Small Business Susan

Entries from April 2013 ↓

SBS – FAQ (solution sharing): sbs backup utility error: 0x8004230f

SBS – FAQ (solution sharing): sbs backup utility – Microsoft Partners Forum: http://partnersupport.microsoft.com/en-us/mpndataplat/forum/mpncatwinsvr-mpnwssmbus/sbs-faq-solution-sharing-sbs-backup-utility-error/c5c38a1b-6742-4c8f-8835-9063a02ff8c2 Situation: ================= SBS 2008 Problem/Question: ================= The backup doesn’t start it fails on the following “Backup Unsuccessful” Creating the shared protection point on the source volumes failed. Unknown error (0x8004230f) Solution/Workaround: ================= 1. login to your SBS 2008 server, Click Start, type […]

Neutral package installation failed

I’m still tracking issues where IE10 install fails with  Neutral package installation failed http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ieitprocurrentver/thread/1ac87ad1-b775-4bcd-88dc-bc986087eff1/ If you are impacted Microsoft is looking for log files… As Susan’s put above and to reiterate, if you’re seeing “Neutral package installation failed” error, please gather and send some log files using the procedure detailed and either send to Susan […]

Are older iphone sales such a bad thing?

Consumers’ shift to older iPhones raises concerns on Wall Street – latimes.com: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-apple-iphone-20130426,0,7968879.story There’s two things that analysts may need to understand. Thing one is – most people are on a two year contract, so you don’t jump phones just because. Thing two is – many of the iphone 4 buyers are “second wave” buyers.  […]

But how long do you have to buy cals for SBS 2011?

http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2013/04/17/sbs-2011-standard-drops-off-of-volume-licensing-availability-on-june-30th.aspx#1828549 So we all know that SBS 2011 drops off volume licensing on 6/30/2013 right?  Right? But how long do you have to buy cals for SBS 2011? Answer:  2016 Q&A Part 1: Small Business Server Update Webinar http://h30507.www3.hp.com/t5/Coffee-Coaching-HP-and-Microsoft/Q-amp-A-Part-1-Small-Business-Server-Update-Webinar/ba-p/118791   Q: What are the possibilities of extending Windows SBS 2011 Standard licenses beyond 2013?   […]

Trend and the CGI-exe handler issue

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbusinessserver/thread/e2a43fc9-2470-497e-849e-800df56c31ed/ So Andy Williams in the forums figured out the proper process to fix back the http://connect site once Trend went in there and enabled the cgi-exe handler. He said… “I right-clicked on CGI-exe and unchecked only the Execute checkbox. This moved the CGI-exe item to the disabled list, but left everything else alone. In […]

Pick one – new style or classic DHCP

Running DHCP Server on Windows Server 2012 Essentials – The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2013/04/22/running-dhcp-server-on-windows-server-2012-essentials.aspxand Running DHCP Server on SBS 2011 Essentials With a Static IP – The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2011/09/22/running-dhcp-server-on-sbs-2011-essentials-with-a-static-ip.aspxSo the key […]

How to get around the Office 365 "streaming" deployment of Office 2013

From James Hill on the Office 365 partner listserve…  Office365Partners@yahoogroups.com He faced an issue where he was trying to deploy Office 2013 and the ‘click to deploy’ streaming option was taking way too long and hogging up way too much bandwidth He recommended the following steps: 1.       Remove all versions of Office.  If you have […]

Thank you too Grey!

So the other day I said I should buy a “Mommy, why is there a server in the House” book from ebay and have Grey autograph it. Guess what arrived in today’s mail! Thank you too Grey for all that you have done with the Backup Box by Gramps! (Which by the way is a […]

Google docs in your future?

Back after a short vacation down to LA. And after checking in with the sample geek generation of the future, they are all using google docs.  Not Office 365. Your next employee will be more used to Google technology than Microsoft. Something to think about.

SBS 2011 Standard drops off of volume licensing availability on June 30th.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2012/07/05/windows-small-business-server-essentials-becomes-windows-server-2012-essentials.aspx “Windows SBS 2011 Standard, which includes Exchange Server and SharePoint Foundation, will be the final such Windows SBS offering. It will remain available through the OEM channel until December 31, 2013, and will remain available in all other current channels until June 30, 2013″ A friendly reminder.  SBS 2011 Standard drops off of volume […]