Sat, Jan 28 2006 15:52
Trend.... v2 or v3?
Les Connor has always been our "Les is More" guy... and when he posts...this is not done lightly...
Folks, I've been using Trends's products on SBS since 4.5 - it's been a pretty good trip.
CSM v2 was(is) the icing - very very reliable antivirus and anti-spam capabilities - as close to zero maintenance as you can get or would want. There were a couple of things that could have been better integrated - but on the whole a really solid solution for SMB.
I don't take this recommendation lightly - I've worked hard to try and make V3 work - but I just can't afford to use it any longer.
CSM v3 hasn't proven to be an improvement. The integrated console is nice - but the product (mostly the console) is unreliable, and the anti-spam feature is a step backwards in performance and features.
I'd recommend staying with V2, and would still recommend V2 for new installs - and will be installing V2 on new SBS networks - as IMHO it's still the best thing going.
I *do* have *some* faith that progress is being/will be made, and there will be an updated version of CSM for SMB that will be as good (probably better) than V2. I'll be among the first to acknowledge it when it arrives.
Les Connor [SBS Community Member - SBS MVP]
SBS Rocks !
In case you don't want to install V3, V2 still is available and the keys still work...
Terry posts in.....
If you're having trouble connecting your workstation to your SBS server, and you've recently installed Trend Micro CSM 3.0, and you may also have recently upgraded to SBS SP1 ------ check to see if you have the following within the affected workstatation's event viewer/application log :
event ID 1006 - windows cannot bind to local domain, group policy processing aborted
event ID 1030 - windows cannot query for the list of group policy objects ....
If so, it's likely have the "Trend Micro Client/Server Security Agent Personal Firewall" service started on your SBS server. Even though the default for Trend's Firewall utility is to have it disabled within the application, the service itself has been installed, started and set for automatic start up. Stop this specific service on your server, change it's startup status to disabled, and the workstation error messages should disappear.
Additional ---- from what I've read elsewhere, this condition sometimes manifests itself on only a few workstations in your SBS environment....sometimes it's only one workstation that seems to be affected (haven't figured that one yet). However, if you do have this configuration (using Trend Micro CSM 3.0), you might want to check the event viewer/application logs on your workstations for error codes 1006 & 1030. A couple of the more notable symptoms is the increased time it takes a workstation to boot up (the "applying personal settings" splash screen runs longer than normal), and connecting to Exchange server via Outlook client is problematic.
Trend's KB link is here....
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