Wireless Networking

That was the day my life changed… 🙂
Ok, so that does sound a bit drastic but I finally took the step and
connected the systems around the house using wireless network-WOW!!!

The comfort is a bit hard to describe-I guess once you try it you can’t give it up…

The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

From the article:

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool to help remove specific, prevalent malicious software from computers that are running Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows XP, or Microsoft Windows 2000. The Malicious Software Removal Tool supersedes all virus-cleaner tools that were previously released by Microsoft. You can download the Malicious Software Removal Tool from the Microsoft Download Center. You can also run an online version of the tool from the Malicious Software Removal Tool Web site on Microsoft.com. To run the Malicious Software Removal Tool from either location, you must log on to your computer with an account that is a member of the Administrators group. If you are running Windows XP, you can also run the Malicious Software Removal Tool from the Windows Update Web site or by using Automatic Updates.”

Inside Active Directory (Second Edition): System Admin Guide

I always have an odd feeling when buying a technical book- should I buy it or not?
Will it help me better my technical skills or will it simply repeat information I already read?
I am happy to say that my search for the ultimate Active Directory book is finally over!!

The best AD book I found is called:
Inside Active Directory (Second Edition): System Admin Guide (Sakari Kouti,Mika Seitsonen)

This book is actually the second edition and it covers and compares AD2000 and AD2003, if you were ever interested
in in-depth information this is the book you are looking for.

Comparing directory (AD) information between DCs

While verifying AD replication it may be useful to compare the directory information
stored on different domain controllers. There is a toold that can compare the information
and it is called DSASTAT.EXE. The tool can be found among the Windows Support Tools.

For additional information take a look at:

Strip attachment from NDR (based on size)

When you receive an NDR(Non Delivery Report) from Exchange the original message will be attached to it. This may be annoying or problematic if the message was large.
It it possible to configure Exchange to strip the “attachment” from the NDR message by configuring the following registry entry:

Value name: MaxDSNSize
Value type: REG_DWORD
Value data: (value in bytes)

There is some vague documentation of this feature in the following article: