Small Business Susan

Entries from March 2012 ↓

Bare Metal Client Restore Storage Server Essentials

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHUxrVlLcU0 If you want to see a fantastic step by step process done by Robert Pearman, check out that video

Recovery after a dead hard drive

On March 29th at around 3 p.m my workstation here suddenly started throwing up massive number of windows indicating a write error to the c drive.  Uh oh, says I, what’s going on and a drivesmart window popped up indicating I had massive failures on my C drive.  Worrying that it was a fake alert […]

YABV – yet another backup vendor

A few years ago at a SMB nation there were like 400 vendors of which 399 were backup vendors. Okay so that’s a bit of a stretch, but you get the idea. Microsoft Online Backup Service – Windows Server Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/03/28/microsoft-online-backup-service.aspxSo along comes Microsoft and offers …yet another online […]

A call to action

http://krebsonsecurity.com/category/smallbizvictims/ A call to action. Small businesses are being targeted for phishing attacks.  Brian Krebs of Krebs on Security is leading the charge to try to educate and warn all of us that are at risk. If you get phished or tricked and your bank account emptied out, you have no recourse at this time. […]

Also on WSUS/MU tonight

Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (KB2645995) <http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=2645995> This update rollup resolves problems that were found in Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2) since Exchange Server 2010 SP2 was released and replaces previously released update rollups for Exchange Server 2010 SP2.

"It was all about Office 365"

More Details on Microsoft Small Business Competency Trickling Out! – SMB Nation Blogs: http://www.smbnation.com/index.php?option=com_easyblog&view=entry&id=296&Itemid=124 CloudSpeak. “In for a penny, in for a pound of cloud” was the message we heard regarding the technical emphasis of the SB competency. Legacy on-premise solutions such as Windows Small Business Server weren’t really part of the conversation today. Instead, […]

Update Rollup 2 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard is available:

also known as the ipad and uefi fix Update Rollup 2 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard is available: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2660819/en-us?sd=rss&spid=15817 Update Rollup 2 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard is now available.This update rollup contains all the updates that were included in the previous update rollup. Additionally, this update fixes the following issues […]

Playing with Windows 8 part 2:

http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2012/03/25/playing-with-windows-8.aspx Playing with Windows 8 part 2: For now don’t use the connect computer wizard to join a Windows 8 to a SBS 2011 standard.  There’s a currently being investigated issue where the permissions set during the process mangle with metro. It’s a beta what can we say. But Susan, what will I lose if […]

The Connector has encountered an unexpected error

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/3887.connectcomputer-troubleshooting.aspx The Connector has encountered an unexpected errorIf you receive an error that says “The Connector has encountered an unexpected error” please also check if the NetTCPPortSharing service is in starting status but not successfully started. In some situations, NetTCPPortSharing service fail to start on XP client with .NET 4.0 installed. That may caused by […]

Playing with Windows 8?

If you are playing with Windows 8 make sure you check out: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7875.known-issues-when-join-windows-8-beta-to-windows-small-business-server-2011-essentials-windows-storage-server-2008-r2-essentials-and-windows-home-server-2011.aspxand http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/8497.known-issues-of-windows-8-client-computers-connecting-to-windows-home-server.aspx In addition to that Metro apps shipped on the consumer preview kinda go wonky after joining the domain. Note the following posts: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itproinstall/thread/e39a7312-7863-4645-9e66-d5b2fa3a4a15 and http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprogeneral/thread/863fe449-4e31-444c-9b21-6accc0eb4a10 Also follow Philip’s blog to open up RDP on Windows 8 – see http://blog.mpecsinc.ca/2011/09/windows-8-remote-desktop-connection.html Bottom line when […]