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Susan Bradley

Susan is just a wacko SBSer who started down her path by hanging out in the SBS newsgroup community. She's not a Microsoft employee or affiliated with Microsoft. Get a feel of the SBS “vibe” and join in the SBS community!

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May 16th, 2017 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva
There’s a couple of sources you can look to: Mariette’s site at Robert Pearman’s guide to moving from SBS 2011 to server 2016 – - Read More
May 16th, 2017 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva
Got a question the other day asking about the media pack availability for Server 2016 essentials. To be honest with you I had totally forgotten about  that. In talking to the folks (Cliff in particular) that still run media servers at home they recommended installing Plex or  Kodi - Read More
April 12th, 2017 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva
If you are seeing your machines reboot twice after this week’s updates, you aren’t alone. It appears to be due to an RDP patch that is included inside the rollups. Bottom line plan on it taking a little longer to reboot this month. - Read More
March 2nd, 2017 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva
I would look at the support for Exchange 2007 as a solid indicator as that’s what you are probably migrating your email off of. For Exchange 2007, the last support date is April 11, 2017. Finding the same information for Windows server 2008 is nearly horrific.  I had to look at Vista sp2 - Read More
March 2nd, 2017 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva
The other day I was asked what’s the support lifecycle for SBS 2011.  Bottom line it’s the support of it’s parts. So it’s Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010 which is supported to 1/14/2020. Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 2/22/2011 1/13/2015 1/14/2020 - Read More
February 28th, 2017 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva
As noted in these threads….. - Read More
January 30th, 2017 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva January 26, 2017—KB 3216755 (OS Build 14393.726) On the catalog site at this time is an update that those of us in the SMB world will want to get and install on our Windows 10 1607 machines.  It fixes a painful bug that if indexing is - Read More
January 19th, 2017 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva The fix is coming soon. But man, it’s making me seriously consider that I need to not rely on Windows basic indexing as a network feature going forward.  This has taken much too long to fix. - Read More
January 10th, 2017 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva
So here’s many of the scripts and links I’ve accumulated and used to “de-consumerize” Windows 10 at the office: Removing the unwanted apps in Windows 10 Step one: Download this zip file taken from this blog site. Extract the file, launch PowerShell. Enter the following - Read More
January 9th, 2017 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva
So to remind myself of the next time I’m rolling out Windows 10… here are some tips to fix annoyances: Can’t enable numlock? Win10: Change the value of …ControlPanel/Keyboard/InitialKeyboardIndicators to 2147483650 for ALL USERS not only for .Default (my current user was 2 - Read More