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Archive for November, 2006

Reason #24 to not virtualize Domain Controllers in production

by @ Monday, November 27th, 2006. Filed under tech

Just one reason I tell people that virtualization of Domain Controllers in production scares me… This is a post from one of the Microsoft newsgroups. As more and more people move to virtualizing their DCs I expect to see more and more of this. Newsgroups: Hi, Due to a VMWare problem the local time […]

Creative tech…

by @ Monday, November 27th, 2006. Filed under tech

This is pretty darn creative… Rating 3.00 out of 5

This email gave me a little chuckle…

by @ Monday, November 20th, 2006. Filed under general

I received this email previously but I just happened to stumble on it this evening when trying to clean my inbox[1]. It made me chuckle. I have to hand it to the guy for having the stones to write me and ask me to start charging for one of my utilities and being honest in why he wants […]

HowTo: Clean up SMTP addresses with AdFind and AdMod…

by @ Sunday, November 19th, 2006. Filed under tech

I was combing through the newsgroups looking for folks in need of assistance and I ran into a relatively interesting problem: I updated our recipient policy in Exchange 2003 to add a new SMTP domain name to everyone’s mailbox, it all looked great until I noticed it added the domain to our custom contacts in […]

Enforced Peter Principle…

by @ Sunday, November 19th, 2006. Filed under general

Back in 1969/1970 Dr. Laurence J. Peter  wrote what is obvious to anyone who has ever worked in a large company or government or military… “In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his (her) level of incompetence.” Have you ever seen a person who was amazing when they were at previous lower level and went down hill […]

Windows Server 2003 SP1 SCuM ACL revisited… Again…

by @ Friday, November 17th, 2006. Filed under tech

You may recall the previous blog entries about the new ACL that appeared in Windows Server 2003 SP1… The one that locks down who can work with the service control manager, like for instance enumerate services, etc. This problem impacts the Exchange tools as well as monitoring, etc many folks have set up. […]

AdFind Update and AdMod Update

by @ Tuesday, November 14th, 2006. Filed under updates

I forgot to announce an update that occurred to AdMod back on Nov 6. It is a typo fix, new version is V01.08.02. Also AdFind has been V01.34.00 uploaded this evening. There is a bug fix for a very specific issue with filtered security descriptor CSV output. Also I added the -qlist, -onlysacl, and -onlydacl options. I […]

Office 2007 Available in MSDN Subscriber Downloads

by @ Monday, November 13th, 2006. Filed under tech

If you are an MSDN Subscriber (not just the library…) then Office 2007 is now available to you for download. It went up yesterday I believe but I wanted to download it before I told anyone. 😉  BTW, the site is still downloading quickly… Rating 3.00 out of 5


by @ Saturday, November 11th, 2006. Filed under quotes

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is… Rating 3.00 out of 5

Something I don’t like about the release of Vista…

by @ Saturday, November 11th, 2006. Filed under general

It means that Jim Allchin is very close to retiring… That is a sad thing in my eyes, Jim is an amazing person and I believe Windows will change considerably without him and not necessarily for the better. Jim is an executive management level person who outgeeks most tech level people and gives geeks a […]

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