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  • in reply to: sbs exchange 2007 and spam? #354327

    Re: sbs exchange 2007 and spam?

    Hi there.

    The Exchange 2007 has a pretty strong spam filter if you manage it properly- it is also very modular so you can be very specific in your spam policies. I have found some of the scan to email MFC don’t like it because of certain policies but it is good to have because you can either bounce the mail or send it to your junk mailto avoid losing the mail that might not be spam.

    If you going to install the AVG it check with the guys from AVG but I would think it is ok on your SBS box as it scans port 25.

    in reply to: Eventid 10009 DCOM errors!!! #354326

    Re: Eventid 10009 DCOM errors!!!

    No printers shared. I did find the PC’s in the error were windows Xp and did not have the Group Policy for the Firewall enabled. I am checking today to see if the problem is still happening

    in reply to: Eventid 10009 DCOM errors!!! #354325

    Re: Eventid 10009 DCOM errors!!!

    I am getting the same. Any ideas?

    in reply to: Branch Offices #354324

    Re: Branch Offices

    How are the sites . What do the tracert’s look like going to server from workstations and vice versa. I had similar issues recently and found by publishing dns on my site to site routers helped.

    in reply to: SBS 2003 disk with bad sectors #354323

    Re: SBS 2003 disk with bad sectors

    I have to add to this as in normal circumstances a ghost solution is more of a DR solution and not a backup solution. Tape Backups can have a longer append life so you can go to a file that was deleted 3 weeks ago and still recover it relatively easily if you have the right tape.I would recommend using a backup solution to tape over and above your imagine solution. Also keeping in mind this is probably a good time to try get them to upgrade to sbs2008 with a new server and backup solution. Keeping in mind a RAID 5/ Mirror.

    in reply to: SBS 2008 disk drive configuration #354322

    Re: SBS 2008 disk drive configuration

    In my experience in SBS environments I think you going on the over kill side. You will not see a performance difference on the end user side wether you use a RAID 10 or RAID 5. If you were going to Fire up SQL I would say yes look at Multiple RAID Volumes but in the SBS 2008 config that is on another server all together. So in Short Mirror for OS, RAID 5 for Data drive – If you have Dell Mission Critical support Hot swop is Nice to have but neccessary. I have yet to see a hot swop spare come in to play. (10 years of SBS experience talking)Usually if more than one drive fails on a server chances are it will happen before the Hotswop can rebuild.

    In closing – My logic is based on SME Budget. Get a good server with good practical and tested solutions that will not break the bank for what in reality is just a mail server and a file server.

    in reply to: WSUS Database #354321

    Re: WSUS Database

    hongman;207867 wrote:
    I hear what you are saying, I really do – and that is what I’ll do for the time being. But just a quick google search shows that “All Products” is what should be selected as default and it should NOT download everything…

    See

    http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2009/08/27/repairing-wsus-3-on-sbs-2008.aspx

    http://uksbsguy.com/blogs/doverton/archive/2009/07/22/how-to-get-sbs-2008-to-quot-fix-quot-managing-wsus-after-you-have-manually-upset-it.aspx

    etc

    I don’t mean to be rude here but if all products is selected that means all updates will be downloaded. You have to remember that the WSUS even though it is installed in an SBS environment it will still download only what you request. Besides the links provide MS best practice.

    in reply to: SBS 2000 to 2008 Migration. #354320

    Re: SBS 2000 to 2008 Migration.

    From my experience I think you have to have the SBS 2003 to a native 2003 DC before you can migrate.

    That would mean andy 2000 DC would fall out of the requirements for a Dommain prep to 2008 :confused:

    I would at looking at swinging to a 2003 solution first then migrate to a 2008 SBS.

    in reply to: Change IP of SBS2008 Server #354319

    Re: Change IP of SBS2008 Server

    Scuba.Steve.za;208859 wrote:
    The main difference between SBS 2003 and SBS 2008 – in infrastructure , is that the firewall is not on the SBS 2008. So if your gateway has same internal IP address you don’t have to touch the SBS configuration.

    Also need to add – If you are changing your ISP you might need to run the CIW to configure the new DNS from the ISP

    in reply to: Change IP of SBS2008 Server #354318

    Re: Change IP of SBS2008 Server

    The main difference between SBS 2003 and SBS 2008 – in infrastructure , is that the firewall is not on the SBS 2008. So if your gateway has same internal IP address you don’t have to touch the SBS configuration.

    in reply to: Sbs Get around port block and Stupid Isp #354317

    Re: Sbs Get around port block and Stupid Isp

    I thought here in the Republic of FIFA (read South Africa) we were restricted. Here they just limit the bandwidth. (what little we have) But port forwarding for mail and web traffic all happens relatively easily.

    in reply to: Sbs Get around port block and Stupid Isp #354316

    Re: Sbs Get around port block and Stupid Isp

    Hi Andy.

    If your ISP won’t port forward then there is something wrong. But usually it falls on your firewall for the port forwarding. I have never had a problem with ISP’s stopping any ports need for SBS publishing.

    in reply to: Branch Office Auth. no DC onsite. #354315

    Re: Branch Office Auth. no DC onsite.

    bdaughtry;205065 wrote:
    Ok I tried it and was able to log in but it didn’t map the drives that I have pushed in the GPO. I can manually map a drive no problem. I can’t browse the server or see the other workstations in my network places. I can only see pc’s that are local.

    can you ping from your workstationwith FQDN or IP?

    in reply to: Server 2003 R2 as 2nd DC to SBS 2008 #354314

    Re: Server 2003 R2 as 2nd DC to SBS 2008

    Hi Carbon

    Yeah looks like you are in luck. Just remember with the SBS environment the SBS server needs to hold the FSMO roles.

    in reply to: base filtering engine not starting #354313

    Re: base filtering engine not starting

    If anyone stumbles across the same error – your Registry is POKED! system state restore is best method. Other than that it is a registery rebuild which took me 2 days

    in reply to: the truth about a 2nd dns server… #354312

    Re: the truth about a 2nd dns server…

    carboncow;201845 wrote:
    I’m in the testing mode of a SBS 2008 install. We will be hoping to buy a Standard addition due to no need for SQL. I noted due to the long reboot requirements of SBS we cannot have lack of internet access nor the inability to login to other domain resources, so a 2nd onsite DNS (as our currently network is) would be required.

    There seems to be some conflicting opinions about if SBS Standard can have a 2nd DNS server.

    I am not interested in opinions of the needs of the 2nd DNS since many think this need is only for remote offices via VPN. We have been running two DNS with Win 2000 and 20003 R2 server for years and the need has been proven again and again.

    I’ve read on with SBS 2008 Premium and a 2nd server running Server 2008 and another said it was just fine and the 2nd server could be Server 2003 R2.

    What is the opinion on this forum?

    As long as all the FSMO roles stay on the SBS box you can put as many other DC’s you want on the network as long as you stay with in the licence parameters of the SBS environment. It can be a 2003 machine but if you do get SBS 2008 prem why would you want to run your 2nd server on a 2003 Platform, you will be getting a full Windows 2008 Licence?

    in reply to: Backup Exec Woes #354311

    Re: Backup Exec Woes

    Hi Hongman.

    Have you installed sp3 for BE21.5?That cleared a lot of problems on my installations.

    in reply to: IIS error on CIW #354310

    Re: IIS error on CIW

    I finally got it working. I exported the companyweb from another SBS 2003 box and edited the registery to pick it up after importing the configuration.

    in reply to: VM on pause #354309

    Re: VM on pause

    jonab;201442 wrote:
    Good question. C: partition has plenty of disk space but that got me thinking. Under Hyper-V settingsVirtual Machines, I have the setting pointed to the LUN that ran out of disk space. Could it be the reason all the vm were paused even though all VM are on separate LUN but the LUN that the setting is pointed to ran out of disk space?

    Which setting you referring to?

    in reply to: Hyper-V Host Lost Power #354308

    Re: Hyper-V Host Lost Power

    I agree with sorinso. I have a couple Hyper V servers running. The one Host server kept blue screening and restarting. The Virtual server treated as if it was an unexpected shutdaown.

    in reply to: VM on pause #354307

    Re: VM on pause

    Is is possible your HyperV server C: partition is running low on space?

    in reply to: Backing up Hyper-v for DR solution #354306

    Re: Backing up Hyper-v for DR solution

    Hi Guys.

    Thanks for the repsonses

    – I meant the snapshots were incremental backups every hour. Sorry.

    As for copying the VHD file across once VSS is installed I have heard that this would cause a brief pause in the Hyper V machine.

    Yes we will be backing up the data via LTO4 and Backup exec 2010 / 12.5 Depends what is current when we install.

    in reply to: New SBS 2008 Install #354305

    Re: New SBS 2008 Install

    Hi J.

    the installation is much the same as the default SBS 2008 Install. Except you will need a Dynamic Host on your router. You also need to make sure you have port forwarding on your routerand firewall.

    As for the Dynamic DNS you can look into DynDns.org. Then once you finished with your installation of the server you make remote.yourdomain.com a C:name that will point to the DynDNs.

    in reply to: Outlook prompt for password everytime i open outlook #354304

    Re: Outlook prompt for password everytime i open outlook

    A resolution that has been working quite a bit is to do the following. In IIS Manager navigate to the website that contains your Exchange Virtual Directories (In Exchange 2007 this is Default website, in SBS2008 this is SBS Web Applications)

    In turn highlight the following Virtual Directories:

    AutoDiscover
    RPC
    EWS
    OAB

    Once highlighted select Authentication, right click on Windows Authentication and select Advanced Settings and put a check in the enable kernel-mode authentication.

    Do this for each directory.

    This seems to resolve the problem, although not entirely sure why.

    I found this on another question a while back and can’t find the link to add. SO this is not my work but I know it works as I had the same problem and was resolved.

    Re: Reinstall Windows Server 2003 OS on server running DC & Exchange

    I would look at a swing scenario.

    Setup a temp server. It can can be a High level pc (As long as you have good backups)

    Install server 2k3 on the pc. Swing roles and install exchange and move mail boxes and connectors.

    Backup again, uninstall Exchange on old box. Dcpromo out. AD edit to confirm old server is out of network.

    Reinstall 2k3 , make DC and Exchange. Swing back. I think there will be a lot less headaches going that way round then inline upgrade.

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