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  1. New puppy in the family
  2. MS15-010 and it’s impact on Essentials
  3. Essentials Server 2012 R2 issue with restore console after March updates
  4. PDFs keeping you folders locked from editing?
  5. Fixing up WSUS on SBS 2011-
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New puppy in the family


This is a image of my new baby, he’s called Remi.  He’s about another pound in size now from when this photo was taken :-)



MS15-010 and it’s impact on Essentials


Just a heads up – it looks like the eta for this fix will be in the May time frame.

Until then bare metal restore still works, or you will need to uninstall those security updates noted.


Essentials Server 2012 R2 issue with restore console after March updates

First reported last month due to the other font patch KB..

The MS15-10 Security Update for Windows Server 2012/R2 Essentials and the Client Restore Functionality – The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs:
http://blogs.technet…ctionality.aspx <>

Now it’s repro’ing again with this month’s updates.  Obviously the code that the Essentials doesn’t like is now in core windows updates.

“Just as an additional data point I can confirm that on both of my Windows 8.1 Pro systems (one 64-bit and one 32-bit) it is necessary to uninstall 3023562, and only 3023562, in order to eliminate the crash whilst running the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials client restore wizard. I only have the one Windows 7 Pro system and on that I need to remove all four of the updates (3023562, 30135131, 3033929 and 3046049) in order for the client restore to work, irrespective of what various knowledge base entries say about one update replacing another. All of the systems involved are domain joined.”


PDFs keeping you folders locked from editing?

We’ve been suffering from an issue where PDF files will ‘hold’ the folder open and we can’t rename folders when we want to.  In googling up the problem, we aren’t alone.

This appears to be the fix at this time — mind you — we’ve seen this on any version of servers and any version of workstations so it doesn’t appear to be related to any particular SMB version.

Turn this off by going to ORGANIZE > FOLDER AND SEARCH OPTIONS >VIEW (tab) … and then tick “Always show icons, never thumbnails“. Click Apply/OK and you’re done.




Fixing up WSUS on SBS 2011-

If you have Windows 8.1 or server 2012 R2 machines behind a WSUS 3.0 (SBS 2011) you’ll need to do two things to ‘fix’ it up.

Thing one.  Run a SQL script to make the machines not be listed as Windows 6.

The key steps are here:

Launch SQL manager with a run as command.

Enter \\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query to get into the WSUS SQL database.

Now open a SQL query window and cut and paste the following:

UPDATE [SUSDB].[dbo].[tbComputerTargetDetail]
SET [OSDescription] = ‘Windows 8.1′
WHERE [OSMajorVersion] = ‘6’
AND [OSMinorVersion] = ‘3’
AND [OldProductType] = ‘1’
AND ([OSDescription] <> ‘Windows 8.1′ or [OSDescription] IS NULL)

Choose the SUS database and click on execute.  It should say that it worked on 2 rows.

Now do the same for the following commands:

UPDATE [SUSDB].[dbo].[tbComputerTargetDetail]
SET [OSDescription] = ‘Windows Server 2012 R2′
WHERE [OSMajorVersion] = ‘6’
AND [OSMinorVersion] = ‘3’
AND [OldProductType] <> ‘1’
AND ([OSDescription] <> ‘Windows Server 2012 R2′ or [OSDescription] IS NULL)

Next ensure you have the following hotfix installed:

You’ll need to reboot the server.

Now got to the Windows 8.1 and 2012 r2 machines that may be having difficulty checking in with the server and delete the software distribution folder (it’s located under c:\windows).  You may need to reboot the Win8’s or turn off the Windows update service.

Now your 8.1 should list themselves as 8.1’s in the WSUS gui.


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