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Entries from September 2011 ↓

The perils of being a female geek

So I arrive at the Rio hotel and start to unpack … the technology.   The wireless router so that I can make the wired connection a wireless (and btw if you are on a certain floor near a certain room the open wireless with the SSID of “default” is my little travel dlink router), and […]

SBS 2011 bpa updated!

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2600333 http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2011/09/29/windows-server-solutions-bpa-updated-september-2011.aspx Okay gang kick the tires, see if it now finds stuff. New best practicesAfter you install this update, the Windows Server Solutions BPA performs the following checks: Checks whether the application pool for Remote Web Access uses the default account Checks whether the application pool for Remote Web Access uses the default version […]

Patching related info from the Excel blog:

Patching related info from the Excel blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/the_microsoft_excel_support_team_blog/archive/2011/09/29/office-file-validation-causes-slow-opening-of-excel-files-from-network.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/the_microsoft_excel_support_team_blog/archive/2011/09/28/links-in-excel-are-broken-after-applying-security-update-ms11-072.aspx If you are seeing that second one, can you call into Microsoft?  They need repros in order to fix things and when they don’t have repros, they can’t fix.

Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (KB2582113)

On WSUS and MU tonight — Other Updates Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (KB2582113)This update rollup resolves problems that were found in Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) since Exchange Server 2010 SP1 was released and replaces previously released update rollups for Exchange Server 2010 SP1. http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2011/08/23/released-update-rollup-5-for-exchange-2010-sp1.aspx Remember that […]

Troubleshooting Client Connector Install : SBS2011 Essentials

Continuing on our recap of issues you might see installing the client connector to SBS essentials, Robert Pearman has recapped a wonderful and detailed list of everything we’ve seen so far in regards to crusty workstations and issues installing the client connector software. http://titlerequired.com/2011/09/27/troubleshooting-client-connector-install-sbs2011-essentials/ Check it out there! (and I think I should be afraid […]

Cannot connect the computer to the server – the computer has a restart pending

Installing a SBS Essentials to a Windows 7 and the log file pointed to a pending file rename issues….but… there was nothing in the registry keys. (remember on Windows 7 the logs files you need to look at are in a hidden file in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Server\Logs in XP they are located at  C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application […]

When the log files give you a clue

I was installing a SBS Essentials and kept getting an error indicating a problem connecting the computer wouldn’t do a trust connection to the server. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbusinessserver2011essentials/thread/90b907e8-6936-4140-b927-6d1ee14ef05c In digging out the log files (per http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/3887.aspx) On XP machines the log files are located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Server\Logs and on Vista and later under […]

Task scheduler failure causes issues installing Home Server 2011, SBS Essentials and Storage Server connector.

I’m trying to install a connector software on a Windows 7 machine and it’s not working.  And it looking around the issues people are hitting I’m going to recap some of the more interesting ones here: Task scheduler failure causes issues installing Home Server 2011, SBS Essentials and Storage Server connector. http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/whs2011/thread/624ebef2-ab1e-421e-9f4f-688b02cd62b8/ First off I […]

Installing that connector software

When you start installing the connector software from SBS Essentials on your clients, one of the things you might want to bookmark is this wiki page: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/3887.aspx that gives you tips of different client connector installation issues we’ve seen so far.

Are you aware?

Are you aware of this VOIP vendor?  Check it out. http://www.3cx.com/blog/voip-nuggets/installation-intro/