Small Business Susan

Entries from February 2007 ↓

Hangin’ at the Summit

Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away… oh hang on .. wrong movie. Once upon a time there was a guy who wasn’t an MVP but who blogged.  I’ll call him… say.. oh… we’ll call him Rory.  And I remember at that time that Microsoft in their usual way hadn’t quite communicated […]

Are you communicating about DST?

Dale Unroe sent this along to show what he’s been sending out to clients and friends about DST impact… so are you communicating to your USA based clients? The purpose of this email is to raise your awareness of a serious issue that is coming in two weeks.  Over two years ago Congress passed legislation […]

WSUS 3.0 and Vista – revisited

Why do you ultimately want WSUS 3.0?  Because you won’t need workarounds to get your Vista boxes to patch.  You can have the server deploy the Vista patches rather than have all Vista machines go to Microsoft update individually.  Furthermore you will want WSUS 3.0 due to the prefered way is to have WSUS house […]

WSS 3.0 and how search really does work

Limitations The following are known limitations in running Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with Windows SBS: ·      The integration of incoming e-mail with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 does not work because of a conflict with Exchange. ·      If you moved the Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 databases from WMSDE to SQL Server 2000 or to SQL Server 2005, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Search […]

Why we call Support (aka Vista is not getting it’s patches)

Subtitled… it takes a village, a couple of SBSers and ….well….I happen to know a bit of a back story on this blog post: http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2007/02/27/some-sbs-2003-r2-servers-are-not-synching-vista-updates-in-wsus.aspx  It’s called a bunch of SBSers having “crusty” SBS boxes and all going “hmmm I’m not getting patches, are you getting patches?”  “I’m not getting patches, are you getting patches?” […]

SBS KBs of interest Feb 22, 2007

Error message after you install the Windows Small Business Server 2003 Transition Pack: “This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can continue”: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=932442Error message when you run the Setup program to install Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2: “Setup has encountered an error and cannot continue”: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=932441

KBs of interest for Feb 27

Memory usage increases in the Iexplore.exe process when you refresh a Web page that contains XML content in Internet Explorer 7: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=929861In Windows XP with Service Pack 2, Internet Explorer 6 may stop responding when you use Outlook Web Access to reply to an e-mail or to forward an e-mail: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=924156How to configure Internet Security […]

Got Vista? You are gonna want WSUS 3.0

When you have a vista box behind a WSUS 2.0 machine you will notice that you have no button to get to Microsoft update… So when you start deploying Vista… You’ll want to make sure that you soon after it’s released gone “Gold” and RTM’d out.  Right now WSUS 3.0 is in release candidate status.  […]

Where are DST patches in WSUS?

The DST patches you will see on WSUS are in the “update rollup” section. Operating system patches are under Update Rollups so if you aren’t running an R2 box and instead have customized the patches you sync you won’t see them… so adjust your WSUS categories to sync update rollups. I got this view by […]

Amy points to the next version of ISA

ISA in SBS – yes, it’s secure: ISA 2008 Needs Your Help: http://isainsbs.blogspot.com/2007/02/isa-2008-needs-your-help.html Interested in the next version of ISA?  That has some SMB overtones? Check out Amy’s post.