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) โ€“ 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 donโ€™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 โ€œDid you forget your password?โ€ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

The second thing is to prove that you can use .net and (VB.NET too) to do some โ€œHard Coreโ€ COM interop. For those of you that are familiar with the ADUC dialog box you will know that itโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ once I actually understand how itโ€™s done ๐Ÿ˜‰ (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 ๐Ÿ™‚ )

So as you can see I have been busy, I will post some screen shots soon. Till then stay tuned ๐Ÿ™‚

Carlos Magalhaes