IUSR vs Application Pool Identity – Why use either?

(pasted from my email clippings. I’m on holiday right now, catching up on paperwork!) The TLDR version is: using AppPoolIdentity as both the App Pool Account and Anonymous user account lets you have multiple isolated anonymous websites on one box. IIS 7.x (as of Win2008 R2 and Windows 2008 SP2) supports a new Application Pool account type, called an…

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Configuring Kerberos for SharePoint farms – a generic gotchas list

Recently, I worked on a Kerberos configuration issue with a customer; these are my notes from the visit. You’ll see some common themes with Kerbie Goes Bananas, and it puts much of that into practice. Speaking of, I must redo Kerbie with SetSPN -S  (shameface)   1. DNS should use an A record to refer…

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TMG SP2 now out there

There I was, blathering away about Kerberos and SetSPN and sleeping – sleeping! – while the long-awaited-but-unnanounced TMG SP2 was released. And announced, I guess. The documentation’s still being updated (the release notes haven’t made it up yet), but you can try it out from here: Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Service Pack 2…

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PSA: You really need to update your Kerberos setup documentation with SetSPN -S!

Hi! You might remember me from such posts as Kerbie Goes Bananas, and SetSPN improvements for Windows 2008. Or something. I’m here with a public service announcement! Excitement! It’s been long enough since Windows 2008 (and the downlevel release of SetSPN) that I feel comfortable respectfully asking you to please: Search and Replace SetSPN -A…

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ATI Video Blurring on Media Center

I upgraded the drivers for my ATI/AMD Radeon in the Media Centre after 1 year of old version-ness, and suddenly video smearing and odd fleshtones are back for standard def TV. (Why oh why oh why won’t ATI just leave my video (and historically, HDMI overscan/underscan) settings alone!?) The usual TRDenoise and DXVA_thingy hacks didn’t…

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DebugDiag 1.2 (64-bit capable, .Net 2.0+ compatible) released

Great news, everybody! Wait, that was Farnsworth-y – no, really, it’s great news! DebugDiag 1.2 (or to give it its full title, the Debug Diagnostic Toolkit) has been released to the web and is available from the Microsoft Download Center. Notes from the email that described this release: Analysis: · .Net 2.0 and higher analysis…

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Hotmail Aliases

The Hotmail team blogged about email aliases earlier this year – I didn’t know either technique was available, so thought I’d republish the ADHD version here. Ultra-short version: You can add a tag (essentially) to your hotmail email address and use Sweep (mail rules) to manage emails to that address, or you can create a…

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(The catchily-titled) TMG 2010 SP1 SU1 UR4 is out now!

That’s Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 + Service Pack 1 + Software Update 1 + Update Rollup 4 to its friends. This is the latest 2011 update for TMG – see the fix list at the KB article. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2517957   The larger list of ISA Server build numbers is still here – wonder if there’s…

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IRacing vs TMG 2010

Pre-blurb About a week ago, I signed up for iRacing again, after letting my subscription lapse back in, oh, looks like 2008. Time flies! Since then, I’ve been trying to get updates to install, but I’ve been having no luck with it – the update web page would just vanish when I ticked the updates…

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