Eric Fleischman's WebLog

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October, 2004

  • Who is that ADAM guy, and why should I let him in?

    So, it’s pretty well understood what Active Directory (AD) is. Since we shipped Windows 2000 several years ago, we’ve been putting information out there on what AD is, how you use it, how it benefits you, and why you should use it for as much integration...
  • Everyone starts somewhere.....

    Welcome to my blog! It’s just getting rolling, so sorry if things are a bit slow to start. I’m definitely a neophyte in the land of bloggers. As you can probably tell, my name is Eric, and I’m on the Platforms Critical Problem Resolution (CPR) team. Most...
  • An upgrade that saves space

    It’s always great to show all of the new, innovative things a product can do. But sometimes it’s great to show how you are doing what you did before, but now you can do it better, faster and more efficiently than you did in the previous version. There...
  • Horse, go get in front of that cart would ya?

    After my post the other day I couldn’t help but think that perhaps I had an ordering problem. I was really outlining the solution to a problem which had not yet been scoped. Let’s take a step back. We so often throw the term “ACL” around, like it’s some...
  • On ADAM user authentication….

    I just noticed that Doug Lawty has a blog, and that he recently posted on ADAM as well. I think Doug is spot on with some of his conclusions, I also feel the need to clarify the statements made along the way a bit. :) > Kerberos (Remember, ldap binds...
  • These are a few of my favorite tools (part 1)

    Often times people ask what sorts of tools and logging we use, and why we use them. I thought I’d share a few with y’all. These are some of the ones I find myself using more than most. I’m sure I’m forgetting some key ones, but I’ll revisit this topic...
  • Thank you server may I have another thousand

    Today I spent several hours working on an issue with ranged retrieval when I realized, many people probably don’t know what it is! Let me explain. In Active Directory (AD) and Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) some people have attributes that have...
  • Another SP2 issue post.....

    Earlier today Raymond posted on an issue that I've seen several of myself, so I thought it wise to link to it from yet another place. In a nutshell, you receive the error: "Explorer.EXE - Entry Point Not Found - The procedure entry point SHCreateThreadRef...
  • Flight Simulator 2004 rocks (part 1)

    I suspect I’ll post on FS 2004 multiple times, hence the "part 1" in the title. It really deserves attention, this thing is cool. And that’s coming from a guy who owned zero video games a couple of days ago (I have played them in the past, but haven’t...
  • Gotta love when that book you've been waiting for arrives

    I just got my very own copy of Introduction To Parallel Algorithms and Architectures: Arrays, Trees and Hypercubes (F. Thomson Leighton). I don’t know what everyone else around here is in to, but I’ve been waiting several weeks for this one. It took some...
  • A bit on SIDs....

    I was thinking about what in the land of SIDs themselves needs mentioning above and beyond what was said in my last blog post. Perhaps it's adequately covered already in product documentation, I'm not sure. Larry Osterman recently did a few posts on the...
  • I love when I find a helpful tool on download.microsoft.com....

    There are few tools I would say that I use *every* day. This is one of them. ERR.exe is a tool I use all the time to look up error codes. When someone gives me an error code, the first thing I do is toss it in err so I know what I'm looking at. For example...
  • Uniqueness in the schema....what a pain!

    For a variety of reasons, several elements of the schema in AD and ADAM must be defined as globally unique. For example, Object Identifiers (OIDs) are assigned by a central authority, and everyone needs to have a unique OID for every element in their...
  • Highly available ADAM

    I thought I'd post on ADAM once more before moving on to something new. Once you get me started on something, it's tough for me to switch gears! One of the most common questions I’m asked about ADAM is “how do we deploy highly-available LDAP/LDAPS?” In...
  • Random thoughts on a Friday

    Random thoughts on a Friday. Last night I ordered a new computer on which I will be running Microsoft Windows XP Media Center 2005 . I’ve never owned any sort of personal digital video recorder, so I’m pretty excited. And I’m ready to play MS Flight Simulator...