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Archive for September, 2012


by @ Saturday, September 29th, 2012. Filed under quotes

Stuart: Hmm. Nice not to drink alone. Raj: Amen to that. Sometimes I pour a little chardonnay into my dog’s water bowl. Stuart: You’re kidding. Raj: She’s kind of a mean drunk, but what are you gonna do? Stuart: Cheers. Raj: Cheers.      – Big Bang Theory Rating 4.00 out of 5

In the beginning…

by @ Saturday, September 29th, 2012. Filed under quotes

The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.   – Douglas Adams Rating 4.25 out of 5

Wiki update…

by @ Wednesday, September 26th, 2012. Filed under general

I haven’t forgotten… I am playing with the MediaWiki software actually right this second (well 2 minutes ago) and have decided to read a book on MediaWiki on Books24x7 so I understand it a little more. I don’t want something out on my webserver that I don’t have a fairly decent understanding of – especially […]

Tracking Applications in an Enterprise and their Infrastructure Requirements

by @ Monday, September 24th, 2012. Filed under general

If you had to set up a system to track applications in an Enterprise and their Infrastructure Requirements, say like they point to a specific DC or use specific domain IDs or a specific SMTP server or other things like that, what would you use? This would be something that Application owners/specialists could get into […]

Kerberos Skew > 5 minutes… You can probably still log on…

by @ Monday, September 17th, 2012. Filed under tech

I had intended, actually strike that, I had thought I had written a blog entry about the urban legends surrounding the dreaded 5 minutes of Kerberos skew. Basically it was to be a story around the fear everyone has about our clocks going outside of 5 minutes of skew and then never being able to […]


by @ Friday, September 14th, 2012. Filed under general

Rating 4.33 out of 5

Miscellaneous facts about computer passwords in Active Directory and the computers that love them… err I mean join the domains…

by @ Wednesday, September 12th, 2012. Filed under tech

Pre-Creating Computer Accounts When you create a machine account in Active Directory via ADUC (DSA.MSC), by default Windows generates a random (possibly, perhaps even probably non-printable) password for the computer account. If you select the “Assign this computer account as a pre-Windows 2000 computer” it takes the sAMAccountName, removes the trailing $ and then takes […]

REALLY Slow GPO application on Windows XP SP3 or Windows Server 2003 SP2

by @ Wednesday, September 12th, 2012. Filed under tech

If you have a Windows XP SP3 or Windows Server 2003 SP2 machine that goes really slow for GPO application (like tens of minutes or even hours) and the network trace looks something like   I.E. Read AndX Request and Response with small values like 2-4 bytes over and over again until it gets through […]

Power Searching with Google

by @ Tuesday, September 11th, 2012. Filed under general

For anyone interested, here is a link to some free training on using and becoming more efficient with Google search called Power Searching with Google. Rating 3.00 out of 5

Just for clarity… The BufferPolicyReads value doesn’t exist in anything but Windows XP SP3 and Windows Server 2003 SP2.

by @ Monday, September 10th, 2012. Filed under tech

I was digging into an issue and saw lots of search result hits around HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon and the BufferPolicyReads value in particular all referring back and some of them mentioned making the change on Domain Controllers and some of them mentioned making the change on Vista and/or Windows 7. I just peeked at the […]

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