Small Business Susan

Entries from November 2013 ↓

Why you want to skip the Silver small business competency

at least for the near future and stay with merely the Action pack subscription. It appears that effective 11/1/2013 that Microsoft in their infinite wisdom decided to devalue the Silver small business competency in a huge huge way. While Action pack subscribers get 10 bizcrit calls, Silver small business compentency partners get none. That’s right […]

Windows Server 2012 R2 backup autostarts after reboot

Just a fyi – I’ve seen several threads (and one private reporting) of this issue. If you are seeing R2 kick a backup after a reboot as well can you let me know via email or via the comments section? Unscheduled additional backups in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e0575ae4-b923-45c0-9989-1e334d472503/unscheduled-additional-backups-in-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials?forum=smallbusinessserver2011essentials “Whenever the server is re-started […]

Surface 2 RT and Remote web access

Just a fyi – use normal IE (not metro), put the url in the trusted site zone and in compat mode and yes, an RT device can use RWW or RWA to log into a workstation Yes, it’s a hot pink touch keyboard… it’s all they had in the Microsoft store, the black ones were […]

Trivia answer – cheapest way

I asked a question yesterday if you knew the cheapest way to buy SBS 4.0/4.5 with a competitive upgrade product….. http://msmvps.com/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Components.PostAttachments/00.01.77.99.79/SBS-4.5-Licensing-_2600_amp_3B00_-Pricing.doc   Answer:  Artisoft LanTastic.  Cost $60 as I recall.  If you bought that, you could cut the price of SBS. BackOffice SBS 4.5 Competitive/ Product Upgrade w/5 CALs This upgrade is designed to give […]

Trivia – what was the cheapest way

To purchase SBS 4.0 and sell it to your clients? Hint  – It was a competitive product you had to buy to get it as a cheap price… what was that product? Tick tock countdown to 12/31 reminder

The countdown begins

The countdown begins. I’m going to post every day a reminder that you have until 12/31/2013 to purchase SBS 2011 via OEM. (and probably not even until then), but you don’t have much time left to officially still buy SBS 2011. For all of you folks still on SBS 2003, you need to decide where […]

Getting office to install without a Microsoft account

Dear Microsoft… if you want to really make your deployers of your software mad at you… keep on like you are doing Activate OEM without office account ??: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/e1c46ea3-5d9f-4e0d-a930-c2af31af09eb/activate-oem-without-office-account-?forum=officeitproI think this should work… In OEM you get a key code right? There should be a box in there once you install the app to enter […]

November looks to be more quiet

Just sent off for Amy Babinchak’s SMBkitchen project my write up of the November updates.  So far nothing too trending. I’ll be updating it as I see issues, but for now I think November’s update issues will be milder than October’s. As always if you have issues, holler or post up on www.patchmanagement.org with what […]

Batten down the hatches for CryptoLocker

Passing this along from Derek Knight: “It is going to get worse. We saw a massive increase in the last 2 days of new ransom ware droppers in attacks that are very likely to succeed with typical social engineering tricks http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/cryptolocker-emergence-connected-to-blackhole-exploit-kit-arrest/ Yesterday for example we saw thousands of emails sent by botnets with plausible tricks […]

Outlook 2010 Calendar Folder property is empty

Outlook 2010 Calendar Folder property is empty – Microsoft Community: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2010-outlook/outlook-2010-calendar-folder-property-is-empty/8fe8d8d9-478e-4dc8-adac-297a61bb9f09?page=5&msgId=141aad2b-d6eb-4ee0-a135-e2ffe7366745 I got word back as follows:   As of now, the product group has consolidated similar cases and             currently working on the fix for the Event 27 issue, which             is planned for the December 2013 Cumulative             Update. Timelines can change for a number […]