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Goodbye SBS, Hello to a World of Alternatives

Microsoft have announced the end-of-life of SBS 2011 and Small Business Server range. Here's a look at the alternatives for SMB IT companies. Read more [...]

Taking a look at the SMB MVP Road show as it tours the UK

The SMB MVP Road show hits the UK! I take a look at the first nights event in Birmingham and look ahead to the remaining three UK dates Read more [...]

Webinar – Overview of Windows Small Business Server 2011

A heads-up that Microsoft’s Steve Wheeler will be providing an overview of Windows Small Business Server 2011 as well as licensing and estimated availability detail, via a Webinar on Wednesday 16th February 2011 at 2pm GMT. Microsoft Partners can register for the webinar here. Steve gave a presentation at the AMITPRO User Group earlier this year, and is an engaging speaker who really knows his stuff – so if you’re a Microsoft Partner and still unclear on any aspect of SBS (and most of us have questions over licensing!) then I’d recommend making time to sit in on the webinar.   Read more [...]

How to fix “Connectivity to the Remote Computer could not be established” error

We experienced an odd issue today wherein a client trying to connect to a Desktop PC via Remote Web Workplace under SBS 2003 experienced an error. Despite all necessary Firewall ports being open, and all necessary privileges being given to the user to connect remotely, the client consistently got the error “Connectivity to the Remote Computer could not be established”. Trying to connect to this PC internally via http://localhost/remoteproduced the same error, ruling out any Firewall issue we’d not spotted. The answer came by way of a Microsoft Knowledgebase article at “Users cannot connect to remote desktops by using the Windows Small Business Server 2003 Remote Web Workplace“ The problem was with another process having snatched Port 4125 blocking RWW from using it. In this case, we restarted the IISAdmin service Read more [...]

How to move the CLIENTAPP folder in SBS 2003

Here’s a handy KB article from Microsoft on how to move the CLIENTAPP folder on Windows Small Business Server 2003.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s been faced with an SBS 2003 C: drive running out of space and frantically looking for folders and files to move to other drives – CLIENTAPP is a prime target for re-location as the default install directory in SBS setup is C:CLIENTAPP.


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