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: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2016?i=1 System Center 2016: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-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 https://ps.outlook.com/powershell -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

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.

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 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997281.aspx. 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

February 16, 2011 PSSBS Meeting

Thursday, February 17th, the Puget Sound Small Business Server User Group welcomes Marlon Hines, the West Coast Channel Manager for Kerio Technologies, Inc. Kerio provides Internet messaging and firewall products designed for the SMB market. Join us for a technical look at their product line, including their Kerio Connect messaging solution, Kerio Control unified threat management offering, Kerio Operator IP PBX system, and Kerio Workspace. Dinner will be provided by Kerio, and 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 February 16, 2011 PSSBS Meeting

Request and install public SSL certificate in EBS

Looking for straight directions on how to install commercial 3rd party certificate on your Essential Business Server? Here’s a step by step for you to use based off of GoDaddy, Microsoft TechNet and EBS Official Blog posts: http://help.godaddy.com/topic/746/article/4800 Configuring Server Certificates in IIS 7 Open the Default Web Site in IIS 7 and ensure you are in Features View. If you already have a certificate, or an expired cert, under Actions on the right, select Bindings.   Scroll down to https, highlight, and select edit:    

Configuring Exmerge for SBS 2003

Looking for a quick tutorial on configuring Exmerge for your SBS 2003 / Exchange 2003 Server? Look no further. Start with Microsoft KB 292509 for the official word. Create a new Security Group. I personally use “Exmerge Security Group” so there is no mistaking what it is.  

Microsoft Joins Push for Better Computer Science Education in U.S.

Microsoft Joins Push for Better Computer Science Education in U.S. – Thanks to each of the organizations involved (Microsoft, Association for Computing Machinery, Google Inc., Intel Corporation, the Computer Science Teachers Association, National Center for Women & Information Technology and the Computing Research Association) for getting the awareness out there for this. In my opinion, what also need to be addressed in our schools is K-12 math and science. The current curriculum from what I’ve seen does not cover the enough of the basics, or enough problem solving, critical thinking, and research. I am not an educator, but as a father of an … Continue reading Microsoft Joins Push for Better Computer Science Education in U.S.