How to troubleshoot, repair or reinstall parts of your SBS 2008 or 2011 server

When you have problems with or with parts of your windows small business server 2008 or 2011 and you need to troubleshoot, repair or reinstall on or more of the small business server components it is a good start to take a look at the small business server repair guide:

Windows Small Business Server 2008 Repair Guide

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Repair Guide

Posted in Blog, Howto, SBS 2008, SBS 2011 at June 19th, 2011. No Comments.

Recover deleted public folders Exchange 2010 with ExFolders

After someone (accidentally) deleted a exchange public folder in a exchange 2010 organization, you can easy recover the deleted folder using ExFolders. ExFolders is the exchange 2010 replacement of the PFDAVAdmin tool. ExFolders must be run on a exchange 2010 server and it can connect to Exchange 2007 or 2010.
Download the Exchange 2010 RTM ExFolders tool here and the Exchange 2010 SP1 version here.

To recover a exchange 2007 or 2010 public folder start the ExFolders tool. Choose file – Connect and select a Global Catalog and the public folder database where the deleted public folder was on.

Right click public folders and choose “Show deleted subfolders”

After that you will see the deleted public folders in red.

Select the concerning folder, right click and choose “Recover folder”. Recovery starts now just wait depends on the size of the public folder it can take a while.

Posted in Blog, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010 at August 20th, 2010. 29 Comments.

Server won’t start after a acronis tib file recovery to Hyper-V

Acronis Backup and Recovery 10 is a great tool to create images of disks, volumes or files. You can make images when windows is running and restore then easy with a bootable media to physical hardware. When using Acronis Backup and Recovery 10 Advanced Server Virtual Edition you can recover directly to a Hyper-V or other virtual machine.

To recover a image to a Hyper-V virtual machine you need to start the acronis software and choose for recover point to the image files, choose what to recover, volumes or disk.

Then choose recover to: a new virtual machine (when installed on a machine with Hyper-V role installed it automatically chooses Hyper-V as vm type)

Now you have to set the virtual machine settings. When you use Hyper-V as virtual machine type here is where to take a good look. Because Hyper-V virtual machines can only boot from a IDE hard disk type, if you choose SCSI your virtual machine wont start!

Set all further options just as you wish and you are ready to create the virtual machine. Only thing to do after the image is recoverd to Hyper-V is to attach a network card when needed.

Another possibillity when your server doesn’t start after a recovery this works for physical and virtual machines is to use the universal restore option. Create a bootable media of acronis with the universal restore option and boot from this media. During the options you can choose to use universal restore. With universal restore you are able to restore a image on a different piece of hardware because it detects what hardware is used and updates the Hal. After that you even have the option to install or update disk, raid controller drivers, so your operating system can boot with the right drivers of your new hardware.

Posted in Acronis, Blog, Hyper-V at August 11th, 2010. No Comments.

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