The ribbon

I know different people feel differently about the ribbon (for those not familiar, check out Office 2007) but I must admit I’m a fan. I have liked it since the first minute I used it. I definitely feel like my productivity is up as a result. I used to have funky issues in Outlook 2003…

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Change visibility in the directory…or lack there of (aka "what’s the point of aging?")

I’m often asked about aging in adamsync so I thought I’d present the more general problem here for people to ponder. Hopefully this gives some context around the problem which aging in adamsync is supposed to address. Imagine you are writing a tool which sync’s changes out of AD. You (the person running this tool) have…

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Finding the lost&found container in S.DS.P…or anything that isn’t ADSI really

I found myself writing a piece of C# which would go hunt for objects in lost&found today. This is a pretty straight forward task….find that container, pop in to it and search away. I usually do this by looking at the lost&found well known GUID (which is GUID_LOSTANDFOUND_CONTAINER_W in the platform SDK) then just crafting…

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Housekeeping (again)

I’ve created a new adamsync tag and updated all of the adamsync posts to point there (in addition to normal tagging). A few people have asked me for this so I figured, what the heck. Apparently people use this blog as an adamsync bootstrapping system…who knew. Maybe I’ll post some more on it with new…

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Garbage collection & TSL warnings…why now?

I was recently pinged by a friend who is rolling out LH in their production environment. They were having an interesting issue where the LH DC showed these two events, in this order: (event log entries snipped some for brevity)   Log Name:      Directory Service Source:        NTDS General Event ID:      1859 Task Category: Garbage Collection…

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Mr. T likes a double-shot, who knew

I remember watching The A-Team well as a kid. It was my sat evening ritual.Anyway, I read this post about someone bumping in to him in Starbucks and nearly lost it.

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The story of squeaky lobster

I am rarely as excited about a blog post as I am about this one. Brett has finally told the story of squeaky lobster. Thankfully, it is documented for all of time!I was at the fateful dinner where it was revealed that a crush was involved. I remember it like it was yesterday…

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Large AD database? Probably not this large…

Over the last few months there have been a series of threads in regard to max <fill in the item here…there have been many> in a database. These items have ranged from database size to # of objects and other such things. I figured, after the latest thread over on activedir.og, I’d do a little…

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ArrayList and Synchronized()…the misleading method

I recently found myself wondering about synchronization when using an ArrayList in managed code. I was building up an ArrayList and iterating through it. Both insertion into and iteration over the list are being done by many threads simultaneously. Naturally, I wanted to ensure my code was thread safe.   I started out by looking…

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Housekeeping on categories

I have gone ahead and added a new post category….Windows Live. I have started working for the Windows Live group not too long ago so I figured this was likely a good thing to do. I’ll still blog about AD for the most part (well, “for the most part” of not much is likely still…

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