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: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2013/09/25/information-about-sbs-2003-product-support-lifecycle.aspx 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): http://titlerequired.com/2013/09/17/essentials-2012-r2-the-role-licensing/

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: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2013/09/25/information-about-sbs-2003-product-support-lifecycle.aspx 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.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/wbaer/archive/2013/09/22/sharepoint-2013-support-for-windows-server-2012-r2.aspx 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.   http://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/1mmxhg/psabug_hyperv_built_on_r2_code_base/ 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.