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Don’t build the Titanic when a paddle boat will do

by @ Saturday, June 24th, 2017. Filed under general

When poking around today I found a comment I made on a post two years ago, I thought I would share it here as it is just as true today. …complexity kills. A lot of my work is around trying to figure out and fix stuff where people got too complex for the task at […]

We do it for the result, not the process.

by @ Monday, May 29th, 2017. Filed under general

Last Friday I wrote the email below and sent it to the Directory Services team (which I am the Technical Expert for). I have received some very positive feedback so I thought I would share the verbiage here as well because this really applies to every medium to senior level person in the business and […]

Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Monty Python and the Holy Grail

by @ Saturday, May 13th, 2017. Filed under general

Be pragmatic: Everyone told the King of Swamp Castle that he was “daft to build a castle on a swamp,” and sure enough, his first attempt sank into the muck. “So I built a second one,” he says. “That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank […]

Getting the DN of the parent of an object

by @ Thursday, May 11th, 2017. Tags:
Filed under general, tech

Do you remember how several years ago I added to AdFind the ability to display the parent of the object you searched for? Microsoft finally added that ability as well for any LDAP query as of Windows Server 2012 R2 and ADLDS for Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2. The attribute is called msDS-parentdistname. [Thu 05/11/2017  […]

AdFind -sslinfo

by @ Wednesday, May 10th, 2017. Tags:
Filed under general, tech

One of the new switches I have added to AdFind V01.50.00 is the –sslinfo switch. This is some functionality I have long wanted to have in AdFind because getting info about the certs the Domain Controllers (or ADLDS) is presenting can be very useful information, especially for troubleshooting. That being said this switch should probably […]

AdFind V01.50.00 Released

by @ Thursday, May 4th, 2017. Tags:
Filed under general, tech, updates

May the Fourth be with you.   I have uploaded the release version of AdFind V01.50.00 to the www.joeware.net web site. You can find it at: http://www.joeware.net/freetools/tools/adfind I have mentioned previously some of the updates, the big change was to change from using the Code Gear (Embarcadero previously Borland) Builder C++ to Visual Studio 2015 […]

AdFind close to the finish line…

by @ Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017. Filed under general, tech

I believe we will see AdFind released in the next few days. It seems to be very stable, I use it every single day for literally thousands of queries of a very large production Active Directory environments (millions of user accounts). Speed perfs are amazingly useful especially for the Security Descriptors. I got most of […]

Flash Back Friday

by @ Friday, April 28th, 2017. Filed under general, tech

  But the schema says description is multivalued… http://blog.joeware.net/2006/01/21/222/ Rating 3.00 out of 5

The Pollexy Project–Special Needs Voice Assistance

by @ Sunday, April 23rd, 2017. Filed under general, tech

I kept meaning to share this with everyone because I really want to get this video everywhere I can to get as much exposure as possible to it out in the world. Troy is a friend of mine that works for Amazon, he has a 16 year old son with Autism. See what cool thing […]

Now this is a great email…

by @ Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. Filed under general

I have been going through thousands of emails I was behind on and in great part there are a lot of “thanks but…” emails, this one is simply a thanks email. Loved it.   To: support@joeware.net Subject: Thank you! I just wanted to let you know that between ADFind, and some Unix/bash regular expressions-based pixie […]

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