Category: Windows Small Business Server 2008

Junction – Free up disk space using Symbolic links

I came across a brilliant solution that will blow your mind away and save all you System Admins out there having similar issue. The solution that I am referring to is an application called Junction. Directory symbolic links are known as NTFS junctions in Windows. Many of you must be aware that Microsoft introduced a […]

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File Screening via de commandline

Filescreening is a method used to control what files can be placed in a directory. You might want to prevent storage of MP3 files or executables. I wil use an example to explain how to create filescreen rules by using the commandline. Example I have created the folder E:\Users to store the users’ homeshares, but […]

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Unable to RDP into server

If you are unable to remote desktop into a server using the computer name, but you are able to remote into the server using the IP address and you get the error message below.             Make sure the date/time is in sync between your DNS server and the host server […]

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Windows Server 2008: Install Desktop Experience to Utilize Vista Theme

If you are tired of using the Windows Classic theme on your Server 2008, you can install Desktop Experience so that you can enjoy the eye candy goodness of the Vista theme. Desktop Experience will also install Windows Media Player, Windows Sidebar and photo gallery. Follow these steps to install Desktop Experience and liven up […]

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How to Perform a Bare Metal Restore on Small Business Server 2008

Today’s post will cover the basics of performing a bare metal restore on Small Business Server 2008. As you will see, a bare metal restore allows you to recover your Operating System, installed applications and data without first having to install an OS or backup software. The Small Business Server Backup Wizard will create backups […]

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SBS 2008: Introduction to Remote Web Workplace

Just as it was in SBS 2003, Remote Web Workplace (RWW) is an integral component in the SBS feature set for 2008. Its purpose is to provide a secure centralized web portal for employees and administrators to access network resources. Users can perform the following actions when logged in: Check their E-mail. Access the Internal […]

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Installing SBS 2008 and Connecting to the Internet

SBS 2008 installation The installation process is split into two sections: Installation of the operating system and other files to the disk Installation of everything that makes it SBS 2008 You cannot separate the two or stop the second half from happening; although, you will be required to provide input to the server at each […]

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