Windows Group Policy – Disable The Local Windows Firewall
Nov06

Windows Group Policy – Disable The Local Windows Firewall

KB ID 0001090 Problem I’ve got nothing against the Windows firewall, it’s certainly a lot easier to manage now than it was back in the XP SP2 days. But I find a lot of clients still just ‘want it gone’ and, providing they have a decent corporate firewall in front of them that’s fair enough. Solution 1. On a domain controller or a client running the remote administration tools > Windows Key+R >...

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SBS Server: Remove / Uninstall Exchange
Aug05

SBS Server: Remove / Uninstall Exchange

KB ID 0001455 Problem I’ve never really been a fan of SBS Server, Theres too many ‘wizards’, and things that are either automatically configured for you, or wont work until you’ve configured something else, I’ve a boat-load of problems with it over the years. Last week saw me retiring an SBS 2011 server, and migrating to a 2016 domain, with Exchange 2016 server. But how to gracefully remove Exchange 2010...

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Stop the SBS 2003 Internet Connection Wizard
Nov17

Stop the SBS 2003 Internet Connection Wizard

KB ID 0000003 Dtd 08/09/08 Problem SBS 2003 Internet connection wizard (ICW) keeps launching all the time. Solution SBS Stop Internet Connection Wizard (ICW). 1. Start Run > msconfig {enter} 2. Select the startup Tab 3. Untick icwnotify > Apply > Close 4. Exit without Restart. 5. Right Click the Taskbar > Task Manager > Rocesses 6. Locate icwnotify.exe > Right Click > End Process Tree > Yes.   Related...

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SBS 2008 Cannot access “Companyweb” after changing the IP Address
Nov17

SBS 2008 Cannot access “Companyweb” after changing the IP Address

KB ID 0000151 Dtd 30/11/09 Problem After changing the SBS Server IP address you can no longer access the sharepoint services web site on http://companyweb. Solution Launch the “Windows SBS Console” > Navigate to Network > Connectivity > Click “Fix My Network” Related Articles, References, Credits, or External Links NA

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SBS 2008 – Cannot RDP to machines via VPN or from other sites
Nov17

SBS 2008 – Cannot RDP to machines via VPN or from other sites

KB ID 0000193 Dtd 01/03/10 Problem The firewall policy that Server 2008 uses out of the box only allows RDP connections from the local LAN. This is great in an office environment, but it you have remote VPN clients (On a different IP range) that can’t get access to your client PC’s or member servers via RDP, not so good. If you have a member server running terminal services for example, then having RDP blocked will stop it...

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SBS 2008 – Outlook Web Access shows a 404.0 Error
Nov17

SBS 2008 – Outlook Web Access shows a 404.0 Error

KB ID 0000205 Dtd 12/03/10 Problem SBS 2008 (which runs Exchange 2007) displays a 404 error when you try and view Outlook Web Access. https://sites/owa and https://localhost/owa don’t work Solution A 404 Error just means page not found, so there are lots of different reasons why this might happen, this is just one of many fixes. 1. On the SBS Server > Click Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services...

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