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How to generate a kernel or complete memory dump file in Windows Server 2008

I came across this new article today from Microsoft, and it is very imformative.

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=969028

How to enable relaying for local machines or devices on SBS 2008

I often have to configure SBS 2008 (Exchange 2007) to allow mail to relay from devices like APC UPS’s, network switches, copiers and other devices or programs on the local SBS SMTP server. This is not always suggested as if you get a virus on the network or bot, it can start sending all kinds [...]

Best Practices for SBS 2008 running on Hyper-V

I was doing some research for a client today who wanted to run SBS 2008 in a Hyper-V environment along with other servers running in VM’s. I came across a great article on this that I think will really help for future deployments: http://technet.microsoft.com:80/en-us/library/dd239199.aspx

552 5.3.4 Message size exceeds fixed maximum message size

Have you run into this error on a Exchange 2007 server, or a SBS 2008 box? While working on a clients network this week, I ran into it. After doing some research, a simple modification needs to be made. Open up a Powershell and use the command Set-ReceieveConnector –identity “Default [servername]” –maxmessagesize 20MB

This will increase [...]

SBS 2008 RWW and Terminal server Gateway services

I was reading through the Cougar beta newsgroups and came across this setup for putting Icons into RWW for terminal services applications.

Internally we have http://cougar-ts/ts and the Calc and WordPad fire upwith no issues. I have another app installed but it looks as though itwill need some customizing to get running. How do I post [...]

interesting website I came across from another SBSer

I was reading some postings today and came across this person’s website. it is quite interesting about SBS 2008 and especially on SharePoint. Here is the link http://costas.cpstechgroup.com

Error you get on SBS 2008 when trying to make a new GPO

While working with SBS 2008, I encountered this error while trying to create a new GPO:

“The data present in the reparse buffer point is invalid”

And then it just drops you back to the GPO editor, not letting you create the new GPO. after doing some research, I found this issue is being caused by the [...]

Fix My Network wizard (FNCW) Fails to Fix the Exchange SMTP Connectors in SBS 2008

Fix My Network wizard (FNCW) Fails to Fix the Exchange SMTP Connectors in SBS 2008=================================================================================This post discusses an issue we have found with the FNCW and Exchange 2007. The symptom is that you receive the following error when running the Internet Address Management Wizard:

“The wizard cannot configure Exchange e-mail for your domain. To correct this [...]

System State Backup in SBS 2008

[Today's post comes to us courtesy of John Bay]

The normal backup that SBS 2008 creates contains all the necessary information to restore the entire server. The normal SBS backup includes the system state data. You may wish to create a system state backup of the machine before you make critical changes to the machine or [...]