Eric Fleischman's WebLog

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Blogs

  • Superbowl commercials

    I'm not one for the game really, but the commercials are usually a lot of fun to watch. This year was particularly entertaining as a friend took the time to put together a spreadsheet and track what we thought. You know you're in a good crowd when someone...
  • The ribbon

    I know different people feel differently about the ribbon (for those not familiar, check out Office 2007) but I must admit I’m a fan. I have liked it since the first minute I used it. I definitely feel like my productivity is up as a result. I used...
  • Change visibility in the directory...or lack there of (aka "what's the point of aging?")

    I’m often asked about aging in adamsync so I thought I’d present the more general problem here for people to ponder. Hopefully this gives some context around the problem which aging in adamsync is supposed to address. Imagine you are writing a tool...
  • Finding the lost&found container in S.DS.P...or anything that isn't ADSI really

    I found myself writing a piece of C# which would go hunt for objects in lost&found today. This is a pretty straight forward task….find that container, pop in to it and search away. I usually do this by looking at the lost&found well known GUID...
  • Housekeeping (again)

    I've created a new adamsync tag and updated all of the adamsync posts to point there (in addition to normal tagging). A few people have asked me for this so I figured, what the heck. Apparently people use this blog as an adamsync bootstrapping system...
  • Garbage collection & TSL warnings...why now?

    I was recently pinged by a friend who is rolling out LH in their production environment. They were having an interesting issue where the LH DC showed these two events, in this order: (event log entries snipped some for brevity) Log Name: Directory...
  • Mr. T likes a double-shot, who knew

    I remember watching The A-Team well as a kid. It was my sat evening ritual. Anyway, I read this post about someone bumping in to him in Starbucks and nearly lost it.
  • The story of squeaky lobster

    I am rarely as excited about a blog post as I am about this one. Brett has finally told the story of squeaky lobster. Thankfully, it is documented for all of time! I was at the fateful dinner where it was revealed that a crush was involved. I remember...
  • Large AD database? Probably not this large...

    Over the last few months there have been a series of threads in regard to max <fill in the item here...there have been many> in a database. These items have ranged from database size to # of objects and other such things. I figured, after the latest...
  • ArrayList and Synchronized()...the misleading method

    I recently found myself wondering about synchronization when using an ArrayList in managed code. I was building up an ArrayList and iterating through it. Both insertion into and iteration over the list are being done by many threads simultaneously. Naturally...
  • Housekeeping on categories

    I have gone ahead and added a new post category....Windows Live. I have started working for the Windows Live group not too long ago so I figured this was likely a good thing to do. I'll still blog about AD for the most part (well, "for the most part"...
  • "VGA"-like drivers for networking

    One of the things that has always impressed me about keyboard, mouse and monitor support is that it just works. That is, you can plug in almost any keyboard, mouse and monitor, on basically any video card, and it there is some level of support provided...
  • Brett's blogging update: welcome to 2006!

    Thought I'd post a quick update to Brett's foray in to the blogging world..... <this space left intentionally blank>
  • ADAMSync on pre-R2 systems

    From the inbox..... <quote> You say the requirements are Win2003R2 with the ADAM installed from the R2 CD. Will your guides work for us aswell? Running Win2003 SP1 in AD-environment and our developers are running standard Windows XP with the...
  • MVP summit has come and gone, but definitely left an impact

    Last week was just crazy. During the first part of the week I found myself working on a multitude of things. Nothing special to note. Thurs/Fri/Sat (yes, I work weekends ;)) I spent mostly with MVPs at this year’s MVP Summit . All in all, I like the event...
  • ADAMSync can also transform users in to proxy users

    Now that we have ADAMSync synchronizing our data over, we should probably investigate the most commonly asked for transformation: proxy user transformation. When we introduced proxy bind in ADAM RTM, customers seemed to really connect with the semantic...
  • Synchronizing only the attributes you really want

    In our previous ADAMSync runs we synchronized all attributes except those in the <exclude> tags. This is probably ok for our tinkering, but in a real scenario, you might want to consider picking those you want instead of getting everything but those...
  • Syncing to our OU=SyncTargetOU NC instead

    Earlier in this series of posts I changed our sync target from form “OU=” to “DC=”. This was done to carefully skirt around a small issue. Now with our new found knowledge of logging in ADAMSync, let’s give it another try. So let’s go ahead in to our...
  • Getting a log from ADAMSync

    Over the course of the next few posts we’re going to start modifying all sorts of things in the configuration. Depending upon the particulars of your environment this might or might not pan out. :) As such, we should probably take a quick look at the...
  • Configuring and running ADAMSync for the first time

    So now that our ADAM schema is ready, we can go ahead and start configuring ADAMSync. We need to do three things to get ADAMSync running at this point: 1) Modify the XML file. The XML file is used as the configuration point for ADAMSync, so we’ll tweak...
  • Gotta get the schema right first

    Before trying to synchronize much of anything, we need to make sure the required schema elements are in place. NOTE: I would estimate that around a third of all questions I've received on ADAMSync came back to schema problems. It is critically important...
  • ADAMSync in R2 - a new sync option

    Welcome R2 RC0 ! As you might have heard, it’s hit the streets. With R2 comes the latest version of ADAM . ADAM has been a download from Microsoft.com since 2003. Since that time, based in part on customer feedback, the decision was made to bundle ADAM...
  • Start.com released

    Looks like it's out there. http://www.start.com The start.com team blogged about this earlier today .
  • A record!

    Just paid 2.999 per gallon for gas. My first time paying ~$3 per gallon! I'm going to keep the receipt. I feel like I'll want to remember this moment when we hit $4/gallon.
  • A variety of things.....

    So much going on..... Had a week and a half of vacation which was nice. It was nice to get back to see the family, go to a friend's wedding, and just generally relax. I'm very much on board with this change to the CLR (I guess it's touching a lot of VS...