Wireless client computers and the SBS_LOGIN_SCRIPT

Stumbled upon this the other day.  Was using the Intel PROSet/Wireless software to manage my wireless conections on my HP tc4400 Tablet.  Getting frustrated with the notebook never running the SBS login script (\\servername\SYSVOL\your-domain-name\scripts\SBS_LOGIN_SCRIPT.bat) when using WiFi I decided to allow Windows to configure my wireless network settings to see if it would perform differently hoping the Windows wireless client would behave better on startup and shutdown. As I had anticipated, the Windows XP SP2 Wireless software is launching sooner than the Intel PROSet/Wireless had, allowing for the SBS_LOGIN_SCRIPT.bat to load at login and also hangs on at shutdown until the … Continue reading Wireless client computers and the SBS_LOGIN_SCRIPT

SonicWALL and IE7

I had heard about this earlier in the fall and forgot about it until working on a TZ170 Enhanced OS the other night.  If you are programming a SonicWALL and are using IE7 beware of quirky behavior from the Web interface.  I personally just launched Firefox and used that which worked fine, but another solution has been presented by Andy in his blog which you may want to check out too. Steve

Need to shutdown or restart multiple machines on a domain quickly?

Merv Porter casually tossed this out while in a discussion about remote restart options and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t ran across it sooner.  If you want to hit multiple computers in your domain with a restart or shutdown command, from Start -> Run or from the command line use shutdown -i and you will get a GUI interface.  I had breezed by it in the shutdown command options list in the past.  Mentioned it last night at the PSSBS User Group Meeting and no one in there had heard of it either. What’s great is when the Remote Shutdown … Continue reading Need to shutdown or restart multiple machines on a domain quickly?

For this Christmas, try the remote controlled mouse cursor!

The timing couldn’t have been better by our son as Christmas is approaching and gift lists are being created and considered. Last week as my wife and I were working on her computer, our son brought a remote control car into the room to show us some cool stunts.  What happened next surprised all of us. As our son brought the remote near mom’s keyboard and mouse (Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0) the cursor slammed to the side of the screen.  Soon I was being asked to come fix her computer and get her a real mouse with a cord like … Continue reading For this Christmas, try the remote controlled mouse cursor!

November 16th PSSBS User Group Meeting – Dana Epp presents on Strong authentication for Small Business!

Dana Epp, Microsoft Security MVP, will be presenting at this month’s Puget Sound Small Business Server User Group Meeting.  If you are in the area, come join us at 6 PM in Building 43 on Microsoft’s Redmond Campus, home of the SBS Development Team!   Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Location: Microsoft Redmond Campus, Building 43, Room 2200 15580 31st St, Redmond, WA 98052 Topic: Strong authentication for Small Business Speaker: Dana Epp, MVP (Blog: http://silverstr.ufies.org/blog/)   Speaker’s Bio: Dana Epp, Scorpion Software Corp’s founder and CEO, researches software security and sets the vision in the convergence of information … Continue reading November 16th PSSBS User Group Meeting – Dana Epp presents on Strong authentication for Small Business!