I have never used Windows Remote Assistance to request assistance. I have always provided the assistance to users via “Offer Remote Assistance” on a Small Business Server console. I was especially vexed by this Windows Intune error message recently when I was trying out Intune for the first time.
I had a clean install of Windows 7 Professional, and I … Read the rest
I have been edging towards WordPress for some time now, and recent comment abuse on AdvisorBits has pushed me over the edge. So, for the first post of 2013, I am please to unveil the newest version of my now 11 year old blog AdvisorBits. Since I had to rewrite the CSS anyway, I decided to use the 114o grid … Read the rest
I have written previously about running CentOS on Hyper-V. Subsequently, I updated my VM from CentOS 6.2 to 6.3. When this happened the kernel version changed to 2.6.32 and the drivers that used to support the Hyper-V virtual hardware components do not work. Microsoft has released a newer version of LIC that works with the new kernels. You can … Read the rest
Microsoft has announced that “Windows SBS 2011 Standard, which includes Exchange Server and SharePoint Foundation as component products, will be the final such Windows Server offering.” From the Windows Server 2012 Essentials FAQ
After the initial adjustment to the major shift in my personal perspective of the business networking world, we beginning to see that the reports of the death … Read the rest
Having tried all the major virtualization vendor’s products over the years, I am most familiar with Microsoft Hyper-V and so my network lab runs that hypervisor on hardware. Microsoft has done an ever improving job over recent years to support non-Microsoft Operating Environements, NMOE, on their Hyper-V platform.
This post is to report my recent experience and supplient other available … Read the rest
Last year when I did “my first SBS 2008 migration”:http://advisorbits.com/2008/11/sbs_2008_migration_-_what_dvd_drive.html, I wrote a post lamenting the incompatibility of DVD media that needs to be run on 5 (now 6) year old server hardware that only had a CD drive. I alluded to an even bigger issue in virtualized installations, the need to use floppy disks for “The Answer File”:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc527566. The … Read the rest