Small Business Susan

Entries from September 2006 ↓

Upgrading to SQL 2005 workgroup from SQL 2000

When upgrading from SQL 2000 to SQL 2005 workgroup there's a couple of things you should read up ahead of time… the first being the "official" upgrade guide. the second is the "Susan" version of the document that just covers the needed steps for upgrading SQL 2000 to SQL 2005.Extracting the XML files using the […]

Things Susan learned while blowing up her server on a Friday night

First off… just to let everyone know that one can change themes on a Sharepoint that's backended by SQL 2005 as is evidenced by this view:  http://www.sbslinks.com/shareview.htm.  There was a question in the newsgroup that pointed to a old blog post where someone said you couldn't.  As you can see from there.. I can.  But […]

Migrating from SQL 2000 to SQL 2005

Migrate a SHAREPOINT Instance of SQL Server 2000The steps to migrate the SHAREPOINT SQL Server 2000 instance are nearly identical to the steps to migrate the SHAREPOINT WMSDE instance to SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition. Use the following procedure to migrate the SHAREPOINT SQL Server 2000 instance to SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition.To migrate the SHAREPOINT SQL Server 2000 instance to […]

Another day… another mitigation

New advisory –http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/926043.mspx Group policy once again to the rescue –http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jesper/archive/2006/09/29/Set-KillBit-on-Arbitrary-ActiveX-Controls-with-Group-Policy.aspx Here we are again, Patch Tuesday not yet in sight, a security issue…. and thanks to Dr. J we have a new Group Policy solution to protect us.Without patches… NOT without options…..

WGA and need to change a product key?

http://blogs.technet.com/backroom/archive/2006/09/28/459832.aspxIf you have a box that needs a product key changed to make it WGA compliant, the System Builder guys point to a WGA tool website.(and I still down know what was in that WGA update, yesterday, do you?)

The Sky is falling Podcast

The "Sky is Falling" Podcast is up for the month – Resources for the Podcast this month:September security bulletins –  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-sep.mspxSeptember security advisories – http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/default.mspxKeeping our tubes clean – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iMDRVzMfEMOffline IM message risk – http://www.viruslist.com/en/weblog?calendar=2006-09Microsoft Security Advisory (926043): Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/926043.mspxMicrosoft Security Advisory (925984): Vulnerability in PowerPoint Could Allow Remote […]

SBS in a home?

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2006/10/SBS/default.aspxYou betcha!  I have it here and use it as my test bed for many things.Check it out!  Pretty cool!(update)Check out Dr. J's (one of the authors) take on SBS in a homehttp://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jesper/archive/2006/09/28/New-Article_3A00_-SBS-At-Home.aspx

Quickbooks and Networking

The other day on one of the listserves, the question came up about finetuning networking in Quickbooks.  http://www.quickbooks.com/support/networking/First off start there… as it's the best place to ensure that you are following the latest and greatest networking guidance… next, make sure you are the latest version of Quickbooks.  The early versions were a little rough […]

Communication 101

As a customer, as a consumer, as a shareholder I expect a certain level of communication.  And today during the 06-055 Security webcast I received a "communication" that the WGA tool was updated.  Mind you this is a "non security update" being discussed in a Security webcast.Earlier this month I went to a presentation on […]

No more mascara rants

To all blog readers:You will be happy to know that there will be no more airline rants about the fact that I cannot take mascara in carry on luggage.http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm#1From now on I can.(Sister and I were joking this morning …we could just see a SNL skit where the plane was overtaken by a bunch of […]