Migrating printers using printbrm(ui) gives print monitor is unknown error

For migrating printer drivers and setting from a Windows 2003 SBS server to a Windows 2008 SBS server. I first updated all printers on the Windows 2003 SBS server so they have x64 drivers installed. After that I used printbrm(ui) on a Windows 2008 server to export all drivers and settings to a export file. This file I copied to my new Windows 2008 SBS server and tried to import it using printbrm(ui). When finished I got a lot of warnings and errors and most printers were not created. The following event id 37 was logged:

“Printbrm.exe (the Printer Migration Wizard or the command-line tool) could not restore driver HP LaserJet 4200 PCL 6 (Windows NT x86) while restoring print queues from a file. Error reported: 0x80070bb8. The specified print monitor is unknown.
. This can occur if the driver requires a file that Printbrm.exe did not back up or if the user does not have permission to install drivers on the destination computer.”

The problem was not the driver or not enough permissions. But when you take a look at the Windows 2003 SBS server in the printer properties, advanced tab, Print Processor properties, for the failing printers the print processor didn’t use the winprint – raw processor, but a HP and some characters – raw processor.

Solution: For some strange reason the export function doesn’t export the print processor. Change the print processor to winprint raw, make a new export and import that file everything works fine.

After importing if needed it self chooses to use a other print processor available at the new server.

Posted in Blog, SBS 2008, Windows 2008 at July 28th, 2010. No Comments.

SBS 2008 (exchange 2007) unable to receive mail

After migrating a Windows SBS 2003 server to a Windows SBS 2008 server no new external (internet) mail is deliverd to the new server. E-mailing internal works fine.

Solution: When you take a look in the Exchange 2007 Server Manager at server configuration, Hub Transport you see only a “Default Servername” receive connector:

SBS2008 default receive connector
Take a look at the properties and then the network tab, you probably see at receive mail from remote servers that have these IP addresses: only the internal ip addresses.

Option 1: You can change this to –

Option 2: You can recreate the “Windows SBS Internet Receive Servername” receive connector. Open a Exchange Management Shell and use the following command:
new-receiveconnector -Name “Windows SBS Internet Receive SERVER-NAME” -RemoteIPRanges,, -Bindings “” -AuthMechanism “Tls” -PermissionGroups “AnonymousUsers” -Usage “Internet” -Server “SERVER-NAME”

Change the command to your ip address in this example the server ip is

Option 2 is prefferred I’ve seen some strange problems with option 1 do’nt know for sure if this was relelated to this issue but if you can use option 2

Posted in Blog, Exchange 2007, SBS 2008 at July 23rd, 2010. No Comments.

Errors trying to move Windows SharePoint Services Data on SBS 2008

When you try to move Windows SharePoint Services Data via the Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 server console, Backup and Server Storage on the tab Server Storage. You get this error: “An error occurred while attempting to move the Windows SharePoint Services data.” The remote server returned an error: (401) Unauthorized.

SharePoint Services Data move error

Solution: This error can occure after installing Microsoft Knowledge Base update kb957097. Read the article or this kb926642 carefully there are some methods to change a registry key witch give a solution. After changing the registry you have to restart your SBS 2008 server before the change take effect.

After restarting the server again tried to move Windows SharePoint Services Data the following error occurred: “An error occurred while attempting to move the Windows SharePoint Services data.” The remote name could not be resolved: ‘companyweb’

SharePoint Services data move error

Solution: In DNS Manager create a cname record “companyweb” in your Forward Lookup Zone Domain.local and point this to servername.domain.local. (don’t forget the . dot at the end)

Posted in Blog, SBS 2008 at July 21st, 2010. 3 Comments.
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