Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Why Forms in Google Docs are Perfect for Creating Online Surveys

While there are plenty of web polling services around where can you create online polls and surveys for free, there are couple of reasons why the form builder in Google Docs rules them all.

Source : Digital Inspiration - Technology Blog

Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft anti-virus and anti-malware new bundle is now out of beta et available for download.

Learn more and download at www.microsoft.com/security_essentials

So you have a slow logon…?

Interesting series of article by the Directory Services Team about slow logon.

Source : Ask the Directory Services Team

Monday, September 28, 2009

Using a PS Session without having Administrative Permissions

One of the great features of PowerShell V2 is the remote session support. But in the default configuration only local administrators can create a remote session.

Read the complete instructions: Using a PS Session without having Administrative Permissions

Apple up to its old tricks, pushing unwanted software onto PCs

Apple has a long and checkered history of using its Apple Software Update program to push unrelated programs to Windows users. But I was floored today when I was offered an iPhone configuration utility as an important "update" on a system that has never had iPhone or even an iPod plugged into it.

Source : Ed Bott's Microsoft Report

Monday, September 14, 2009

Finally, a fix for the PDF preview bug in 64-bit Windows

Way back in May 2008, I noted an annoying, longstanding bug that surfaces when you install Adobe Reader on Windows Vista x64. The preview function, both in Windows Explorer and in Outlook 2007, is broken. The only fix I could find at the time was to replace the broken previewer with a third-party alternative such as FoxIt PDF Preview Handler.

Now, 16 months later, there’s a new 64-bit operating system, Windows 7, and a new version of Acrobat Reader (9.1). And the bug is still there.

That’s really a good way to support your customers, way to go Adobe !

As mention in Ed Boot’s post, here’s the direct link to a manual fix : www.pretentiousname.com/adobe_pdf_x64_fix

Source : www.edbott.com/weblog

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Search for Ad groups with name containing …

Have you ever noticed that the find function in Active Directory Users and computers (ADUC) console cannot search within a group (or user) name ? You can only search fields that “Starts with” or “ends with” a string. What if I want ton find all groups that contain “web” in their name ?

Here’s how to do it :

  • Select Custom Search from the find dialog
  • Click on the Advanced tab
  • Paste (&(objectCategory=group)(name=*WEB*))
  • Hit then Find Now button


Oh and don’t forget to replace the “WEB” string by the value you are looking for.

You could also do the same thing from the command line :

dsquery group -name *WEB*

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Microsoft SharePoint Administration Toolkit v4

Great tools for any SharePoint Admin :

  • SharePoint Diagnostics Tool (SPDiag)
  • Broken Inheritance Report Jobs
  • Check Effective Permissions
  • Compare Permission Sets
  • Quota Management

and more…

ref : Announcing the Fourth Release of the Microsoft SharePoint Administration Toolkit
SharePoint Administration Toolkit (TechNet)
Download (x86)
Download (x64)

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Wii Internet Channel now free to use

Nintendo has unlocked the Wii Internet channel to enable free web browsing for anyone with a Wii hooked up to their broadband connection

Source : www.electricpig.co.u

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Implementing an OCSP responder: Part I - Introducing OCSP

Chris here again. For those Security Architects and PKI implementers, you may have known that since Windows Server 2008 we have an Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) responder, and since Windows Vista we have an OCSP client that is integrated with the operating system. I wanted to cover the in and outs of the OCSP responder, and walk through the installation.

Source : blogs.technet.com/askds