VML patch (MS06-055) released out of band

Reading Time: < 1 minute As we can read on MSRC blog, Microsoft has published out of band patch for VML vulnerability existing in IE. This flaw was described in Microsoft Security Advisory (925568) published lately. Bug patched by this update allows remote code execution so it should be applied as soon as it will be possible (some people do some tests and other … Continue reading "VML patch (MS06-055) released out of band"

Disable simple bind without SSL on ADAM

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today on ActiveDir.org ~Eric pointed out interesting feature in ADAM which allows ADAM administrator to configure ADAM instance to reject simple bind attempts on ports without SSL. To do this one have to edit properties of CN=Directory Service,CN=Windows T,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,CN={<GUID>} object and set RequireSecureSimpleBind attribute value to 1. This will reject authentication attempts which will be made … Continue reading "Disable simple bind without SSL on ADAM"

Auditing directory changes aka "Who deleted this object"

Reading Time: 4 minutes Some question were raised by few peoples about directory object auditing – mostly in a context of question "Who deleted the object?" – so I've decided to give this topic a little space. Windows 2000\2003 provides us with auditing mechanism which can be used also to track changes for Active Directory objects. Probably this isn't … Continue reading "Auditing directory changes aka "Who deleted this object""

Script to populate AD with Excel files

Reading Time: < 1 minute Many times on groups and forums people were asking about script which will populate AD with data from Excel file. Alex Tcherniakhovski has modified one of scripts available in script center to create test data in AD environment based on Excel files. This script was created for testing pourposes but it can be used and … Continue reading "Script to populate AD with Excel files"

Vista RC1, Office 2007 Beta 2 TR

Reading Time: 2 minutes So … for two weeks I'm running Vista RC1 (5600) – time for some comments. I'm using Vista on Toshiba Tecra M5 as my main machine, mostly for Visual Studio development, VPC, Internet and e-mail activity. My laptop is dual core with 2 GBs of RAM. First, it is more stable ten previous builds (Beta2) I … Continue reading "Vista RC1, Office 2007 Beta 2 TR"

Silence on the blog, recommendation for a place to visit in Poland

Reading Time: < 1 minute Last few days were completely quiet here mainly because this was one of those rare times (when You are working in IT) when I was on short holidays. I have a chance to meet with my friend Evan (DS MVP) here in Poland. We had a great time here together with my friends, and I had … Continue reading "Silence on the blog, recommendation for a place to visit in Poland"