Manually uninstalling the Worry-Free Remote Manager (WFRM) 1.0 / 2.0 Agent

When upgrading to WFBS and WFBSA 6.x from previous versions of Trend Micro WFBS and CSM for SMB, I’ve had multiple times where the Worry-Free Remote Manager Agent install fails and gives the following pop-up error: Unable to load Library C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\{43F8CF32-15B7-44DD-A01D-A3372DD2856E}\zlib1.dll. If you run across this, Trend has a great KB that will walk you through doing a manual removal. If you keep the GUID in your Worry Free Remote Management Console, then you can do a copy and paste into the new install of the agent and you’ll be set. If you don’t feel like clicking through to the KB, … Continue reading Manually uninstalling the Worry-Free Remote Manager (WFRM) 1.0 / 2.0 Agent

Microsoft Product Support Lifecycle for SBS 2003

Having a hard time figuring out the Microsoft Product Support Lifecycle (also referred to as the end of life date) for SBS 2003? Selecting one of the Windows Small Business Server 2003 options from makes me feel like I need a flowchart to decipher the notes. For the easy one, SBS 2003 WITHOUT SBS SP1 went end of life on 7/10/2007. If you still haven’t installed SBS 2003 SP1, do it now! SBS 2003 SP1 falls under the following rules: Support ends 24 months after the next service pack releases or at the end of the product’s support lifecycle, … Continue reading Microsoft Product Support Lifecycle for SBS 2003

BPOS Sync Tool does not migrate passwords

Had this question come up today, so thought I’d drop a quick post on it. The Directory Synchronization tool used with Microsoft’s Online Services does a one-way sync from your Active Directory up to the BPOS servers, and does not migrate passwords. You have to do those manually, and if you change a password in your local AD, it must be updated manually on the BPOS side. See the Microsoft Online Services “About Directory Synchronization” page for the official wording on it.

SBS Tech Writer Steve Holland is now on Twitter

 If you work with Small Business Server, make sure you follow Steve Holland’s Twitter feed. I’ve known Steve since 2003 when he attended our first PSSBS meeting in Seattle. Also check out his team blog on MSDN. He may have moved to southern California, but he’s still a good guy. 😉

Microsoft CSS earned their award!

You all deserved the award!  We were honored to present it to you! Check out the Official SBS Blog for a picture of the Outstanding Community Supporter Award the SBS MVPs presented to them on behalf of the Small Business Server community.  They earned it for the great work they have done over the past year, and past years!  🙂

Do not install IPv6 on your SBS 2003 box

I owe the .NET team an apology for blaming them as the original cause of the problems described in this post.  The pro and con of blog posting is that we can fire off a post and later find out there was a different cause for the effect we were hit with.  So sorry guys and gals for coming down on you so hard.  Figured with the SBS 2008 issues we’ve been seeing after 3.5 SP1 that they were spilling over to SBS 2003 as well. – Steve This post was originally called – .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 … Continue reading Do not install IPv6 on your SBS 2003 box

Secure IMAP in SBS 2003 with ISA 2004

Eriq Neale wrote this post in September, 2007.  Given that I referenced it yet again today while configuring a customer’s SBS 2003 R2 Premium with ISA 2004 to get IMAPS running for an employee’s Mac at their house so they could use Apple Mail and IMAP, I figured I would drop a quick note of thanks here to Eriq and link to it for my own quick reference to dig it up again later.  😉 Thanks Eriq!  Thanks to Tim too for encouraging you to write it up! Steve

Caching in on your SBS 2003 Software Assurance benefits to get SBS 2008

Last Thursday at our monthly Puget Sound Small Business Server User Group ( we had the question come up from one of our members who is trying to figure out where his SA benefits are in the Software Assurance world of eOpen.  He was only sent part of the full suite of updated software he was expecting from Microsoft.  For the definitive answer we went to Eric Ligman (of course, who else do we turn to for all that is licensing and Microsoft).  He in turn led us over to his blog for the answer.  Check out the two blog … Continue reading Caching in on your SBS 2003 Software Assurance benefits to get SBS 2008

5W/50 Webcast covering migrations to SBS 2008

Jeff Middleton, Founder of   5W/50 Webcast! LEARN MORE: Join Jeff for the Microsoft webcast!  Live today, or the recording after the event. Presented by Jeff Middleton Migration Concepts with SBS 2008 Microsoft Partners 5W/50 Series January 9, 20099:00 AM – 10:00 AM  Time Zone (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Register for the Webcast: Migration projects pose unique challenges for IT Consultants. The goal is to move a customer’s server infrastructure into a new product and platform with a  process that is both predictable and profitable.Jeff Middleton will present the concepts of the Microsoft documented “join to … Continue reading 5W/50 Webcast covering migrations to SBS 2008