Going through the KB articles and blogs tonight (uh doesn’t everyone read KB articles for fun?) and there was something that I noticed that I thought I should point out….


First off…while I consider this just taken for granted ..sometimes it’s not …..as was pointed out on a recent blog post.  Many times people ask if “fill in the blank” is supported on SBS.  And we say with a “well of course it is you twit” kind of superior air in our voice as we in SBSland assure everyone that we can just install the same service packs and hotfixes as our big brother servers that are Standard OSs. Service packs for the parts of SBS, i.e. Windows Server, Exchange Server, Sharepoint, SQL server,  etc… etc…. are fully supported and just fine on SBS itself. 


Seeing a new batch of KB articles start to occur reminded me that we’re going to have to couch our “you twits” in the future as there will be KBs coming out that don’t pertain to us.


This one… http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=911604 for example, will not, as the platform it’s on is Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86) and that’s not us.  But a KB that lists Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86) like  http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=908911 will apply to us as that’s what we still are under the hood.


Hmmm…. wonder if the “Fresno” (1)  version of Windows Server has any of it’s own KB’s?


(1) The Windows Server for Small Business, a 15 user base OS that is just our core OS that I refer to as the “Fresno” version….aka “For REally Small NetwOrks”…. get it?

 

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