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Speaking of (at)TechED

Written on November 14, 2010 at 6:34 pm, by

I just got back home from TechED from Berlin. This was kind of special TechED for me, for at least three reasons: I was first time in last 5 years on TechED, kind of side effect of my departure from Microsoft I was speaking for the first there at TechED !!! Last but by any […]

Where is my (AD) web service?

Written on March 30, 2010 at 9:27 am, by

Windows Server 2008 R2, among other changes, brings a new interface to access directory services – the Active Directory Web Service (ADWS). It is also available for older systems – Windows 2003 and 2008 – as Active Directory Management Gateway (available as separate download). (cc) paprikaOptic ADWS I being used so far by a few Windows […]

Everybody lies … except network traffic … DHCP

Written on March 24, 2010 at 12:51 pm, by

This post is the beginning of new troubleshooting saga – Everybody lies … except network traffic. Chapter 1: the case of the mysterious DHCP Server. In my daily job as an IT consultant sometimes I have to deal with problems. Different kind of problemss – easy, hard … it depends on the case. A few days before […]

Reverse engineering attribute flows from server export

Written on March 19, 2009 at 12:54 pm, by

ILM (MIIS) allows management agent configuration to be exported in two ways: Management Agent export Server configuration export. Both options produces XML files, however in first case one will get single file which will contain only configuration for single MA. In second case series of XML files will be created, one for each MA and […]

Debugging ILM2

Written on February 23, 2009 at 1:08 pm, by

ILM2 has way more moving parts than ILM2007. We have right now portal with end-user UI based on Sharepoint, business logic hidden behind workflows and MPRs and old synchronization engine as it used to be in previous ILM versions This is very simple description, if You want to get whole overview of ILM2 architecture go […]

SQL privileges required for ILM setup

Written on January 5, 2009 at 2:22 pm, by

New year … new problems … new blog post :). Actually this one is from previous year but as I was a bit busy with different things (read ILM2) and had 2 weeks of Christmas break it gets here now. When you are setting up new ILM 2007 instance you need two accounts: local or […]

HTTP 404 … case of missing ASPX page

Written on December 23, 2008 at 1:31 pm, by

I’ve described this first on my blog written in Polish so this will be a story and moral in one post – which in original was two posts. Story …. I had to install IdM solution I deployed some time ago in new test environment and part of deployment was to deploy ASP .NET application. […]

Who need a swap file ?

Written on December 23, 2008 at 1:15 pm, by

OK … this isn’t an advocacy post :), but I remember discussions few years ago how to tweak NT or 2000 to run without swap file on newsgroups ;). It isn’t something I would do on purpose however it had happened on my T61P + 4GB RAM system. Actually I ran it without swap file […]

Inactive “Open as a web folder” in IE

Written on December 1, 2008 at 12:23 pm, by

Recently one of customers asked me simple troubleshooting question – why users on Terminal Services can’t use "Open as Web folder” in IE? First answer is simple – because it is grayed out :). But why it is grayed out? Look, Terminal services == GPO in most cases. Answer was simple, but this customer has […]

Case of failed-search error

Written on October 23, 2008 at 11:20 am, by

This will be just quick note to present a problem I’ve encountered and quick solution, however I haven’t got time to dig into this issue guts. But I will try to in the feature. Simple scenario: ILM connecting to Active Directory through standard AD Management Agent. Active Directory environment: single forest with multiple domains. ILM […]