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Server Install Gotcha

Posted by on Mar 31, 2010 in General | 0 comments

I was installing a new domain install of SBS 2008…not a migration.  However, after the install process finished, the domain admin account that was added did not have the correct permissions, Exchange 2007 wasn’t installed, and the Active Directory schema was not extended correctly.  After multiple installs, I finally realized that a...

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Server 2003 to SBS 2008 Migration

Posted by on Feb 8, 2010 in Tech Hints | 2 comments

Ok.  It isn’t really a migration; in reality, you are joining an SBS 2008 machine to an existing Server 2003 domain.  However, since you have to do similar tasks as you do for a migration, I’m calling it that. In short, you are following the same instructions that are found in this Microsoft Technet posting.  In a nutshell: Prepare the...

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Rethinking the Antivirus “Solution”

Posted by on Dec 4, 2009 in General | 2 comments

Here is the crux of the issue: Antivirus software works.  Antivirus doesn’t work. No matter what program you have, if you don’t have good, secure habits (and even that is not an absolute), you will get bitten.  And your Antivirus program will not stop it.  And you will have three options: Clean it yourself Pay someone to clean it up Backup...

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Netflix Instant Queue and PS3

Posted by on Nov 23, 2009 in General | 0 comments

Ok.  I will admit that I was a little…suspicious of Netflix being able to deliver content over the internet.  But, when they offered a free disk that would allow my PlayStation 3 to stream videos, I decided to give it a try. Wow! I am amazed how well it works.  Within 5 minutes of starting up my PS3, I had started watching a movie, with almost no...

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Remote Web Workplace Stops Working with “The Client Could Not Connect” Error

Posted by on Nov 17, 2009 in Tech Fixes | 0 comments

Here is the symptom: Remote web workplace suddenly stops working, and when you try to connect, you get the following error: “Connectivity to the remote computer could not be established. Ensure that the remote computer is on and connected to the Windows Small Business Server network.” However, the computer is on, and when logged in locally, all...

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