Interactive Services Detection – no it’s not a virus

11:00 pm on February 6, 2015

I was onsite today with a client.  While I was doing some work on a number of unrelated things, their helpdesk team leader came to me with an urgent issue.  Apparently a large number of users had suddenly gotten this window pop up on their screens from the Interactive Service Detection.  Initial user response was to panic of course, and the helpdesk team leader was understandably...
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MVP Award again for me – I’m Excited Again!

8:46 pm on October 8, 2014

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Windows 10 Announced today

8:46 am on October 1, 2014

Most people have called it Windows 9, believing it to be the next version of Windows.  Today Microsoft announced in typical fashion, that they would not stick to standards and would infact jump 9 to go straight to Windows 10.  Tadaaaa……

Honestly – I’m not surprised they decided to call it something different.  What I am surprised about is that they didn’t call i...
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How to fix a VERY large Windows.edb file.

12:47 pm on September 5, 2014

I noticed my disk space is getting pretty low on my laptop.  I used Treesize to determine that one of the biggest files was my Windows.edb file at 15.5GB in size.

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Exchange 2013 SP3 UR6 – Problems installing?

6:00 pm on August 18, 2014

Building a new server today for a client, and as part of patching we manually installed Exchange 2013 Service Pack 3, and then of course the latest update rollup – which happens to be UR6.  UR6 came out in May this year, so it’s not all that new. The Exchange 2013 SP3 went on without a problem – right click, run as Administrator and it was away.  It took maybe 30 minutes or so, not real...
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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.

Each of the patches only takes a few minutes to apply, so it’s not really a big deal at all.  I’d recommend you install them regardless of deployment method.  You can download the patches Read more

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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