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Entries from December 2011 ↓

Risk of MS11-100

http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2011/12/30/december-2011-out-of-band-security-bulletin-webcast-q-amp-a.aspx *Q: If the main target is Internet facing systems with IIS & ASP.NET installed, should I concentrate on patching my webservers first before patching client systems?** A:* Prioritization for this update would be specific to users’ environments, but servers that are internet-facing and accept input from unauthenticated or untrusted user-provided content are most affected […]

So about Google Plus

I talked to a social expert today.  AKA the 17 year old in high school.  And despite all the Google Plus is adding millions of users talk going on (see http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/27/googleplus/) he says the reality is that it’s still dead. Social right now is still Facebook and twitter.  No matter what the pundits may predict, […]

Out of band update today

So tonight on your wsus MS11-100 sync’d up.  An out of band .net update. http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2011/12/29/microsoft-releases-ms11-100-for-security-advisory-2659883.aspx On workstations I see no need to rush here.  In fact I see low risk if you decide to pass on this update. On servers, unless it’s a public facing web server, I’m not seeing a huge rush either.  For […]

Office 365 and SBS Essentials KB

Error message when an SBS 2011 Essentials user signs in to Office 365 after they change the password for their user account: “Microsoft Online Services ID or password is incorrect”: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2652040The Office 365 Integration Module for SBS 2011 Essentials does not work as expected: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2652021

Looking for a Windows Storage Server R2 Essentials vendor? Check out Backup Box by Gramps

2012 is starting off early with the announcement of a new OEM vendor for Windows Storage Server Essentials R2: Backup Box by Gramps is the new OEM vendor. http://www.smallbizserver.com/store.php Now before you go… Backup Box by …..huh?  Grey Lancaster (aka Gramps) is now an OEM vendor for Windows Storage Server Essentials r2.  http://www.smallbizserver.com/store.php He will […]

SBS 2011 kbs of interest in December

Event ID 6398 due to CEIP Data Collection for SharePoint Foundation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2616940/en-us?sd=rss&spid=1167 This issue can occur because of a failed job CEIP Data Collection for SharePoint Foundation. Error 503 Service Unavailable while browsing SBS Web Sites: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2619402/en-us?sd=rss&spid=1167 Error 440 Login Timeout While Browsing OWA: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2629776/en-us?sd=rss&spid=1167 When SpecialPollInterval is used as a polling interval, the Windows […]

Latest hotfix for backups

Spotted this in a forum — latest hotfix for Win2k8 r2 sp1 for vss backups “fvevol!FveFilterDeviceControl+1d0″ Stop error when you create a VSS snapshot backup in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2632149

Remove KB974674

Description of the Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974674 The Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2 is not intended to remain on computers that are running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 indefinitely and should be removed […]

Merry Christmas!

You think Santa is being tracked by Norad?  Well the SMBMVPtour is borrowing his hat tonight. Don’t forget that more tour events are starting up in 2012 with one of the first being in the Netherlands on January 18th! https://www.facebook.com/SMBMVPTOUR#!/photo.php?fbid=346028938747948&set=a.264610463556463.85421.229972950353548&type=1&theater

Fixing a backup issue

Greg shares —   Hi Susan,I have used your site many times and wanted to pass on an article that fixed a backup issue.Since Day 1, my SBS Server 2008 windows backup has only worked intermittently, it might work for 2 days, fail 1 day, work again for 1 day, no real pattern. Microsoft had […]