9:00 pm on May 19, 2013
This issue has been reported recently in a few of my fellow MVP’s blogs. The issue is that after installing Trend Micro WFBS 8.0 onto SBS 2008 or SBS 2011 server, when you try to connect computers to the SBS server using the http://connect wizard, the Welcome Page displays, as below, but as soon as you select the “Start Connect Computer Program”, button,...
12:14 pm on May 19, 2013
I’m spending some time rebuilding my aging laptop with Windows 8. I’ve chosen to do a complete reformat and install using Windows 8 Enterprise. In order to install Win 8 Enterprise, I’m using the Windows 7 USB/Download Tool to create a bootable image from an ISO over to my USB stick.
This morning I’ve tried 4 different USB keys and all of them have failed to be able ...
11:25 am on May 16, 2013
I’ve had a Surface RT for 6 months or so now, and it’s pretty cool. My one big moan about it is that it cant run the full Office suite including Outlook which I need if I am to replace my laptop with some other device. Well news today is that Microso...
5:00 pm on May 1, 2013
When you are deploying a new SBS 2011 Standard network, your server will need a number of patches. In amongst them are two key patches that you SHOULD deploy first and foremost before adding clients to the network. These patches are listed below.
Update Rollup 3 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard<...
9:00 pm on March 21, 2013
I’ve had problems with my Toshiba Portege R600 for a few months now where when using it the display will corrupt from time to time. You can see an example of it below.
9:00 pm on March 7, 2013
I recently had to reinstall WSUS 3.0 SP2 onto an SBS 2008 server which became horribly messed up. I followed the SBS 2008 Repair guide and some notes of my own here and then applied WSUS 3.0 SP2 over the top of it. That was great, but then I had issues with the existing clients not being able to check in to the SBS 2008 ser...
8:00 am on February 11, 2013
Someone has way too much time on their hands… I heard about this one on facebook.
Try doing a TRACERT 220.127.116.11 and see what it comes up with.
Now Tracert for those that don’t know is a tool used to trace the route information takes to get from you to a given point on the Internet. It does this by revealing the names of the various routers along the way and is used...
3:00 pm on January 30, 2013
I saw this message over the course of this week coming into my mailbox. No one else in the company was affected just me. I saw it on an Exchange 2007 server that was running on SBS 2008.
It also came back in a number of other formats including
Synchronization with your WP failed for 3 items
Synchronization with your iPad failed for 3 items
11:00 am on January 16, 2013
I found that after upgrading to Office 2013, that I had lost quite a bit of disk space, but did not know where. I used the TreeSize Free tool to find it.
Below you can see that the OneNote\14.0 folder is using over 9GB of disk space (a lot out of my 120GB SSD in my laptop). Given that I was now using OneNote 2013 and the older OneNote 2010 was removed by the upgrade, I figur...
9:00 pm on January 8, 2013
I’ve been away for a few days and came back to find that my WD Sentinel DX4000 has software updates available for it. You can do the update manually or enable it to do automatic updates. Personally I prefer to do manual updates on a number of my key servers so that I can review what has changed prior to installing the update. You can check out what is now in the v18.104.22.168 up...