What services can I disable in sbs 2008

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Girang, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Girang

    Girang Guest

    Hi, I wanted to know what services I can disable without errors in sbs 2008. Thanks

    Girang, Apr 26, 2011
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  2. Girang

    Brian Cryer Guest

    Why do you want to disable services?

    Whether you can disable a service depends on whether you or Windows are
    directly or indirectly making use of the service. For example, if you are
    not using your SBS server for emails then you could disable all of the
    exchange related services, but if you do use it for email then that would be
    a bad idea. You might find that some services you could disable with no
    apparent problem and yet days or weeks later start to encounter issues
    because of it. As a guide, I'd leave all the services alone.

    Sorry, I appreciate this isn't the answer you were looking for.
    Brian Cryer, Apr 27, 2011
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  3. Brian is absolutely correct here. In the old days, it made sense to look at
    what services could be disabled, since MS enabled a bunch of stuff that
    didn't really need to be enabled. But those days are long gone, and on any
    2008 or later server, it's a really bad idea to start messing with MS
    services. The new Server Manager does a good job of enabling only that which
    needs to be enabled. And SBS also does a good job of only installing and
    turning on the services it requires. So leave well enough alone unless you
    want to create an unsupported and misbehaving system.
    Charlie Russel-MVP, Apr 27, 2011
  4. Girang

    Joe Guest

    You have just told us the problem, you don't have anything like enough
    RAM installed. 8GB is the bare minimum for even two or three users,
    12GB is considered good.

    I'm not sure you're going to win by disabling things, with 6GB
    installed all the free memory will be soaked up by other things. I know
    of a 'ghost' SBS2008 which has four or five users created, but is not
    yet in use. It has 8GB of RAM, none of it free. But let us know how you
    get on.

    By the way, this newsgroup no longer exists on Microsoft's servers, it
    was abandoned by MS last year. Current activity takes place on:
    Joe, Apr 28, 2011
  5. Girang

    Leythos Guest

    I just picked up a customer with 10 computers and 12 users that has been
    running SBS 08 since it came out on a HP server with 4GB of ram - the
    idiot company that installed didn't use any of the wizards either.
    Leythos, Apr 29, 2011
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