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Trend and VSS

 


http://esupport.trendmicro.com/support/viewxml.do?ContentID=EN-1034731


Problem:

 

Your backup process takes longer to finish when real-time scan is enabled in Client / Server Security for SMB (CS) 3.5 or Client / Server / Messaging Security for SMB (CSM) 3.5. Also, there are instances when real-time scan detects an infected file in the shadow volume copy but cannot enforce the scan action because shadow volume copies have read-only access.



Solution:

As a workaround, exclude the shadow volume copy from real-time scanning.

 

Please do the following:

 

1.

Log in to the Security Dashboard.

   

2.

Click Security Settings, then select the server group where you are doing the back up.

   

3.

Click Configure > Antivirus/Anti-spyware, expand Exclusions.

   

4.

Select Enable Exclusions > Do not scan the directories where Trend Micro products are installed.

   

5.

In the Enter the directory path box, type “\device\” and then click Add

 

Save the changes.

 

Whatever Session_OnEnd is … well it’s not working

 A developer’s strayings : Session_OnEnd not firing after applying Windows 2003 Service Pack 2:
http://blogs.msdn.com/carloc/archive/2007/03/25/session-onend-not-firing-after-applying-windows-2003-service-pack-2.aspx

We very recently discovered a bug in classic ASP (asp.dll) you get installing the Service Pack 2 for Windows 2003; removing the SP2 makes it work again as expected, so this is a regression bug introduced by the service pack itself. Basically with SP2 installed, the Session_OnEnd() method in classic ASP is not fired anymore, thus breaking all applications which rely on that event to run cleanup code.

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Don’t know what that is..but whatever it is is also broken in Windows 2003 SP2

Sometimes you get a sign

http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/networking/us/locate/69_5911.html?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN


So the Mountain Dew is fully in the system, I’m feeling really insane so I’m thinking I know I need the new HP Broadcom chipset drivers for my server here before I attempt SP2 again.  I know that in my earlier attempt, that I lost  VPN and TS to the server, but because I had r2 installed with it’s MMC 3.0 the uninstall was relatively painless, other than retyping in the password into the scheduled tasks that got messed up…..


So I’m feeling cocky and go off to the HP web site to ensure I have all the parts I need for tonight’s endeavor.  The folks have all left early and won’t be back in until later tomorrow afternoon.


It’s “a sign”.


I have a maintenance window I can do this in.   


So I browse on over to the HP web site and ensure I’ve gone to the server to confirm the right nic cards and I go find the proper download page.


All is well.  There’s the nic drivers I need:


 



And so I go to click on the “Download” button and there God (in the form of his messenger ISA 2004) sends me another sign:



Okayyyyy… looks like what that earlier commenter said about HP/Compaq pulling the driver was right.


Okay I take this as a sign that I shouldn’t be trusting the nic drivers I have previously downloaded from HP.


Now I could use the drivers from Microsoft update, but … well.. too often I’ve been burned with drivers from Microsoft and network cards are… well … kinda important to a functioning network.


.. It’s a sign… Service Pack 2 will have to wait.

Surf carefully folks…

So today, on a day of zero day Windows stuff, you will get emails, web sites and any manner of things taunting you to click.


It’s called the tradition of “April Fools day”


April Fools’ Day – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools’_Day


But I’ll warn folks that this isn’t a weekend for blind clicking….


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/935423.mspx

Blogs anyone?

Looking for blogs?  Want to search blogs?  Check this out: 
Microsoft Blog Directory:
http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/microsoft/archives/109605.asp?source=rss

Google Co-op – Custom Search Engine:
http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=000701115654268076972%3Ahqwhw3lt9-u

Google Co-op – Custom Search Engine:
http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=000701115654268076972%3Apdkwby_eruq

Power customization

http://sbs.seandaniel.com/2007/03/interesting-in-conserving-little-power.html


Sean Daniel blogs about how you can customize that Vista power policy…and check out Oliver’s wake on LAN that he’s built as well.. very kewl

Removing SP2

If you have SBS 2003 R2 (R2 mind you) and you remove SP2 the one thing you have to watch out for is the scheduled tasks getting messed up.


Scheduled tasks


If you uninstall Windows Server 2003 SP2, scheduled tasks may subsequently fail because of the loss of administrative credentials. To verify that this issue is the cause of tasks failing, check the Task Scheduler log for error 0x8004130f

You can just reenter the password and fix up your tasks.


If you have SBS 2003 SP1 and you remove Windows 2003 sp2 watch out for the MMC 3.0 rollback to 2.0 issue documented in the release notes:


Microsoft Management Console


If you start certain snap-ins for Microsoft Management Console 3.0 and then subsequently uninstall Windows Server 2003 SP2, you may not be able to start some or all of the snap-ins in Microsoft Management Console 2.0 afterwards. If this occurs, remove all the files in the %APPDATA%\Microsoft\MMC\ folder.

I didn’t see this when I uninstalled SP2 because R2 has MMC 3.0 in it.

More Star Wars stuff this year

http://msmvps.com/blogs/alunj/archive/2007/03/29/beating-bradley-to-the-punch.aspx


Yeah yeah Mr. Smartypants… but do you know about this one in California?


http://www.californiasciencecenter.org/Exhibits/Weingart/starwars/starwars.php


California Science Center’s newest exhibit, Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, has attracted more than 85,000 Los Angeles visitors so far. Northrop Grumman is a local sponsor for this traveling exhibition.


The exhibition, features costumes and props from all six Star Wars films, more than 100 artifacts; seven videos, including a multimedia presentation featuring imagery from the Hubble space telescope; and 21 interactive exhibits, including the Star Wars Airchair Ride.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_Where_Science_Meets_Imagination


 

Where’s Peter?

 


Where’s Peter?


I’m challenging all USA based SBSErs reading this blog….I want you to play a game of “Where’s Peter?”


If you go to a TS2 seminar in the next quarter from April to June and happen to spot someone who looks like this:



If he also has a loud great laugh and answers to the name of Peter Gallagher, I want you to email me with your name, address and where exactly (the date and the city) you saw Peter in, and I’ll send you a Cougar community Tshirt for finding “Where’s Peter?!” at a TS2 Event.  Then go up to Peter and say “Susan said to say Hi to you!”


(This is a non Microsoft funded game by the way, I’m just doing it for fun to see how many of us spot Peter in his new job – I should probably get Chris to photoshop some beanie and scarf on that photo, huh?)


Yahoo’s duplications

http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2186792/faulty-upgrade-swamps-yahoo


http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-nNIST_woRKGLBc4JxGgUEhtmZ_EL?p=3442#comments


When hosted services mess up… boy… do they mess up