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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 – http://blogs.msmvps.com/bradley/2009/06/03/the-default-sbs-2008-firewall/

Use that link above

In Memory of

Parrotbooth

 

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

http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2015/01/08/evolving-advance-notification-service-ans-in-2015.aspx

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.

Being a female geek

The designs and mobile charging solutions found in this booth at CES really impressed me:

http://www.jill-e.com/

In the booth at CES they showcased models that had mobile power solutions inside the very stylish bags that did not look like the clunky backpacks I normally cart around.

I’ll be looking for those mobile charging solution models as soon as they go on the web site for sure!

 

So you want to block the OneDrive option in Office?

Because you don’t have a corporate onedrive and don’t want folks to be urged to stick stuff on a personal cloud?

Follow this guidance to enter a regkey or use group policy:

http://www.uab.edu/it/home/component/k2/item/337-office-2013-recommendations

Disabling SkyDrive by using the Registry Editor

Fujitsu fi-6220C scanner and Windows 7 64bit

Fujitsu fi-6220C scanner

The driver was listed only as supporting Vista.
Would not be ‘seen’ as a scanner on Windows 7.

I was thinking dang, I’m going to have to buy a portable scanner just for this one off field job.
Found this – http://www.hamrick.com/
$29 and the scanner driver in it works perfectly on a Windows 7 x64 laptop.

If at first the vendor says to upgrade, try looking around for options.

Tracking the post release issues

This has not been a good week in patching and updating.

The biggest patching mess was KB3004394 that was a root certificate update that had such odd side effects ranging from causing machines to fail WGA to applications not launching.   While Microsoft released an update to remove KB3004394 but I’m still scratching my head how this update got released in the first place.

Microsoft support cases for ITpros now $499

So apparently on 12/1 the price for the IT pro support cases increased from $249 to $499.

Wow.  Mind you this is not after hours support, this is the price for a support case.

http://support2.microsoft.com/gp/offerprophone

Missing migration info if you are going to SBS 2011

Event ID 5015:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/86b886af-5016-47c0-9b1d-34449687b6dd/event-id-5015?forum=smallbusinessserver

If you migrate to SBS 2011 from SBS 2008 you will find a leftover event alert:

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