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SBS 2008 system health PM interview and demo


About This Video

Adrian Maziak, program manager for SBS, tells us about the improvements we've made to system health with small business server 2008 over the previous version.  One of the big changes is the addition of the 180 day trial versions of Forefront for Exchange and Live One Care.  In this interview we cover:

  • How Forefront and Onecare operate with SBS
  • Why it uses the built-in firewall versus the one which comes with onecare
  • Details of Forefront product

Demo of the SBS system health parts of the console:

  • How the SBS server discovers the health status of the clients
  • [12:40] How to modify the forefront settings and some common reasons why you would need to
  • [15:32] Modifications made with the Live OneCare application for SBS
  • [18:06] - What updates are auto-approved
  • [19:09] - What the reporting console does & looks like
  • [21:11] - Reports on Windows Mobile 5 and 6

If you tune into "Over the Edge" at 22:53, you'll find a crashed motorcycle, motorcycle certificate of appreciation, Wine & Spirit education trust certification, England flag, and an Acorn electron.

SBS has hit RC1 and will release the product on November 12th, 2008.  Read  this post for more announcements made around SBS/EBS for WPC.  To learn more about SBS/EBS 2008 and download a public preview, go to


Published Date: July 07, 2008
Presented By: David Tesar



Video: WMV | MP4