Small Business Susan

Entries from April 2012 ↓

Be careful on surfing.

http://www.bgr.com/2012/04/23/security-firm-identifies-origins-of-flashback-mac-virus/On the news lately has been how WordPress blogs have been used to infect Macs.  On the wordpress side of the blog site (http://blogs.msmvps.com) we had an interesting event the other day. We started getting reports from bloggers and readers that Eset,MSE and other virus engines kept alerting of a malicious javascript on the site. […]

VSS tracing

In the 2008 era of backups I’ve not seen that the reregistering of DLLs helps.  What does help is merely listing the VSS writers and looking deep into the log flles and seeing what it’s complaining about.  Spotted this blog post that may also provide more info when you are trying to debug VSS backup […]

Want to be a film backer?

ZERO DAY A film about cybercrime and threats to the Internet by Charles Koppelman — Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1175064326/zero-day-a-film-about-cybercrime-and-threats-to-th Want to help back a documentary about cybercrime and Internet threats? Donate any amount and be an official backer of a documentary about cybercrime.

Heads in the clouds

The Microsoft SMB Parallax | Looks Cloudy: http://www.lookscloudy.com/2012/04/the-microsoft-smb-parallax/“It seems that MS heads are just in the Clouds. Feels (and sounds) like they are only listening to a small subset of partners and are not listening to any other feedback, especially from clients (end users), through their partners. Very sad. Feels like they have their eyes […]

What are the requirements to earn the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency?

Ouch.  Well I can guess who will be getting that competency.  Larger firms and Geek Squads. What are the requirements to earn the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency? – Microsoft SMS&P Partner Community Blog – By Eric Ligman – Site Home – MSDN Blogs: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mssmallbiz/archive/2012/04/26/what-are-the-requirements-to-earn-the-microsoft-partner-network-small-business-competency.aspx $1850 a year?  And requiring the Office 365 exam […]

MS12-017: Vulnerability in DNS Server could allow denial of service: March 13, 2012 known issues

In case this hits anyone….. MS12-017: Vulnerability in DNS Server could allow denial of service: March 13, 2012: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2647170/en-us?sd=rss&spid=12925 *Symptoms* After you install this security update, the DNS Server service may not start, or you may receive an access violation error message shortly after the service starts, or after the operating system starts. *Cause* This […]

DNS issues with SBS servers?

Several folks have reported DNS issues in the last couple of weeks and it appears that root hints are freaking out for whatever reason. If you are running SBS 2008 or SBS 2011 and not using forwarders, make sure you put the registry key noted in this blog post on your boxes. http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2009/01/29/cannot-resolve-names-in-certain-top-level-domains-like-co-uk.aspx

Check out Migrating to SBS 2011 Essentials

The migration documentation for going from SBS 2003 to SBS essentials has always been a bit lacking.  Check out Robert Pearman’s guidance instead! Migrating to SBS 2011 Essentials eBook « Title (Required): http://titlerequired.com/2012/04/23/migrating-to-sbs-2011-essentials-ebook/

Looking for resources to pass the 70-169 exam?

(MCTS): Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Configuring (70-169) Certification Guide | Packt Publishing Technical & IT Book and eBook Store: http://www.packtpub.com/mcts-microsoft-windows-small-business-server-2011-standard-configuring-certification-guide/book Check out Robert Crane’s book for an excellent resource!

WordPress is a spam gatherer and Netvibes is helping

I have a standalone godaddy hosted wordpress blog for the smbtnfresno group and my goodness is it a spam catcher.  Lately I’ve noted that netvibes.com is also a spam maker as well as it’s now a place where drugs are advertised on the back end of this site. Nice, huh!