Microsoft Windows Small Business Server

Installation, Administration, Configuration and Troubleshooting Information in this document, including URL and other Internet Web site references, is subject to change without notice. Unless otherwise noted, the example companies, organizations, products, domain names, e-mail addresses, logos, people, places, and events depicted herein are fictitious, and no association with any real company, organization, product, domain name, e-mail address, logo, person, place or event is intended or should...

Customizing the Message Text for Alerts

For Windows SharePoint Services, you can customize the contents of the alert notification messages. Keep in mind that while you can alter the contents of the message, there is still no mechanism for identifying and extracting exact text changes within a document or list item. You can, however, customize the text in the message and re-order, add, and remove fields from the message. The message text for immediate, daily, and weekly alerts is based on content in a series of XML templates on the...

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SBS 2003 POP3 Prerequisite POP3 Additional Change POP3 connection port 181 Download messages in sessions of 100 messages 181 Common Troubleshooting SBS 2003 Client Prerequisite SBS Client Setup Supported Operating Systems 190 SBS Client Setup - Server Side Client Operating System Service Packs 194 Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 195 Set Up Computer Set Up Computer Wizard Files and Parameters 198 Welcome to the Set Up Computer Wizard 200 Client Computers and Organizational Units 200 Mobile...

About Site Templates

Site administrators and Web Designers can customize a site and save the customized site as a site template, so that other users in the site collection can create similar sites later. When users create new sub-sites, they can choose from the combined list of front-end templates on the server and the site templates available for their site collection. Administrators of a site collection can also import a site template created by another user or software vendor and add the new template to the...

Setup Components and Walkthrough

This section describes the components and tasks involved with the setup process. The Networking Identification component is responsible for setting the computer name (if necessary). SBS restricts the computer name to standard characters, so if the computer has a non-standard computer name and is not a domain controller, the user will be required to change the computer name on the Internal Domain Information Screen. The Networking Configuration Component is responsible for configuring the local...

Analyzing Usage Information

If you want to know what kind of impact your web site has, you need to track how many users visit your site, the type and number of hits your site receives, and other site-usage information. Windows SharePoint Services includes features that analyze the usage of your site. Summary and detailed usage reports supply information such as Browser and operating system information. Referring domains and URLs. In addition to site usage statistics, you can also keep track of how much storage space your...

Recovering a Folder

To recover a folder, use the following procedure 1. Position the cursor so that it is over a blank space in the folder that will be recovered. If the cursor hovers over a file, that file will be selected. 2. Right-click the mouse and select Properties from the bottom of the menu, and then click the Previous Versions tab. 3. Select either Copy or Restore. 4. Selecting Restore enables the user to recover everything in that folder as well as all subfolders. Selecting Restore will not delete any...

Storage Allocation for Deleted Files and Email

Select Keep deleted e-mail messages for to enable the Exchange deleted item retention on Mailbox Store. Deleted items such as e-mail remain on the server for a configurable length of time before they are permanently removed. You can type a number from 1 to 24855. You can review or manually modify the settings directly from the properties of Mailbox Store in Exchange System Manager. Notice that this option does not change the deletion settings on Public Folder. Select Reserve disk space for...

Usage Data Collection

The usage data collection is triggered by a Task Scheduler task called Collect Usage Data -usage). It's scheduled to run daily at 4 30 A.M., and it gathers Internet, e-mail, OWA, remote access and fax statistics, and then places that data into the database. The first time the data collection is run, it gathers data from the last 24 hours. This time frame was selected in order to reduce the negative impact on the server the first night the collection is run. Each time the task is run, a...

On the Manage Quotas and Locks page click Manage Quota Templates

On the Manage Quota Templates page, in the Template Name area, click Create a new quota template. 5. In the Template to start from box, you will only have new blank template . As you create new templates, they are added to the list so you have a starting point to base your new template on. 6. In the New template name box, enter the name to use for your new quota template. 7. Select the Limit storage to a maximum of _MB check box, and then enter the maximum amount 8. In the Storage Limit Values...

Small Business Server Installation and Configuration

Windows Small Business Server 2003 is optimized for the needs of small businesses. As such, Setup implements best practices for installing the operating system and server applications. Windows Small Business Server 2003 also provides tools for automatically configuring Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional client computers based on best practices for your small business network. Additionally, since Windows Small Business Server 2003 is optimized for the needs...

Pre Installation Check

Before the installation of client applications occurs, there are some checks that are necessary to insure that AppLauncher enters a safe system environment. For the following checks, there is no UI shown, and any failure causes AppLauncher to exit quietly. 1. The client OS must be Windows 2000 Pro or higher. Otherwise, AppLauncher exits quietly. 2. If the client is a domain controller, AppLauncher will exit quietly. 3. If the client is the SBS server, and the logged on user belongs to the...

Backup

This section indicates the results from the last run of SBS Backup. The information in this section is based on events 1000 and 1001 from the Application Event log. The following table describes the values that can appear in this section. It also describes the text that appears in the Summary section of the report regarding backup. When the report is generated, it checks the monitoring database to determine if any of these events occurred in the last 24 hours. If multiple events are found, the...

For the Default Web Site

Disable socket pooling by setting MD_DISABLE_SOCKET_POOLING at the W3SVC level. 2. Modify the IIS metabase to only listen on the IP address of the internal network adapter, and include support for the localhost alias by adding the 127.0.0.1 IP. 3. Configure IIS to allow a maximum of 500 concurrent connections. For the SharePoint Web Site 1. Disable socket pooling by setting MD_DISABLE_SOCKET_POOLING at the W3SVC level. 2. Modify the IIS metabase to only listen on the IP address of the...

Folder Redirection in General

You can use Folder Redirection to redirect certain special folders to network locations. Special folders are those folders, such as Applications Data, Desktop, My Documents, My Pictures, and Start Menu, which are located under Documents and Settings. Folder Redirection is located under User Configuration in the console tree of Group Policy Object Editor. There are several basic options for Folder Redirection. For each basic option, there is an advanced version of that option. The advanced...

Configuration Virtual Server Settings Specifying Virtual Server Settings

Virtual Server settings can be specified to override the global settings made earlier. In some cases, these settings can only be specified at a Virtual Server level. To access the settings for a Virtual Server, follow the steps below 1. Click Start, select All Programs, select Administrative Tools, and then click SharePoint Central Administration. 2. Under the Virtual Server Configuration section, click Configure virtual server settings. 3. On the Virtual Server List page, select a Virtual...

Client Application Setup

Client Operating System Service Packs Client Operating System Service Packs are always installed if Client Deployment is selected during SBS setup. The service packs include Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, and Windows XP Service Pack 1. Users Read amp Execute, List Folder Contents Setup does not install IE 6.0 on the server. It only copies IE installation files to the server, so that a client computer can access these files and install IE. Users Read amp Execute, List Folder Contents An...

Designing a Shadow Copy Strategy

Enabling shadow copies can reduce the administrative burden of restoring previously backed up files for users who accidentally delete or overwrite important files. The shadow copy feature works for both open and closed files, so shadow copies can be taken even when files are in use. The SBS Backup Configuration Wizard provides the option to enable the Shadow Copy. Although the wizard itself does not provide any granular control over the Shadow Copy settings, it does not prevent you from fine...

Add User Wizard

The Add User wizard is the second most complex wizard on SBS 2003, the first being the Internet Connection Wizard. Add User Wizard provides the following Creates user account. Allow multiple users to be created. Enables Exchange e-mail services for the user. Exchange mailboxes are created if e-mail alias is specified. Sends an introductory e-mail to the user. The e-mail content is located in Assigns the user to Exchange distribution lists. Grants access to network resources such as shared...

Dialup Modem Selection

If the user chose the option to configure a dial-up connection, then the wizard will have a screen which has the user select the modem that should be enabled for remote access. This can be seen in the following picture. To enable dial-in access, you must select the modem device that your remote client computers will use for the dial-in connection. It is recommended that you use a different modem for remote access than the one for Shared Fax Service, as it can result in conflicts between the two...

Disable or Modify Additional Functions

If the user decides to disable or modify one of the monitoring features, the wizard will perform the additional operations listed in the table below. Receive a daily performance report in e-mail Delete the Small Business Server - Server Status Report - Server Performance Report task in Task Scheduler. Delete the configuration of the performance reports in the database. View the usage report in Server Management Delete the Collect Usage Data and Small Business Server - Server Status Report -...

How to configure HTML Transformations

Install Office 2003 on the machine you want to use as the HTML Transformation server using the HTMLOffice.mst transform. 2. Install the HTML Transformation Server by running the HTMLTrans.msi file 3. Configure Windows SharePoint Services a. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click SharePoint Central Administration. b. Under Server Configuration, click Configure HTML Viewer. c. Select the Turn on HTML Viewer check box. d. In the Path to HTML Viewer Server box, type the full...

Managing Content Databases

Windows SharePoint Services uses a database to store and manage site content. Just as each virtual server can host multiple top-level Web sites, each virtual server can rely on multiple content databases to store site content. If you are running Windows SharePoint Services on a single server, hosting just a few sites, you can probably use the same content database for all your sites. If you want to add capacity in a Web farm, you will most likely need several content databases to store site...

Disaster Recovery

Restore Companyweb after you delete some of the SharePoint data 1. Stop MSSQL SharePoint service. 2. Using Windows Backup Utility to restore the configuration and content databases back to the original location at C Program Files Microsoft SQL Server MSSQL SharePoint Data. The database files include STS_Config.mdb, STS_Config_log.mdf, STS_Servername_1.mdf, and STS_Servername_1_log.ldf. 3. Start MSSQL SharePoint service. Restore Companyweb after you remove Intranet and MSDE 1. Use SBS integrated...

Security and Self Service Site Creation

SSC allows users to create and administer their own top-level Web sites automatically. This capability can obviously affect the security for your web server running Windows SharePoint Services. By default, SSC is disabled you must turn on the feature to use it. You enable SSC for a single virtual server at a time. If you want to use it on all virtual servers, you must enable it for every virtual server individually. The pages used to control SSC follow the same security rules as the other web...

Remote Connection Activity by User

List of all users that connect at least once in the time period specified. Total number of connections during the specified time period. Average duration of connections made during the specified time period. Average number of connections per day. Day is defined as the time period specified 24 hours, business hours or non-business hours

Modem or Terminal Adapter

In the dial-up scenario, the wizard will give the user the option to select an existing dial-up connection or create a new one. If the user decides to create a new dial-up connection, the component will launch the Network Connection Wizard to create a new dial-up connection. Inside this wizard, the user will define the phone number to be dialed and the name of the connection. After this concludes, the connection will be created and selected within the wizard page. The default name for the...

Single Network Adapter Scenario

Some small business customers prefer to use a hardware router device for their Internet connection and possibly for their firewall. For these customers, SBS does not need to be set up as a gateway device, and can exist as another computer on the local area network. In this case, SBS will only require a single network card. This section will describe the core differences of an SBS server that only requires the use of a single network adapter. Customers that do have a hardware router will need to...

Server Usage Report

In previous versions of Small Business Server, performance data were gathered and displayed in the console for the server administrator to view. Small Business Server 2003 has reintroduced this concept, made the data more meaningful to business owners, and expanded it to include information that will be useful to VAPs as well. The reports include statistics on Internet, e-mail, fax, and remote connectivity. This information can help VAPs identify potential problem areas, such as Internet...

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Granting exclusive rights to special folders The Settings tab in each folder's properties dialog box contains a check box labeled Grant the user exclusive rights to My Documents. If you select this check box, the user and the local system have full control over the folder, and no one else, not even the administrator, has any rights to it. If you clear this check box, no changes are made to the permissions on the folder. Whatever permissions are in effect by default remain in effect. Policy...

Create Scheduled Tasks

This task starts the backup for the SBS according to the schedule configured by using the Backup Configuration Wizard. Defined by the Backup Configuration Wizard. Default is every weekday at 11 00 P.M. Stop the task if it runs for 12 hour s 0 minute s Stop the task if it runs for 12 hour s 0 minute s ShadowCopyVolume GUID of the Volume Only if Shadow Copy is enabled by the Wizard This scheduled task captures deleted or modified files on the server and retains them such that they can be restored...

About Web Discussions

Users can participate in discussions about documents created in Windows SharePoint Services-compatible word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation programs, such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint, as well as any HTML or Rich Text Format RTF file. The threaded discussions are maintained in the content database for the site. A user must be in a Site Group that has the View Items right in order to view Web discussions, the Add Items permission to contribute to Web...

Firewall Configuration Component

The firewall configuration component will configure ISA if installed to provide network security and packet filtering. Otherwise, it will configure the Basic Firewall service provided through RRAS. To determine which the component will configure, the component will check to see if the ISA Server Control Service is installed and running. If the service is installed and the Startup type is not set to Disabled, then the component will configure ISA. If the service is installed but disabled, the...

Routing Rules

There may be specific types of messages delivered to a global mailbox that should be routed to a particular user. The identifying characteristics of these types of messages is usually a unique name or label for the To or Cc line of the e-mail. A mailing list is an e-mail distribution list that may have hidden the recipients of the message, which is typically accomplished through the use of blind carbon copy. When the mail is delivered to the POP3 mailbox, the recipient information is stripped...

Connection Manager Deployment

Along with configuring the RRAS service for remote access, the wizard will also create a Connection Manager Configuration file to be deployed to clients. The configuration file is actually a deployable .exe package that when run, installs the Connection Manager with the appropriate settings on the client. To accomplish this, the wizard will need to modify several configuration files, and then run the iexpress.exe package builder to create the .exe to be deployed to clients. For each potential...

Query Nodes

The Query Nodes are simple horizontal task pads created with MMC in author mode there's nothing particularly special about them from an MMC perspective. They are not snap-ins. Each query node has an associated task pad. On each task pad are a number of hyperlinks. Some hyperlinks are associated with particular wizards others are simply links to other console locations or links to online resources. Each query node also has commands on its context menu that are specific to the node. These menu...

Regdword

This has to be set because of changes introduced to the upgrade from IIS 5 to IIS 6 where the recommendation is to disable the HTTP service. This service must be running for SharePoint. Setting this regkey resolves the issue in an unattended manner and avoids exposing this UI. The proper licensing checks will be performed and changes made if necessary. Unattended Upgrade The Windows Server 2003 component is responsible for initiating the unattended upgrade of Windows 2000 Server to Windows...

Set Up Client Applications Wizard Extensibility Wizard

When an SBS client is setup and configured, part of that configuration process includes installing useful applications on the client computers such as Internet Explorer, Outlook and Service Packs. The Set Up Client Applications Wizard also known as the Extensibility Wizard allows an administrator to introduce applications in addition to the default applications provided by Windows Small Business Server to the SBS environment and deploy them through the tools provided in SBS. The wizard...

Information Center

Links to Documentation, General Information, Security Information, Self-Support Information, and Communities and News Groups Add files to your company's internal Web site. sbsprogramdir Client Experience ifw ifw.exe Add a link to your company's internal Web site. Change the name and description of the home page. Change the appearance of the home page. Configure your company's internal Web site to send e-mail notifications to alert users when content is added or changed. hh.exe Add or modify...

Modify home page layout for all users

If you want to modify the display for all users, you must first change to the Shared View. 1. From the Modify My Page dropdown, select Shared View. The link at the top will now say Modify Shared Page. 2. At this point, you can select Add Web Parts from the Modify Shared Page dropdown and add web parts for everyone to see, or you can use the dropdown menus on each web part and modify the specific settings for the web part. Change the default view for a web part When you are in the Shared View,...

Shadow Copies of Shared Folders

Studies have shown that human error, primarily accidental file deletion or modification, causes over one-third of all data loss. For the average business, whether a small, medium, or enterprise organization, the impact of lost data is at the least an inconvenience and at the worst a critical blow that can jeopardize daily operations. Small Business Server 2003 includes Shadow Copies of Shared Folders, a feature from Windows 2003 Server, to help prevent inadvertent loss of data. Shadow Copies of...

SBS Backup Log File

From the Server Management console Backup node, you can retrieve the backup history through the SBS Backup Logs. These files are called sbsbackuplog01.log to sbsbackuplog09.log and are located at sbsprogramdir Support Backup Logs. These logs will cycle around and overwrite previous versions. The logs contain the action performed by the Backup Runner along with a copy of the native NTBackup log. A sample copy of the SBS Backup Log 3 3 2003 11 00 PM Backup Runner started. NTMS session started...

On the Site Settings page under Administration click Manage sites and workspaces

You can also use this page to create sub-sites. If your page does not display any sites, you can add them by clicking the Create link. If you are a site collection administrator, you can see the full list of sub-sites for the site collection any subsites of the top-level Web site, plus any of their sub-sites by using the View Site Hierarchy page in Site Administration. View the entire list of sub-sites within a site collection 1. On the top-level Web site for the site collection, click Site...

Active Directory Configuration

This component creates the users, groups, and organizational units required to enable the administration tools to function properly immediately following server setup. All users and groups created during the install will be stamped as being created by SBS. The Add User Wizard section contains more information about the stamping process. Default OU for Small Business Server Container for SBSComputers and SBSServers OU Default OU for computer accounts created with the Set Up Computer Wizard...

Exchange Public Folder

A public folder named after the company name will be created during setup. It will be named Company_name Archive and all e-mails sent to the company distribution list will be archived in the public folder. The public folder will be created in all installation scenarios clean install, reinstall, upgrade, super-sizing and migration that include Exchange installation or where Exchange is already installed. When the admin component is uninstalled, the company's public folder will remain on the...

Change IP Address Tool UI

The tool is composed of a single screen, similar to the IIS Configuration tool for SBS. The interface will display the current IP address of the local network adapter, and have a field for the new IP address and subnet mask. A brief description of what the tool does is included as well. By default, the tool will enter your existing subnet mask, but it will remain modifiable. Note The user running the Change IP Address Tool must be a member of the Administrators group. You can enter a new IP...

Import Health Monitor Configuration Wizard migrateexe i

The Import Health Monitor Configuration Wizard enables you to import Health Monitor thresholds and alerts that were exported from another computer running SBS 2003. Exported Health Monitor configuration files are identified with a .mof file name extension. Because the Import wizard imports the Health Monitor configuration files, but not the configuration of all monitoring components such as MCW or Server Status Reports settings, you must first run the Monitoring Configuration Wizard from the...

How Shadow Copy Works

The shadow copy makes a block-level copy of any changes that have occurred to files since the last shadow copy. 0nly the changes are copied, not the entire file. As a result, previous versions of files do not usually take up as much disk space as the current file, although the amount of disk space used for changes can vary, depending on the application that changed the file. For example, some applications rewrite the entire file when a change is made, but other applications add changes to the...

Health Monitor

As in previous versions of Small Business Server, Health Monitor one of the tools available in Microsoft Application Center 2000 is included with SBS 2003. The version has been raised from 2.10 to 2.11, but there are no architectural changes to Health Monitor. Because the tool was designed as an enterprise solution to monitor multiple servers, its complexity may be overwhelming to a typical VAP or administrator in a small business organization. To simplify, yet provide essential functions, SBS...

Migrate Companyweb from One SBS to another SBS

Click Start, and then click Run. 3. In the Command Prompt, type cd ProgramFiles Common Files Microsoft Shared web server extensions 60 bin, and press ENTER. 4. Type smigrate -w https companyweb 444 -f c backup.fwp, and press ENTER. 5. Copy the file to the C drive of the second server. 1. On the second server, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click SharePoint Central Administration. 2. On the Central Administration...

How do I enable logging in fax services

Logging options are described here, but a more in-depth look at each type of log file is beyond the scope of this training. They will be explored in a triage or in other training. Fax Activity Log provides you with a record of fax activity in your organization. This log provides detailed information about incoming and outgoing fax traffic. It can help you track users' fax activity, track performance, and identify problems and bottlenecks. If this feature is enabled, Fax provides an activity log...

Msgid

-1,0,1 corresponding to low, normal, high. A number representing the result of an attempt to deliver a report to the recipient. Delivered 0. Not delivered 1. This is used only for reports NDRs, DRs . On other events, it is blank. Timestamp of when the message first entered the Exchange 2000 organization either from an external gateway or through creation through a client . Can be used in conjunction with field 2, the time of the log entry, to determine how long the message has been in the...

Client IP Addressing

If the SBS Server is not running the DHCP Server service, then the following screen will be presented. If another computer, such as another server or a router is handling DHCP, then the option to Use DHCP to assign IP addresses should be selected and set to the IP address of the local DHCP server. When the Small Business Server is configured to use DHCP to obtain IP addresses, it obtains 10 IP addresses from the scope currently defined on the DHCP server. When all 10 IP addresses are used, the...

Determining Which Disk to Use to Store Shadow Copies

To store the shadow copies of another volume on the same file server, a volume can be dedicated on separate disks. For example, if user files are stored on H , another volume such as S can be used to store the shadow copies. Using a separate volume on separate disks provides better performance and is recommended for heavily used file servers. If a separate volume will be used for the storage area where shadow copies are stored , the maximum size should be changed to No Limit to reflect the...

Inbound Fax Routing Configuration

There are four different fax routing extensions available in the wizard Route through e-mail Routes the fax to a single e-mail address on or outside the local network. Type an e-mail address in the format alias domain.local. The wizard automatically configures the fax service to be Exchange aware by o Enabling Use these SMTP settings for the Route Through E-Mail incoming routing method. o Setting the From e-mail address to SBSFaxService domain.local. o Setting the Server address to the name of...

Fax Routing Extension Architecture

A fax routing extension is a DLL that adds routing functionality to the fax service using Component Object Model COM . Multiple fax routing extensions can reside on one server. When the fax server receives a fax transmission, it routes the received document through each of the fax routing extensions in order of priority. A user sets the routing priority using the fax service administration application, a Microsoft Management Console MMC snap-in component. Each fax routing extension must...

Migration of Licenses

After making significant changes to server hardware or installing SBS on another server, users will not be able to restore licenses from backup. The Transfer License Wizard is required to reactivate licenses on the server. The telephone method of contact is the only method to transfer licenses online reactivation is not available. The Transfer License Wizard enables users to reactivate previous activated licenses. The wizard will generate an Installation ID per license code. A Microsoft...

Backup and Restore of licenses

At times it may be necessary to back up and restore license information because of hardware upgrades, failures, restores and the like. The Backup and Restore License Wizards provide this functionality. The Backup License Wizard enables the user to back up the license store for a given installation to a specific file. The Restore License Wizard enables the user to restore the license store from a specified file. In the event that a server must be rebuilt for whatever reason, having a backup of...

Set Up Computer Wizard UI

This section discusses the Set Up Computer Wizard user experience, with particular attention given to the Welcome to the Set Up Computer Wizard Client Computers and Organization Units Mobile Client and Offline Use Completing the Set Up Computer Wizard Welcome to the Set Up Computer Wizard The screen describes the tasks necessary for setting up SBS client computers that are running Windows 2000 or above. Type the name of each client computer that you are setting up, and then click Add. The name...

Setup Components

SBS backup is always installed as part of the SBS Server Tools, and it will not be listed as one of the components in setup. Setup will copy the following files during part of the Server Tools setup bkprunner.exe, bkpwiz.exe, bkpwizdll.dll, docsRedir.exe default.aspx, global,asaz, web.config Setup creates a virtual directory named Backup under the Default Web Site http servername backup . This virtual directory is used by the Server Management Backup snap-in, and is only available to...

DHCP Relay Agent

There are three core DHCP scenarios 1. DHCP is installed and running on the SBS server - In this case, the use of the DHCP Relay Agent should not be required. Therefore, the wizard will not enable or configure the DHCP Relay Agent in RRAS. 2. DHCP is not running on the SBS server but is running on another server in the network - In this case the wizard will configure the DHCP Relay Agent in the RRAS server to add the private network adapter as an interface and enable DHCP relay. It will also...

Configure Health Monitor Alert

Health Monitor command line action for placing alerts into the database , data collectors and thresholds are always created. Any previous command line actions created by previous execution of the Monitoring Configuration Wizard will be overwritten. The existing action will be identified by unique GUID. If Send me notification of performance alerts by e-mail is selected in the Reporting Options page, configure Health Monitor to send alerts to the e-mail address specified in that dialog. A Heath...

Client Deployment Setup

Client deployment files are copied to the server if any client applications have been chosen. During the upgrade scenario, all previous client deployment files will be replaced. Client deployment is installed in the user-determined location for all Small Business Server executables. You may specify the location of the Microsoft Small Business Server folder, but you cannot specify the location of the ClientSetup folder. The ClientSetup folder is always created under the sbsprogramdir directory....

Fax Configuration Wizard

SBS 2003 introduces the Fax Configuration Wizard to handle fax configurations that were done manually through the Microsoft Shared Fax Console in SBS 2000. The wizard configures company-specific information, outbound and inbound modem usage, and fax routing. The wizard also allows third parties to extend the fax routing selection page to address additional routing functionality. The Fax Configuration Wizard can be accessed from The To Do list under the Management Tasks heading. The Fax taskpad...

GPO Settings for Small Business Server Folder Redirection

Redirect all users' My Documents folders to the default shared folder for users on the Small Business Server Target folder Setting Basic - Redirect everyone's folder to the same location Target folder location Create a folder for each user under the root path Root Path sbsserver Users Redirect all users' My Documents folders to a network folder Target folder Setting Basic - Redirect everyone's folder to the same location Target folder location Create a folder for each user under the root path...

Server Performance Report

Server Performance Report is a formatted report in HTML. It contains performance data, such as status information on services, performance counters and alerts. If you select Receive a daily performance report in e-mail in MCW, a scheduled task called Small Business Server - Server Status Report - Server Performance Report in Task Scheduler will run daily at 7 00 A.M. to send you the performance report along with other log files you selected. The report is divided into several sections. From...

Create MSDE Database

When the wizard is run for the first time, a new instance of MSDE will be installed and the monitoring database will be configured no matter what is selected in the wizard. If the wizard is run in Reinstall mode, the monitoring instance of MSDE will be removed and re-installed. The monitoring database will be recreated after that. To install the monitoring instance of MSDE, the following command is executed Setup i SqlRunXX.msi blanksapwd 1 INSTANCENAME SBSMonitoring DATADIR datadir TARGETDIR...

Business Owner Usage Report

By default, only members of the Domain Admins security group have permission to view usage reports for SBS. However, you can grant business owners or other authorized users permission to view the latest usage data from a page on their intranet Web site at http servername usage. To grant other users permission to access the usage report, select one or more users under All users, and then click Add. Domain Admins group is always present in the Owners or authorized users list. It cannot be removed...

How to Enable Shadow Copy

To enable Shadow Copies of Shared Folders, logon as a member of Domain Administrators, then open Computer Management. In the console tree, right-click Shared Folders, select All Tasks, and click Configure Shadow Copies. Click the volume where you want to enable Shadow Copies of Shared Folders, and then click Enable. You can only enable Shadow Copies of Shared Folders on a per-volume basis, and on an NTFS volume only that is, you cannot select specific shared folders and files on a volume to be...

Internet Server Application Programming Interface Isapi Filter

An ISAPI filter, SBSFLT is loaded on the Default Web Site. The filter is used to redirect all incoming RWW requests from HTTP to HTTPS if SSL is enabled. In case one forgets to access the RWW securely, the ISAPI filter can redirect the request to a secure channel to ensure that all communications through Remote Web Workplace are encrypted. Another feature of this filter is to redirect all SharePoint traffic from port 443 to 444. If you connect to Companyweb by http companyweb with the SBSFLT...

Create Remote Connection Disk Wizard

The Remote Connection Disk allows users to connect to their network remotely by running the disk on their computers. This new feature simplifies the process of configuring a remote client computer to connect to the SBS from home or any other location outside of the SBS's private network. You can launch the wizard from Server Management Networking and E-mail node or Client Computers node. Or you can launch it directly with the command h be sure to include the quotes .

Consoles and Snapins

Setup will copy two console files ITProSBSConsole.msc, MySBSConsole.msc and some other files .dll, .vbs, .exe, .htm, .gif that complement the functionality provided by the consoles to the administration folder. Files related to the To Do List will be discussed in a separate section. During a clean install, migration, and reinstall, the files are copied from the CD, and Microsoft Windows Dynamic Link Libraries DLLs are registered. During an uninstall, the files are deleted and DLLs are...

User Account and Password Information

If the client computer satisfies all the wizard's requirements, the SBS Network Configuration Wizard will begin by asking you to provide a user name and password of an account that has permissions to join computers to the domain. If the user credential fails, you will receive the following error. Click OK to provide a proper credential again. The system could not log you on. Make sure your user name and password are correct. Assign Users to this Computes and Migrate their Profiles After a...

Allocating Disk Space for Shadow Copies

When shadow copies are enabled on a volume, the maximum amount of volume space to be used for the shadow copies can be specified. The default limit is 10 percent of the source volume the volume being copied . The limit for volumes in which users frequently change files should be increased. Also, note that setting the limit too low causes the oldest shadow copies to be deleted frequently, which defeats the purpose of shadow copies and frustrates users. If the frequency of changes to each file is...

Server Status Reports SSR Properties

SSR doesn't allow you to customize the contents of the report other than to specify additional logs to be attached. However, you can change the schedule and who will receive the reports from the Monitoring and Report snap-in, Change Server Status Report Settings shortcut configure . Both Server Status Reports have five tabs containing configuration information. The following is a breakdown of each tab and what configuration options are included. General contains the report name and description...

How to Install Shadow Copy Client

End user setup of the client UI is as simple as installing any kind of simple application plug-in. Shadow copies can be accessed only by computers on which the Shadow Copies of Shared Folders client software Twcli32.msi has been installed. For SBS 2003 or standard Windows Server 2003, Shadow Copies of Shared Folders works by default. For Windows XP Professional, the software is available on the server at Client computers running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Windows 2000 Server SP3 and...

Nc Showsharedaccessui

Outlook profile is added using a .prf file Outlook Profile File located at client's ProgramFiles Microsoft Small Business Server Clients folder. The .prf file adds Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Shared Fax Mail Transport to the user's Outlook profile. During server setup, a default .prf file named SBSDefault.prf is copied from CD to sbsserver clients Setup. The setup then updates two instances of SBSServer with the name of the server. During client configuration, the file is copied to...

Remote User Email

The remote user e-mail will be sent to members of RRW users group as they are added to that group. The HTML-formatted e-mail will contain an introduction to RWW and a link to the site. There are three places to trigger the creation and sending of this e-mail. In all cases, sending the e-mail will be disabled if Sendmail is set to 0 off . When the RWWs URL is changed, the e-mail is sent to all users that exist in the group. In other words, if Sendmail is set to 1 and URL is changed by CEICW,...