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Good nuggets from the Veeam community forum digest

Somehow I signed up for the Veeam community forum digest which has some really good nuggets lately... like ... "If you are using HP Proliant DL380 G7's for your vSphere 5.5 hosts, be aware of this potential PSOD issue and patch your hosts soon...
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When you don't have a TPM chip

Built a computer for Dad that is a small ATX form factor. Found out the motherboard didn't support a TPM chip. Rats. So right now testing out Symantec full drive encryption (no true crypt here). Sophos firm encryption is a consideration for someone...
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So is Windows 8.1 a good consumer platform?

I just had to do a refresh of my Dell 8.1 XPS 10 and it rolled back to pre KB2919355 and I had to reinstall that update again. RT will take the refresh of the machine back to the base of 8.1 after the store update. 8 Pro's refresh takes it back to...
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2919355 and WSUS

For those running default SBS 2003 R2/2008 and 2011 with WSUS - it auto approves security updates to servers and workstations. If you have an 8.1 or R2 deployed in that network, KB2919355 will be automatically approved and probably automatically installed...
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Status report of KB2919355

Only 29 days-ish to get KB2919355 installed. And we're starting to see people getting their issues resolved (yea) and starting to see the support engineers move from the fishing expeditions to where they can start giving out canned responses to the...
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So what about the lifecycle?

Windows 8.1 Update: The IT Pro Perspective: http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/springboard/archive/2014/04/02/windows-8-1-update-the-it-pro-perspective.aspx I'm copying a comment that I agree with completely. In the zeal of Paul Thurrott and Mary...
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The system failed to register host (A or AAAA) resource records

Another thing you'll see when there is an 8.1 or a Server 2012 R2 in your network is this error: EVENT # 3279 EVENT LOG System EVENT TYPE Warning OPCODE Info SOURCE Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Client EVENT ID 8018 USERNAME NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE COMPUTERNAME...
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Uncheck this

So you have a client that still has a SBS 2003 and they want to RWW into a Windows 8.1 machine? You need to uncheck a box Go into the control panel, system, remote connections and UNCHECK the "Allow connections only from computers running Remote...
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Happy donation day to Krebsonsecurity

Happy 4th Birthday, KrebsOnSecurity.com! — Krebs on Security: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/12/happy-4th-birthday-krebsonsecurity-com/ ..and on the next to last day of the tax deduction year... don't forget to donate to good sources of information...
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Merry Christmas to all!

To all of you that help me out by alerting me to the latest you are being impacted by... thank you and have a Merry Christmas!
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SVChost.exe 100% cpu - again

http://blogs.technet.com/b/asiasupp/archive/2007/05/29/automatic-update-causes-svchost-exe-high-cpu.aspx?PageIndex=2#comments We have numerous 2003 servers which are having this problem. SVCHOST.EXE uses up 100% of CPU and causes all critical applications...
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Getting OWA lite when using IE 11?

So you installed IE11 and suddenly OWA keeps wanting to use OWA lite when you access Exchange 2010 or 2013 right? It's due to timing of updates... these Exchange updates aren't yet on MU or WSUS (and actually the 2013 version won't be on MU...
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You know about RDP and RDGateway yes?

So you have an SBS 2008, 2011, Essentials server and you have an ipad/android/surface/or some tablet-ish device and you want to RDP to the desktop without going through RWA? For another windows machine, in the RDP application, put in the name of the workstation...
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Last call for SBS 2011

So if you have action pack you are to be officially in the process of migrating off of Windows 7, SBS 2011 up to Windows 8 and Essentials. Also for your clients you only have until about mid December to get SBS 2011 via OEM. Remember that for your clients...
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Trivia - what was the cheapest way

To purchase SBS 4.0 and sell it to your clients? Hint - It was a competitive product you had to buy to get it as a cheap price... what was that product? Tick tock countdown to 12/31 reminder
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The countdown begins

The countdown begins. I'm going to post every day a reminder that you have until 12/31/2013 to purchase SBS 2011 via OEM. (and probably not even until then), but you don't have much time left to officially still buy SBS 2011. For all of you folks...
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The push for Microsoft accounts

In the 8.1 release Microsoft makes it really clear that they want you to have Microsoft accounts. Really clear. So clear it's really hard to keep them during the upgrade from 8 to 8.1 You can also see the push to Microsoft accounts in other areas...
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Gotta love the resolution...

You cannot complete some downloads on the MSDN Subscriptions website: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2900662/en-us?sd=rss&spid=16799 Love the resolution!
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Be aware you need RDS cals

From the mailbox... Susan, Have you tried the new RD Client app for iPad by Microsoft? It's Cool! Works on SBS 2008 and 2011. John Microsoft bought the old iTap rdp app. But be aware it requires you to buy RDs cals to be legal. You cannot access a...
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SMBkitchen crew chat and SMBTechFest

October 19th in Irvine is the SMBTechfest - http://www.smbtechfest.com/events.html where we will have Amy Babinchak, Philip Elder and myself in the room physically and Boon Tee virtually from Australia. https://www.thirdtier.net/2013/09/smbkitchen-at...
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