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How to stop the SBCore service from shutting down your server

Tools you’ll need – Process Explorer

As you probably know, you have a service called “SBCore Service”, which executes the following process: C:\WINDOWS\system32\sbscrexe.exe

If you kill it, it just restarts – and if you try and stop it you are told Access Denied.

If you fire up Process Explorer, you can select the process […]

IPSEC service fails to start

I found on several of our servers that the ipsec service fail’s to start on some of our SBS servers, this is because the DNS service randomly picks 2500 ports and seems to pick the port ipsec uses, to fix this you need to add some exclusions into the registry.

Open regedit and go to […]

Connecting Windows 2008 Terminal Server to SBS 2003

When joining a Windows 2008 server to a SBS 2003 network to be used as a terminal server it doesn’t automatically show up on the RWW as an Application Sharing Server to add the server to RWW you need to modify some registry keys on both the SBS2003 server and the 2008 server.

First on […]

Opening Office 2007 documents from the Companyweb in SBS2003

I recently encountered a problem where we couldn’t open documents using the new office file format when opening them from the Companyweb on SBS2003, and if I tried to save them it saved them as a zip file.

After a bit of research I narrowed it down to being mime entries being missing from iis […]