Non-profit? On SBS? Can’t go to O365? Here’s what to do! (Part 5 – Exchange)

In the earlier posts of this series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) I discussed using the Server 202 R2 Essentials Experience Role as a way to approximate (emulate) the functionality that many came to know and love…

Non-profit? On SBS? Can’t go to O365? Here’s what to do! (Part 4 – Exchange)

In the last three posts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) in this series I have focused on bringing up the Windows Server Essentials Experience role on a Server 2012 R2 machine, the idea being that Essentials provides many of the…

Non-profit? On SBS? Can’t go to O365? Here’s what to do! (Part 3)

In the first two posts of this series (Part 1  and Part 2) I discussed the system configuration we put in place at The Stan Hagen Centre for Families and then started exploring the details of the Server 2012 R2…

Non-profit? On SBS? Can’t go to O365? Here’s what to do! (Part 1)

OK, so you are a non-profit running on SBS (whatever version) and the time has come for you to replace systems.  As you probably already know, Microsoft stopped offering SBS a few years ago.  What do you do to replace…

Disaster Recovery for the smaller organization – Part 3

In my first post on DR for the smaller organization I touched on the concepts involved as well as on two Backup products that work well – Veeam and Altaro.  My second post highlighted the backup   process on-prem and remotely…

A (non) Profitable Journey–Part 2 B

Well, it would seem that the golden rule of “if you rush, it will break” has already kicked in … First, a correction:  I stated in my last post that the free edition of Veeam allows for individual fie restores,…

A (non) Profitable Journey–Part 2

As promised, this is the second post in a series of posts about work I’m doing at the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary in Victoria.  As you may recall from my first post, I said that I would document…

I got dem Ol’ Slow Terminal Server (2012) Blues!

l have been fighting with a new RDS (terminal server) install at a big customer for the last few months.  They run a line of business app that is written in Visual FoxPro9 and it has some quirks, to say…

Hyper-V Hell–sort of …

I recently went through a few weeks of never-ending “pain” with a client’s new RDS server install.  The RDS server was built as a Generation2 Hyper-V VM on top of Server 2012 R2 using Server 2012 R2 as the O/S. …

Active Directory–Where did my GPO templates go????

This is a short post to highlight something I stumbled across the other day. One of our customers has been bought out by a much larger company and the new parent company is in the process of transitioning my customer’s…