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Mailbag - what about .local and SSL
So you can't (or shouldn't) use .local in an SSL certificate and is that going to cause an issue on a SBS network?
In a word because no, we don't use .local in our ssl certificate naming. We don't even use it in self signed certs. (see http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2009/12/14/how-to-manually-install-certificates-in-sbs-2008.aspx for an example)
We only use .local for the internal domain name we don't use .local in a SSL cert naming.
So bottom line that issue is a non issue for how we set up our networks.
Traveling with geek stuff
One of the things you find when you actually USE your iPhone is that the charge drops like a rock. So I picked up a Mophie charge battery pack to add to my collection of geek travel stuff. In addition to the laptop, we also have the Jambox boombox (Okay so I don't always travel with that), an iphone charge cable, and I've just added the Jawbone UP device.
It's a wonder I make it through the airport security line at all.
Scoped Snapshots vmicvss Error 13 on Server 2012
If you are working with Server 2012 or Essentials, Mark's blog is another good tech source to bookmark.
Scoped Snapshots vmicvss Error 13 on Server 2012, Windows 8 | MCB Systems:
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Community based AH HA fixes.
Community based AH HA fixes.
First up is when you transmog your server from Essentials 2012 to standard you will get a leftover error in the event logs
Windows Server 2012 Essentials : After Transmog SILSVC Error | Title (Required):
Robert Pearman details the fix for that.
Next up is a an error 5767 on SBS 2011 standard that is triggered when you have set all passwords to "never expire" There is a script on the box to update the SharePoint password and when the password policy is change to never require this change, the system will throw up an event 5767 as a result.
SharePoint Foundation Error 5767 on SBS 2011:
Ignore it or follow the advice to move the SharePoint to a user group that doesn't get managed by the password policy,
Okay Microsoft - ball is in your court to convince me
To whom it may concern up at Microsoft. I'm a small business server software assurance customer. Have been since 2000. Along the way there's been times that software assurance gave me a good deal (caught Live communicator as it peeled out of Exchange), and times it didn't (cough - SBS 2003 R2 comes to mind). So I'm coming up to my software assurance renewal as of June 30, 2013 in the first post SBS era renewal and I just can't justify it anymore.
As a result of me getting the parts of SBS - Windows Server 2012, Exchange 2013, the price tag of my overall agreement increased for one making me step back and really think hard about whether or not this is good value to my firm. Given that Microsoft is in this new era of "Apple like" disclosure - as in not saying anything about what they are up to - I can't predict what they will be doing in three years. While one of the guys in my office joked about whether or not Microsoft would be in business in three years - the reality of the software assurance benefits in the "new" era of Microsoft is vastly decreasing from what they were before.
New products lately haven't been more stable and we've had to wait for cumulative updates before things settled down (Exchange 2013 CU1 for example). So the often key feature touting of "new releases" is not necessarily a selling point. New things are new pain and not stable releases these days.
Elearning offerings for the server platform is typically out of date and not timely. You get better training from the
That’s actually not a half bad comparison of all the 2012 server editions.
Download Window Server 2012 Products and Editions Comparison from Official Microsoft Download Center:
That's actually not a half bad comparison of all the 2012 server editions.
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