Office 365 Email Phishing Scam

Phishing Phishing scams are typically fraudulent email messages appearing to come from legitimate enterprises (e.g., Microsoft Office 365). These messages usually direct you to a spoofed website or otherwise get you to divulge private information (e.g., passphrase, credit card, or other account updates). The perpetrators then use this private information to commit identity theft. One [...]

By | April 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hyperconverged Failover Cluster

Hyperconverged Failover Cluster A hyperconverged fail-over server cluster is a high availability virtualization and storage cluster which uses commodity servers (i.e. normal servers with direct attached storage) arranged in a single tier (as opposed to a shared storage cluster, which separates compute and storage onto different tiers). The beauty of a hyperconverged server cluster is [...]

By | April 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Microsoft KB4074588 Update Breaks USB Blue Screening

IT Support Miami, Florida’s leader in enterprise managed information technology services, first discovered the issue with Microsoft KB4074588 update shortly after it was release on February 13, 2018. IT Support Miami reported it to Dell since most of the 6000+ workstations under management are manufactured by Dell. Other manufactures like HP and Lenovo are also [...]

By | February 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CSS Directive Causes MS Outlook To Crash April 7 2017

Microsoft Outlook Denial of Service Microsoft Outlook is an email client used to send and receive email messages. Recently, SonicWALL received reports of a bug in MS Outlook, wherein a specially crafted email causes it to crash shortly after reading. The email to contain both text and html portions, as shown below: CSS Directive [...]

Understanding Windows Server 2016 Licensing

The Past In Windows Server 2012 (WS2012) and Windows Server 2012 R2 (WS2012 R2), things were pretty simple. The only feature differences between the two were: •You got unlimited Windows Server installations on a host licensed by Window Server Datacenter Edition, and 2 installations on a host for every Standard Edition that was assigned to [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|Microsoft, Server, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why should I do updates?

Question: What are these computer updates that I keep hearing about, and why should I care?  Answer: If your computers and servers are updated properly, they can help keep your data safe, and will allow your employees to do their work. If they are not carefully screened, monitored, and installed properly, very bad things will [...]

By | August 27th, 2016|Microsoft, Microsoft Patches, OS|0 Comments

Server Consolidation and Virtualization

As an enterprise IT Manage Services provider, we are often tasked to reduce and consolidate existing servers.  Here is a picture of one rack in our client’s network center . With virtualization, we were able to retire the older servers and setup a complete highly-available system using Microsoft Hyper-V  and Veeam.  We also added Veeam cloud backup.  We [...]

By | August 4th, 2016|Microsoft|0 Comments

Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends July 29th

ACT NOW WHILE THE Windows 10 FREE UPGRADE OFFER IS STILL HERE Act today to take advantage of our best Windows ever. Windows 10: • Is the Windows you already know, only better • Starts up an average of 28% faster** than Windows 7 • Is designed to work with software and hardware you already own [...]

By | July 21st, 2016|Microsoft, Win10|0 Comments

Windows 10 Seven Reasons to Upgrade

  Windows 10 keeps you safe from things that scare you.Windows 10 helps you reduce the cost and complexity historically associated with managing and deploying Windows devices. With Windows as a Service, you receive a stream of continuous innovation so you are always up to date and more secure. Enterprise grade security for your business.Windows 10 [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|Microsoft, OS, Win10|0 Comments

Patch Tuesday Security update for Group Policy KB3159398 MS16-072

It appears to be an issue with where a group policy has used an Active Directory Security group in the Security Filtering section. In that scenario the GPO's that are filtered to specific security groups do not apply, where as the GPO's which use the default Authenticated Users group in the security filtering do seem [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Active Directory, Microsoft Patches|0 Comments