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Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Blog Wrap-Up for March 2011

%System%\System32 secrets: change Change money, change your life? No, just change the way your terminal server behaves Some new cool betas MS issued several absolutely awesome betas – join the programs and influence the products on their early stages Delegate permissions for creating GPO objects in other domain You cannot delegate this permission easily, let’s […]

%System%\System32 secrets: change

Another old-timer here. I cannot remember when I last used it, but I guess it still can be useful in a number of situations. For example I used to use it to install new software on a terminal server or to cease users logins to it. Now I usually don’t touch terminal servers and as […]

Some new cool betas

During the past week or so there were several messages spread about availability of betas for some products of MS and some new tools. Some of them are definitely of interest to me and, probably, for you. The first is VMM SSPv2 SP1 Such a nice an abbreviation, isn’t it? =) It stands for Virtual […]

Delegate permissions for creating GPO objects in other domain

The task is obviously necessary to complete on your way to implementing Role-Based Administration concept. And, to be honest, being in euphoria after quick acquaintance with AGPM I thought that it was no deal at all: give an account or a group a membership in some special groups including “Group Policy Creator Owners” and voila […]

Too many smart-cards inserted. Good thing: no need to throw them away

Some time ago I used to issue certificates on Aladdin (now SafeNet) eToken  smart-cards through a CA web-nterface. Occasionally it was hard to accomplish, because when I tried to do that I received the following error: "Too many smart-cards inserted. please insert only one smart-card" Wow! But I need two: one – eToken with a […]

%SystemRoot%\System32 Secrets: certreq

The next two candidates for the series from System32 folder were bootcfg and cacls (I’m going through them alphabetically). But they are deprecated and, what’s important too, I’ve managed to learn theirs new variants. Moreover, I’ve already described BCDEdit, which is a successor to bootcfg (and I’ve managed to learn how to use the new […]

%SystemRoot%\System32 secrets: BITSAdmin

Another deprecated friend of mine. But I still like it, really. First of all because I haven’t still found enough time to get acquainted with all that *-BITSTransfer PowerShell comandlets. Second… Well, there is nothing for the “second”, naturally =) But still – it is a great command and I’d like to make a tribute […]

Wildcard certificates drawbacks

That’s one of the referrers from search systems which leads users to my blog. Ok, there certainly are drawbacks, so why not? But first things first: what are those wildcard certificates? In order to protect communications with some web-services or web sites (not only them, actually) we use SSL certificates. I have to say, that […]

%SystemRoot%\System32 secrets: BCDEdit

Ok, next item in our list is not to be actually very much used. Troubleshooting OS boot, creating some boot options, that’s it. But actually it is worth knowing about it. Nevertheless, what you can do with it can be quite awesome… If you need it =) For example, you can enable and configure EMS […]