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Disable SBCore on SBS 2003

One of the SBS 2003 servers we were in the process of migrating started shutting down every hour because we had reached the 21 day limit imposed by Microsoft.

To over come this limitation i found the following info from this website

To disable we followed the below:

Download the Process Explorer tool from SysInternals […]

Exchange Active Sync issue after migration

I encountered an issue after migrating SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 with a few users iphones not able to sync email any more, this was down to inheritable permissions not being ticked to fix this issue go to


Active Directory Users and Computer Expand you domain and find the container with your users in […]

Problems Removing Exchange 2007 after Migration to Exchange 2010

At the end of a SBS 2008 to SBS 2011 migration i was attempting to uninstall Exchange 2007 and received the error message.

(Uninstall cannot continue. Database ‘Mailbox Database’ This mailbox database contains one or more mailboxes. To get a list of all mailbox’s in this database run the command Get-Mailbox -Database . To disable […]

Manually Delete a Windows Service

To delete a service manually first of all you need to find the service name go to Administrative Tools and then Services and double click on the service you want to remove, take a note of where it says service name

I this example its AcrSchSvc then you need to open an elevated command […]

Keep losing the gateway on SBS 2008

I noticed recently when one of our sbs 2008 servers got rebooted the gateway would disappear, the first time it happened i thought nothing of it I just ran the fix my network wizard and that sorted it but the next time it rebooted it disappeared again, it turns out its a known issue i […]

Outlook continually asking for authentication on sbs2008 netwok

I recently had an issue where outlook in our case 2007 was continually popping up the the password prompt but wouldn’t accept the password, but emails where still coming through. After much head scratching checking dns records and authentication settings I installed the sbs 2008 update rollup 4 and after the server rebooted the problem […]

Accessing Companyweb from the Server Itself after 963027 or Windows 2008 SP 2

I came across an issue on SBS 2003 and SBS 2008 accessing http://companyweb on the server, after installing the cumulative security update for Internet Explorer (963027 or 969897) or Internet Explorer 8.0 or Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2.

To fix the problem


On an SBS 2003 server this issue can be fixed by […]

Cannot resolve names in top level domains like

I came across this the other day when trying to access a site that was in the top level domain .it, at first i just thought the site was down as other sites where working OK, but the site worked if I used my laptop which was accessing the net via 3g therefore different DNS […]