I know I have posted in a while but I have a good reason and some juicy things to come in the near future.

So the two things I have been busy with (which is the excuse I am using for not blogging ;))

  1. Password Portal
  2. Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) – Dialog extentions

The first is what is really taking some time. I have this really bright friend of mine his name will remain anonymous for now (as he requested) but I needed some help with some C++ stuff, if you wondering why well, for our password portal we are using the a custom Windows GINA J (If you don’t know what a GINA is stop reading now and go research it). We have modified to the GINA to have a link label and an Image, the image shows a little keys and lock and the text in the link is “Did you forget your password?” if you click it, it will fire a wizard.

This wizard allows you to reset your password. I have a prize for those of you that can guess the OS that already has this 😉

The second thing is to prove that you can use .net and (VB.NET too) to do some “Hard Core” COM interop. For those of you that are familiar with the ADUC dialog box you will know that it’s not the easiest thing to add a new tab to, i.e. if you double click on a user object you see a whole lot of tabs, well now you can as many tabs as you want with vb.net code 😉 once I actually understand how it’s done 😉 (The code is pretty hectic) I will post an example. This new tab gives you space to add whatever .net control to and you can display the information that you want :). So you remember those irritating little things missing like Employee ID full user DN etc etc now you can add them, I think I might release a default extra tab with little things that should be there (Use the comments to post what you would like to see on there 🙂 )

So as you can see I have been busy, I will post some screen shots soon. Till then stay tuned 🙂

Carlos Magalhaes