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Moving Outlook Profiles to New Machine

by @ Tuesday, February 27th, 2018. Filed under tech

This is the magic reg key if you use Outlook 2016 for POP3/IMAP and other want to not have to re-do all of your settings… Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Profiles Rating 3.00 out of 5

Disable Outlook 2016 Animated Typing

by @ Tuesday, February 27th, 2018. Filed under tech

So annoying…. reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\Graphics /t REG_DWORD /v DisableAnimations /d 1 /f Rating 4.33 out of 5

Active Directory… 18 Years Old… But Do Your App Vendors and Developers Even Know How To Use It Properly?

by @ Friday, December 15th, 2017. Filed under general, tech

Windows 2000 Active Directory was released to manufacturing 18 years ago on December 15, 1999. It now has to register for the draft. Happy Birthday Active Directory! You would think in that 18 years and the broad acceptance of Windows that every single software vendor and every application developer everywhere in the world would have […]

Happy Birthday Active Directory

by @ Friday, December 15th, 2017. Filed under general, tech

Active Directory is now an adult. It RTM’ed 18 years ago today, December 15th 1999. Rating 4.60 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 ( but since that is shutting down it appears to have moved to GIT ( 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 […]

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 web site. You can find it at: 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 […]

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