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Entries from April 2014 ↓

Exchange Server 2013 setup freezes during installation on Windows 2008

For those of you installing Exchange 2013 on Windows 2008 R2 sp1 I stumbled on this KB today: Exchange Server 2013 setup freezes during installation on Windows 2008 R2 SP1: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2958603/en-us?sd=rss&spid=730 Interesting because I don’t think I’ve seen that, but I haven’t done a ton of 2013/2008r2 installs. But I you are, check out that […]

SMBKitchen: Joining the domain

Getting back on track – http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2014/03/20/smbkitchen-getting-the-downloads-ready.aspx We’re getting ready for a proof of concept to showcase moving from SBS 2008 to Essentials R2 with Exchange 2013 sp1. You can now download both 2012 R2 with update 1 and Essentials 2012 R2 with update 1.  If you have not yet deployed R2 servers, I’d recommend that […]

Quickbooks 2014 and .net oddity

A friend of mine, Dave Sanford, passes this along: We experienced an issue when installing the Quickbooks client upgrade to QBEv14R5, just last week.  We had 3 users in one office and 4 users in another and the first 3 went through no problem, then the other 4 threw the error  (sample below) no matter what we […]

3 more days

No, not 3 more days to install KB2919355, three more days to sign up for free access to the SMB Kitchen ASP project to get a sneak preview until April 30th.  Come May, it will be subscriber only.  In May you’ll get my client facing security communication to used to help “patch” the users of […]

20 days and counting

(broken record here just making it clear) Unmanaged systems – those not behind WSUS/Intune/System center still have a May 13th deadline of getting 2919355 installed. Spotted a post in the forum with some interesting debugging: Windows 8.1 update fails to install – KB2919355 – Microsoft Community: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-windows_update/windows-81-update-fails-to-install-kb2919355/2831c218-68a0-4ca0-99c1-b8193b5b8f33?page=2 Success at last. I have been researching and […]

21 days and counting

21 days before unmanaged 8.1 systems are locked out of getting security updates.  And I’m still seeing issues with folks trying to get the update installed. I worked with Robert (the PowerShell genius) to build a PowerShell tool that let’s you run some of the commands in the post in the answers forum as well […]

2919355 and WSUS

For those running default SBS 2003 R2/2008 and 2011 with WSUS – it auto approves security updates to servers and workstations.  If you have an 8.1 or R2 deployed in that network, KB2919355 will be automatically approved and probably automatically installed tonight. Just be aware and watch your patch settings. 2919355 is deemed a critical […]

Enterprises (those of us behind WSUS/Intune) have more time

For those of you behind WSUS, Intune or System center the less than 30 days before KB2919355 has to be installed has been extended. http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-gives-business-users-more-time-to-install-windows-8-1-update-7000028513/ Folks who patch with WSUS/Intune or System center have until August to roll out KB2919355 The issue with WSUS has now been fixed.  You’ll see on your manually or WU […]

Tuesday! SMBKitchen ASP Chat

Tuesday! SMBKitchen ASP Chat | Third Tier: https://www.thirdtier.net/2014/04/tuesday-smbkitchen-asp-chat/ Join us today at the SMBKitchen chat.  Remember that you can sign up and get a sneak peak of the documents we’ve released before April 30. I’ll be sending out a revision to the Heartbleed client facing communication to reflect some latest developments.  Hope to see you […]

Status report of KB2919355

Only 29 days-ish to get KB2919355 installed.  And we’re starting to see people getting their issues resolved (yea) and starting to see the support engineers move from the fishing expeditions to where they can start giving out canned responses to the problems.  Still Microsoft is in it’s offering up mode and not pushing out the […]