Community meeting in Cologne, Germany

30th of March we are organizing community meeting in Cologne.
Meeting will be held in Microsoft Campus, Holzmarkt 2a, 50676 Cologne
We are starting from 16:30, and at 17:30 we will start with Build Keynote Broadcasting

If you have interes for community, Build conference or pizza and beer feel free to join us

Agenda and registration is here:


Community event in Cologne Germany

Good day current or future community members.

We are planning a small community meeting in Cologne, Germany. Meeting will occurred at 29.09.2015 in Microsoft Deutschland, Cologne. Address is Am Holzmarkt 2a, 50676 Cologne (Köln)

We are starting at 15:00 till 22:00


  1. Session: Win­dows 10
  2. Session: Azure
  3. Azu­re­Con live broadcast from different sessions

During event there will be food and drinks for free (this is why we all love community 🙂 ). We considering to order pizza but any other suggestions will be gladly accepted.

As we have limited number of seats please register through Eventbrite:

Manually updating Symantec AV for Sharepoint

If you will have need that you want to manually update Symantec Antivirus for SharePoint servers you can use existing definitions.

Main reason is that if you have Symantec Endpoint Protection, you are using Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. For updating Antivirus for SharePoint you need to have Live Update server. From my point of view there is no common sense to have two “update” servers in same environment, one for every product, especially when both products are using same definition packages.

So in that case you can/want do it manualy.  Simple copy/paste can do the trick, but still you need to have this scripted. Biggest issue is how to deal with definition update folder from where you want to copy it, because it have name based on date (20140121.003).

Here is script example and inside you can find example how I was resolve this:

::stopping Symantec Protection Engine service
Net Stop symcscan
::Wait 20 seconds till service is stopped
timeout /t 20
::continue with script
::Copy from: “C:\ProgramData\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\CurrentVersion\Data\Definitions\VirusDefs\%date:~6,4%%date:~3,2%*”
::Syntax %date:~6,4%%date:~3,2%* throws result yyyymm in folder name and * replace any other characters what will continue (for example:
::At the end should be folder with date in name (
::Copy To: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Scan Engine\Definitions\AntiVirus\VirusDefs”
::Use switches for confirming overwrite and to copy all files with all attributes
::Used switches:
::  /R           Overwrites read-only files.
::  /Y           Suppresses prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an
::               existing destination file.
::  /Q           Does not display file names while copying.
::  /I           If destination does not exist and copying more than one file,
::               assumes that destination must be a directory.
::Navigate to “C:\ProgramData\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\CurrentVersion\Data\Definitions\VirusDefs\%date:~6,4%%date:~3,2%*”
CD “C:\ProgramData\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\CurrentVersion\Data\Definitions\VirusDefs\%date:~6,4%%date:~3,2%*”
::copy all files from this directory to destination
xcopy *.* “C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Scan Engine\Definitions\AntiVirus\VirusDefs\” /Y /Q
::Wait 20 seconds until copying is over
timeout /t 20
::Start Symantec Protection Engine Service
net start symcscan

Later on script was scheduled with good old AT.

AT 21:00 /every:M,T,W,Th,F,S,Su “C:\Folder\SymUpdTask.bat

In current age this way of updating can easily be called Retro 🙂



2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 13,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Windows 8 free e-book from Microsoft Press

I found this free e-book from Microsoft Press about new Windows 8

This e-book is great material for ITPros considering deploying and use of Windows 8 in their organizations

On this link you can download e-book and find more information about it

Windows server 2012 and Windows 8

Microsoft announced Windows server 2012 datacenter RC and Windows 8 Release Preview
Download and more info about Windows Server 2012 Datacenter can be founded hereServer 2012 RC
And more info and download about Windows 8 Release Preview can be founded here