Small Business Susan

Entries from July 2011 ↓

So what’s going on behind the scenes in DHCP?

From the mail bag…. The SBS 2008 best practices state that the server itself should be the main DHCP server on the network. I’ve encountered situations that, for whatever reason, someone disabled the dhcp server on the server and enabled it on a gateway device or something else. In these cases, even if the workstation […]

Strange but true migration tips

So you go to do a SBS 2003 to 2011 migration and you can’t get the MBCA to run? http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbusinessserver/thread/86773d39-acd6-4fe5-9ea6-06afe46314cb Uninstall it and reinstall it.  Seriously.  I’ve seen situations where the MBCA doesn’t do it’s thing for whatever reason and uninstalling and reinstalling does the trick. Strange but true.  https://skydrive.live.com/#!/view.aspx?cid=C756C44362CD94AD&resid=C756C44362CD94AD%21808  Other weird tips in that […]

Coming Soon! A New and Improved Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC)

Coming Soon! A New and Improved Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) -Volume Licensing – Site Home – TechNet Blogs: http://blogs.technet.com/b/volume-licensing/archive/2011/07/29/new-and-improved-volume-licensing-service-center-vlsc.aspx   I don’t mean to be doom and gloom with respect to upgrades to the Microsoft Volume licensing Center, but … they don’t have the greatest track record with upgrades. So you may want to […]

Two new articles published in the Wiki to help you troubleshoot Certificates and Client Deployment –

Two new articles published in the Wiki to help you troubleshoot Certificates and Client Deployment – Windows Small Business Server Documentation – Site Home – MSDN Blogs: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sbsdocsteam/archive/2011/07/26/two-new-articles-published-in-the-wiki-to-help-you-troubleshoot-certificates-and-client-deployment.aspxKeep in mind these are wikis so if you find there are fixes you found that work for you, you can edit them.

Want an easier way in SBS Standard to change the password policies?

Want an easier way in SBS Standard to change the password policies?  Go to the console, then to Users and Groups, then to Change password policies and knock yourself out.

Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 premium (aka the domain join version) on the action pack today

Got word from the SMBMVPTour Gnome that he spotted Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 premium (aka the domain join version) on the action pack today. MultiPoint server is now on Action pack | MVP Tour: http://blogs.msmvps.com/smbmvptour/blog/2011/07/27/multipoint-server-is-now-on-action-pack/http://home.techsoup.org/stock/pages/product.aspx?id=LVS-46168 TechSoup has it as well. Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 is a special version of the Windows Server operating system that […]

Amy blogs about an issue I’ve seen a couple of times

Amy blogs about an issue I’ve seen a couple of times with SharePoint — a “503″ error. https://www.thirdtier.net/2011/07/when-sharepoint-companyweb-503s-on-you-heres-how-to-fix-it/ So here’s the setup… I’ve seen two issues with SharePoint – the first has to do with Patching.  As you should know by now when you install updates on SharePoint they don’t automatically run the psconfig command […]

For anyone that goes to the Captain America movie this weekend…

For anyone that goes to the Captain America movie this weekend… http://fresnobeehive.com/2011/07/fresno_mentione.html Yes, they really did say “Fresno” in the movie. (the significance being ..it’s where I live)

External Backup Drives Compatibility List

So far the most commented wiki post I have is Small Business Server 2003, 2008, 2011 – External Backup Drives Compatibility List – TechNet Articles – Home – TechNet Wiki: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1780.aspxIf you’ve hit an external harddrive that doesn’t work as a backup unit. let us know or edit that page.  It’s a wiki so you […]

Well someone is working on the download site.

Well someone is working on the download site.  Now when you go to “all Downloads”  on www.microsoft.com/downloads it automatically changes to search for t* (just that) and then sort by date. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/search.aspx?q=t%2a&p=0&r=10&t=&s=availabledate~Descending Richard from thundermain.com has updated his rss feed to match that sort.  So far in my tests I think it’s finding the downloads […]