With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft have needed to provide updates for older versions of SBS to make it work properly. Adding Windows 10 to an SBS 2008, SBS 2011 network or Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials itself is pretty simple. Here’s links to the Third Tier blog where you can see specific instructions on how to get Windows 10 working with these now defunct versions … [Read more...]
How to troubleshoot Client Connector Install issues on SBS 2011 Essentials
I was helping one of our techs out when he was deploying SBS 2011 Essentials for a client this week. He had a couple of computers that crashed with errors when the Client Connector Installation was going through. I commenced to dig into the log files and also put together a blog post when I hit a problem I didn’t know about. I turned to Google and low and behold, I … [Read more...]
Why do my client computers appear offline or backups fail in SBS 2011 Essentials and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials?
I’ve been getting quite a few reports back from people that after installing the latest Update Rollup 2 (UR2) on SBS 2011 Essentials and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials, that the client computers have appeared offline and the backups have failed. I blogged about the release of UR2 earlier this month here. One of the things that I observed during the … [Read more...]
Computer Monitoring Error since BPA Installed
Since I installed the latest BPA on my Western Digital DX 4000 which has Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials on it, I’ve had the alerting pop up with a Computer Monitoring Error as you can see in the screen shot below. This alert pops up on all the client machines that are connected to the server. I’m not the only one to have seen this however, a number of … [Read more...]
How can I run the Best Practice Analyzer on SBS 2011 and Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials?
The Best Practice Analyzer is designed to review your server for any known issues that the Microsoft Support Team are aware of and to show you how to resolve those issues. This FAQ shows you how to install and run the BPA for the first time. The information in this FAQ pertains to Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, Windows Storage … [Read more...]