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by @ Sunday, October 29th, 2017. Filed under general

…AdFind V01.51.00. Rating 4.00 out of 5

Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Leak Detector

by @ Saturday, September 23rd, 2017. Filed under tech

Visual Leak Detector is very cool. Great open source project. It is on CodePlex (https://vld.codeplex.com/) but since that is shutting down it appears to have moved to GIT (https://github.com/developkits/VisualLeakDetector). The latest version (2.5.1) didn’t originally work fully with Visual Studio. BY default it only listed offsets versus full function names and line numbers. Luckily I […]

Using Restricted Groups GPO for Domain Groups

by @ Friday, September 22nd, 2017. Filed under tech

DO NOT DO IT! JUST STOP! DON’T!!! NO!!! It is such a bad idea and it isn’t security. You want security, clean up access rights so the wrong people can’t modify the groups in the first place. If you don’t trust your admins, you need to fire them and get admins you do trust. Here […]

NETDOM bug for /namesuffixes switch

by @ Friday, September 22nd, 2017. Filed under tech

A bit of a bug there Microsoft… [Fri 09/22/2017 22:50:53.57] C:\>netdom trust k16tst.test.loc /namesuffixes:k16tst2.test.loc    Name, Type, Status, Notes 1. *.hello.k16tst2.test.loc, Exclusion 2. *.k16tst2.test.loc, Name Suffix, Admin-Disabled 3. k16tst2.test.loc, Domain DNS name, Enabled 4. K16TST2, Domain NetBIOS name, Admin-Disabled, For k16tst2.test.loc 5. s-1-5-21-2034487785–2134286760–1379125265, Domain SID, Admin-Disabled, For k16tst2.test.loc The command completed successfully. VERSUS [Fri 09/22/2017 […]

There is a huge difference…

by @ Friday, September 22nd, 2017. Filed under quotes

There is a huge difference between software written by people who actually use it and people who just write it.    – me Rating 4.33 out of 5

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 […]

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