Small Business Susan

Entries from January 2012 ↓

Final thoughts, and a wrench in the plan for integration

Office 365: Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Integration: http://www.winsupersite.com/article/office-365/office-365-small-business-server-2011-esoffice-365-small-business-server-2011-essentials-integration-142116 Final thoughts, and a wrench in the plan for integration Integrating Office 365 and Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials user accounts is an interesting idea and one that allows Microsoft’s latest SMB entry to compete on a more even footing with the traditional SBS offering. […]

Activesync – it should just work

On a SBS box activesync should -just-work-. In case it doesn’t – check this out A script to troubleshoot issues with Exchange ActiveSync – Exchange Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs: http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/01/31/a-script-to-troubleshoot-issues-with-exchange-activesync.aspx

Coming soon Win8 beta

Looking ahead to Windows 8: five big questions for Microsoft | ZDNet: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/looking-ahead-to-windows-8-five-big-questions-for-microsoft/4446 “I suspect there’s a hard core of Windows fundamentalists who will never accept Metro style, or will resist it for some period of time. They’ll just have to deal with it, because I’m told the final release will not include a “classic” […]

ERROR E_FAIL (0X8004005) while installing Service Pack 1

Due to the WSUS caused C34 errors with Windows 7 sp1 I had held back rolling out sp1 using any patch automated tools.  So I did it VERY inefficiently using Microsoft update and this weekend I was doing the last of the workstations that didn’t have Windows 7 sp1 on them… including mine. It worked […]

Showcasing WD Sentinel DX 4000

Looking for vendors building solutions on Windows Storage Server 2008 r2 Essentials?  First up is Western Digital’s WD Sentinel DX4000: [Youtube:nsvWwFTzYyU] http://wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=610 Support forum:http://community.wdc.com/t5/WD-Sentinel-DX4000/bd-p/sentinel More resources and information include: WD Sentinel – Small Office NAS and Backup for SMB Clients: http://www.sbsfaq.com/?p=3267More Information on the WD Sentinel DX4000 – Using Windows Home Server: http://usingwindowshomeserver.com/2011/11/15/western-digital-announces-the-release-of-the-wd-sentinel-dx4000-storage-server/Western Digital Sentinel DX4000 […]

So What A/V can you run on SBS Essentials?

Security program support in Windows SBS 2011 Essentials environments: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2663776/en-us?sd=rss&spid=1167Note You cannot install Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 or Microsoft Security Essentials on a server that is running Windows SBS 2011 Essentials.10 or fewer client computersIf your Windows SBS 2011 Essentials-based network has 10 or fewer client computers, we recommend that you install Microsoft Security Essentials […]

SBS 2011 not impacted – Exchange 2010 Sp2 KB

Error message when you try to install Exchange Server 2010 SP2: “AuthorizationManager check failed”: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2668686/en-us?sd=rss&spid=13965Consider the following scenario: You install Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 or Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1). (okay SBS 2011 includes Exchange 2010 sp1 – check) You use the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) or the Local Group Policy […]

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 6 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3) that is dated January 25, 2012.

Description of Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2608656/en-us?sd=rss&spid=10926 Microsoft has released Update Rollup 6 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3) that is dated January 25, 2012. Released: Update Rollup 6 for Exchange 2007 Service Pack 3 – Exchange Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs: http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/01/26/released-update-rollup-3-for-exchange-2007-service-pack-3.aspx […]

Paying for a fair share of cloud

<please note, this isn’t anti cloud, rather it’s a plea to vendors to provide value for services> For background, see this post If you hired me and I did work for you for several years and then I came to you and said that I’d be bumping up the price by 1400% (that’s not a […]

Mail enabled public folder – rejected with ndr

Recently during a migration someone found that public folder mail enabled routing was not working.  Turns out this was the problem: When sending e-mail messages to a mail-enabled public folder that have been replicated from old Exchange Server 2000/2003/2007, Exchange Server 2010 environment mails are rejected with NDR.:http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchangesvrgeneral/thread/e8e78736-be67-4e4a-b929-2c3ce61e0eb6 Also read this: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-TT/exchange2010/thread/49e06d4a-1b32-4067-999a-c85abd349c68