Hang on to your seats! (Vista RC1 Build 5600)

According to rumours by Paul Thurrott (and others) you can find Microsoft Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1) build 5536 on the Microsoft Connect website. This is however a Pre-RC1 build of Microsoft Windows Vista as announced by the Microsoft Windows Vista Team Blog. It is however the 'escrow' build, which means we will be seeing Microsoft … Continue reading "Hang on to your seats! (Vista RC1 Build 5600)"

Unsolicited Remote Assistance

With the release of Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft introduced a feature called ‘Remote Assistance’. Microsoft described this feature as the means to invite a person on another Microsoft Windows XP box to your Microsoft Windows XP box. You could use MSN Messenger, Windows Messenger or e-mail to send the invites. Although this is a nice … Continue reading "Unsolicited Remote Assistance"

ADModify .net

After Carlos Magalhaes blogged about the way the DisplayName is automatically formatted in the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC Snap-in (dsa.msc or ADUC as Carlos refers to it) for new users I remembered the time a customer of mine wanted to have the Display names in de Global Address List (GAL) within Microsoft Exchange … Continue reading "ADModify .net"

Exchange Server 2007 and the Active Directory, Part 1

I’ve been looking at Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Beta 2 today and the way it interoperates with the Active Directory. It won’t come as a surprise to see that Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 still relies on the Active Directory as its directory service (like Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003) but there … Continue reading "Exchange Server 2007 and the Active Directory, Part 1"