On ADAM user authentication….

I just noticed that Doug Lawty has a blog, and that he recently posted on ADAM as well. I think Doug is spot on with some of his conclusions, I also feel the need to clarify the statements made along the way a bit. 🙂   > Kerberos (Remember, ldap binds send your password in the clear.)  …

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Who is that ADAM guy, and why should I let him in?

So, it’s pretty well understood what Active Directory (AD) is. Since we shipped Windows 2000 several years ago, we’ve been putting information out there on what AD is, how you use it, how it benefits you, and why you should use it for as much integration as you can. I think AD sells itself to…

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I love when I find a helpful tool on download.microsoft.com….

There are few tools I would say that I use *every* day. This is one of them.ERR.exe is a tool I use all the time to look up error codes. When someone gives me an error code, the first thing I do is toss it in err so I know what I’m looking at. For…

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A bit on SIDs….

I was thinking about what in the land of SIDs themselves needs mentioning above and beyond what was said in my last blog post. Perhaps it’s adequately covered already in product documentation, I’m not sure. Larry Osterman recently did a few posts on the subject which I’d recommend. If there’s more that you thirst for after…


Horse, go get in front of that cart would ya?

After my post the other day I couldn’t help but think that perhaps I had an ordering problem. I was really outlining the solution to a problem which had not yet been scoped. Let’s take a step back.   We so often throw the term “ACL” around, like it’s some thing that we all implicitly…

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An upgrade that saves space

It’s always great to show all of the new, innovative things a product can do. But sometimes it’s great to show how you are doing what you did before, but now you can do it better, faster and more efficiently than you did in the previous version. There’s something to be said for that.  …

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