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SMBKitchen Authors Chat
Posted by amy on 22 April 2013 07:52 PM

Tonight, April 22nd we held the April edition of the SMBKitchen Authors chat. We are holding these once a month for subscribers to the SMBKitchen Project. At these chats we talk about items recently published, those coming up and we answer questions from the subscribers. Susan Bradley, Kevin Royalty, Phillip Elder, Boon Tee and Amy Babinchak were the authors on hand. Susan talked about April’s rather dramatic kb releases and how this is one of the very rare times that Microsoft is saying to uninstall a patch even if you aren’t experiencing problems. She also discussed her upcoming wireless security publication. Kevin chimed in during the Exchange portion talked about the build day that he just ran on installing Essentials with a side server of Exchange. He’ll be publishing some configuration tips on making that work. He also has a printer management and terminal server policy documents in the works. Phil published his Windows 8 hyper-v lab setup video and will be following that up with a couple of Hyper-V client proposals documents. One on consulting discussion and the second actual hardware scenarios. Boon let us in on his upcoming documents on hyper-v configuration best practices. We discussed a bit about Kerio, Linux deployments, Office 365, Lync Calling, MultiPoint and Storage Spaces. It was a jammed packed hour that really flew by!

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This chat occurs in both audio and text. The content of these chats are more audio than text but he’s a slice of what we covered. If you are a subscriber the audio portion of this chat is available in the knowledgebase (or will be very shortly).

Susan Bradley [6:10 PM]: I’m working on a BYOdevice/securing wireless doc up next. Now they need to repeat all over the place

Rusty Brown [6:12 PM]: I am new here, Did Philip get his Hyper-V proposal doc uploaded?

Boon Tee [SBS-MVP] [6:12 PM]: Upcoming: Working with HyperV and Essentials Best Practices Recommendations

Donald Elam [6:17 PM]: Has anyone been updated to the new Office 365 upgrade? Neither my acount nor my one Office 365 customer have been upgraded yet. Thanks.

Amy Babinchak [6:18 PM]: Some of my clients have updated to wave-15 O365 but unfortunately my account hasn’t yet. Frustrating…

Rusty Brown [6:18 PM]: Amy do you have plans to get more in depth on Office 365, I am fairly good with Office 365 and tools but one thing that that I have not been able to get working is linking outside tenants.  Some of my installs would like to Lync call each other.  You talked about DNS settings at the Sac IT Pro meeting, other than the ones show in the admin portal have you found others? I have over a dozen upgraded Office 365 clients and have 6 more this week

Philip Elder [6:19 PM]: We have Wave 15 O365 on our in-house hosted accounts (MS Partner stuff)

David [6:19 PM]: Can we get those KB #s typed in here?

Susan Bradley [6:19 PM]: kb2823324

Amy Babinchak [6:20 PM]: Rusty I’ll talk about that in a few minutes here.

Susan Bradley [6:20 PM]: 2808735

David [6:21 PM]: Are these listed as Optional or recommended?

Susan Bradley [6:24 PM]: 2823324 has been pulled off of the update servers, 2808735 is a security bulletin, but I don’t feel the attack threat is great enough. Boon is now talking about hyperV replica docs he’s working on

Victor Camacho [6:24 PM]: Boon – Anything on storage spaces config with hyper-v?

David [6:26 PM]: Excuse the ignorance, but what are storage spaces?

Susan Bradley [6:26 PM]: recommended book I just got that I just started reading –

Boon Tee [SBS-MVP] [6:26 PM]: Storage Spaces is a new feature introduced in WS2012.

Susan Bradley [6:26 PM]:

Boon Tee [SBS-MVP] [6:27 PM]: I like the way Susan has all these links ready to paste and go at her fingertips :-) +1 for the HyperV book. However, one needs to filter out what are Enterprise features from what will be useful in SMB.

Victor Camacho [6:29 PM]: I thought storage spaces was software raid.

Rusty Brown [6:29 PM]: I thought Storage spaces is the grandson of windows home server ‘drive extender’ and we know what happen with that on v2

David [6:31 PM]: Much like these NAS drives that Netgear and other vendors have? 

Susan Bradley [6:32 PM]: Also found out that Refs is not supported to be backed up to Azure online backup

Rusty Brown [6:32 PM]: I can

Susan Bradley [6:36 PM]: I think they are porting MSN more over into Skype

Amy Babinchak [6:37 PM]: I do Drobo for a couple of clients. GetDataBack tool

Donald Elam [6:41 PM]: I was told by Office 365 support that they were upgrading the smallest customers first. My small 2 mailbox account and my customer’s 5 mailbox account haven’t been upgraded yet, so they must be using other criteria in addition to size. It is very frustrating.

Victor Camacho [6:41 PM]: Yes Philip, I agree. I assumed storage spaces was along the way of zfs.

Rusty Brown [6:42 PM]: Philip I was looking at your Hyper -V video, what motherboard did you use? and how were the SSDs connected?

Philip Elder [6:42 PM]: @Rusty Intel DX79SR

Susan Bradley [6:42 PM]: play now

Philip Elder [6:42 PM]: SSDs are hooked into the primary SATA controller using RAID 5 (software)

Victor Camacho [6:43 PM]: I have been able to take a set of 4 drives out of one server and restore that storage space on a different system. I have found it cool.

David [6:45 PM]: Just coming in on SMBKitchen, so this may have already been discussed.  Right now, the only migration path for SBS 2003 to SBS 2012 is an interim step to SBS 2011; is that correct?

Philip Elder [6:45 PM]: @David … just VM 2008R2 and Exchange 2010 SP3

Susan Bradley [6:45 PM]: David – no, and you mean Windows 2012 essentials?

Philip Elder [6:46 PM]: @David – assuming you are talking about the Exchange portion that is :)

Susan Bradley [6:46 PM]: David = to go to Exchange 2013 from Exchange 2003 you need to go through Exchange 2010, but it doesn’t have to be SBS 2011

Rusty Brown [6:49 PM]: thumbs up on Migration Wiz just completed at SBS 2003 migration this last weekend, they can be used to move on premise too

Rusty Brown [6:52 PM]: Kevin, have you found a way do Virtual Desktop with a hosted MSP2012 (vm)?

Keithc [6:55 PM]: Anybody using Kerio?

Amy Babinchak [6:55 PM]: Keith Third Tier uses Kerio on Linux

Keithc [6:56 PM]: Sounds like Exchange standalone may be just too big for the SMB. Any thoughts on Kerio instead?

Susan Bradley [6:56 PM]: depends on the number of employees, my Kerio guru folks say less than 25 is okay, bigger than that, Exchange shines

Philip Elder [6:57 PM]: Exchange 2013 is awesome. I _really_ like the changes in management and features.

Susan Bradley [6:57 PM]: it depends on the size of those mailboxes

Rusty Brown [6:58 PM]: VDI for Win7, cool

Susan Bradley [7:00 PM]: VDI for MultiPoint 2012?  (just trying to figure out what you meant by MSP 2012?

Rusty Brown [7:01 PM]: yes, needed Win7 Virtual desktops and looked at MPS but ran into a problem when I needed SBSe and MSP on the same hardware.   Ended up using ThinSoft on a Win7 desktop and HP Thin clients

Susan Bradley [7:02 PM]: Multipoint vdi is limited vdi deployment

Victor Camacho [7:03 PM]: Amy – which Linux are you using. I still have a client using Novell Suse Linux and mail is Groupwise.

Susan Bradley [7:04 PM]: Big red books! :-)

Victor Camacho [7:05 PM]: Yes, Susan I remember the Big Red Books:D.

Rusty Brown [7:06 PM]: Amy I would like to see how your Lync Online is setup

Amy Babinchak [7:07 PM]: Sure Rusty, I can send you a couple of screenshots. As I said at the usergroup though, check you DNS. And after you’re sure it’s correct have another look becasue there’s probably something not right about DNS.

Anthony [7:08 PM]: I have exchange 2013 on premise installed but keep getting the following warning 6002 MSExchange Mid-tier storage, 1035 MSExchangeFrontEndTransport, 1023 Perflib and 1012 MSExchangeIS

Amy Babinchak [7:08 PM]: We have a saying at Third Tier “It’s always DNS”

Rusty Brown [7:08 PM]: I really want to get Bob to using Lync for the meeting the tool he has now is painful, thanks

Amy Babinchak [7:08 PM]: I think he might be seeing the light soon. Lync is a good meeting tool

Anthony [7:08 PM]: Does anyone know how I can stop this event warning

Philip Elder [7:09 PM]: @Anthony, Exchange 2013 is really noisey in the logs … especially after CU1

Susan Bradley [7:09 PM]:  that’s what it’s pointing to there as well

Philip Elder [7:09 PM]: So far though, CU1 has resolved a lot more than it created. ;)

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