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Monthly Archives: December 2006

How to install Windows Server admin pack on Vista

Written on December 27, 2006 at 7:35 am, by

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 :).

Slash character in AD object distinguishedName

Written on December 27, 2006 at 7:24 am, by

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 […]

Going for a short break

Written on December 22, 2006 at 2:36 am, by

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 […]

MIIS and workflow integration

Written on December 19, 2006 at 1:37 pm, by

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 […]

Active Directory jigsaw

Written on December 19, 2006 at 6:21 am, by

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 […]

FireFox and CardSpace (InfoCards)

Written on December 16, 2006 at 1:56 pm, by

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 […]

How to check if I can update attribute?

Written on December 13, 2006 at 12:51 pm, by

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 […]

Windows Media Player and iPod

Written on December 11, 2006 at 1:47 pm, by

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 […]

Schema extensions for Vista new features

Written on December 4, 2006 at 1:58 pm, by

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 […]

Vista Group Policy Log View

Written on December 3, 2006 at 12:28 pm, by

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 […]