Brian Redmond's Weblog

Good IT Stuff

August, 2004

  • Using the jpegPhoto attribute in AD - Part I

    One of the big advantages of an Active Directory implementation is to store all of someone's personal data in their AD object. Nothing could be more personal than a photo. In many cases, companies already have pictures of users for ID badges, portals...
  • If you exporting to AD/Exchange with MIIS, you might need to disable the RUS

    I was working on a project recently and the Exchange 2003 Recipient Update Service (RUS) was adding X.400 addresses and other junk to my mail enabled users. I was basically mail enabling a bunch of users in AD to synchronize the GAL with another email...
  • I'm afraid of Nanotechnology

    Well, maybe not completely afraid- I'm not ready to write a manifesto or anything. The advances in technology are great and I am a big technology fan. I guess I am buying into movies and books too much. Have you read "Prey" by Michael Crighton? This is...
  • Oh mighty Scriptomatic!!!

    I guess I can write WMI scripts if I have to, but it sure is nice to find samples to do the work. I guess I thought most people were aware (and lived by) the Scriptomatic Utility. I have had a few questions about WMI lately and this excellent utility...
  • AD to ADAM Synchronizer Beta

    In many cases, you might just be looking to setup an ADAM instance that is pretty much a replica of the AD data. MIIS could easily solve this requirement, but maybe you need something more lightweight. The AD to ADAM Synchronizer tool might be the perfect...
  • Cool Performance Monitor tools

    If you have ever used Windows Performance Monitor and had trouble changing the time period for really big perf log files, there is a helpful tool for you. I have often driven myself crazy trying to squeeze that time window down to the hour I want and...
  • Painful dcpromo experience (Solved!)

    I guess I find it valuable to post painful experiences here. Maybe it will help someone else and it certainly gives me a chance to vent. We were setting up a test forest (single domain) for some very simplistic testing. For some reason, we could not...
  • My privacy policy

    I'd also like to take the time today and post my privacy policy... Any information on this site is not the least bit private. If you post information here that is private, I will likely release to any and all companies so they can send gallons of advertisements...
  • What is Coleco ADAM?

    I got feedback from Brian Senecal that mentioned ADAM also relates to Coleco ADAM, which is a computer / game system from the early 80's. Pretty funny because I never considered that when I posted this. Time for the conspriacy theories to start... ...