Upgrading to Trend WFBS 5.1?

Body: If you are upgrading to Trend Worry-Free Business Security 5.1 and you are coming from their v5.0 product then you will want to go and install Patch 2 first.  Patch 2 resolves a few issues in 5.0 that caused the upgrade to 5.1 to fail.  Best Practice – install this patch before upgrading to 5.1 – it’s only a 43MB download 🙂 You can get the patch from the following locations WFBS 5.0 Standard http://www.trendmicro.com/download/product.asp?productid=100 WFBS 5.0 Advanced http://www.trendmicro.com/download/product.asp?productid=99 Category: TrendMicro Published: 27/01/2009 9:46 AM

SBS2008 Remote Web Workplace Rocks!

Body: Today I finished migration for one of my clients to SBS 2008.  As part of our standard install I installed the Kaseya agent on it so our team could manage it remotely.  There were a few things left to do so I started things moving and left the site. Given it’s a long weekend, my family had already gone away, so I joined them this afternoon.  I thought I’d check in on things tonight.  Unfortunately for me, my Vodafone data card can only get GPRS where I am and we all know the performance of that is abysmal.  Lucky … Continue reading SBS2008 Remote Web Workplace Rocks!

SBS2008 Exam – 70-653 Passed today.

Body: Today I finally made time to sit the 70-653 SBS 2008 Exam.  They allow 140 minutes for the exam all up – I was done in 25 minutes.  I got a score of 964 and of the 50 questions, I suspect I got two wrong.  Both One question was linked to Mobility options in Exchange 2007 rather than SBS 2008 specific things and the other was in migration (which I didn’t think had a 100% correct answer) so I feel pretty good about that.  All in all I felt the exam was pretty real world and the training I’ve … Continue reading SBS2008 Exam – 70-653 Passed today.

What is WHEA_Logger?

Body: One of my clients servers stopped working over the weekend – literally just stopped. We could not login via the console, remote connectivity was unresponsive. We had to power cycle the system to get it running again.  After it came up, I began to comb the event logs for more information.  I found that it stopped working over the weekend on Saturday at around 1:50pm.  I know this because the Windows system logs every five minutes to a file to say “I was running at this time…” and then on a reboot, if it was unscheduled, it reports in … Continue reading What is WHEA_Logger?

SBS 2008 Repair Scenarios

Body: It must be a coincidence this week that Microsoft have started to release the documentation on what they call the “repair scenarios”.  These documents are designed to assist us in repairing SBS 2008 in scenarios where components have been uninstalled, corrupt or otherwise rendered useless by some user messing with things too much.  You can access the documents here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd430085.aspx I say it’s a coincidence, as over the last two weeks, I’ve seen scenarios where people are pushing the limits of the SBS 2008 product.  They are pushing the limits by trying to bend it into things it was … Continue reading SBS 2008 Repair Scenarios

Discounted MS Certification Vouchers

Body: Certification by sitting through the Microsoft exams is one way to prove a certain level of knowledge to the world.  Personally I’ve always maintained that passing an exam alone is not proof that you know what you are doing, but that it needs to be mixed with real world / practical experience.  Enough of that though.  Via the MVP program, I and other MVPs have been given the chance to offer discounted MCP Testing Vouchers.  From now till March 31, 2009, you can use this Promotion Code to obtain a Microsoft Certification Exam Voucher Code at a 10% discount … Continue reading Discounted MS Certification Vouchers

SBS Migration Documents Updated

Body: As announced back in December, the online version of the SBS 2008 Migration documents has been updated.  The downloadable version is also now updated – here are the links. SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=52B7EA63-78AF-4A96-811E-284F5C1DE13B&displaylang=en SBS 2008 to SBS 2008 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=31CBC5DD-21B1-4A6E-9A9D-740CE7605448&displaylang=en   Both versions are now at v1.2 in case you are wondering. Category: SBS 2008 / Cougar Published: 7/01/2009 9:28 AM