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PDFs keeping you folders locked from editing?

We’ve been suffering from an issue where PDF files will ‘hold’ the folder open and we can’t rename folders when we want to.  In googling up the problem, we aren’t alone.

This appears to be the fix at this time — mind you — we’ve seen this on any version of servers and any version of workstations so it doesn’t appear to be related to any particular SMB version.

Fixing up WSUS on SBS 2011-

If you have Windows 8.1 or server 2012 R2 machines behind a WSUS 3.0 (SBS 2011) you’ll need to do two things to ‘fix’ it up.

Thing one.  Run a SQL script to make the machines not be listed as Windows 6.

The key steps are here:

Launch SQL manager with a run as command.

Helping out Handy Andy

I keep forgetting to post this, and it’s also a reminder to myself to go get my credit card out and donate. I remember the first time I met Handy Andy in person, it was back in Charlotte, North Carolina and he happed to be at the North Carolina Microsoft office for Exchange training.  We happened to know that like a day later he would officially be a SBS MVP so we convinced him to ditch the Exchange training and come with us for SBS training.

Heads up on issue with client backup on Essentials r2

After installing KB3023562 [MS15-010 – the OTHER font update in this month’s kernel update bundle] update on the clients, Essentials R2 fails on restoring a client backup.

Heads up on two concerns about SharePoint and SBS 2011

First off there is a non security update posted up on MU for SharePoint 2010.  Remember on SBS 2011 you need to run the psconfig command to complete ANY SharePoint update.

Next I’m seeing that I’m being offered two of what appears to be exactly the same update.

SharePoint on SBS 2011 (if my memory banks remember this correctly) is installed in Farm mode on SBS because of it being on a domain controller, yet it has some unique detection in place because of it being on SBS.

iPhone app causes performance issues

Gavin writes ….

Long time reader and SBS Enthusiast! I posted up on reddit recently a problem I came across on one of our clients SBS –

When a website doesn’t work

Why I hate the CNN redesign, quantified | The Robservatory:

Glad to know that I’m not the only one that feels that CNN’s redo has jumped the shark.  Now granted I’m guessing that on mobile devices the transformation makes more sense and is less jarring, but on a desktop, man is the new format PAINFUL as every photo is larger than a page and just takes too much scrolling.

Resetting the Windows firewall on SBS 2008

Because the attachments were mangled a bit in the migration and because I’ve had several requests for this, I’m reposting the default settings for a SBS 2008 firewall on the server.

FirewallFileszipped up

So instead of this post –

Use that link above

In Memory of



So walking around at CES we found at the Parrot booth (a French technology company) this memorial to the French citizens who lost their lives.

Microsoft pulls the plug on the heads up notification

So today, instead of the normal first Thursday of the month heads up bulletin, the one that says how many security bulletins to expect and what type, they sent out an email saying that they are discontinuing it for everyone but their premier support customers.


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