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Trend Micro WFBS SP3 Released

6:00 pm on April 19, 2016

With little fanfare and no announcement to the reseller channel, TrendMicro has released SP3 for Worry-Free Business Security (WFBS) just over two weeks ago now.  This update includes many bug fixes since SP2 and additional protection from Ransomware such as Cryptolocker.

Key feature improvements are

  • Improved support for Windows 10 (specifically with the November 20...
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Cryptolocker Encrypts ShadowProtect Backups

11:00 am on February 5, 2016

Yesterday we had clients IT manager call us.  A user had received an email on their personal email and then forwarded it to their work email, and subsequently opened it… the result was that their main file server, and multiple NAS devices were all encrypted with Cryptolocker.  Unfortunately this also encrypted their StorageCraft ShadowProtect backup images which took away one of the...
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Scheduled PowerShell scripts keep running–here’s how to fix it

5:00 pm on January 6, 2016

I’ve got a few sites where I’ve got PowerShell scripts scheduled to run on a regular basis.  These have all been new things I’ve setup in the last week.  Imagine my surprise when I find that the scripts are “still running” despite the fact they have done their job.  It turns out that the commands you use to run a PowerShell script automatically can leave the PowerShell ...
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Exchange Management Shell not working–Powershell unable to connect to Exchange Server

5:00 pm on January 5, 2016

I connected into a clients server today to do some maintenance for them.  When I opened up PowerShell, it gave me a stack of errors indicating failure to connect to the remote server.  The key issue it described was below

The WS-Management service cannot process the request. The load quota for the system has been exceeded. Send future requests at a slower rate o...
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Active Directory Replication Status Tool

5:00 pm on December 24, 2015

Microsoft have recently released a very cool tool that allows you to visually check our your Active Directory Replication status.  Normally you would use repadmin to check the status of AD and the results of that would be viewed in the command window, and require interpretation.  This tool is a GUI tool that allows less experienced admins to check the status of Active directory replic...
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Public Folder Limits for Exchange

5:00 pm on December 23, 2015

Doing a bit of migration work for clients at the moment, and one of the things we are striking with one of the projects are limitations on Public Folders.  I hear you ask “What limits on Public Folders??”  Well Microsoft has some time after the release of Exchange 2013 decided to publish what they call supported limits on Public Folders.  Note that to the best of my knowledge...
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Faster Mailbox moves on Exchange 2013

2:22 pm on October 14, 2015

I’ve been involved in a large 2500 seat Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013 migration and consolidation project recently.  During the mailbox moves, I found that often the move requests were being stalled with a status of RelinquishedWLMStalled.  I tried to change many things to improve the migration including modifying the MSExchangeMailboxReplication.exe.config file to change the Expor...
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MVP Renewed Again – 15 and counting

8:56 am on October 2, 2015

Overnight I received the news that Microsoft has deemed me worthy once more of the Most Valuable Professional award for my 15th year.  This award is given for contributions to the community around a given product, in my case it’s Windows Server for Small and Medium Business.  I believe I’m one of only 3 people in Australia with the award in this category, so it’s rather esteemed...
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Trend WFBS 9.0 SP2 Released

4:45 pm on September 15, 2015

Trend slipped out this update a month back to cater specifically for Windows 10 machines.  You can download the Service Pack 2 from here.

I’ve been running the update now without any major issues except for one thing that I found after the upgrade....
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ShadowProtect gives “Failed to update volumes information” error after reboot

6:00 pm on August 21, 2015

Working onsite today with client and they had run EXTREMELY low on disk space on the C: drive of one of there servers. In fact they got down to 64KB free, and I was surprised the server was still running.

The client had ShadowProtect 5.0.1 installed and it’s been running fine for some time now.  I  cleared up 5GB of free space by deleting some log files, and then did an incr...
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