Windows Essential Business Server Team Blog

EBS Management Server setup fails to complete

[Today's post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support and Chris...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 01/28/2011

Reminder that December is the last month to order the Windows Essential Business Server Migration Kit

Earlier this year we announced that we would discontinue future development of Windows Essential...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 12/01/2010

Are your client machines getting errors such as “Network Path Not Found” or “The Specified Network Name Is No Longer Available” when connecting to a Windows 2008 Server share?

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Robert Paige from the Windows Server Partner Ecosystem Team]...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 09/24/2010

Exchange Certificate Expiration in EBS 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan and Justin Crosby] ** This post has been...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 08/17/2010

Backup/Restore Methods for Essential Business Server 2008 in a Virtual Machine Environment

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] There is a common misunderstanding as to...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 07/09/2010

How to Maintain and Reduce the Amount of Data Stored in the Systems Center Essentials Databases

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Ed Walters] System Center Essentials 2007 (SCE) is a unified...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 05/03/2010

Our Technical Findings While Developing EBS v2

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Alireza Farhangi] During the development of EBS v2, we tackled...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 04/07/2010

Four years ago, we committed to building an infrastructure solution for the mid-market. Windows...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 03/05/2010

We need your help to plan and communicate useful information

The EBS team is conducting a survey to learn how to better provide information to our partners and...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 03/02/2010

How to recover EBS 2008 Messaging server objects after an accidental Active Directory server object deletion

Problem Scenario: From Customer Support feedback, we have learned that some customers facing a...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 01/27/2010

Replacing Network Adapter on Security Server may cause inbound/outbound email queuing up on Edge Transport Server

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Ping Xu] Symptoms: Replacing a network adapter on the...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 12/18/2009

Follow the Essential Business Server blog on Twitter

Special thanks to Susan Bradley for creating a new feed on Twitter for the blog.  You can now...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 12/18/2009

2 New Important Updates for Windows Server 2008 R2 Domains

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill]   Updated 3/4/2010 to recommend a reboot....

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 12/09/2009

How to install FSE SP2 on EBS

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 11/20/2009

Best Group Policy Manager in the 2009 Redmond Reader’s Choice Awards for Windows Essential Business Server!

In the Redmond Reader’s Choice Awards newly expanded 2009 survey, Windows Essential Business Server...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 11/12/2009

Installing Security Server behind existing firewall in Windows Essential Business Server

While Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (Windows EBS) Security Server can be installed as the...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 11/11/2009

Using the Check Out Feature with WSS Behind TMG

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] When trying to use the Check Out (or Check In)...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 11/10/2009

Gatherer Event 2436 Logged Every 5 Minutes on EBS Management Server

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] On EBS Management Servers with the Windows...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 11/09/2009

Site to site VPN and Windows Essential Business Server

[Today's post comes to us courtesy of Alok Goyal] My name is Alok Goyal and I am a part of the...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 11/05/2009

OWA Address Book "Could not connect to a directory server” errors on EBS

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] When trying to browse through the OWA Address...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 11/05/2009

How to Enable Exchange 2007 Autodiscover in EBS 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] [Updated Content on 7/8/2010] The Autodiscover...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 11/04/2009

EBS, SCE, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 (SCE 2007)...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 10/30/2009

Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Preparation Wizard/IT Environment Health Scanner fail with DNS WMI Provider error

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Vikramjit Singh, Stephen Li, and Mark Stanfill] Updated...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 10/29/2009

How to run the IT Environment Health Scanner in an EBS Environment

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] By default, TMG disallows WMI traffic as part...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 10/28/2009

Understanding Essential Business Server Client Licensing

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] We get a fair number of queries about CAL...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 10/12/2009

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB951847) Fails to install on Windows Essential Business Servers

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill and Chris Puckett] Updated 12/11/2009 – Added...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 10/12/2009

Top 3 Ways to Get More Out of Exchange with Windows Essential Business Server 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of David Fabritius] Midsize businesses interested in upgrading to...

Author: Ariom Date: 10/06/2009

Upgrading Your Servers? Consider Essential Business Server 2008.

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Becky Lymberis] For many midsize businesses, a day in the IT...

Author: Ariom Date: 09/28/2009

IT Health Scanner Fails on Data Collection

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] During the data collection phase of the IT...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 09/24/2009

New feature : Adjust the level of protection provided by Security Server in Windows Essential Business Server 2008

Security is of paramount importance in organization any size; it is no surprise that strong security...

Author: Kevin Beares - MSFT Date: 09/10/2009

How to Install Exchange 2007 Service Pack 2 on Windows Essential Business Server 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Stephen Li] Recently Microsoft Exchange 2007 released Service...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 08/25/2009

Error “The CAL product key entered is not valid for this operating system” when you try to install licenses on the EBS Management Server

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Vikramjit Singh and Mark Stanfill] You may receive the...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 08/04/2009

IT Network Health Scanner Demo powered by EBS

As you may have picked up earlier this month we announced a tool that can help you support your IT...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 07/23/2009

Update installation wizard dialog might be hidden by Windows EBS installation wizard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Stephen Li] Sometimes, you will see that Windows EBS...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 07/21/2009

Running Unified Messaging on Windows Essential Business Server 2008

Hi, my name is Scott Thompson – I'm a Program Manager on the Windows Essential Business Server team...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 07/14/2009

We’re heading to Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans

It’s summer, so it’s time for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).  During this...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 07/08/2009

Microsoft IT Health Scanner Released!

Microsoft Essential Business Server team is excited to announce the release of Microsoft IT...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 06/29/2009

How We Solved Problems With Exchange Running on a Domain Controller in EBS

There have been quite a few discussions, blogs, and articles on some of the challenges with...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 06/25/2009

The Big Easy

There is an incentives program in the US and Canada called “The Big Easy”. The great news is that...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 06/24/2009

Hi, I’m John Endter, president of E Squared C LLC, a Microsoft Gold Certified partner and Small...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 06/23/2009

What is the state of IT? Find out tomorrow with Microsoft’s CVP, Bob Kelly

Please join us tomorrow, June 23rd from 10:30am - 11:00am (PDT) for a teleconference with Bob Kelly,...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 06/22/2009

Exchange Server 2007 Email Security and Malware Protection in EBS 2008

Hi, my name is Ozan Eren Bilgen and I am a software developer on the Windows Essential Business...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 06/18/2009

Server & Tools Business Exec discusses state of IT, answers your questions on June 23

Are you interested in hearing about how other IT pros are reacting to economic conditions and where...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 06/18/2009

Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (EBS) – Stages of Deployment and Deployment Timeline

The EBS product is unique in that it is intended to provide a complete Windows based IT...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 06/06/2009

EBS Admin Console Crashes with System.Xml.XmlException: '', hexadecimal value 0x01, is an invalid character.

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Mark Stanfill] Symptoms The EBS...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 05/29/2009

Update Rollup 1 for EBS 2008 and Updated Preparation and Planning Wizards are Released

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Stephen Li] Windows Essential Business Server 2008 &...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 05/27/2009

Thank you, MVPs for a great week for EBS at TechEd 2009

The EBS team wants to extend a HUGE thank you to our MVPs that provided their presence, support and...

Author: chuckarc Date: 05/20/2009

EBS Console and SCE Management Console Crash Due to Application Pool Settings

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] The EBS Administration Console may crash if the...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 05/15/2009

EBS TechEd Online Tech Talk - New Windows Infrastructure Solution for Midsized Companies

A new TechEd tech talk interview, a 10 minute product overview on Windows Essential Business Server...

Author: chuckarc Date: 05/15/2009

Essential Business Server Hotfix KB 957755 Now Available

[Today's post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] EBS Hotfix KB 957755 is now available and being...

Author: s.sullivan1 Date: 05/14/2009

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