Small Business Archives

  1. Enabling DHCP Role on Windows Server 2012 with Essentials Experience Enabled

    This post is filed as learnings from the field as a reference for anyone else that runs into this problem. Scenario: You have a Windows Server 2012 R2 installation that you enable the Windows Server Essentials Experience Role on (SMB feature set). Typically we turn this role on for Windows Server Essentials installations as a…

  2. Example of why technology journalists frustrate me

    Technology writers frustrate me at the best of times and this post from what I would consider a some-what reputable source should have done better. Editors take note, don’t let these rubbish articles see the light of day.

  3. Changing User Principal Names (UPN) with Azure Active Directory Sync Tool (DirSync)

    In this post I want to document the process to make changes to a user’s UPN value when synchronising a federated domain from an on-premises Active Directory to Azure Active Directory used by Office 365. Problem Summary: You want to update the user principal name (UPN) of an on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) user…

  4. WSUS Update to enable support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Windows Update management

    This is a quick post, if you’re looking for the update issued to enable Windows Update support on the latest versions of Microsoft operating systems on your existing WSUS 3.0 SP2 servers, then this is it. An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available (KB2734608) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734608 I needed the above update to patch an SBS…

  5. Windows 8 Global Launch Event

    Windows 8 Metro Interface Start Screen

    For those who missed the launch event live, here is the webcast of the Windows 8 launch from New York City, Oct. 25, 2012. This is just a quick post to link the webcast from last week; here is a extract from the Microsoft Newsroom site: Microsoft Corp. today announced the global availability of its…

  6. Veeam Backup Free Edition for VMware and Hyper-V

    If you are looking for a professional back-up utility to backup your hypervisor hosts (VMware or Hyper-V) you are in luck. Veeam; who have led the industry in Virtual infrastructure backup solutions for some time now have announced recently a new free edition of their latest product offering called VeeamZIP. To learn more about it and to download a copy visit this URL:…

  7. Windows 8 has reached the RTM milestone

    Windows 8 Metro Interface Start Screen

    For some, the wait is finally over! The much-anticipated and talked about release of Windows in Microsoft’s history to-date is now at the release to manufacturing (RTM) milestone. I was only discussing with a colleague today that it seemed as though Microsoft was running late by a week to announce the RTM milestone, after making the commitment to…

  8. Free Anti-Virus Software: Microsoft Security Essentials now available

    Well, it’s been a bit of a wait for us Australian’s but we now have access to the Microsoft Security Essentials software. This is great news for everyone. You may remember back not so long ago when Microsoft released the Microsoft Anti-Spyware BETA then that package transformed into Windows Defender upon full release. Now days…

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