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Monthly Archives: September 2006

VML patch (MS06-055) released out of band

Written on September 26, 2006 at 12:06 pm, by

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 […]

Disable simple bind without SSL on ADAM

Written on September 24, 2006 at 11:57 am, by

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 […]

Auditing directory changes aka "Who deleted this object"

Written on September 21, 2006 at 11:02 pm, by

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 […]

Script to populate AD with Excel files

Written on September 20, 2006 at 12:02 am, by

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 […]

Vista RC1, Office 2007 Beta 2 TR

Written on September 19, 2006 at 12:28 pm, by

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 […]

Small Vista thing

Written on September 11, 2006 at 4:01 am, by

I know that I own to some of You update on my Vista experience as since the time I wrote about it last time I've upgraded my Vista twice (now it is RC1).  Now it will be only short comment on one of a features which is available in Vista, not very important but nice. […]

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

Written on September 10, 2006 at 12:40 pm, by

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 […]