Windows SBS

Increase SBS 2003 to 2008 or 2011 migration time period

To increase the time allowed from 21 days to any time that you want you need to disable the sbcrexe.exe process (or SBS Core Service). To achieve this follow the steps below: Download process explorer from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653 Run process explorer and suspend the sbcrexe.exe file. Note do not kill the process as it will just.

Exchange forms based authentication service not starting after reboot

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

The Migration wizard only supports migration from Windows Small Business Server

  If attempting to use the migration wizard in SBS 2008 or SBS 2011 from a domain with a standard windows server you will see the message   The migration wizard ONLY works from a SBS 2003, 2008 or 2011 server. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg490796.aspx Migration guide from SBS 2003 http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbusinessserver/thread/f3966043-8b4e-41e5-a32b-27761d98b0b5/ Collated document for migration from SBS 2003.

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

After searching and trying a number of packet sniffers to determine the source of heavy traffic usage, I found this the easiest to install and use by a long way. Its reporting is excellent and it makes it easy to see the source ip generating a lot of traffic. http://www.colasoft.com/capsa/capsa-free-edition.php

Help and Support Service not installed on Windows 2003 Server.

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