Monthly archives: July, 2015

Win10 in-place upgrade + Cisco VPN = No network

Windows 10 released early today and while we have been running 10 on a host of machines we have waited until now to start testing in-place upgrades.  While 10 is clearly a huge improvement over 8.1 there is one big gotcha you should avoid during setup.  If you are happen to have the Cisco VPN …

Microsoft Releases Out of Band Critical Update

Yesterday evening, July 20th 2015, Microsoft released one of its relatively rare out of band critical updates.  This update patches a vulnerability which could allow for the execution of remote code on a “specially crafted document” or by visiting an “untrusted webpage that contains OpenType fonts.”  Microsoft is generally in the habit of combining all …

WorkSite Filed Email Cleanup

Prior to HP’s WorkSite 8.5, there was a button on the FileSite Toolbar to purge all filed emails. This was a convenient way to move any email from your Inbox (that had previously been filed into WorkSite) to your Deleted Items. With WorkSite versions 8.5 and 9.0, this cool little feature is gone. But it …

Freebies with Microsoft Windows 2012 Virtualization Rights

It’s very rare the Microsoft gives you software for free.  However, if you’re considering a server virtualization project and are looking to reduce costs, keep Windows 2012 Server R2 in mind.  It’s called virtualization rights and when you purchase a Windows 2012 R2 Standard Edition Server and run Windows in the physical OSE, Microsoft will …

Beware of Defaults

Default values aren’t always correct!  A custom Receive Connector was installed on an Exchange 2013 Server and Hub Transport, and the default value under Role, was used.  The connector worked, but caused a conflict with the default Receive Connector which wasn’t noticed until Cumulative Update 8 was applied.  About half way through the update the process …