Official Microsoft Support for SBS 2011 and 2008 has ended on January 14, 2020. Use promo code 'sbsmigration' and get 10% discount on your SBS 2011 or 2008 migration kit.
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How to upgrade Sharepoint to SQL 2000

This article describes how to upgrade Sharepoint to full blown SQL 2000 and enable full text search in Sharepoint. All steps involved can be found on the Premium Technology CD (premiuminstallsteps.htm) but this document gives you a visual guide with screenshots of every step. In our forum we see that users install SQL 2000 but forget to check the setting in the installer that gives you the option to install 'Full Text Search'. If you do not install the 'Full Text Search' option it will not work in Sharepoint.

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How to publish a FTP site on SBS 2003

This article discusses how to publish a FTP site on a SBS 2003 Premium server with ISA 2004 SP2. You should only publish a FTP site on your SBS 2003 Premium server if you understand the risks. Passwords are send in plain text. This means that anyone with a packet sniffer can unravel the password transmitted when logging on to a FTP site.

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How to use Exmerge for bricklevel backups

Using Exmerge can be a very easy and cheap way of backing your Exchange mailboxes on a SBS 2003. It can be used for disaster recovery or just for archiving old email. Before you can use Exmerge on your server you will need to change permissions on your mailbox store and download Exmerge from Microsoft.

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How to install ISA 2004 Service Pack 2

ISA 2004 Service Pack 2 is a must for everybody who has ISA 2004 installed on SBS 2003. Especially for those who host a website on the SBS the new compression features are a very interesting feature. Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 SP2 provides the latest updates to ISA Server 2004 Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition, with increased security, reliability and stability. Microsoft strongly encourages customers to install SP2 on all computers running ISA Server 2004.

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Automounting SMB Shares on a Macintosh

Anyone who has used a Macintosh in a network environment for several years will remember a feature from OS 9 and earlier versions that allowed you to save logon credentials for a network volume. This would allow users to have those network volumes automatically mount on the Mac desktop when the user logged in on the Mac. As with many other features of the new operating system, this functionality changed with the release of OS X. As a result, there is no longer a simple checkbox that a user can enable to have a network volume automatically mount when the user logs in.

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How to backup and restore SBS 2003

Windows Small Business Server 2003 provides a reliable way to perform regular server backups for small companies. After a system failure or other disaster, you can restore your server from your latest backup. You can also restore individual files and e-mail messages, and files and list items from your company Web site, in the event they are permanently deleted. As a matter of fact you don't need anything else, no 3rd party software is needed to create a reliable backup for your server.

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