Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Sophos SBE not updating - fix


-stop sophos agent service
-stop sophos certification manager service
-stop sophos management service
-stop sophos message router service
-stop sophos update manager service

-c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\sophos\update manager\working (delete)

-c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\sophos\update manager\update manager\warehouse (delete)

-c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\sophos\update manager\update manager\cids (delete)-c:\program files\sophos\scc\sum\sum_status.xml, specialactions.xml, ~specialactions.xml (delete the 3 files in the folder)

-start services in reverse order

-update now in the console.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Windows / SBS 2008 C: low on space

I have discovered a great tool for freeing up space on a System drive of a Windows 2008 after SP2 has been installed computer. WARNING this rolls up service so that I CAN'T be installed.



On Windows 2008r2 the command is...

DISM.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /spsuperseded

Outlook 2007 'Your Out of Office settings cannot be displayed, because the server is currently unavailable. Try again later"

After an transition to SBS 2008, Outlook 2007 clients might get this warning when they try to open their Out Of Office Assistant.

You might also see this symptom below if you "Test E-Mail Autoconfiguration." in outlook.

Most troubleshooting websites point you to the certificate being incorrect. However the SBS wizard should have done the job correctly. I fixed this but disabling 'Require SSL' on the autodiscover virtual directory. If that does not work try the EWS virtual directory.

Great Exchange 2007 SSL tool