Reading Time: < 1 minute New Knowledge Base article KB 930056 was published on 23 December, and it describes procedure which allows Windows Server admin pack tool to be installed and used on Windows Vista. As this procedure was around for a while on lists and newsgroups it's nice to have it as a new and shiny KB article :).
Reading Time: 2 minutes I was working lately on some code which utilizes Active Directory and I came across problem that trying to access some of objects raised an exception with E_ADS_BAD_PATHNAME message. After short investigation I found out that this objects for which this exception was raised had slash character in distinguishedName. These objects were representing physical locations … Continue reading "Slash character in AD object distinguishedName"
Reading Time: < 1 minute As I'm going for short holiday break to visit my family and friends, probably without access to Internet (there are still some places with no or at least limited access to network) I will take a chance to wish You all Mary Christmas and Happy New Year. Or just happy days with Your family in new … Continue reading "Going for a short break"
Reading Time: < 1 minute Alex Tcherniakovsky posted on his blog very interesting video how to incorporate workflow based on Windows Workflow Foundation into user self provisioning scenario. Alex shows how to integrate WWF integrated with SharePoint 2007, Infopath and MIIS into solution which allows end-user to request access to particular system (Sun One in this case) which will be … Continue reading "MIIS and workflow integration"
Reading Time: < 1 minute If You are looking for some picture to hang on the wall next to Your desk or in server room maybe You will want to get Active Directory jigsaw (PDF). This picture was originally published in Technet Magazine. It contains jigsaw of AD components and dependencies. It looks good especially when it is printed on … Continue reading "Active Directory jigsaw"
Reading Time: < 1 minute Kim Camreon posted lately link to Kevin Miller's blog who wrote FireFox plugin for CardSpace. CardSpace (InfoCards) is Windows implementation for user centric identity idea. To use CardSpace as authentication factor in the Internet Your browser has to support it with selector component. Till this moment selector was only available for Internet Explorer, now we can … Continue reading "FireFox and CardSpace (InfoCards)"
Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday I was at customer site to talk about identity management and as it often happens some other topics were discussed with customer tech stuff after discussing main topics. In this discussion I was asked how to read and parse security descriptor for Active Directory object. After few questions we came to conclusion that they … Continue reading "How to check if I can update attribute?"
Reading Time: 2 minutes Some time ago (actually over the year now) I bought iPod Shuffle as a simple replacement for my old 256MB USB memory stick. I'm still using it mostly as USB memory, but sometimes when I have to travel (like tomorrow at 6 AM 🙁 ) or during the flight I'm using it to listen to … Continue reading "Windows Media Player and iPod"
Reading Time: < 1 minute Vista introduces several new functionality and few of then (to be specific two) requires our AD environment to get prepared through schema extension. These schema extension needed to run new Vista's features will be part of LH schema, but LH is still somewhere behind the horizon and we have to take care about it by … Continue reading "Schema extensions for Vista new features"
Reading Time: < 1 minute Microsoft has published new Vista tool called Group Policy Log View. Its name tells everything about its purpose. Vista's GPO processing takes advantage of new event logging subsystem Crimson and stores a lot of data about GPO processing in event logs. This tool allows You to create TXT, XML or HTML report from these events. Report … Continue reading "Vista Group Policy Log View"