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Monthly Archives: November 2006

Pre-configured Windows XP SP2\IE6 VHD

Written on November 30, 2006 at 1:39 pm, by

If You need Windows XP SP2 \ IE 6 client virtual machine for testing purposes or just for browsing You can download pre-configured (and activated) VHD image (1.5 Gb) from Microsoft. It contains Windows XP SP2\ IE6 and IE7 Readiness Toolkit. System installed on this VHD will expire on 04/01/2007.

Hybrid sleep in Vista

Written on November 30, 2006 at 12:44 pm, by

Shutdown options in Vista had recently some space in blogsphere because of Joel's post about Vista shutdown menu, and follow up made by Moishe Lettvin who worked on developing this piece. Continuing this thread we can get a view on how development of similar thing looked like for Mac OS X. But this is not main topic of this post. […]

Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK)

Written on November 22, 2006 at 12:03 pm, by

New download called Windows Automated Installation Kit just showed up on Downloads. According to its description: (…) Use this tool to configure unattended setup answer files (Unattend.xml) and capture images. (…) It support Windows 2003/XP/Vista. There is nothing more what I can tell You about it just now, I will have to test it and […]

ADMTv3 migration guide

Written on November 18, 2006 at 7:15 am, by

Most of people dealing with Active Directory knows or heard of Active Directory Migration Guide. With version 3 being current, this tool allows to migrate data between Windows NT\Active Directory domains, helping in migration and domain restructuring scenario. Microsoft has published ADMTv3 migration guide document which should be useful for those who are planning to […]

PowerShell and IE7 ADM templates

Written on November 16, 2006 at 6:24 am, by

ADM templates are hot this week. Right after publishing PowerShell ADM templates for PowerShell showed up on Microsoft Downloads. IE7 ADM templates also were published today. 

Office 2007 ADM templates

Written on November 11, 2006 at 6:56 am, by

Microsoft has published on Downloads Office 2007 ADM templates for downloads. As Office 2007 will be launched soon and may start to show up in our networks maybe it is worth to take a look at ADM possibilities before this will happen.

Vista RTM first impressions

Written on November 9, 2006 at 2:28 pm, by

Vista officially got to RTM. I'm using Vista since it became Beta 2 with several upgrades on the way. Today I installed fresh Vista RTM on my laptop and I want to share few of my fresh thoughts about it.   First – installation procedure. Damn, it is quick! If You remember all these installation […]

More data is available exception when searching with S.DS

Written on November 9, 2006 at 1:45 pm, by

If You are developer and You have to utilize Active Directory or ADAM in Your application .NET System.DirectoryServices (S.DS) namespace is nice thing to have. It simplifies operation performed against Active Directory, hiding all COM stuff behind relatively few different classes You can use to query and modify directory objects. S.DS is nice namespace, but it still utilizes […]

Sysinternals has a new home

Written on November 8, 2006 at 12:41 am, by

Sysinternals tools have new home at TechNet – if You need it now You can find at With new home, new tool was added to SysInternals toolset –  ProcessMonitor, which has functionality of Regmon and Filemon, plus monitoring of processes and threads in one tool

Few word on objectCategory usage in LDAP filters

Written on November 6, 2006 at 1:49 pm, by

Recently my friend wrote simple app which is querying AD for some data, and he sent me LDAP filter to check – this filter was completely OK, but not very straightforward to read. Yesterday I came across similar usage of objectCategory attribute in LDAP filter, and I don't think it was used in this way […]