Small Business Susan

Entries from September 2013 ↓

It really is not supported next year

Let’s try this again with an updated chart on the SBS blog: The Extended Support End Date for the following products is as follows: Products Released Extended Support End Date Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition 4/8/2014 Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 1/14/2014 Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 Standard Edition 10/14/2014 SQL Server 2005 Workgroup […]

PSconfig – I’m lazy

So to do some testing on a SBS 2011 I was building a brand new one.. and 47 gazillion updates later and about 40 psconfigs (okay more like three so far) at about the second time doing a psconfig command I realized there has to be a better way. So whether you are a command […]

So why is Microsoft charging more?

A bit of background – I spotted these Ehrman needlepoint kits and wanted the Paris and Eiffel Tower kits.  But I soon found out that they no longer had the Eiffel Tower one in stock.  So we searched around and found an Australian firm that still had one in stock.  I was a bit surprised […]

Ready for a licensing blog post?

Did everyone catch this really good blog post on Essentials licensing? Essentials 2012 R2 – The Role & Licensing | Title (Required):

It’s dead in April folks.

Information about SBS 2003 Product Support Lifecycle – The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs: Dudes, just say that April 8, 2014 it’s in effect dead because Exchange … you know the main reason we’re still running it… is when it goes out of support.

Now THAT’S customer service!

I had purchased a 20 piece Libbey Ramekin set – 10 glass ramekins and 10 plastic lids as I got into a kick of making PannaCotta after a trip to Italy this summer.  The Ramekins are the perfect size and the plastic lids make placing them in the refrigerator nice and easy to keep both […]

Last known good bug

Background:  This is an issue seen in Windows 2008 r2 and Windows 7.  It is probably also seen in Windows 2012, 2012 R2, Windows 8 and now Windows 8.1.  While we’ve seen it most often in Small Business Server, (Amy Babinchak just hit it the other day and inspired this blog post) it can also […]

Just a fyi – both Exchange and SharePoint are not supported on R2 at this time. Currently, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 is not supported for installation on computers running the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system.   Installing SharePoint Server 2013 on a computer that is running Windows Server 2012 R2 could lead to unexpected behavior, therefore, Microsoft does not support SharePoint Server 2013 in Windows Server 2012 R2. SharePoint Server […]

Heads up for a bug in 2012 R2 HyperV

Just a heads up for those that are starting to play with 2012 R2. A bug has been found in the RTM code of 2012 R2. If you set up the guest/child virtual machines “If you select “Shut Down the guest operating system” as the automatic stop action, the Shut Down command will […]

Two adjustments I make on iOS 7

I go into general Then to accessability Then I change BOLD TEXT to on (the phone will need a reboot) and then also change Increase Contrast to On Otherwise it’s a bit white and uh… well… Win8 metroish for my old ancient eyeballs.