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July, 2007

  • Modifying DisplayName Firstname Surname in Active Directory Users and Computers

    Well I was only aware of one particular way to modify the displayname in the Active Directory, and then this only worked for New users. How to change display names of Active Directory users http://support.microsoft.com/kb/250455/ Well a colleague of mine...
  • Audit Changes to Group Policies

    An Interesting question came up at work this week. That was How do you Audit the fact that someone has modified a Group Policy ? Well the general concensus was the following; Check out the following excellent blog article Windows Security Logging and...
  • Windows 2008 Component Posters - Download Them !

    These posters were available @ Teched This year. They are really great for getting an idea of how all the new components and features of Windows Server 2008 fit together. Well now they are available for download. Check them out and download them from...
  • Fascinating Roots to our Cipher Code Cracking Past

    I seem to be on a run of recommending books, oh well must be that time of year. Anyway one fact you my not know about me is that I used to be in the Royal Navy working in Radio Telecommunications. Therefore I have a background in using Cipher and One...
  • Get Organised - Claim your Life Back .....Well we can try :)

    Guys and Girls - A new book from Microsoft Press to add to your reading list. I am going to try some of the techniques to some-how make sense of my busy diary....although I am still booked out until December ! ISBN: 9780735623439 Author: Sally McGhee...
  • What Eats my Weekends

    It was good fun reading this article by Steve Ranger talking about how so called time saving gadgets which are meant to save your time ....you end up wasting hours and hours "playing" with them. I can totally empathise with this. I recently spent an aimless...
  • Adexplorer - new tool this month from Windows Sysinternals

    I have been informed by a colleague John Gregson of a cool new tool available for download from Windows Sysinternals. This is the Adexplorer tool. Some of the great new features are; Introduction Active Directory Explorer (AD Explorer) is an advanced...
  • Cool Picture Editing Software

    I was reading about this recently some online Picture editing software by Picnik. This has the following cool pictures The great thing about this is it can all happen online with functionality to hook into flickr facebook and picassa One-click photo fixing...
  • Jogging is supposed to make you healthy !

    This article caught my attention. I often go running. I have done 5 1/2 Marathons to date. I also invariably wear my MP3 player. However this will make me think twice ! Jogger burnt by headphones after lightning strike http://news.cnet.co.uk/digitalmusic...
  • Great new Updated Group Policy Book

    I was lucky enough to attend this gentlemens session at Teched this year. It was excellent. You can get hold of the new updated book from here