SBS 2008 and SBS 2011 Standard both have some very cool features in them. One of them is the reporting functions that provide the ability for the server to send you daily reports on it’s status. Part of those reports includes a listing of all critical errors in the servers event logs. Now on face value this is pretty good because you get to see what’s up with your server. The flip side however is that “some” critical errors are in fact not classified by the Microsoft SBS Development team as critical as they don’t cause any functional impairment to the SBS server itself. Personally I’d love it if they could give us information on how to resolve the errors, so that they did not appear in the event logs.
The SBS Support Team however look at things differently. Whilst they don’t directly have the ability to recode the SBS product itself, they can and do often produce some very cool tools to help “fine tune” the SBS product after it’s been released. This week they released another of those tools. Announced here on the Official SBS Blog, they’ve created a tool that will allow you to remove a number of “critical” errors from appearing in the daily reports. The key aim of this is to reduce the noise and therefore hopefully ONLY show you errors that they do NOT know about and these are the ones you really want to fix.
Anyway – check out their blog post and see what the utility can do. I think it’s a must do for all SBS installations.