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Entries from March 2013 ↓

SBS 2011 standard – reminder of why manually joining is okay

So you are joining a workstation to a SBS 2011 standard  and connect isn’t working?  Just like Essentials, check out the log files But unlike Essentials they are in a different location: They are located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server\Clients But also unlike Essentials , you can manually join the clients to the domain […]

Happy Spring

Sweet peas blooming this morning   Foxgloves also in bloom in the front flower beds Listening to a bit of UK Gardening radio shows while in the office this afternoon. While we may have rain (we need it!) tomorrow, today we’re hitting 83 degrees today!  Ack it’s too warm for spring! Happy Spring and Happy Easter […]

Pick one.

Issue with Automatic Updates Enabled & Office Web Apps Server 2013 Update – Doug Deitterick’s Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs: Example of why we don’t want a SBS like thing ever built again. Or Example of why Microsoft cannot build Server products that can automatically update. Pick one.

The disclosure on patching

Windows 8 Calendar App and the Great Google Flip-Flop | Windows 8 content from Paul Thurrott’s SuperSite for Windows: “That said, Microsoft could have done a better job of communicating this change. The official blog post announcing the updated communications apps doesn’t mention this issue at all.” What he said.I realize that these Win8 […]

Server flagged as failing IIS BEAST vulnerability

Since the wiki site is barfing tonight… I’m trying to add this to the PCI DSS document on the wiki and it will also be in the SMB Kitchen doc on PCI DSS Server flagged as failing IIS BEAST vulnerability Solution courtesy of Bob Groger on the SBS2k listserve:Client used Trustwave for their PCI DSS […]

Code 800B0001 Windows update ran into a problem

That error code should read “yo Susan, ya blogged about it enough, you’d think you’d remember to install it on your network” Deploy Windows 2012 as a hyperV member server and join it to a domain where WSUS is deployed.  If you haven’t installed An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 […]

Cloud Essentials/Accelerate Top Ten FAQs – Microsoft Partners Forum: Hello Partners,   In an effort to clarify many Cloud program questions, I want to share with you the top ten frequently asked questions.   How do I resell Cloud Services to my client? To learn more about becoming a Microsoft Cloud Services Partner, please see our enrollment information at   Where do I […]

Direct Access and Essentials – go around the port If you are following this direct access document.  Instead of this command: Set-NetNatTransitionConfiguration –IPv4AddressPortPool @(“, 10000-46499″,”, 46499-47000″ )You want this command instead: Set-NetNatTransitionConfiguration –IPv4AddressPortPool @(“, 6001-6601″, “, 6603-47000″)(Of course change the IP range to be your network range as needed) The issue is port 6602 is grabbed by the server for Windows Server solutions […]

Wanting to migrate from Server 2003 and can’t?

So you have an Essentials 2012 and want to migrate from Windows Server 2003 and can’t? You’ll want to check out this workaround…. Server migration tool problem: I’m trying to migrate a Windows 2003 SP2 (R1) to Server 2012 Essentials. It won’t allow migration until the Server Migration Tool is run on the old […]

John Harris – a SBSer that touched us all

John Harris, Longtime SBSer, Passes… – SMB Nation Blogs: If you ever deployed SBS 2003 you probably got touched by John Harris.  As Microsoft wanted to get up close and personal with interaction with small businesses, he was located near the area where SBS 2003 was developed. So he was one of the fearless […]