SBS burned into the brain

Nice post over on coding horror about how baby ducks become instantly attached to the first thing they see and how we do similar things with software “Baby Duck Syndrome is the tendency for computer users to “imprint” on the first system they learn, then judge other systems by their similarity to that first system.

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Why bother with support…do it yourself!

Maybe the title is a bit harsh…but that’s pretty much how it happened! *Note* So you don’t have to read all of this if your a Virgin Media Customer using Windows Vista and can’t download music from the SonicSelect (OD2Music) server add the following to “trusted sites”. If your interesting in why then please read on

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Domain Profile Migration Fun!

One thing i love about doing SBS installs is that unless its a 100% new network (new PCs, printers, the lot!) i that always learn something The install i’ve been doing this week i originally planned to swing migrate, but after further investigation (like a really poorly named domain name for starters!) i decided a

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Nothing is ever easy!

So i posted a couple of weeks ago about my impending cable installation The day of the installation arrived and i had been told the engineers would arrive between 8:00 and 13:00 My wife (bryony) waited in for them and by 12:30 she was still waiting I made a quick call and somehow they had

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McAfee final straw

I had a big issue today that has finally pushed me over the edge with McAfee products….. First of all let me qualify why we currently use McAfee products as i know it’s not everyones cup of tea When we first started the company all of the clients who came on board straight away had

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Internet Explorer error when installing SBS R2

Just in case anyone else makes the same mistake i did <blush> If you install IE7 before you install the R2 “bits” you’ll get the following error Setup encountered an error while installing the cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. For more information see the log files at C:\Program Files\Microsoft Integration\Windows Small Business Server 2003\Log\KB912812.log..

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My Amazing Sense Of Timing

So after my post yesterday talking about leaders who say the right things (etc), tonight we have big fight [sic] Vlad explains why he isn’t going to SMB Nation which generates a nice discussion and generates posts from Susan and HandyAndy (and i’m sure there will be more) as to why they are going to SMB nation

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SBSC Team Captains

Warning…football (soccer) analogy!! I’ve had this idea for a post rattling around in my head but i’m not sure if will work so bear with me 🙂  When i’m not doing geeky techie stuff my other passion is football. I love playing and one of the things i do is play 5-a-side every week I hurt my back last week so

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Don’t let them get you down

Today i had the stuffing knocked out of me A couple of months ago someone we used to work with approached us about coming to work for us. It coincidiced well with where were are as a company. We have just enough customers to keep us busy but if we wanted to grow (of course!)

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