Cool Toys

Wow.. so cool.   I was teaching a class yesterday to a bunch of really cool folks and they showed me a few things.   1. In LDP.EXE I can connect via Alt+c+c — nice! 2.This thing called sharedview — think of it like remote desktop over HTTP – live meeting style, TS gateway style…


Smartcard in 2008 and Vista..National ID card? No UPN? No EKU? No problem!

  I recently worked on an issue which combined a number of the things I enjoy about my job.  New technology, interesting problem and satisfied customers.   Here was the problem.   A country in the EU is rolling out national identity cards.  They want to use these cards for all sorts of transactions, including…


How to use Certificate Services Web enrollment pages together with Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

Wheww!! we finally have the matrix for what works, what doesnt and how to fix it  🙂   SUMMARY The Windows Server 2003 Certificate Services Web enrollment functionality relies on an ActiveX control that is named Xenroll. This ActiveX control is available in Microsoft Windows 2000 and in later versions of Windows….


Remote Server Administration Toolset (RSAT) for Windows Vista SP1 — now available!

Long awaited remote admin tools you can toss on Vista.. located here: and x64 here:  


Group Policy Preferences CSE for download –

Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows XP (KB943729)  Multiple Group Policy Preferences have been added to the Windows Server 2008 Group Policy Management Console (which are also available through the Remote Server Administration Toolset (RSAT) for Windows Vista SP1).     Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows Vista (KB943729)  Multiple Group…


A more open Microsoft.. is here.  A few snips from the article…  Microsoft is loosening restrictions on under-the-hood information needed to create products that will complement and compete with its own. In addition, with this highly technical announcement, Microsoft pledged support for competing document formats, industry standards and interoperability with open-source software.   It published more than 30,000 pages of…

EFS failures after upgrade to 2008

FYI .. ( havent had time to finish the kerb posts.. but here is an important FYI ) Overview When a user encrypts a file stored on a Windows file server the actual encryption of the file occurs on the server. To accomplish this, a special profile is created on the server in order…

Been busy..

Just an FYI that I’ve been very busy but do plan on posting again soon.