Blog du Tristank

Migrating to https://blog.tristank.com/ . And still so terrific that 3 of 4 readers rated it "soporific"

Blog Facelift: The Joy Of Filters (aka Getting IE Filters to Work)

I admit it (as if it wasn’t already obvious) – I dropped out of Graphic Design at Uni. The sad truth is that I’m a much better design critic than creator. /me shrugs, I’m from the Scoble school of blog design – it’s all about the content!   Still, a friend of mine (who might… Read more

(Puns based on the word "drill" may be easily misinterpreted)

Tristan’s main home PC was an Athlon 64 3500+. It had an Asus A8N SLI, bought many months ago. The motherboard had always had a noisy chipset fan, and it had finally given up the ghost and decided that rather than spin, it would quack. Every four seconds, when it was warm. Tristan decided that… Read more

IIS 7: But why do I get a 500.19 – Cannot add duplicate collection entry- with 0x800700b7 !?

(Because I’m sure that was your exact exclamation when you hit it!) Also applies to IIS 7.5 (Windows Server 2008 R2), IIS 8.0 (Windows Server 2012), IIS 8.5 (Windows Server 2012 R2) and IIS 10 (Windows Server 2016). The Background This week, I was out at a customer site performing an IIS Health Check, and got… Read more

What I Worry About When Web Publishing

In a word: Keyloggers. The Client Menace. A particularly sharp chap at Tech.Ed asked me what I worried about when publishing OWA. More general than OWA, here’s what I worry about in general web publishing terms: I’m an ISA guy (I know, ISA-related posts have been a little thin recently), so I’m used to publishing… Read more

TSWeb: Sample TSWeb Pages to Connect To Non-standard RDP Ports

If you think you’re experiencing deja vu, it’s because this was also covered in Publishing RDP Servers with TSWeb and ISA 2004 , but I thought I’d do some housekeeping and make a separate post on the pre-fiddled TSWeb connection pages. Short version: The TSWeb (aka TSAC, Remote Desktop Web Connection) package includes a sample… Read more

RSS Feeds Ain’t Yet Prevalent Enough (so I made my own)

[Note: the new master article for the feeds is here. Check there first!] And there’s nothing like the tiny dose of repetitive strain injury caused by having to click through a few sites daily – just looking for updates – to spur you into action. Built from the tattered skeleton of my last foray into the dark and wretched existence… Read more

Taking A Dump (file!) With Windows Vista

Note: Not sure if this is a feature that will make it into the final release, or if it’s there for testing while the product’s in beta; I personally would love to see it remain, especially in the Server version. Oftentimes, you don’t know you need to take a (memory) dump until the moment is upon… Read more

Doctor Who and Dirk Gently

I was browsing through the Doctor Who site, inspired because ABC (Australia) are working through all the episodes 4 nights a week at the moment; we’re in the Tom Baker years. Douglas Adams was a script editor and author during this period, but the mention of this unfinished story grabbed me with the details: I ran across a mention of Shada… Read more

ISA 2004 Enterprise Edition hits RTM… (And why is that special?)

’nuff said! See http://www.microsoft.com/isaserver/ for more information. March 1 is the general availability date, but there’s a trial CD available for order now. The trial download’s currently scheduled for March 1. I’m still learning about the cool new stuff in Enterprise Edition, but if there’s something you’re specifically interested in, please feel free to ask! [Update]… Read more

Ctrl+C In A Message Box Does What!?

OK, so now searching for this reveals it as a widely-known and somewhat ancient tip, but I didn’t know until this week. I can’t remember where I saw it. I can’t tell you how many hours this might have saved me over the years, because I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT IT YEARS AGO. Sigh. Ever faced with… Read more