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November 2005 - Posts

Save My Schema
So working a lot with customers and their *interesting environments I often get called in to fix blotched permissions on important aspects of Active Directory. Which important aspects you ask well how about THE SCHEMA NC! I have seen this in many news Read More...
It has started
So I officially don’t live in Cape Town anymore, I am now in Johannesburg the Erwee’s where kind enough to offer me a place to stay until I find my own, which I hope wont be long. Not because of the Erwee’s they are and have always been excellent hosts Read More...
Expectations
Well three years ago in a little Virgin active gym in little old Brakenfell in Cape Town I met this black guy, his name is Musa but he is affectionately known as Impie. We decided to gym together as we have the same gym goals and where gyming at the same Read More...
Minca My Dog
There as small things in life that make all those big bad things disappear. At the moment I am going through a really tough time, luckly I have great family and friends. But when human emotion is just not enough (and this is often) I have this little Read More...
Recovering Word Files
Word usually does an excellent job of recovring files if it crashes due to some unforeseen errors ;) But sometimes when you reopen word you don’t get the document recovery task pane and you think word didn’t store the file well maybe you might be in luck. Read More...
Confidential attributes 101
Well every day I have more and more respect for my peers, and after a nice long chat (about confidential attributes) with my good friend Tomek who works for MS Poland he decided to write a post about confidential attributes. This feature was introduced Read More...
TechNet Virtual Lab: Windows Server 2003
The team just re-launched the TechNet and MSDN virtual labs running on Virtual Server 2005 R2. Check out these sites if you want to test the new software, such as SQL Server 2005 integration services , Windows Server R2 or Visual Studio Team System , Read More...
One reason why Kerberos delegation wont work.
Doing a lot of work with Kerberos delegation over the past few years and I have encountered many reasons why the delegation won’t work. One reasons so often not thought of or left out is duplicate SPN entries. Now I know its easy to say who would add Read More...
Duplicating FSRM quota and file screen templates and settings to multiple servers
So Mr Guru (Jorge), has posted a brilliant article on “Duplicating FSRM quota and file screen templates and settings to multiple servers” , he figured this out on his own and as I said before he is a brilliant AD mind, I recommend this read for those Read More...
Portraits
A great friend of mine whom I have loads of respect for has just released his album "Portraits " after quite a few years (15 years) of compiling it. He has played with many great artists around the world and his knowledge of music is far more than any Read More...
Its arrived!!!
All I have to say is VROOM this is my blue eyed black babe. Front Pic Back Pic Side Pic C Read More...
IPOD Settings
Here is an interesting one: I was playing with Itunes settings for my 30gig 5gen IPOD and my 4gig Nano and set them both to “Use as External Hard drive” option, which was great as I could see them as normal Windows XP USB 2.0 hard drives. However I could Read More...
Jorge - has the marking of a true AD guru
I forced his sorry a$$ to blog cause this guy has so much on his brain bout AD its not funny. Check his VMWARE and DCPromo issue he found AND sorted out! Amazing stuff Jorge, just wish you would put more on there and frequent intervals!!! C Read More...
Technology finally working for me.
Well its taken me a year to get around to this and I am just about to move :(. I wanted to get my IPAQ 5550 to work with my wireless network and use it to MSN, Skype and get mail. First of all HP finally got their act right and released a firmware update Read More...
Explaining AD to a non technical person
I love Active Directory so much that I took the task to explain (in detail) to a friend of mine how AD replication works. He is a very bright chap so I thought he would eventually get it. After about a week of explaining to him (I really went into detail) Read More...
My staple diet
Ilze and I both hate unhealthy foods, so four times a week we treat ourselves to our favorite food of all time sushi :) its so addictive and so yummy, click here to see a picture of what we usually order. I hope places in JHB have sushi this good! C Read More...
An appropriate place for APACHE
When I was cleaning up my notebook I came across this image . When I was with Evan in Amsterdam doing Teched 2005 Europe ATE, we had to catch a train every day from Amsfort to Rae to get to Teched for our talks. One day in the spot we where sitting there Read More...
Working with ReplicationSchedule.RawSchedule
(System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.ReplicationConnection.ReplicationSchedule.RawSchedule) This is an interesting property, you know the schedual screen you see in Site And Services that looks like this , and which the new DFSR MMC will also have? Read More...
Where am I
So what have I been up to and where have I been? Well to answer in a simple form I have just been B.U.S.Y! Moving to Johannesburg is proving to be a little more difficult than I thought it would be one has to always be able to handle change in your direction Read More...
Cool Embedded SQL DB
VistaDB 2.1 database for .NET has been released This 2.1 update includes over 60 improvements, including new support for .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005. VistaDB is a small-footprint, embedded SQL database alternative to Jet/Access, MSDE and SQL Server Read More...
Wow what a machine
So I drove my new car today what an ingenious piece of technology. The car Audi A4 2.0T Multitronic® - I was giving the demo model for the day and this one had sat nav . At first I wanted this expensive option but I won’t be getting it for the following Read More...
Network Info Tool
One of my pet hates is getting to a network and asking an admin so tell me about your network layout. They proceed to talk about XP machines and when you raise the question “I meant forest and domain models” you get this very blank look. So instead of Read More...
Active Directory (namespace) programming Tip 1
Gotcha number one, when doing some domain coding you can easly get some domain information using the following code: Dim MyDomain as Domain = Domain.GetCurrentDomain ‘To get the Domain Parent i.e. the parent of the domain in the Domain ‘ ‘tree Dim MyDomainParent Read More...
Im in Awe !
Well being doing some AD operations as usual and having 10 Kb’s open at the same time and going through 100000 steps (which are all similar) to fix a small but serious problem, has started to take its toll. These things should be automated and I know Read More...