Configuring Sync and Writeback Permissions in Active Directory for Azure Active Directory Sync

[Last updated 11th November 2019 – added support for Exchange Server automapping support, which was announced during Microsoft Ignite 2019 and will be supported in the first half of calendar year 2020. This is supported by adding writeback for msExchDelegateListBL and msExchDelegateListLink attributes. The below Exchange Hybrid writeback script has been updated to support these… Continue reading Configuring Sync and Writeback Permissions in Active Directory for Azure Active Directory Sync

IPv6 Routed LAN with Windows

This blog is written to note down the steps needed to configure IPv6 on the whole of your LAN using Windows Server 2008 R2 as the router, but without installing RRAS. It also uses Hurricane Electric’s IPv6 tunnel broker service to provide the IPv6 connectivity via an IPv4 tunnel as my internet provider (Virgin Media… Continue reading IPv6 Routed LAN with Windows

Access Is Denied Message After Sysprep–How To Fix

If before you use Sysprep to prepare a Windows machine for imaging you set the administrators password “User cannot change password” then sysprep will not clear this setting, but will set the “User must change password at next logon” setting. Normally these two settings are mutually exclusive, but in the scenario for sysprep it seems… Continue reading Access Is Denied Message After Sysprep–How To Fix

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

SBS 2008 SharePoint Install Breaks Default SBS Web Site

A recent installation of a second SharePoint site on Small Business Server 2008 broke the Remote Web Workplace site for access from the internet. Intranet access to the site worked fine, but from the internet where the http request to the site is redirected to https had stopped working. Opening up IIS 7 Manager and… Continue reading SBS 2008 SharePoint Install Breaks Default SBS Web Site

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

Windows 2008, IIS 7.0, 64 bit Server, Terminal Services Web Application and Access Databases

This is a long list of pre-requisites, but for your information they do not work together. If you have a web site that uses Access as its data storage and you migrate that site to an x64 Windows machine then access to the Access MDB file ceases with the following error: “‘Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0’ provider is not… Continue reading Windows 2008, IIS 7.0, 64 bit Server, Terminal Services Web Application and Access Databases

SSTP (SSL VPN) on SBS 2008 RC0

Updated 31st March 2008: Please see http://c7solutions.com/blog/2009/03/configuring-sstp-vpn-on-small-business_31.aspx as this new article replaces the below, as the below refers to a pre-release version of SBS 2008. The working instructions for configuring SSTP on SBS 2008 is much more complicated than the steps below. SSL based VPN’s are great. In short it is VPN without firewall or… Continue reading SSTP (SSL VPN) on SBS 2008 RC0