Small Business Susan

Entries from January 2005 ↓

Event 529s I’m ready for Ya

I’m stealing an idea from Jeff Meager in the newsgroup…. he said…. I decided to make an alert that informed you when too many bad username and password attempts had been made. You will need to customise it to the size of your company, but it’s too easy. Copy and Paste the account lockout health […]

Big server land versus Little Server Land

There is one thing that both Dr. Jesper Johansson and Steve Riley say in a lot of presentations…they say that “Account lockout has no value”, that it will “cause a denial of service”.  And this is ONE area that I timidly disagree and say… sirs?  I think we can handle this. Big server land knows that account lockouts […]

Allocated Memory Alert on Domain

Alert on DOMAIN at 1/31/2005 8:05:59 PM A large amount of memory is committed to applications and processes. Consistently high memory usage can cause performance problems. To determine which processes and applications are using the most memory, use Task Manager. Monitor the activity of these resources over a few days. If they continue to use […]

You know you are a geek when

You know you are a geek when…. Your best friends who went to the Las Vegas Computer Electronic show and get you a sweatshirt that says “Technology is a girl’s best friend“. You debate the merits of looking up the TV listings on or Media Center Edition with a person online You chat more […]

So you want to be a consultant?

I think this is the year of the consultant.  First I get emails asking about this, the a friend posts a “so you want to be a consultant” on his web site and gets it linked to shashdot.  Check it out…. a great paper written by a great guy… who probably HATES a SBS 4.0 […]

Like yeah, Dude! We do need a MCE Server!

There are times sometimes you want to go…. yo…dude…what have I been saying?  Scoble tonight ponders about a home server.. not a mirraserver but a server based on Microsoft Media Center Edition.  Like YO DUDE…this is what I’ve been saying for like how many years now?  Especially I said it after touring the E-home at […]

Sam the SBS 2003 Server ….the Spammer

We start this interview with Sam the SBS 2003 server Q.  Hi Sam…. uh Sam?  You okay? A.  Uh… well.. I’m kinda embarrassed, Q. Embarrassed? A.  Yeah, some of my fellow SBS 2003 server boxes …well their owners and consultants haven’t patched me like they should. Q.  Patched you? A.  Yes, well just like you […]

Hardware, vendors and other rants, oh my!

Wayne pinged me and asked if I had any Netgear PS110 print servers here and I don’t.  Seems like the servers just don’t want to work on Win2k3 and you either have to buy the 113s or buy some other print server.  Now we all know that hardware firewalls and print servers are just code […]

There are times I love ISA, there are times I hate it

I have a love/hate relationship with ISA server.  Most of the time I love it, but there’s that one hour out of the blue that it drives me crazy.  Part of it is my own fault.  I didn’t realize when I first setup the server at home, how important it was to put in the […]

Migration just sucks, let’s face it

I want to revisit yesterday’s blog post talking about different ways to go from point A to point B.  There’s something that is glossed over in the “zeal” to showcase that SBS 2003 is just…well it’s just Windows 2003 [other than we are SO much smarter than plain Windows 2003 that we dont' allow Terminal […]