PowerShell commands for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

6:00 pm on July 15, 2014

Did you know that Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials has a stack of PowerShell commands designed just for it?  This means it becomes very easy to build scripts to help you deploy your WS2012R2 Essential servers even faster.

The commands will allow you to do a host of tasks including

  • Managing Office 365 User accounts
  • Managing Hosted Email Accounts
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Trend Micro WFBS 9.0 Patches

6:00 pm on July 14, 2014

Trend released WFBS earlier this year and it’s been pretty solid so far.  Since that time they’ve released 3 patches that you need to consider applying.

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Trend WFBS 9.0 Released

1:00 pm on March 2, 2014

Trend on Friday 28th February, released WFBS 9.0 to the public.  I’ve been fortunate enough to be on the beta of this since November 2013 and have it’s been a pretty stable product all in all even during the beta phase.

You can download WFBS 9.0 from here

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Apple Security Flaw–update your iOS now

9:54 am on February 25, 2014

A few days back Apple released a security patch for their iOS devices to fix a major hole in their security that would allow a hacker to steal your username and password for your email.  For most this username and password would be the same as they use to access their network.  Details on the security issue are below with links to Apples site.

What is concerning however is tha...
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Exchange 2013 Diagnostic Error 1006

8:00 pm on February 6, 2014

These errors are occurring on my Exchange 2013 server every 15 minutes.  There are a number of similar errors associated with it but they are basically warning you that a problems is present. I checked into both of them further and found that there is no issue and that it appears that the Exchange 2013 Diagnostic services are false alarming.  This even occurred on a fully patched Exch...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Information Posters

9:00 pm on January 28, 2014

Microsoft has in the past released some really cool posters detailing how things work under the covers for Exchange, SQL, Lync and Windows Server.  Today they’ve released the updated series for Windows Server 2012 R2.  They include

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Private Cloud Virtualisation and Storage (an overview of the 6 below)
  • Hyper-V and Failover Clustering ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials–My Server App now available

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.

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Update Rollup 4 available for SBS 2011 Standard

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...
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MVP for 13th year and I feel GREAT!

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...
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If you virtualised Windows Server 2012–then you MUST get this patch..

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 ...
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