Logging the source IP of simple LDAP binds

Simple bind events don’t record the calling Computer as the source, but record the ADDS-DC or the ADLDS instance name, so you cannot determine where the simple bind request came from.  So if you are trying to track down where the calling machine is that is locking out a user, you cannot determine this from…

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Help Microsoft to improve DHCP server

It appears the Networking team is looking for feedback on how to improve future releases of the Microsoft DHCP server role in Windows Server.  For me, the first thing that comes to mind is: Add WMI support This has always been one of the "Duh" points in the whole management of network services for me. …

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Share your Zune Pass-not your Social

I love the Microsoft Zune Pass, since to me it’s the most economical way to discover and enjoy music.  Currently with a single Zune pass for $15 a month, you can connect 3 computers, and 3 Zune devices, with unlimited downloads of music.  It allows you to have separate music libraries on multiple profiles on…

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Directory Services Debugging

While trying to troubleshoot some application issues using SSL to connect to an ADLS/ADAM instance over LDAPS, I was curious if extended logging was available.  A quick post to the ActiveDir.org mailing list provided this nugget of Active Directory goodness for future reference.

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XNA 3.0 CTP and Zune on x64

This morning I was excited to see a tweet that the XNA games studio 3.0 CTP is out.  With the tweet, came the reminder to make sure you read the accompanying README information. So after folloing the link to the download site, I find this in the readme: 1.1.1. Zune Development Is Not Supported on…

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Transcode media for Zune

One of the features that made the original Zune stand out from the iPod product line, was the ability to transcode your media in your collection to a lower bit rate when syncing to your portable Zune device.  This made it simple to have Lossless copies in your media collection kept on your PC, which…

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Using JAVA code with Active Directory

I tend to run into many JAVA coded applications which are coded simply for LDAP access, but do not utilize Active Directory as well as they could be.  Here are some resources JAVA developers can utilize to create more effective integrations.

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