Searching Active Directory in Windows Vista

In a discussion on the ActiveDir.org mailing list today,  it came up about searching Active Directory in Windows.  From a Windows 2000, or Windows XP,  this can be done from the start menu Find People dialog, but in Windows Vista this feature appears to be completely absent.  The new search feature does not have a…

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Large Web sites running on Microsoft IIS

I came across a post about inability for Windows Server and IIS not being able to handle web sites with large amounts of traffic for Internet companies from a CNN Talkback article.   Of course this is definitely FUD, as some of the big web site names with large volumes of traffic currently run on the…

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RDP Console mode changes in Windows Vista SP1

Recently I had updated a machine to Windows Vista SP1, and so far have had nothing but good to say about it.  One thing I noticed since then, is that when I would Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to systems, I would get the "The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections" if…

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Lotus Sametime on Windows Vista x64

I had recently updated one of my machines to use Windows Vista x64 and have been loving it so far.  The one black spot (except the resolved Cisco VPN issue) on my experience has been Lotus Sametime 7.5.1, as it has been an elusive gremlin for working. It would install, and run fine for a…

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Installing Service Packs are like swimming?

While installing SP1 for Windows Vista tonight, I was presented with the dialog box invited me to click on "Things you should know before installing Service Pack 1", which I decided to click.   This leads to KB Article 936330, which are the Release Notes for the Release Candidate.   It’s pretty standard stuff, but one thing…

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Desktop OS Release Timeline

With the release to RTM of Windows Vista SP1, I was curious how Microsoft’s release schedule for OS’s and Service Packs matches up against Apple’s.  So I quickly searched Wikipedia for the release dates, and hopefully they are accurate. I simply mapped the dates for all the desktop OS releases and service packs from 2000…

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Bitten by 64bit: Cisco, help a brother out?

A few weeks ago,  my home PC suffered a massive power issue, and refuses to stay booted up for more than a few seconds.   Of course this was a good excuse to finally go out and spec out a new home PC, since ours was getting long in the tooth. Well,  the new PC is…

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