Tuesday, 12 June 2007

SBS 2K3 R2 - Green Check of Health ... The best it is going to get?

Recently, one of our SBS 2K3 R2 Premium boxes came up with the following:

We see the green checks for the Auto-start services, Critical Alerts, and Critical Errors.

The Yellow Shield for Update Services is pretty much common place now.

We have updated this particular server to WSUS 3.0 so we have setup the Definition Update automatic allow rule that doesn't break the built-in R2 configured WSUS.

This means we are not seeing a Red Shield every time Windows Defender received an update. :*Þ

Given the fact that the Exchange IMF is updated sporadically as an Update Rollup, we almost always see the Yellow Shield because the SBS server is set to "Download and Notify" for updates.

None of our server installations are set to "Download and Install". That is just plain risky!

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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