John Howard - Senior Program Manager in the Hyper-V team at Microsoft

Senior Program Manager, Hyper-V team, Windows Core Operating System Division.

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Access Based Enumeration Update + Blogcast

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Following todays webcast on Windows Server 2003 SP1, here's the blogcast on Access Based Enueration I promised to record and post up.

Apologies for the technical difficulties during the webcast - unfortunately I wasn't able to show the last demonstration as a lot of you weren't able to see my desktop. If you were watching, I hope the fear and panic from my side didn't spoil the show - it was a "seat-of-your-pants" session. I'd love to hear whether that actually came across.... If you're not interested in what happened, skip to the next paragraph otherwise, this is what it was like on my side. With 15 minutes to go, I gave up trying to advance the slide deck myself due to the LiveMeeting console crashing. My colleage Steve helping me couldn't log onto the session for some reason from his laptop, and I had absolutely no way of being able to do the demonstrations. Decision made was the reboot, but this takes around 4 to 5 minutes, and I also had to save the state of four virtual machines running. So, back online with VMs with under 5 minutes to go, I still couldn't advance the slides or share my desktop for the demos. Also the presenter console kept disconnecting. There's nothing like the adrenalin rush at this point :-) Fortunately, Steve had also rebooted and finally managed to log on as a presenter. However, still no demo's. The answer was to use remote desktop to connect to my laptop remotely to access the VMRC console for my VMs to run the demos. There wasn't time to install VMRC on Steve's laptop. The one problem for those who use both VMRC and MSTSC is that they both use the right alt key as the default 'Host' key. I didn't have time to remap them, so trying to send Control-Alt-Del to a guest VM was made harder. Oh well, I'm sure we've all had nightmare scenarios like this too.....

Since I recorded the blogcast on Access Based Directory Enumeration in Windows Server 2003 SP1 Beta earlier this year, things have moved on. We now have an official whitepaper, a GUI, a supported command line tool and a new name - Access Based Enumeration without the "Directory". To find out how to use both the GUI and the command line tool, click here to view the blogcast. It runs for just under 6 minutes.

Edited by John: 3rd Nov 2005 - Rehosted WMV Files

Comments
  • Is this supported on Cluster File Shares? It works initially when configured on a cluster share, but the ABE flags seems to get reset when the resource is failed over.

  • This appears to be a known issue in that ABE is not cluster aware and resets on failover. A public KB doesn't appear to be published yet, but one suggestion has been to try using the CLI rather than the GUI to set ABE - I haven't tried this as a workaround as I don't have a test cluster configuration. Otherwise, keep a track on the KB at support.microsoft.com for further information shortly.

  • The TechNet team have been blogcasting on a variety of topics.  In my team, I'll cover all of the...

  • I can also not press on Control-alt-del! , this great problem of Microsoft virtual pc 2007 with server , Windows Server 2003 !

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