SBS 2011 Essentials – Manually Installing SSL Certificate

sbse-conI have been spending some time answering questions in the SBS Essentials forum over at TechNet recently, and i noticed that there is still a lot of outstanding questions and issues with the Remote Access wizard for SBS Essentials, especially surrounding installing an SSL Certificate.

One of the big headaches comes when you have a domain with one of the ‘supported’ registrars, Enom or GoDaddy. Read more of this post

SBS 2011 Essentials : PowerShell Cmdlets

sbse-conPowerShell is pretty cool. There does not seem to be much you can’t find out with it, or configure with it.

Not being a developer i struggle to build complex PowerShell scripts

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Quick Fix : Installation Cancelled : Installing SBS 2011 Essentials Connector

sbsessI was working on a Windows XP system last week, and joining it to an SBS Essentials domain, the connector installed with no issues at all. Read more of this post

Introducing the Microsoft SBS 2011 Essentials Answer File Tool!!

sbse-conI have never been able to understand coding. It has always been a bit of a mystery, or black art to me, left for the likes of Slytherin house to enter their Parseltounge into Visual Studio or your developer tool of choice.

I mean, it literally makes no sense at all does it. Read more of this post

Microsoft SBS 2011 Essentials & Windows Phone 7 Add-in

sbsessSome time ago Microsoft released an Add-in for SBS Essentials that allowed you to control your SBS Essentials Server (as well as a corresponding Add-in for Windows Home Server 2011) by using your Windows Phone 7.

At the time i was not lucky enough to have a WP7 handset, but recently i managed to pick up an HTC Trophy and have a play with the Add-in.

There are two parts to set this up, Read more of this post

Quick Fix : Disable the Microsoft SBS 2011 Essentials Launchpad

sbse-conA lot of people deploying SBS 2011 Essentials seem to have developed a special affection for the Launchpad app. That is to say they seek to disable it at the earliest opportunity.

Personally on my deployments i have only disabled it on the users request, Read more of this post

SBS 2011 Essentials & Microsoft Office 365 Integration

sbse-conAs you may be aware Microsoft have released the Office 365 Integration Module for SBS Essentials to public beta.

If you want to take part in the beta, you can download the software from here.

On December 22nd Microsoft released the module for public download. A finished product. At last. Read the Official SBS Blog post here and Download from here and see what you think!

You can get an overview of what the module will do for you from the above blog post, and i imagine you already have an idea of what the module is designed to do already.

As i have been chronicling  the other major (ish) releases for SBS Essentials, i decided to install the module and see exactly what the almost finished article looks like.

Before you continue i think it only fair to warn you this is a long, long post.

I have split the post into the following sections.

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