9:00 am on November 15, 2013
Microsoft have this week released the update Windows Phone app that allows you as the business owner to monitor and manage your Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials server right from your Windows 8 phone. The Windows 8 phone app allows you to see alerts, access files on the server, and see the status of the server backups, and active/inactive users on the network.
1:00 pm on November 13, 2013
Microsoft have recently released the latest update for SBS 2011 Standard. You can find the details here.
What is interesting is that this includes a fix for SSL certificate requests to prevent the internal domain name eg mycompany.local from being included in the SSL certificate request that you would send to your SSL Certifica...
8:27 am on October 2, 2013
Today I received my email from Microsoft to say that I’d been awarded as an MVP for the 13th straight year, for my focus on Small Business community. Thank you Microsoft. Thank you to all those that I’ve helped over the years as well, because if not for your questions I would have nothing to contribute. If not for your feedback, I’d have nothing to take to Microsoft save for my...
8:54 am on July 26, 2013
NOTE: This issue applies to ANY Domain Controller running on top of a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Platform
We’ve been fighting something very bad in the last week for a machine that was running on a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Platform. The problem is that we had a Hyper-V server reboot unexpectedly and as a result the guest machine ...
7:56 am on June 28, 2013
Have you ever had that call from a client… you know the one that starts off with “Well we’ve got that new LOB application being installed today, and the guy from their company just installed it and rebooted our server… now we can’t get on to anything”…
You know the call – it send chills down your spine.
So you drop everything to take a look at what the guy has do...
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.