PSSBS Monthly Meeting, November 17, 2016

Join us at Microsoft’s Lincoln Square Offices in Bellevue Washington for an evening of “non-NDA” reports from Microsoft’s 2016 MVP Summit, and a discussion and demo of the Azure Portal and Marketplace. See how our new group Webpage was setup in Azure. Pizza is on the menu for the evening, so if you have a few bucks to contribute to the pizza fund, great, if not, you’re still welcome to join us and have a slice! The meeting space and beverages graciously provided by Microsoft. We will meet at our usual location, at Microsoft’s Lincoln Square offices in downtown Bellevue (700 Bellevue Way NE – … Continue reading PSSBS Monthly Meeting, November 17, 2016

Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 Launched today at Ignite!

Here’s a great list that was shared with some of us earlier today by Rob Hindman with Microsoft. A BIG thank you Rob for getting all these links together in one document! We are delighted to announce that today we launched Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 as announced at the Ignite conference in Atlanta !!!! Evaluation bits, which are valid for 180 days, are available for download now… Windows Server 2016: System Center 2016: Note that we recommend installing zero-day patches, specifically KB3192366 for S2D clusters, from Windows Update using Settings | Update & security | … Continue reading Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 Launched today at Ignite!

Office 365 2010 Professional Plus and Terminal Servers (RDS Servers)

Passing on clarification from Microsoft’s Jeremy Chapman (pictured left) regarding Office 365’s Click-to-Run Office 2010 Professional Plus (available through “normal” subscriptions, such as the E3 plan as of this writing, April, 2015) and why it will not install on a RDS/TS Server: “The Office 2010 subscription (365) install has activation based on retail activation, which is incompatible with RDS. RDS requires a Volume Activation package of Office 2010 – there is no way to make it work using the Office 2010 subscription package. “The updated Office 365 ProPlus package has a new form of subscription retail activation (Shared Computer Activation), … Continue reading Office 365 2010 Professional Plus and Terminal Servers (RDS Servers)

Tired of dealing with password resets

Issue Description ============== Password Expiration Policy     Issue Resolution ============== Click Start > Search for Windows PowerShell > Right click ‘Run as administrator’. To establish connection, Open Windows Powershell (Run as administrator) then enter the Global Admin credential (Email address format) after running below script   $cred = Get-Credential   Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted   $Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri -Credential $cred -Authentication Basic –AllowRedirection   Import-PSSession $Session     Then we need to make sure we have Microsoft Online Module for Powershell already installed, in case if we don’t please download it from below source :   64 … Continue reading Tired of dealing with password resets

What does a fake voicemail virus email get you?

Well, for one example, here’s what Windows Defender Offline ( found from a scan of an infected machine. Fortunately the user powered down the computer immediately after realizing he had been had. Rogue:Win32/WinwebsecTrojanfile:D:\ProgramData\hDa3n3aV\serv.batfile:d:\users\–username-removed–\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus Security Pro\Antivirus Security Pro support.urlfile:d:\users\–username-removed–\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus Security Pro\Antivirus Security Pro.urlfolders:d:\users\–username-removed–\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus Security Pro\ TrojanDownloader:Win32/Kuluoz.Dcontainerfile:D:\Users\–username-removed–\Downloads\VoiceMail_Seattle_(206)4581802.zipfile:D:\Users\–username-removed–\AppData\Local\dqegmcmb.exefile:d:\users\–username-removed–\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\VoiceMail_Seattle_(206)4581802.lnkfile:d:\users\–username-removed–\Downloads\VoiceMail_Seattle_(206)>VoiceMail_Seattle_(206)4581802.exeregkey:HKCU@S-1-5-21-3504191443-3983057376-3714753911-2621\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\\ojphvgtgrunkey:HKCU@S-1-5-21-3504191443-3983057376-3714753911-2621\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\\ojphvgtg A tip for you. After running the cleanup removal in Windows Defender Offline, reboot the machine with network disconnected to a Microsoft ERD Commander disc and use the registry editor and Windows Explorer to check the work of the cleanup tool and ensure everything is out of there. Then reboot and run … Continue reading What does a fake voicemail virus email get you?

Need to pull data from your Exchange 2007 – 2013 logs?

Here’s how using PowerShell in the Exchange Management Shell: get-messagetrackinglog -EventID “RECEIVE” -Start “10/22/2013 10:30:00 AM” -End “10/22/2013 4:00:00 PM” -ResultSize Unlimited |fl >c:\trackinglog.txt By the way, the “-ResultSize Unlimited” will get you the full results to your text file and not truncate it.

Windows 8 Mail requires 3rd party SSL certificate for Exchange

If you have a Windows 8 Mail client that won’t connect to an Exchange account, check to see if you have a self-assigned SSL certificate installed on your Exchange Server. A “3rd party” certificate (GeoTrust, Thawte, VeriSign, Go Daddy for example) will take care of your problem. You can confirm if this is in fact the case by running the Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer, testing Exchange ActiveSync (

No PSSBS Meeting for November, 2012

For those who are not members of the PSSBS Yahoo Group, or in case you haven’t seen the announcement in our PSSBS Yahoo Group, there is NO NOVEMBER MEETING. I am in Las Colinas, Texas at an MVP “Deep Dive” in Server 2012 Essentials and Multipoint. We will be meeting in December, with a presentation by CRU-DataPort.

Install Exchange 2010 in two (2) steps

At SMB Nation 2012 in Las Vegas, I have been asked multiple times for the URL to the TechNet Article that has the simple steps to install Exchange Server 2010 on a member server in a Windows Server 2012 Essentials network. You can find it at Steps below from the comments at the bottom of the TechNet page: How to install Exchange 2010 in two steps!The following comments are from Michael Smith, Exchange MVP, and posted here with his permission. – Steve In general, I ignore the wizards when installing Exchange. It’s literally easier (IMHO) to install from the … Continue reading Install Exchange 2010 in two (2) steps