Lost all of your Zune DRM'd songs?

So, it turns out that if you don’t sign into the Zune marketplace for 30 days, all of your DRM’d content expires. I got a new 64 GB Zune HD recently and couldn’t figure out why it was loading so slowly. I usually just sync my Zunes when I’m home, because my work laptop (which…


Publishing Delta CRLs on IIS 7

If you have migrated or upgraded the sites on which you host your CA CRLs and delta CRLs to IIS 7, you may have noticed a (rather frustrating when you’re experiencing it) new behavior. IIS 7 will, by default, reject requests containing double escape characters (for example, files containing a “+” sign in the name, such as…


Virtualized Offline CAs

  First, the warnings: 1. Sometimes I am a bit of a salmon, meaning that I have a tendency to swim upstream, metaphorically speaking. More specifically, I like to take current thoughts around “best practices” and pick them apart to see if they actually make sense as a best practice. One of my favorite words…