Welcome Shan!

Shanmugam has been writing some very useful stuff over out here. Go ahead and check it out, I will be definitely be adding it to my RSS feeds.  Maybe now I will be more regular in doing posts 🙂


New college recruiter for University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Carey Morgan has been a great college recruiter for UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County). With new fiscal year, he is taking on new goals. On behalf of UMBC alumni, we wish him all the best! We now have Meaghan Angelo taking up role of college recruiting for UMBC (she also handles University of Maryland,…


Disgusting – Bomb blasts at Bombay

   One word – Cowardly There were simultaneous bomb blasts at seven places in bombay trains during rush hour traffic. My thoughts are with those affected. Rediff at http://ia.rediff.com/news/2006/jul/11train.htm?q=tp&file=.htm BBC at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5169332.stm CNN at http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/07/11/mumbai.blasts/index.html


Where is Telnet in Vista/Longhorn beta builds?

Telnet is now made an optional component in Vista and Longhorn Servers. This means if you type telnet in command shell, you will be out of luck. Why have we done it so? As time has passed, fewer users use telnet. Thus, to decrease the foot print as well as the attack surface, we decided…


Help – Install problems with SDK and SUA on Vista/Longhorn!

Few folks have been trying to install utilities and SDK from web on SUA running on Vista/LH. They get the following error – “Setup failed to create the symlink etc\hosts.” This happens normally when you attempt to install SUA SDK on post Beta2 (5384) Vista/LH builds. Solution – Be logged in as an administrator. You…


Web download for Utilities and SDK for Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications in Vista/Longhorn Beta 2 available!

We have Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA) component available in Vista Ultimate and Enterprise SKUs. What does this component do? SUA provides the basic infrastructure to run UNIX-based applications and scripts on Windows Vista (Ultimate and Enterprise) and Longhorn Server How does this component do that? It is a native subsystem residing on top of the…


Web download for Identity Management for UNIX – Longhorn Server Beta 2

Identity Management for UNIX component is available with Longhorn Server Beta 2 (5384) build. This component has two subcomponents – Password Synchronization Server for NIS We have a web download which contains Single Signon Daemon (SSOD) which can be installed on Linux and UNIX variants like AIX, Solaris, and HP-UX. This web download is now…


Welcome again!

Hello everyone!    First of all, I would like to update you with what I have been doing (in other words, what you have been missing)    I transitioned the teams, and am working for UNIX Interop team (in Windows Server) for quite some time now. I also had an opportunity to take up Program Manager role….


New team and we are Hiring!

Recently my team got “re-orged”. It normally means that the current project has run its course or there are more important projects that need resources and hence team moves on to a new project. We are “Developer Division Customer Product Lifecycle Experience Team” (DDCPX) and our vision is “Helping Developer Division create positive customer experiences…


Remote connection to windows (using rcmd)

I recently was looking for remote command utility which would enable me to run various commands on other windows boxes. Thats when I came across Remote Command (rcmd : http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/1394.asp ). I remember rcmd provided in Unix machines. (man page for rcmd states: The rcmd() function is used by the super-user to execute a command on a…