MVP Tour

Up next we’re going to Europe!!

Up next we’re going to Europe!!

We’ll be in Göteborg, Sweden with Mikael Nystrom

03 October 2011 9:30 to 4:30 p.m

Check out Coffee Coaching from HP!

The Gnome is relaxing at home before heading off to Las Vegas and next week.  During his time off he likes checking up all the stuff that and are up to.

If you haven’t checked out the HP Coffee Coaching resources – take time this weekend before SMBnation to check out these short educational videos that keep you up to date on all things HP and SMB channel related.

Check out Coffee Coaching from HP!

Running DHCP Server on SBS 2011 Essentials With a Static IP

Running DHCP Server on SBS 2011 Essentials With a Static IP – The Official SBS Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs:

This came up on a couple of tour stops.  Here’s the exact how to in order to remove the DHCP server from the router and put it back on the SBS Essentials box.

Focusing on RWWGuard

We’re going to focus on a few of the vendors that have already come to the table with plug ins for Home Server, SBS Essentials and Windows Storage Server Essentials R2.  This is one of the plug ins in fact that is being featured on the SMBMVPtour roadshow:

Scorpion Software Blog: Video introduction to RWWGuard 2011:

Thinking your more paranoid clients are a little concerned about remote access?  Take a look at RWWGuard 2011 that ensures that no matter where your clients access that server they can be assured of secure access protected by two factor authentication.  And, more importantly it’s two factor that your users won’t mind as they can use softtokens in cell phones to access the server.  The four digit pin you assign combined with the changing two factor value, means that you can assure your clients of access, and for MSP’s you can assure proper handling of turnover of staff.

Check out RWWGuard and combine it with Authanvil for secure remote access to your assets.

Bootable usb flash drive

In Redmond for the SMBMVPtour and one of the things that we talked about was how you can build your operating system from a usb flash drive.

The EASIEST tool to use to build a bootable flash drive is this tool:

To build the bootable flash – look to Philip Elder’s step by step instructions on this:

Here in Redmond

Here we are in Redwest E in Redmond for our next stop.


On the train to Seattle


Here we are on Amtrak to Seattle smbmvptour

Now in Portland


Getting ready for tomorrow’s tour stop!

Listen to Teresa Bell talk about what she learned

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Listen to Teresa Bell talk about what she learned at the SMBMVP Roadshow
To find out when an event will be in your area, check out

Thanks to Rayanne Buchianico for filming this.

Portland and Seattle are next!

Coming up September 16th and 17th the Gnome is heading to Portland and Seattle!

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Register for Portland here:

Register for Seattle here: