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  • Local Gal Makes Good

    Posted on June 23rd, 2010 HandyAndy 1 comment

    Well who would have thought, just yesterday I was writing about my friend Amy Babinchak and today I hear she is awarded the Microsoft Small Business Specialist of the year. Way to go Amy and chasing right behind her is runner-up Andy Trish fellow SBS MVP. Congratulations to both of them!

    Read the entire write up on Eric’s Blog

  • Triad SBS Group Next Meeting

    Posted on June 22nd, 2010 HandyAndy No comments

    Our Next Meeting is 6:00pm July 6, 2010

    At SMB Nation’s Spring Conference, fellow MVP and IT Guru Amy Babinchak of Third Tier introduced me to the folks at Equus and I have really been impressed with their products as well as their service. They seem to be one of the best kept secrets in IT. Well the secret is about to be exposed, I asked them to come in and tell the group about their offerings and they accepted. Jim Lewis will be coming out to talk to us. Here is a bit about Equus

    Equus Computer Systems, Inc. is one of America’s largest manufacturers of build-to-order desktops, notebooks and servers.  Equus is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and Microsoft Platinum OEM, and they are Intel’s 7th largest customer in North America.  Over 2,000,000 Equus desktops, notebooks and servers have been built since 1989, primarily distributed to business and educational institutions through our extensive network of Value Added Resellers. 

     Some of the things that make Equus different from your typical computer manufacturer include: average 48 hour build time for custom desktops and notebooks; assembly and support in the USA; open-architecture / non-proprietary desktops so Resellers can support clients with off-the-shelf components; name-brand components for consistent and predictable high quality; ability to private-label your systems; talk to the same dedicated account manager each time; 100% employee-owned.

    Hope you can make the meeting and learn why this is such a better solution than the tier ones and how to keep more money in your pockets.

    Meeting Space compliments of
    ECPI College of Technology

  • Problems with KB974417 on SBS 2003 ?

    Posted on June 17th, 2010 HandyAndy No comments

    This is a modifcation of a tip I found HERE

    First Download the patch KB974417

    At a command prompt enter NDP20SP2-KB974417-x86.exe -x c:\KB974417
    Open windows explorer and goto C:\KB974417
    Double Click on NDP20SP2-KB974417.msp and let it install
    Reboot the server
    run wuauclt.exe /detectnow

    This worked like a champ for me, hope it helps you,