Small Business Susan

Entries from July 2010 ↓

Cleaning up a mess

Kurplop. Oh #$%!. Karrrrrreeeennnnn!!! I need your help!  Quickly! Last week I dropped about a quart of high gloss white paint on the door, the steps, the cement, the ladder, the rose bush, the me.  All over the place. And as it went kurplop on the pavement from the ladder that I was on, I […]

Fully patched is in the eye of the beholder

At Blackhat you can read between the lines that “fully patched” doesn’t mean you are fully secure.  At any point in time there are any number of updates that vendors are working on.  Some of them are being worked on with a security researcher, some are being worked on because someone found a vuln and […]

KBs of interest for SBS 2008

SBS 2008 | Configure Server backup | The wizard cannot retrieve backup settings: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;2001010SBS2008: WSUS 3.0 Self-update is not working, getting Event ID 13042: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;2000598Slow Connectivity for Outlook Anywhere and Sites that use the SBS Web Applications App Pool: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;2000859System State backup using Windows Server Backup fails with error: System writer is not found in […]

Remote Web Workplace connect to computer feature may be slow to redraw the screen:

Remote Web Workplace connect to computer feature may be slow to redraw the screen: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;2011807Adding that to the SBS 2008 build doc Remote Web Workplace connect to client computer feature may display black bars: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;2011825  

We’re screwed

It’s the annual Blackhat event where you listen to presentations and my takeaway is “we’re screwed”. I’m listening to the cloud security thread and my first takeaway is that we’re pretty much plopping our premise server brainmindset up into the cloud and we are not reinventing the security we need.  Especially in the SMB world.  […]

So I’m listening to the presentation by Tavis Ormandy and Julien Tinnes

So I’m listening to the presentation by  Tavis Ormandy and Julien Tinnes and they are discussing kernel bugs and how the attack surface is growing in general and even in systems that have been designed with security in mind. One thing I thought interesting was the fact that their deck has the google logo all […]

I got sucked in

I got sucked in…. no not to an iPad but to a Kindle. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003FSUDM4/ref=kinw_dp_gy Amazon just dropped the prices down to a price tag that I can relate to (better than the iPad price tag for sure) Don’t want the 3g — check out this price tag — http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Wireless-Reading-Display-Graphite/dp/B002Y27P3M/ref=amb_link_353169942_2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-10&pf_rd_r=17N2ZWYPY36CYE3T1F4Y&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=1270979502&pf_rd_i=B002FQJT3Q

Crypt32 8 events continuously reported on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, or Windows XP:

Crypt32 8 events continuously reported on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, or Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;2253680&sd=rss&spid=10394 Okay so … I’m not sure I like the resolution to ignore or untick the update root cert solution.  I’ve seen this on my servers that have no antivirus (ones that I just deployed), I’ve seen this on ones […]

‘Configure Internet Mail’ wizard crashes on SBS 2008:

‘Configure Internet Mail’ wizard crashes on SBS 2008: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;2020759 “This issue can occur if the Windows SBS Internet Send connector is not associated with the correct Hub Transport server”Okay so I wonder who or what is doing that?

Do your checklists have similar info?

What’s fascinating about these consulting engagement KBs is not really that MS is offering consulting engagements in the first place but that they give a framework of what to do and what Microsoft will do. Check out the posts and see if YOUR checklists have the same info. Microsoft Advisory Services Engagement Scenario – Windows […]