Small Business Susan

Entries from March 2014 ↓

Check your backups this week

Windows 8.1 Update May Arrive April 8:http://www.tomshardware.com/news/microsoft-windows-blue-undate-april-8,26187.html “The latest rumor surrounding Windows 8.1 Update 1 is that Microsoft plans to release the upgrade on April 8 to consumers, the same day Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows XP.”Andhttp://www.neowin.net/news/yes-windows-server-2012-r2-will-also-get-a-spring-update If that’s true, here’s my ask for anyone who manages or maintains Server 2012 R2 or Windows […]

The system failed to register host (A or AAAA) resource records

Another thing you’ll see when there is an 8.1 or a Server 2012 R2 in your network is this error: EVENT # 3279 EVENT LOG System EVENT TYPE Warning OPCODE Info SOURCE Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Client EVENT ID 8018 USERNAME NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE COMPUTERNAME   Server DATE / TIME   3/29/2014 10:43:44 PM MESSAGE The system failed to register host […]

Event ID 157 "Disk # has been surprise removed"

Event ID 157 “Disk # has been surprise removed” – Ntdebugging Blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ntdebugging/archive/2013/12/27/event-id-157-quot-disk-has-been-surprise-removed-quot.aspx?Redirected=true it’s my removable usb external hard drive I’m using for backup.——————————————————————————– EVENT # 2238 EVENT LOG System EVENT TYPE Warning OPCODE Info SOURCE disk EVENT ID 157 COMPUTERNAME   SERVER DATE / TIME   3/27/2014 9:03:40 PM MESSAGE Disk 5 […]

So what I did with my Microserver

So before I get back to our SMBKitchen project, here’s what I did to my Gen8 Microserver: 1.  Forget the intelligent provisioning.  The 1.5 version will not autoupdate to 1.6.  While 1.6 does support 2012 R2, it won’t auto update to that version. 2.  I gave up on the autoprovisioning and just did an install from […]

So can you install that on an HP?

AH HA we’ve found (courtesy of Oliver Sommer) a grid that lists what platforms are supported on what HP servers Windows Server Certification and Support: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/windows/index.html#tab7_content

Smart storage admin – enable the service

and if this is that intelligent of provisioning, why then do I have to go to Program files/HP/HPSSA/Bin and enable the ability for the storage controller configuration to show up in the HP management console? Anyway make sure you click on that enable otherwise you open up the management console and go… uh…?

Gen8 microserver, Server 2012 R2 and how to get it installed

To get a 2012 R2 version of Windows on a Gen8 server you’ll need to install the 1.6 intelligent provisioning software.  If you attempt to do so with the shipped 1.5 it will blue screen on you. You can’t even get the unit to download the 1.5 from inside the server intelligent provisioning update process.  […]

SMBKitchen: Getting the downloads ready

http://www.msexchange.org/articles-tutorials/exchange-server-2013/migration-deployment/planning-and-migrating-small-organization-exchange-2007-2013-part8.html Next up I patched the 2012 R2 server and then downloaded Exchange 2013 sp1. Note at this time it has a slight bug… which you need to fix with a KB script and it won’t be fixed until the next update rollup. No warning about patch required for Exchange 2013 SP1 | Tony Redmond’s […]

SMBKitchen: Installing 2012 R2

Planning and migrating a small organization from Exchange 2007 to 2013 (Part 8) :: Migration & Deployment :: Exchange 2013 Articles :: Articles & Tutorials :: MSExchange.org: http://www.msexchange.org/articles-tutorials/exchange-server-2013/migration-deployment/planning-and-migrating-small-organization-exchange-2007-2013-part8.htmlNow we’re back to where we are installing our base.  This time instead of Windows 2012 I’m going to use Windows 2012 R2. Obviously this is NOT optimal […]

SMBKitchen: Checking that Exchange

Planning and migrating a small organization from Exchange 2007 to 2013 (Part 8) :: Migration & Deployment :: Exchange 2013 Articles :: Articles & Tutorials :: MSExchange.org: http://www.msexchange.org/articles-tutorials/exchange-server-2013/migration-deployment/planning-and-migrating-small-organization-exchange-2007-2013-part8.htmlNext up is to prepare our Exchange 2007 for the upcoming migration to Exchange 2013. Go into Server configuration, mailbox, check the mailbox database properties.  (Right mouse click […]