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Monthly Archives: October 2006

Identity Metasystem whitepaper

Written on October 27, 2006 at 1:42 pm, by

I’m just catching up with my RSS feeds after few days being off-line (failed power supply may be very troublesome) and I found interesting link at Kim’s Cameron blog. Kim is presenting Microsoft Whitepaper titled The Identity Metasystem: Towards a Privacy-Compliant Solution to the Challenges of Digital Identity which is about Identity Metasystem, InfoCards and […]

Fall in Poland

Written on October 26, 2006 at 1:26 pm, by

  It looks like today is a day (night) for non technical content so let's continue this way. We have here in Poland a time which is called "golden Polish fall". This is the time during the fall  when it is still warm and sunny, rains are still few blocks away … and it looks […]

Identity theft

Written on October 26, 2006 at 10:43 am, by

For those who were expecting something more serious I own an apologies … but this is funny and it is really what identity theft is all about.   Great comic strip from Off the mark.

ADMod, ADFind – user rename

Written on October 19, 2006 at 9:22 am, by

Another quick and dirty example how one can user ADMod and ADFind to do something in AD quickly and without scripting. This time question is – how to rename users account, with rename I understand changing their RDN in directory? I will use ADFind to find users and prepare input for ADMod like I did […]

Dual booting Vista and Linux on BitLocker and TPM protected drive

Written on October 17, 2006 at 12:29 am, by

If You are interested in an answer to question “How to dual boot Linux and Vista on BitLocker protected drive?” You will find it on Cyril Voisin blog. Cyril is Security Advisor working in Microsoft France, and in his latest post he described how to configure dual booting for Vista and Linux on BitLocker drive with […]

Vista will open more access for security providers …

Written on October 14, 2006 at 11:25 am, by

I just found at joe's  site link to Washington Post's article which is informing about decission which was made at Microsoft to open access to system "guts" for security software providers. If it is true, and I don't have any reasons not to belive WP it will mean that security software providers like Symantec and […]

Battlestar Galactica season 3

Written on October 14, 2006 at 11:06 am, by

  Life is not only about computers – sometimes it is about TV and computers πŸ™‚ (this is some kind of joke if someone knows me personaly as I don't have TV at home – strange :), isn't it). If You are not Sci-Fi fan – You can stop reading at this moment – unless […]

Windows Defender and Your Run key – what do You need to know?

Written on October 5, 2006 at 1:56 pm, by

  Recently one of my friends who is running small (but very good – <ad word>If You need serious security guys, just call them</ad word>) security company sent me a link to some document. This document described simple experiment with security features made on Windows Vista (Beta2). What its author did was creating simple program […]

MIIS newbie tales – Export password attribute with Extensible MA

Written on October 3, 2006 at 1:43 pm, by

Today I had a little chat on e-mail with Alex Tcherniakhovski which was about following topic: how to create export only attribute with Extensible MA to set initial password for newly provisioned account? (OK, this wasn’t exactly such topic but this is what it was about πŸ™‚ ). So problem is: we are provisioning new account to […]

Playing with new ADFind and ADMod

Written on October 3, 2006 at 12:58 pm, by

Today on Microsoft.public.windows.server.active_directory  simple question was asked: Is possible clean all logon scripts from a OU at the same time. This OU contains others sub-OUs. Sure it is :), thanks to joe we have updated versions of ADFind and ADMod in our toolbox. First we need a filter which is simple: (&(objectClass=user)(objectCategory=person)(scriptPath=*)) which should give […]