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I'm done with an intensive month of sessions, delivered for different user groups and other communities online. When you managed to attend my session about Kerberos I hope you liked it ;). Now it's time for some blogging activities. A friend asked on Read More...
I promised to get back to AD WS topic so here I am. My last post was about the process of Active Directory Web Services (AD WS) instance location from a client perspective. When a client locates the service, in most cases, it is with the purpose to do Read More...
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 Read More...
... on my Polish blog a question was asked on Sunday evening if I can provide some description on the SYSVOL location process and the pitfalls which might wait there. I said ... ' Why not ' ... and then you have to keep your promise. So today it will Read More...
Where is a question there is an answer (at least in most cases). This time question was “How to check schema extension introduces to a forest?” and it was asked on ActiveDir.org. There was even more than one answer … apparently some consultants are watching Read More...
It is common knowledge that in AD environment client (like workstation) will always (at least it should) try to connect to most optimal domain controller. Optimal from network and AD infrastructure configuration standpoint. This process is based on DNS Read More...
Kerberos in Windows Operating System is around for about 10 years and it is still causing problems and for many people it is like black magic voodoo . In most cases organizations and people in it are not aware that it is now working until it problem will Read More...
One of my friends PFE has asked me a question regarding userPassword attribute in directory which was related to some behavior he was observing in customer environment. We had a little chat about it and then I thought that maybe other has such questions Read More...
Some time ago, when Windows 2008 was released I had some spare time (where are those days) and I wanted to master some of my .NET coding skills. What is better than find an idea to use them … and that’s how 1Identity Snapshot Recovery Tool was created. Read More...
This post is probably first of TEC 2009 follow-up series, at least partially as I thought about covering it just before going to TEC. However Brian Desmond has touched this topic during his session so it is good reason to follow-up on it. This will be Read More...
ActiveDir.org is always a source of all sorts of directory related discussion. In most cases interesting once. I have to admit that I would like to have more time to catch up with ActiveDir.org and to be more active there (note to self) but with Wojtek Read More...
There are number of things in which my current employer managed to succeed. Among greatest success I think one can count way in which Microsoft managed to scare people with Active Directory schema extension. Probably it has started somewhere down the Read More...
Take a lot of work, add 7 week old son and serious flue (which strikes 2 days after You got back from travel which incorporates transfer on some heavy used airports – first thought – pork ;) ) and you will get some silence on a blog. I hope that while Read More...
Protecting LDAP traffic with SSL is a good idea, especially if in network environment some applications are (ab)using LDAP as authentication protocol. Some explanation of abusing word – LDAP never was designed as authentication protocol (like Kerberos Read More...
From time to time people are asking me questions about AD and related topics. I don’t know why but they think I might now the answer. Sometimes this is not true ;) but I try to do my best (I’ve just learned today that there is “Geek network” so probably Read More...
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