Remote Web Workplace in Essential Business Server 2008 Always Prompts for Password and Never Logs In

There is a published problem with EBS 2008 where Outlook prompts for a password all the time when connected over HTTP/RPC (Outlook Anywhere) – see the Microsoft EBS Team Blog. We have found that the same problem is also exposed in the Remote Web Workplace when trying to connect over Remote Desktop to your PC… Continue reading Remote Web Workplace in Essential Business Server 2008 Always Prompts for Password and Never Logs In

Log On To Restrictions in Essential Business Server

Thirty days after installing Essential Business Server 2008 your licence restrictions take effect. This means that users are shown as unlicenced in the EBS Management Console will only be able to log into licenced devices (as shown in the EBS Management Console as well). Only licenced users will be able to log into any computer… Continue reading Log On To Restrictions in Essential Business Server

Account Rename and Essential Business Server 2008 Installation Failure

The error “cannot find the specified active directory object: winnt:///,user” and “program file folder creation or environment variables setting did not finish successfully” appears during the installation of Essential Business Server 2008 on the Security Server if a group policy exists in your current environment that renames the local administrator account name. The GPO setting… Continue reading Account Rename and Essential Business Server 2008 Installation Failure

Running Schema Upgrade Tool When You Have No DVD Drive on Infrastructure Master

The Essential Business Server installation steps for the Management Server might require you to insert the Prerequisite Planning Tools DVD into the Infrastructure Master to run schemaupgradetool.exe. What if you do not have a DVD drive on the current infrastructure master? Then copy over the network the SCHEMAUPGRADETOOL.EXE, MMSNETWORKINGNATIVE.DLL and the entire ADPREP folder. Then… Continue reading Running Schema Upgrade Tool When You Have No DVD Drive on Infrastructure Master

SBS and WEBS 2008 Backup Fails to Backup Exchange Server

The following errors are reported in the Event Log Windows Logs/Application when you run the built-in backup that is part of Small Business Server 2008 (SBS) or Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (WEBS): Event ID 565 – Consistency check for component StorageGroup-GUID\’Microsoft Exchange Server\Microsoft Information Store\SERVER’ failed. Application ‘Exchange’ will not be avaliable in the… Continue reading SBS and WEBS 2008 Backup Fails to Backup Exchange Server

Remote Web Workplace not operating in SBS 2008 or EBS 2008

If when you log into Remote Web Workplace on Small Business Server 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008 as a non-administrator user you get the following error messages: Cannot connect to the Remote Web Workplace site. To continue, contact your network administrator. Event Viewer/Application Log/ASP.NET 2 Warning: Event ID 1309 ArgumentOutOfRangeException “Index was out of… Continue reading Remote Web Workplace not operating in SBS 2008 or EBS 2008