The Official SBS Blog: SVCHOST May Spike the CPU

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff, Justin Crosby and Chris Puckett] You may notice an issue where the Windows Update (WUAUSERV) service will be spiking one of the logical CPUs on servers running Exchange 2007 with automatic anti-spam updates turned on. This will include any SBS 2008 installation where Forefront for Exchange…

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How to Add a Subject Alternative Name to a secure LDAP Certificate in SBS 2008.

This method can only be used with self assigned certs (To request certificate from an Internal MS CA) and not with 3rd party certs. To get SAN for a 3rd party cert contact the vendor. (We can use the same .req file to request 3rd party SAN certificate). There may be certain situation where we…

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Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 8

To help our customers become more secure and up-to-date, Microsoft will distribute Windows Internet Explorer 8 as a high-priority update through Automatic Updates for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and higher, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 SP2 for x64 and x86, Windows Vista for x64 and x86, Windows Vista SP1 for…

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MR3 for Symantec End Point Security 11.

There have been a couple of KBs around knows issues with Symantec End Point Security 11 like: You may experience various problems when you work with files over the network on a Windows Server 2003-based or Windows 2000 Server-based computer http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;923360 And You experience slow file server performance and delays occur when you work with…

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I don’t want the other Apples: How to Ignore unwanted updates.

This is probably my first and hopefully the last rant however if you feel the same about Apple updates as I do then read ahead. I’ve always hated companies trying to push additional software along with their software, like Google toolbar with Adobe flash. Just an example. Microsoft has also been accused of such acts…

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Using Hyper-V with Windows Small Business Server 2008.

The SBS UA team is pleased to announce that the following document is now available in the Windows Small Business Server Technical Library. Title: Using Hyper-V with Windows Small Business Server 2008 URL:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd239207.aspx This document provides an overview of the use of virtualization in a Windows® Small Business Server 2008 (Windows SBS 2008) environment,…

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IE Beta 2, First Look.

So here is my first look at IE 8 and I am impressed! The installation is simple and the customization is in two simple steps. Some features that are really cool… Accelerators are cool add-on's that help you do things..with just a couple of clicks. Take a look at how you can know where to…

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Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable Under the Hood: Windows Vista Performance…Need Answers?

On Wednesday, September 24th, Mark Russinovich will host a virtual roundtable for IT pros worldwide to  explore top of mind performance issues, common misconfigurations, and tips on how to fix them. From boot times and applets to disk performance and battery life, this is chance for IT pros to find out how to optimize Windows…

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Finally our own tool to do more…

I love this little utility from Sysinternals. Desktops v1.0 By Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell Published: August 21, 2008 Introduction Desktops allows you to organize your applications on up to four virtual desktops. Read email on one, browse the web on the second, and do work in your productivity software on the third, without the…

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IM me from my blog!

Now you can IM me from my blog. Drop in and ask me a question or just say hi! Talk to you soon!

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