Small Business Susan

Entries from May 2013 ↓

WSUS role on Essentials?

Want to know how to install the WSUS role on Essentials? Robert Pearman has the details: http://titlerequired.com/2013/05/31/enabling-wsus-on-windows-server-2012-essentials/

Require Windows 2012 Server to install updates and reboot at certain time

FAQ] Require Windows 2012 Server to install updates and – Microsoft Partners Forum:http://partnersupport.microsoft.com/en-us/mpndataplat/forum/mpncatwinsvr-mpnws2012/faq-require-windows-2012-server-to-install-updates/1c383728-6d77-4efa-9034-e0e1880dd899Forum Moderator[FAQ] Require Windows 2012 Server to install updates and reboot at certain timeIssue:Require Windows 2012 Server to install updates and reboot at certain timeSolutionYou can set the following registry key to force the Windows server 2012 to reboot.Registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AUValue: AlwaysAutoRebootAtScheduledTimeType: REG_DWORDValue […]

One month and seven months to go

That’s an example of “grow my own”.  I grew the tomatoes and basil on that plate.  We are at one month and seven months away from “Grow your own” small business solution. It’s a reminder that we are at one more month of volume license selling of Small Business Server 2011 standard and Premium add […]

So what’s supported?

Working on the next doc for the SMB Kitchen project – this one detailing out what is supported where…. Did you know that Exchange isn’t exactly blocked from being installed on a Domain controller? In large enterprises, domain controllers are single purpose servers that only serve one role.  In Small business we do not always […]

Got Australian Quickbooks?

Showcasing that not all versions are alike QuickBooks Australia Premier 2012/2013: http://www.quicken-asia.com/products/quickbooks-australia-upgrade-version/quickbooks-australia-premier Microsoft .NET Framework Common Language Runtime 1.1 (provided on QuickBooks Installation CD. Requires an additional 150MB) Microsoft .NET Framework Common Language Runtime 2.0 (provided on QuickBooks Installation CD. Requires an additional 150MB.) .NET 1.1 is the kiss of death on SBS 2011 http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbusinessserver/thread/25f64560-029d-464e-b5f4-ca13a485a094/ […]

Messy, huh?

Well I’ve been making a mess today, how about you? Happy pre-Memorial day to everyone in the USA.  Here’s hoping that one day we decide that wars and fighting don’t solve much.

Office – garage series

Office Blogs – Garage Series: The new Office, thriving in a virtualized world: http://blogs.office.com/b/office_blog/archive/2013/05/22/garage-series-the-new-office-thriving-in-a-virtualized-world.aspx If you haven’t been following the Office garage series I highly recommend it.  Like I didn’t know that clicktorun got patches differently than it’s ISO counterpart. And we may HATE how Office is licensed for RDP purposes… but check out the […]

Looking for how to build a hosted email add in for Essentials?

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj991858.aspx If you are looking for an example of how to build a hosted mail plug in for Essentials you can now download the sample from Microsoft Download it from here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34860 And the sample files are then installed on your machine

What a Windows RT device does

Makes a great rdgateway device Makes a great RWA device (normal non metro IE supports ActiveX) I must say that the Dell AT&T AllAccess app which touts that you can set it up via the device leaves a LOT to be desired.  I had to call AT&T to set up the cellular I could not […]

Nothin’ like system tray advertising

If you have an older Adobe reader you’ll notice that your system tray now urges you to update.