuring your small business network.

Completing a New Installation:

If no previous operating system exists or you are replacing an operating system that is not supported for an upgrade, see Chapter 3A.

Completing an Upgrade:

To replace Small Business Server 2000, Windows 2000 Server, or Windows Server 2003 with Windows Small Business Server 2003 on the same computer while saving data and settings, you can complete an upgrade. If you are upgrading from Small Business Server 2000, see Chapter 3B. If you are upgrading from Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003, see Chapter 3C.

System Requirements
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I recently replaced our Windows Small Business Server 2003 with a Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials server using the same domain name and same computer name. When I tried to join an existing Windows 7 Professional computer to the new domain,
i kept getting trust relationship errors. I logged on to the workstation using a local login and rejoined the domain but now all the items on the desktop have disappeared including the connection to Windows Live Mail. Can I restore this?

Allen K Dunn

Answer:Windows 7 Professional and Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

Hi,
 
According the issue, I suspect that your machine created a new user profile in this case. The user profile path is stored in registry, here
is the path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList(check the picture).  Please check the value of ProfileImagePath.

 
 
Also, please take a screenshot of C:\Users and post is here.William Tan
TechNet Community Support

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I am setting up a network using a server with Windows Small Business Server 2003. I will be setting up a VPN using a cable/broadband internet connection. I'm wondering if anyone can recommend the best antivirus to run on the server and do I need to install an antivirus on each machine or just on the server? Also looking for recommendations on a dsl router/firewall/vpn that is dependable and not outragously priced. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

Answer:antivirus protection on Windows Small Business Server 2003

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Update for Windows Small Business Server 2003: KB 835734
When using the POP3 connector you may see a large amount of unexpected e-mails on the Exchange SMTP queues waiting to be sent out to external recipients.

Quick Info
File Name:
SBS2003-KB835734-X86-ENU.EXE

Download Size:
315 KB

Date Published:
5/21/2004

Version:
1.0

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...09-092e-4418-aa37-a53af7b8f6fc&DisplayLang=en
 

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I support a small office with a single server that needs replacing.

I am wondering the best method to use to replace a single production server running SBS 2003 Premium with a new single SBS 2003 R2 Std server without losing AD, Exchange and Data directories.

I am looking at replacing the Windows 2003 Small Business Server Premium Edition system with a new server, all new hardware for upgraded power and capacity, and changing the OS from SBS Premium to SBS Standard R2. The Original Premium installation is corrupted and has been "repaired" with a repair install. I only want to make sure that Active Directory and Exchange and the data directories are moved properly to the new server with no data loss and minimal downtime. Exchange and AD have a lot of information in them (thousands of contacts, hundreds of email addresses, etc).

Ultimately I want the new server to look pretty much exactly the same as the old one, just more reliable and powerful. The IP needs to be the same eventually and the server and domain name has to be the same as well.

Is there a guide to doing this or can anyone give me a roadmap? As I understand SBS I would not be able to install this alongside it in the domain and replicate data between Domain Controllers...is that correct? If so what other ways are there to make sure this is successful?

Thanks for any help,
j5
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Small Business Server replacement project

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Hiya

This document provides a list of the common upgrade requirement messages that you might receive when running Windows® Small Business Server 2003 Setup to upgrade a computer running Microsoft® Small Business Server 2000, Windows® 2000 Server, or Windows Server™ 2003. Only common blocking and warning requirements are covered in this paper. A blocking requirement prevents Setup from continuing, and a warning requirement notifies you of a condition that may cause problems with your installation.
When you first start Windows Small Business Server Setup, it automatically checks to ensure that operating system and upgrade requirements are met. If requirements are not met, you receive a blocking or warning message. There are also informational messages that may appear as part of the Setup requirements. You can use this information to prepare for your upgrade to Windows Small Business Server 2003.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Word or Word Viewer

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...a2-54e0-417c-b393-f114f1f2d732&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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Building a Windows 8 computer for client, wondering if it will play nice with SBS 2008...

Anyone know?
 

Answer:Is Windows Small Business Server 2008 & Windows 8 Pro edition... compatible?

2011 had the patch for windows 8 I am not sure about 2008. Last time I heard the connect script didn't work.
 

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Hi,

I have a set of 5 machines - 2 desktops (one being a thin client and the other to function as a 'server' ) and 3 notebooks. I was wondering what was the difference b/w the 2 versions Windows Server 2003 and Windows Small Business Server 2003. Is it true one cannot use a thin client but need a regular cpu setup to use Small Business Server 2003 ?

There is a difference in costs and since i have windows 2000 on the desktops and xp on the notebooks wondered if i needed to shell out so much more $$ for the Windows Server 2003 . I plan to put in a wireless networking system to link all the 5 machines.

Thanks in advance for any and all advise.

S
 

Answer:Solved: Difference b/w Windows Server 2003 and Small Business Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server has the following restrictions:
- Only one computer in a domain can be running Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server.
- Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server must be the root of the Active Directory® forest.
- Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server cannot trust any other domains.
- A Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server domain cannot have any child domains.
- Each additional server must have a Windows Small Business Server 2003 client access license (CAL). You can use CALs for each user or for each device.
The standard edition of Windows Small Business Server 2003 includes Windows Server 2003 technologies, including fax service, firewall service, and remote-access service. Additionally, it includes Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, enhanced tools for server monitoring and administration, and an out-of-the-box solution for internal Web sites. The standard edition is ideal for customers who do not require the higher-level functionality included in the premium edition

The premium edition includes everything in the standard edition, plus Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000, and Microsoft FrontPage® 2003. The premium edition is ideal for small businesses with more demanding IT needs, such as data-intensive line-of-business applications, or advanced firewall and Web-caching capabilities

The standard edition has most of the stuffs inside.
 

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Hi,

I have a set of 5 machines - 2 desktops (one being a thin client and the other to function as a 'server' ) and 3 notebooks. I was wondering what was the difference b/w the 2 versions Windows Server 2003 and Windows Small Business Server 2003. Is it true one cannot use a thin client but need a regular cpu setup to use Small Business Server 2003 ?

There is a difference in costs and since i have windows 2000 on the desktops and xp on the notebooks wondered if i needed to shell out so much more $$ for the Windows Server 2003 . I plan to put in a wireless networking system to link all the 5 machines.

Thanks in advance for any and all advise.

S
 

Answer:Solved: Difference b/w Windows Server 2003 and Small Business Server 2003

ok i got the answer to this from another source.
 

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Is there a way to connect PC's running 8.1 to a network where the exchange server is running MSBS 2011?

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Are server is starting to show its age and its time for a replacement. I am thinking that we really don't need to have a typical server. Right now we use our server for three things:
1. Host accounting software
2. Host time tracking software for employees
3. Host employee files - There are 10 employees who have computers and pull information from the server.

The cheapest I am looking at is over $2,000 between new server + install.

Is there a reason I couldn't just use build a decent W10 desktop and turn file sharing on?

Concerns:

Security - Currently, we have several people who are logging into the client computer instead of the server as the server doesn't support W10 clients. So having everyone log onto their client instead of the server wouldn't really change much. But, I wouldn't want anyone with our wifi password to be able to pull files off the server. Could I just create a homegroup and add each of the clients to it? This should allow me to password protect the data.

Internet - I am not 100% on how the internet is run, but the internet works fine even when the server is down. Would it be simple as unplug server and plug in new file server then set each client to pull from file server?

Is there anything I'm missing? Thoughts?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Small business. Do we really need a traditional server? What about just having a file server?

I generally wouldn't recommend using any desktop OS as a server outside of the home. Especially if you're dealing with critical data.

One, and don't take it personally, but if you don't have any idea how the network and routing is set up at the place, why are you replacing their servers? This is a recipe for disaster.

Two, you're going to need to nail down a lot more about the requirements for those accounting and time tracking software packages. That alone should give you an idea of server requirements. How much storage you need, and how you handle backups and such would be the next questions.
 

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Here is the scoop.

Small Business - 7 employees and about 15 computers

Current Server -- runs Windows XP Pro. Serves primarily as data storage. The only programs that physically are installed on the server are

Windows XP Pro
QuickBooks Database Manager
Tax Software Database Manager
Acronis True Image for Backups
That's it.
We are set up in a peer to peer 10/100 Wired Network using a Workgroup setup. All computers are set to a specific IP address.

We use Cisco POE Networking equipment including a UC500 for the main component (it's phone system, network switch, fax receiver etc).

The reason I ask if we should change is we are going as paperless as possible and the UC500 will handle our fax situation for us but HAS to use exchange server to do so.

I tried ONCE to install and configure Small Business Server and was never able to get to run correctly (ie all the systems to see and access the server) and I have never used Exchange Server.

My questions relate as follows:

1 - Based on our usage is Small Business Server (or something like it) warranted. Will it help us or hurt us?

2 - What does it take to get it up and running correctly?

3 - Exchange Server does this need to run on the main Server unit or can this just be installed on another machine with Windows XP and let it do it's thing? If so how hard is it to install and configure?

4 - What is a fair price to pay someone to do this work if I cannot pull it off myself?
FYI - I do have all the softw... Read more

Answer:Small Business Server, Exchange Server -- Should we move to it?

GCS said:


1 - Based on our usage is Small Business Server (or something like it) warranted. Will it help us or hurt us?

2 - What does it take to get it up and running correctly?

3 - Exchange Server does this need to run on the main Server unit or can this just be installed on another machine with Windows XP and let it do it's thing? If so how hard is it to install and configure?

4 - What is a fair price to pay someone to do this work if I cannot pull it off myself?Click to expand...

#1- SBS would be great. However if you are planning to ever grow over 50 users in the next couple years, just spend the money and time NOW (if you can) and just go Standard. Getting away from SBS is a PITA.

#2- SBS is pretty easy. You use wizards on the whole thing. Install the OS, do step by step configurations, etc. I'd focus on getting your domain working first, then after it's running getting Exchange going.

#3- SBS includes Exchange. It's an all-inclusive system designed for small businesses.

#4- Might have more luck asking around in Networking forum, but maybe some of them would come in here and see this question as well. I know many of them pretty much charge flat rates for SBS installs.
All that said though, you're going to want to run a server OS on something better than workstation hardware. You need to be looking at buying some server hardware.
 

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Hello,

I'm looking to deploy a hardware VPN appliance at a site for occasional remote users (under 5). There is also a remote site with 2 users that need to be able to connect to the main site. I'm hoping to configure another hardware appliance at the remote site and set up a site-to-site VPN to the main site.

Ideally, hardware would be under $500 total for both. I know this probably isn't likely at this price point, but I'd like to have it integrate with Active Directory so they don't require yet another unsync'd password.

I'm looking for hardware recommendations for both sides. I'm considering the Linksys RV series, but wasn't sure what other options were out there. Can anyone make some recommendations?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Small Business Hardware VPN / Router (s)

Have a look at the Cisco ASA5505. Not sure what your pricing would be however.
 

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OK, so I'm going to start implementing a Windows Server 2003 system in a couple of weeks, replacing the Win Server 2000 we use now.

We have 17 machines here, will want to use the server as both a file server and an Internet Connection Sharing server + firewall.
It would also be a domain server.

Which one of the versions should I get and why?
Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Standard Server vs Windows 2003 Small Business Server.

Go with SBS and get the premium version. If you only have one server, this is the route to take. SBS includes Exchange and the premium version has ISA 2004 to add a firewall. Neither of these comes withe Standard.
 

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Hi guys,

I work for a small company and as the most technically literate person here I have been charged with setting up the server. Its a Lenovo ThinkServer TS 130 with Windows Server 2012 Foundation. We need this server to do quickbooks, ECC, and Shipworks. We also have outside sales people the will need to get in out of office. I am not intimidated by the work but don't know where to start. If someone could help me out I would be incredibly grateful!

Thanks so much!
 

Answer:Small Business Server Help!

Call the vendors, they are your friends, if they won't do it for you, then they will at least send you the directions for installing/migrating.
 

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Can SBS 2003 be setup using a router to do the routing and still be able to use Outlook Web Access and Sharepoint Services?

Also can you have your website hosted on a server with a servername .local and not .com?

If you don't have the answer can you point me in the right direction?

I am setting up a server that doesn't have a static IP address and planned on using dyndns.org as a dynamic updater. I wanted to have a business card website hosted on the server too. I host my own website on my server but have a .com name for my server and cannot get the outlook web access to work. I would like to have my cake and eat it too.
Thanks in advance,
Jerry
 

Answer:Small Business Server

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We have several Networks with Windows 2003 Small Business Server, and a variety of Operating Systems. So farWindows XP is the only problem. Day by day more people are being disconnected from the network. They get a message saying they're no longer connected to servername, yet they can still get internet. We have My Documents rerouted to the user folder. The only way to get the user back onto the domain is to unjoin them from the domain, and rejoin the domain. This started happening when SBS 2003 first came out, and weren't that many patches. It's starting to be seen on more then a hand full of computers now. We thought it may have been patches, but it wasn't. On the computers we replaced the network card, didn't work. We replaced the cabling, and that didn't work. We're at a loss, and can figure this out. We've looked it up on google, and saw it's happening to several people, and no one ever found a reply back. Windows 2000, and 98 have nver been disconnected, only the XP computers. Your help would me most appreciative.
 

Answer:Small business server

What is the DNS on the workstations?
 

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would windows 7 professional be enough as an OS for a small business server?

server mainly for:
file backup
file sharing
printer connection
simple website hosting

Answer:small business server OS

Others may not agree, but I'm always in the mindset of using the proper tool for the job. It sounds like Server 2012 Essentials would do the job nicely.

As for website hosting, given how cheap 3rd party hosting plans are, I wouldn't consider running one inside my network anymore.

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Hello!

I have a friend that is starting his own business and he needs to set up a server where two computers can access the same software. Microsoft Office and Bankruptcy software are the two applications he needs the two client computers to have access to. What would be his best option to accomplish this? I have looked into MS Small Business Server (and Essentials) or Terminal Services but I am not sure what would be the best option. Or is there anything else out there I should consider.

I am an IT support tech for a company but have most of my experience in hardware.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
Patrick
 

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How many of you use Small Business Server 2008/11. I just got a new job with a small consulting company and SBS is one of the main products that they use for their clients. It looks pretty simple and installation automatically configures most of the stuff. I am going to download the trial and put it on my ESXi box to play with it.
 

Answer:How many of you use Small Business Server?

It's the most popular server we install for our clients.....can say it's my bread 'n butter.

Many people can set it up in a basic minimal fashion. But there's a TON of money to be made it REALLY getting your clients excited about it and using all of its functionality. Depending on the size of the client....how much conversion from peer to peer or previous basic server is involved...you can easily get from 3k to over 7k just for the consulting/setup/training services that can compliment a good SBS setup.
 

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Having trouble with this.

If I look in System, It says "Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server Service Pack 2".

However if I run the SBS Best Practices Advizor, it says I haven't gotten the SBS SP1 installed.

???? Perplexed.
 

Answer:Small Business Server SP1

Their is a seperate service pack for sbs that was different then the standard windows service pack. It is possible you installed straight sp2 and not the sbs sp2 I guess. The thing might not be able to realize sp2 as well.
 

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I currently manage a small business server(tower). It's currently to slow and does not have enough capacity for our needs.

Server Uses - DHCP, DNS, AD, PervasiveSQL, WSUS, File, Print, FTP, Antivirus

Possible additional uses - Exchange, pfSense

I'm currently proposing a 24u rack with the following components.
Dell - 2410 24u Rack Cabinet with casters
Dell 1850 - 2x Xeon 3.6GHZ, 4GB Ram, 2 73GB SCSI
Dell MD1000 - SATA Hard drives. 4 - 1TB Western Digital Drives in Raid 5, with plenty of room for expansion.
Tripplite Battery Backup - Rackmount, 1000w

My main question is connecting the MD1000 to the 1850. The 1850 is listed on the compatibility matrix for the MD1000, however im looking at this 1850 specifically.
http://www.stikc.com/Dell-PowerEdge-1850-PE1850-1U-Server-2x-36GHz-4GB-RAM-2x-73GB-HDD_2

Would that be compatible? Any input, suggestions, or feedback is appreciated.
 

Answer:Small Business Server Setup

as you appear to be running sql, that suggests you might be using some line of business application. take it from someone who has just been burnt - run your line of business application seperately from your small business server. also, pfsense is a router distro...the only way i can see you running this alongside sbs on the same hardware would be to virtualise them. for a production environment i would not recommend virtualising sbs, not unless you are going to run it on something quite a bit pokier than you are currently suggesting.

whats the budget for this project?

i've been really pleased with a poweredge 2900 III that i put in for a customer a few months back. single (dual capable) xeon quad core 2.5ghz, 4 gigs of ram, 5x 73gb 15k sas drives in two arrays, dual psu's, rd1000 backup. really nice performance, and honestly not that expensive - considerably less than the website price, get an account manager. this runs pretty much every feature of sbs 2003 r2, alongside sql and a line of business application - soon to be placed on it's own box!

run your sql on another box, appropriately specced for the number of users plus a bit of extra capacity for growth, and then run pfsense (also check out untangle) on something like a business hp desktop with some intel nic's.

edit: i suppose before getting on my soapbox and preaching at you about decent kit to buy, i should have asked what you are currently running all of those services on...often a few t... Read more

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It might help to read my previous post found in a different forum: http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?p=2611011#post2611011

This is just to clarify on what I was told in response to my previous thread.

For my small business, I have another company located in a different part of the country that will need to remotely access my server and use it as if that computer was sitting directly in front of them. The problem is I need multiple users to work on this computer at the same time.

In response I was told that I need to have a Terminal Server. I have the box that I would use the Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition software on, here are some specs:

CPU: P4 2.8 Ghz
Ram: 1 GB SDRAM (cant confirm speed at current moment); can upgrade ram if need be
HD: 160 GB

If I bought the Windows Server 2003 SE for $999; and then bought a 5 pack of TS Client Access Liscenses for $749....would at LEAST 5 users from this partnering company be able to access the computer at the same time as if the computer were sitting in front of them, and are the specs of this computer enough to manage those 5 users without too much distraction?

Is the box even fast enough? Or do I need to invest in a more powerful server?
 

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Quick question on Win 2k3 Small business server do I just have to "reset" my computer do get the license back? I accidently deleted WS03 and now the server thinks on my domain that WS03 is still active, can I correct that and get that license back to? I'm better on software with apps than on OS's to be honest and my server experience is pretty basic up til now. See attached. I only have 10 licenses and am thinking of adding another user. I figure this is a pretty basic question if someone knows how to restore a computer and then reset it on the server, or do I have to find the machine in question and do something first? Thanks in advance
 

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I am having an issue with Exchange and Small Business server 2003.

I need to create some Mailboxes for forwarding and re-directing purposes. However, when creating the user accounts and mailboxes, when I try to Modify the "Forwarding" properties it gives a "not an object" error.

The e-mail addresses that need to be forwarded to are outside of the Domain.

Is there anyone that give me a hand??

thx in advance.
 

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I have a friend that wants to setup a little network in his automotive repair shop. Talking 2 computers in the office and another in the reception area, that could be used for general browsing while customers wait and the likes.

I'm leaning towards SBS2003 because of a few features he wants.

-RDC from home, so his wife can handle the financial stuff and day to day of the shop.
-Centralized storage for schematics, logs and the likes.
-Able to share documents, calendars and such.

I showed him a small jist of what SBS can do and he seems to like it, now I just need to find the hardware to run it. I was looking at a PowerEdge T105 with 4GB of RAM.

I know the requirements are low, but I just wanted to make sure that the T105 wouldnt be wouldn't be underpowered, and would fit right.


TIA for any and all input!
 

Answer:Low Budget Small Business Server.

skip the T105, skip AMD, go with the T100. Altought it is just a Optiplex machine pretty much. Only handles raid 1.

may want to compare pricing to the T100 vs the Poweredge 840. Poweredge 840 should be replaced or discontinued so should have good deals. could also go with the outlet. But sometimes when i compare the smaller ones vs PE 840 with Raid5 we only see like a 100-200 difference.

I have a 105 in the office as a bitch box I dont like it much, but for 3 computers should be fine.

I would also just use pop3 connector for email, and just a dynamic dns name to access RWW.

should be a cheap easy setup to get going tho.
 

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I am running the above and all email for all the accounts seems to be going to the administrator - can anyone help ?

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I am unable to change user and or admin passwords logged in as either. It returns an error, of not being able to find the specified file. I am curious as to the correct procedure and or troubleshooting advice at rectifying this issue.?

Also, In exchange 2003 what is the easiest way to make exchange user email boxes available to mobile users from the outside (like pop3 email), as opposed to requiring them to login in to the remote web access module to check mail. Many would prefer to open Microsoft Outlook and click send / receive, and have it automatically download the email.

Thanks in advance to all the experts lurking.
Maldito.
Novice Admin.
 

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I am installing a new windows 2003 small business server in my office, and I am now running a windows nt server. How can I transfer my shared files, and my quickbook files to my new server?What is the easiest way of doning this? Please help me. Can I use active directory with small business server? If so how. One more question can I stop the server from locking it self after I leave it alone for a while. PLease help.
 

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Good Morning. We are a smaller retail business with 20+ stores located in 3 states. We are seeking a linux proxy server solution that has the ability to filter/block inappropriate websites and content. My assumption is that I will get a linux proxy server up and running at one of the stores than configure the DNS servers in each company computer and/or laptop to connect to it. Now, a few questions ....

#1: Does anyone have any good proxy solution for someone who is not well versed in proxy servers? Also, while i'm not sure what difference this will make ... we will be directing all stores computer to this remote proxy server that will be present in one of our locations. This is not to proxy server that will only be running within the same network of the computers.

#2: Is there a way to PREVENT store employees from changing the DNS servers on there computers to circumvent the proxy? I know you can change it at the router however changing it in windows will bypass the router settings.

Our store computers run Windows XP or Vista ... with a few Windows 7 computers in the mix. We need a solid FREE solution that will solve our problem. We have used OpenDNS in the past, which is an easy to use solution UNTIL employees start changing the DNS servers.

Thank you in advance for any assistance.
 

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OK. I asked this on another forum, and I'm curious about general opinions on this idea:

With the new dual HT/ Quad core chips out lately, I've been thinking about a potential market: home server for proxy/ firewall/ centralized storage with backup or a very small business (3-10 users) server with Base Linux OS and virtualized Windows DC/ file/ print server, Linux SQL server, and Linux Web server for a web based accounting/ POS app. I'm sure they could be useful.

The big things would be idle power consumption, performance, and cost. (I suppose the idle power consumption would be part of the cost, but I'm narrowing it down a bit.)

Which would be better?
1. AMD Athlon II X4 635 (quad core, 2.9Ghz, $119), 8GB memory, 760G motherboard
2. Core i5 530 (dual core with HT, 2.93Ghz, $125), 8GB memory, H55 motherboard

The cost difference, with the same memory, is currently about $52 in AMD's favor ($360 compared to $412)
the power consumption is in Intel's favor. I am not considering overclocking.

What do you guys think?
 

Answer:Home/ very small business server

Have you seen WHS?
I mean, it's truly a Windows HOME Server...Does all of this minus the POS.

It's truly very slick software. Slick enough, an example: if you have File1.xlsx on Machine 1, and the same File1.xlsx on Machine 2- it'll only back that file up ONE time.
 

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I AM HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM! WHOO, we can pull our hair out together!

currently I am following this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884453

we are running a SBS 2003 machine and it's acting as our dns server and domain controller. I want to make a copy of it and then promote the copy to the primary, demote the one that is dying to a secondary and eventually pull it off the network. the new SBS will then get the IP of the old one to pretty much copy it entirely.

I have also read that you can't have 2 SBS's running at once....but in this case you would not be running them at once...you are only trying to make an exact duplicate of the one that is running. I keep saying "there has to be a way". I'm struggling a bit but I was going to try demoting my primary small business server and making the one i'm trying to duplicate the primary and see if that changes anything. this is frustrating and it seems microsoft doesn't have too much on the way of "fault tolerance" in the event you want to recreate a sbs if it fails...

my situation isn't a full upgrade...but it's similiar...i just want to copy the sbs i have now and recreate it on another machine before this one dies!

I also found this...it might be helpful.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/sbs/upgrade/default.mspx
 

Answer:Small Business Server Issues

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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Hi, my existing network has 3 pc runnin win 2000 with dos client; and a server runnin a dos dispatch/accounting operating system as a workgroup network. I bought a new dispatch/accounting application that requires Windows Server. How do i configure windows Small Business Server 2003 so i can continue to use my old dispatch system and add a xp workstation and a server running SBS 2003 and my new dispatch software. I would like to be able to migrate my customer data base from old to new over a period of time but keep my operation running.I understand my new server will be the domain server which i will setup with 2 nic cards, a DSL router with a static IP. How do i set up my LAN so all 5 pc share data from both servers?

Answer:Small Business Server 2003

do you want us to help you pick up your paycheck too? Ummm.....

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We have a pc running Small Business Server 2000. When we start the server up, if we don't logon right away the computer freezes when the logon screen saver comes on. The only way to get back to the logon is to physically shutdown the computer. After logging in to the server I checked the screen saver settings and it says there is no screen saver selected. What is causing this to happen and how can I fix it? Any suggestions are much appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Jenn
 

Answer:Small Business Server 2000

After you installed the Server OS be sure you have all the current drivers for your deivces and then apply the latest service pack to the OS. Also check to make sure there is no power management stuff active in the BIOS....not a good thing on a server!!
 

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I have installed a test version on a dual boot laptop as I want to start learning how to runa proper server network for my business.

The install is complete. I went through all four disks.

What I haven't got a clue about si how to add the ext4a machnes on my network. When i go my Computr- properties- change and change the workgrooup to dominan local.smallbusiness I get an error message.

Must the operating ststems ( XP pro and XP64 PRro be reinstalled for all these machines?? there are 5 in total.

Also just for a real small business is it good to go this way. I value the exprerience and technical advancements but if It won't bear any dividents compared to a workgroup then please explain why?
R
 

Answer:Server 2003 for small business

1. Please slow down when you type and spell things correctly. It's hard to read.
2. What is the error message?
3. You do not have to re-install the OS in order to add it onto a domain.
4. Do you have the server running when you're trying to add other computers? It's not clear from your post.
5. What are the needs of the business? If they need things like an exchange server, then you may want to look into Small Business Server 2003 (commonly referred to as SBS 2003) as it has more features and is very cost effective.
 

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We have a Power edge 2400 dell server running with sbs 2000, with all the client computers connected to it running on a network, we recently got a new server with sbs 2008, I am not able to connect the clients to this server because it has created a network of its own, when I run the connect program on the clients it gives me an error.The old server is acting as the domain controller, they are both connected to the same router. How do I connect the clients to the new computer now, I am not able to migrate because our old server has no active directly and nothing has been configured on it properly, it has been used as a file sharing system all these years. Waiting for replies

Answer:Small Business Server 2008

I've no idea about SBS2008, but SBS2000/2003 were intended to act on their own within a domain.  They don't play nicely with other domain controllers.  I strongly suspect the same is true of 2008.  You will need to remove the clients from the 2000 domain (while connected to that server) and then join them to the new domain with the new server connected.

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Our company is looking to either build or buy a new server. Currently running on a pretty old SBS 2003 box. We are looking to move up to SBS 2008 and bring our email back in house with Exchange. The company currently has less than 25 employees. I'm finishing up my last few semesters of college, and then I will become full time. I've never actually built a server so I'm leaning towards just buying one, however building obviously offers pretty good savings.

I'm confident in setting up and running the software but a little leary on hardware. Just shopping around on newegg I see a ton of difference between building a normal box and a server. Since we are only looking at a standalone box this is why I thought to build rather than buy. Any recommendations?
 

Answer:Small Business Server - Build or buy?

Well it really comes down to risk, and availability of parts. The question to ask yourself is are the savings worth the lack of warranty, having a new part on site the next day, when your server is down, is a beautiful thing.

Have a look at refurbished units, you can get some great price breaks, and the equipment is basically new. delloutlet.com
 

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Here at work we have one server which is doing everything...
-File Server
-Exchange Server
-Active Directory / Public folders / roaming profiles
-MSFT Business Contact Manager Database Server (running on SQL Server 2005)
-Quickbooks Database Server

I was looking into some some lag caused during morning peak hours, and I saw that it was maxed out on disk I/O. The server only had 2gb of RAM, so i figured it'd help to increase that.

Purchased 2 more gigabytes, Installed them, but only shows 3gb instead of 4. What should I do?

I've read a lot on this subject, but I get a LOT of conflicting information, especially because this server is doing so many different tasks. For example

technet blog
The predominant scenario where the /3GB switch is not only recommended, but actually required is with Microsoft Exchange servers that house public folders and / or mailboxes. Due to the way that Exchange handles memory management, the additional 1GB of user mode memory is required to ensure that the Store.exe process does not run out of virtual address space.Click to expand...

and then microsoft support
Because Microsoft Small Business Server installs as an integrated domain controller and Exchange server, we also do not recommend setting the /3GB switch when you run Exchange Server 2003 in a Small Business Server environmentClick to expand...

One makes it sound like i need it, the next makes it sounds like Small Business Server shouldn't ever do it.

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Answer:Server 2003 Small Business + 4gb RAM = /3g or not?

I don't get why adding 2 GB's of memory was how you wanted to address a disk I/O issue?

On SBS you should leave things alone, the /3gb switch has an effect on kernel mode and user mode memory. By default it's split down the middle. Kernel mode gets up to 2 GB, and user mode gets the same, up to 2 GB. If you've got disk I/O issues, you probably should look at extending the array with additional spindles or moving to faster disks.

Edit: as far as memory issues go, moving to 64bit could help a lot. Again, from your description its hard to tell if that has anything to do with your problem.
 

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Dear all,

Recently i noticed that everytime i login as another user on my PC and configure exchange email for that specific user i noted that it takes another 4GB from my Small Business server hard drive.

Any idea of why this happenes or how i can prevent this?

Thanks all.
 

Answer:Question about Small Business Server

//scratches head.

How are you measuring this?
Which partition on the server gains this much weight?
 

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I'm setting a Small Business Server system. Right now I'm just doing testing and have a single Windows XP Pro client. I went into the system and created a user and added the computer to the domain (using the built-in wizard that runs at setup time). I'm then directed to go the client system and point the browser (IE 6 in this case) at a URL on the server. I can get to the server just fine (pings also work between the systems) but, when I try to join the client to the doman, I get a message indicating that the list of computers in the domain can't be found! When I go into the Active Directory on the server I can see that both the username and the client computer are present. Anyone ever seen this and/or know of a solution?

Thanks.
 

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Hi, my existing network has 3 pc runnin win 2000 with dos client; and a server runnin a dos dispatch/accounting operating system as a workgroup network. I bought a new dispatch/accounting application that requires Windows Server. How do i configure windows Small Business Server 2003 so i can continue to use my old dispatch system and add a xp workstation and a server running SBS 2003 and my new dispatch software. I would like to be able to migrate my customer data base from old to new over a period of time but keep my operation running.I understand my new server will be the domain server which i will setup with 2 nic cards, a DSL router with a static IP. How do i set up my LAN so all 5 pc share data from both servers?
 

Answer:small business server 2003

A few ideas -

Since the SBS is set to be on a domain. I would say you could leave it on the domain and leave all PC's on the Workgroup you have then you will need to make sure to setup the permissions on the server so you can connect in to the drives and application that resides on it...

Does this new application run directly off the server or does it just require a network drive mapping?

If the application is loaded directly on the server and can be ran on it and it does not have to be housed on a client PC. Then you can Remote Desktop into the SBS server and load the 2000 clients with the Remote Desktop Client found here - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/tools/rdclientdl.mspx and then be connected diretly to the server and do what you need to. Then over time as you go to the new system fully you can add machines to the domain and then phase out the dos app.
 

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Just found MS Small Business Server 2003 180 Day Trial version in a draw.
Anyone used it? Is it worth playing with? And comes with FrontPage2003?
Or just very nice coasters??
 

Answer:Small Business Server 2003

Yep, just coasters

You can get SBS 2008, Server 2012, etc... trials for free from the net. SBS 2003 is over 10 years old now, so I don't think it would be worth tinkering with if you can run some of the later trials.
 

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I was wondering if it would be better to build or buy a server. If it's better to buy, please recommend a few good pre-built servers. If it's better to buy, please recommend a good parts list.

It's mainly going to be a ESXi host with maybe 8 VMs, most of them running SQL Server. My budget is around $2500. Can you guys help me out?
 

Answer:Build or buy a server for small business?

Please see: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1349433

Just about everyone here will tell you that you will be better off building, assuming you the skills and/or patience to do it.
 

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Hey guys,

Looking for a rack-mounted server for a small business to store about 1TB of data on (Plus growth). What are your recommendations?

Contemplating Linux, but might go Windows Server 2008 (simplicity for the owner)
2 core 3.0+ Ghz or Quad core 2.6+ Ghz
3 TB or more (SATA would be fine) RAID 5 or better
4+GB RAM
2x Gb Ethernet

Use: storage location for about 20x Windows PC backups as well as come Quicken data. That's it. Data to be stored form the PCs can amount to 1TB or more.

No active directory
No fancy services really.

I'm hoping to keep < $3000

I've been looking around at IBM, HP, Dell, but I have no experience with any of these aside from an old dell R900 and some Sun servers.

I appreciate any help and will elaborate on areas if needed. One question though... Worth going rack-mounted? or should I convince him to use tower form factor?
 

Answer:Recommended Small Business Server

Does your switch support 802.3ad (LACP, Aggregation, whatever else they call it). ? I assume thats your reasoning for multiple NIC?

Any of the vendors mentioned will have entry level hardware platforms for small business. If you're using Linux, use a viable distribution, that has paid support option available to you. There's nothing that hurts more than telling your boss your free OS is having issues and you have to read forums all day to track the error, when a few bucks upfront can buy you some backend support when you need it, now.

If you go 2K8R2 (and I personally suggest you do, especially if you're in a all Windows environment anyway). Load it with as much memory as reasonably possible. If you think 4GB is good, put 8GB in.

Regardless, no matter what option you choose, load it up with memory, and have a backup solution built into your $.

You can easily get those needs into a 3k machine.

Rack mount looks cool, but if you have the room for a tower setup, its going to generally be cheaper to have configured pound for pound, and it allows for more
expansion generally speaking.
 

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Hi!

I have recently acquired a Dell PowerEdge server from my employer and want to use it in my music studio. Its still runing Small Business Server at the mo, therefore I want to remove the OS, format both of the drives (which are mirrored btw) and install XP.

My questions are as follows:

1. Will the format require that I have to manually re-config the mirroring - I know there is no dedicated raid card in the machine, assumption is that its taken care of by the motherboard.....?

2. Can I go about the format as I would normally?

Would greatly appreciate any advice as I have gigs of audio which I could then backup onto tapes...plus I want this machine's spec, it kicks the proverbial out of my current one!
 

Answer:Removing Small Business Server for XP

If the mirror is created on the PERC then the mirror is maintained on the bios of the raid controller. So you won't have to re-create it.

You can format as part of the OS install. I assume you will use Windows 2003 server. If you're using Win 2k you will need to install the drivers for the raid card. Do this by hitting f6 frantically when you get the blue boot screen from booting from the windows disk.

If the raid controller is a PERC you can get drivers for them by looking up the service tag on Dell's site.

Does this help?
 

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I want to set up my laptop to access the office network (running Windows SBS 2003. The laptop runs on Windows XP Professional.I have administrator rights on the office network, and am already a user via my PC in the office. I thought I would simply be able to use my user logon for the laptop, but not so.How do I do it?

Answer:Small Business Server 2003

I can't help - so I'll just bump this posting to the top.

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Hi All,

I work for a small non profit in the chicagoland area; we have previously used a Dell Desktop with RAID 1 as a fileserver of sorts, but something seems to be wrong on the hardware level regarding the onboard raid (motherboard issues I think) and I am looking to replace it.

I've been looking at the Dell T110 II but Dell will only include a Raid controller if you order the hard drives from them, and they want to charge $916 for 2 2TB hard drives. Suffice it to say, that won't fly with our director.

Since we only really need a very reliable file server, should I:

1. Buy the server without onboard RAID and get a 3rd party RAID controller to use my own drives
2. Get a regular old desktop from the home store (or build one myself) and use the onboard RAID?
3. Try to convince my boss to pay up for the "factory engineered reliability" of Dell's HD's?
4. Another option?

Thanks!
Nick
 

Answer:Buying a small business server

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i didnt know where to put this...
maybe a server forum should be created...
(or maybe im being stupid and missed it)

anyway...

i have a power edge server running small business server.
im trying to get exchange working...

i installed SR-2 for SBS

the problem is that the IIS is causing errors so i need to
reinstall IIS...

i started to folow the procedure for reinstalling IIS
and now its asking for a cd...

they have sbs cds but not sr-2 only standard sbs
do i need to download a sbs service pack two edition
or will the standard cds work...

any advice appreciated...
 

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i have 3 computers and want to buy a server computer so the 3 computers can run the same program where all 3 share the same data form the program and when one computer saves something new in the data base of the program all 3 computers show the update.

what equipment do i need and how do i do it
 

Answer:need help building a small business server

The equipment is secondary to the capability of the application in question. You have to have a multi-user application for something like this to work. Why don't we start with the name of the application you're going to be using?
 

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A friend of mine is going to give me a copy of small business server 2003 and I have a question, can it be an active directory domain controller or did microsoft strip that feature out of small business server 2003?
 

Answer:Can small business server 2003 be a DC?

Small Business Berver HAS to be the Primary Domain Controller.
 

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Hi, i'm about to move to a small business which currently manages its existing 4 workstations using laptops connected to wifi.
When i start we will be bringing in another couple of pc's, and i was wondering whether it would be worth our while managing the computers via a mini server, and if so, what equipment would be recommended?
I'm coming from an organisation which has 100+ pc's, printers, etc on a network managed by 2 servers. i have a little bit of IT knowledge but have never managed one of these servers by myself.
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Answer:Should I Install a small business server

It's impossible to say.
There are so many variables that need looking at to see whether it's needed or not.
My instinct is saying, the complexity introduced will likely outweigh the benefits for six computers. But as I said, there's many more questions that need to be asked before any sort of decision could be made. Not least of which is, how sensitive is the data on the machines.
Personally, I don't like wifi for businesses, preferring the more secure cabled approach. Perhaps that's just my inherent mistrust of anything that can be intercepted by someone else. Passwords and phrases are the weakest link as it's been proven over and over again in exploits. The craving for ease of use often outweighs common sense when it comes to security.

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How to configure my Small Business Server to send me notifications via e-mail if any services or error occur. I will also need performance logs also. How do I configure this?
 

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First, I'd like to thank you all for your site!  Awesome reads!The skinny:Sm company running SBS 2003r2 with all updates4 nodes running xp sp3All have typical setups (running the ConnectComputer...etc.) I did the normal setup on the server as well (running the wizards)  I'm not certified, but probably certifiable.  I'm relatively new to SBS and servers in general.  Here's my problem:  The network and all computers working great.  Then, last Thursday, one user can log into the domain, but when she wants to get to the "companyweb" or other "server" sites, it is requesting she log in.  Once, she does, it's all fine.  But everytime she opens the "companyweb" it will request her to log in.  She can surf the www, but not the company site.  This had happened once before and because the user had let his password expire, and I reset password. It worked.  I checked to see if she is allowed to be in the website, she is.  This time, it's not working and I'm at my wits end. I'd appreciate any suggestions.  All the best,Brian

Answer:Small Business Server - Companyweb

Did you already read the basic information?http://www.microsoft.com/Windowsserver2003/Sbs/Default.mspxRecently Microsoft has went a number of security updates. User Log-In is one of the issues.

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I was using a dedicated computer as a server for my small business and recently purchaced a new server. I am having a problem turning that dedicated computer(old server), I cannot figure out how to....1. remove the partition in the harddrive , 2. after the partition is gone reformat the HD so that I can install windows 2k and use this as a workstation. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I'm running out of hair! Thanks in advance.

WJM
 

Answer:Trouble with MS Small business server 2k

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