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Hacking SAM database on offline Windows

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I found too much good information on my 600 feeds in feed demon to not pass some of them onto you…Here’s a nice tool to reset the local admin account if you forget it. Today I had presentation for my colleagues – they had to prepare few vmware machines for… Read more »

RTM Exchange Server 2007 Setup GUI Walkthrough

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Exchange 2007 introduces a completely rewritten Setup GUI experience, designed to match the Administrative experience you’ll get with Exchange 2007 Management Console once the installation is completed. Like the Exchange 2007 Management Console, the new Exchange Setup is written on top of the Windows PowerShell cmdlets and is therefore completely… Read more »

Run Command Shortcuts for Adminstrative Tools

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a nice handy guide for your admin mmc snap-ins I’m always looking for ways to make my job easier. Knowing shortcuts to the commonly used admin tools that you use is one of the best ways. Take a look below for your favorites and remember them. Not only will it… Read more »

scripting Citrix WMI With Microsof’s scriptomatic

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Gus Pinto has an article on his website about using the Microsoft scriptomatic to ease Citrix WMI scripting: “… there’s a light at the end of the tunnel: Citrix WMI and scriptomatic. It takes ZERO skills to create absolutely any scripts using scriptomatic, and the thing that surprises me the… Read more »

User Profile Best Practices For MetaFrame Presentation Server

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An excellent, must-read Citrix support article on user profile best practises for Presentation Server: An effective design of user profiles can make a significant difference in the performance and manageability of a MetaFrame Presentation Server environment. Many of the issues commonly seen in large or complex MetaFrame Presentation Server environments—including… Read more »

Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Certificate-Based Authentication Tool

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During some recent customer customer meetings I’ve had a few customers asking for details of how to enable Certificate based authentication for Windows Mobile. The Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Certificate-Based authentication tool provides several utilities to assist an Exchange administrator in configuring and validating client certificate authentication for Exchange Server… Read more »

5 Steps to a Secured Active Directory

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I have a new article in the April edition of Windows IT Pro: 5 Steps to a Secured Active Directory. In it, I cover the fundamental things system administrators must do to ensure a basic level of security with Active Directory. Often people concentrate on more advanced security issues such… Read more »

RE: Tech: Automating VMware Virtual CDROM and floppy disconnection

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This will be very helpful. I’ll give it a try and let everyone know how well it works. jb Gabrie van Zanten posted on VMTN Forums a Bash script for disconnecting resources-consuming virtual CDROM and floppy devices: I found that project admins who install VM’s often forget to disconnect CD-rom… Read more »

Windows Vista Step-by-Step Guides for IT Professionals

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I’ve heard goog things about vista for the enterprise, I know we won’t move to vista when it first comes out. But I still want to start learning about the new OS. These step-by-step guides will assist IT Professionals in deploying or migrating to Windows Vista. These guides will also… Read more »

Group Policy Settings Reference…

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I receive a lot of questions around Group Policy. One of the more common questions is about how to locate a policy in the large (and growing!) list of policies available. The good news is there is a nice reference spreadsheet that MS makes available for download here. Load this… Read more »