How to turn off screen savers during EBS installations

At the time of this writing, Essential Business Server 2008 has a default screen saver time out of 10 minutes and locks the server.  This can be highly annoying during setup when you are watching the progress from across the room as each server runs its respective installation routine.  To get around this bring up a command prompt by using SHIFT-F10 and type in “explorer” to bring up Windows Explorer.  From Windows Explorer, expand (click on the + sign next to each name) the folders on the lower left of the left pane of the window, expand the Control Panel, … Continue reading How to turn off screen savers during EBS installations

Microsoft Centro Beta has been officially announced!

What is Centro?  Well stop on by Kevin Beares' Blog to find out at http://blogs.technet.com/kevin_beares/archive/2006/10/24/so-what-is-centro-you-ask.aspx and while you are there sign up for the beta if you have the servers for it. Being very close and involved with Microsoft's Small Business Server offering over the years in both my own customer deployments and through my getting to know those on the teams in Redmond who have worked the magic behind the wizards, I am looking at Centro as a natural progression into a multi-server environment for small businesses.  In my opinion, those of us who have been fans of SBS will in the not so … Continue reading Microsoft Centro Beta has been officially announced!