Knights in Shining Armour

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Office 365 Questions Answered

Some of our clients have asked about moving from a server-based network to cloud-only and Office 365 in particular – removing the server(s) on-site completely – and the implications of doing so. Here’s a few of their questions and the answers. Also see this article about why we believe Office 365 is the best hosted […]

SBS 2011 replacement

Microsoft have discountinued the SBS line of software, a great-value option for a lot of small businesses including the massive power of Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft Exchange Server, this is a fact. But many companies still need this sort of solution and are looking around for an SBS 2011 replacement. We definately recommend to […]

SBS 2011 Certificate Installation

You will need these SBS 2011 Certificate installation instructions if you are using a self-signed SSL certificate and and of the following apply:- You connect to your SBS 2011 server from a PC at home for Outlook, Remote Web Access or Outlook Web Access Your company server was upgraded to SBS 2011 and your Outlook […]

Server Password Expiry

Many of our customers have a server network with a server password expiry policy, meaning they have to change the password every 30 days or so. We have had a few clients come across this issue – when your server password expires, what do you do? What about if you aren’t in the office? How […]

Office 2013, Windows 8, and Exchange server 2013

With the release of Office 2013 Microsoft has made some important – read ‘expensive’ – changes to various aspects of using Office and specifically Outlook with Exchange Server. Firstly, Office 2013 will only run on Windows 7 or Windows 8 computers. That means that if you want to run the new Office (whichever way you […]

SBS 2011 Remote Desktop Gateway Service aka tsgateway not installed

I came across this minor/major problem on a recent install. This was a migration install, and after the SBS2011 migration had completed it’s first section, a message appears saying that migration was successful but that there were errors. This turned out to be related to the Remote Desktop Gateway Service, aka TSGateway, which when looking […]

Nokia Email Setup – Microsoft Exchange

Here are the instructions shamelessly stolen (and slightly altered) from Microsoft, for setting up a Nokia E-Series enterprise phone with a Microsoft Exchange server. Additional note: You need the following before you get started: An internet connection; if you are out of 3G signal use Wifi: on the front screen, turn ‘Scanning for WLAN’ on […]

Server Time

the ramblings of bitter experience Adjusting the clock on a server Sometimes the RTC (Real Time Clock) on a comptuer can wander, and if not kept in check, can end up with employees leaving early or starting late. You can sync the clock on the server to an external time source – which is nice […]

Small Business Server

So what’s Windows Small Business Server about? What does it offer my business – why would I want one? I will answer that question with another question – what does everyone in business want? Customers yes – but when it comes to computer systems, Windows SBS has it covered. The main advantage of SBS is […]