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Delegation, Delegation, Delegation, Delegation

If I had a buck for every time someone came to me with a problem accessing their SQL Server from a website (in Windows authentication mode, not SQL authentication, naturally), I’d have about four bucks. That’s good, because I’m not meant to be the go-to guy for SQL Server access from IIS instances. If I… Read more

ISA 2004 EE: UnicastInterHostCommSupport is enabled by ISA

Quickie: When used to configure NLB for an array, ISA Server 2004 Enterprise Edition enables the NLB parameter UnicastInterHostCommSupport, available in Windows Server 2003 SP1 and later. This means that all other things being equal (eg, your rule set permitting it), two unicast hosts with NLB enabled should be able to chat using their dedicated… Read more

Thanks, but no thanks.

My trial decoder run of Intervideo’s WinDVD decoder expired at home mid-week, so I tried out PureVideo one last time, but it didn’t seem to be deinterlacing well at all, despite the settings I used. So, my Nvidia problem is essentially solved now, by buying WinDVD 7 instead. It doesn’t seem to have any tweakable options… Read more

The Windows Defender Blog

Finally, someone in marketing decided that a product name could be both functional and cool! Windows Defender has to be the best product name since, oh, um, Proxy Server 2.0. Sort of. The Antimalware team (I read it as “animalware” twice, curse my eyes) have just started blogging, so go check ’em out. And they… Read more

PasteOff Scripting

Another real quickie: Anders from Sweden has just started a blog, and posted an interesting tip/script fragment for PasteOff, using Explorer to view the folder that the file was just saved to. That’s pretty useful when you want to do whatever it is afterwards. And it can be added easily to any other script you’re… Read more

FolderShare Rocks!

That’s all*. I hadn’t even heard of FolderShare before the announcement that we’d acquired them, but having just synced my first few files and folders, I’m going to be using it much more. I found the setup a little counter-intuitive (in that I hadn’t seen it before and doing this type of thing through a… Read more

OWA 2003: The Top Eleven Hidden Features

Caught over at the Exchange Team blog, an article full of useful tips. My new best friend is going to be the equals sign: Putting an = in front of the e-mail alias that you are trying to resolve when composing a mail will automatically resolve it to any exact matches. Tired of typing johnr… Read more