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Feb
16
comment Conditionally Rewrite Email Headers (From & Reply-To) Exchange 2010
Did you ever get a solution?
Jan
2
comment How to fix corrupted opencl.dll in Windows 10, if SFC and DISM are failing?
fwiw there's a long thread here answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/… about problems with this dll.
Oct
22
comment Join Azure VM to Azure AD
This may have changed a bit with Azure AD Domain Services (currently in preview) azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/services/…
Oct
16
comment Can I replace my domain controller with Azure Active Directory?
Is this different with the newly-released Azure Active Directory Domain Services?
Mar
11
comment What is a Pem file and how does it differ from other OpenSSL Generated Key File Formats?
This is a great description of the file formats. I was just issued a new code signing certificate from godaddy and instead of the .pem file I previously received now I've got a .spc file. Could you also mention this format or extension?
Dec
1
comment sql azure vs azure VM with SQLServer Express
Oh, anks thanks for those articles of yours, they were very useful when trying to understand the new tier performance.
Dec
1
comment sql azure vs azure VM with SQLServer Express
Thanks for the answer, can you point to where MS have indicated they'll have something to deal with the multiple-databases scenario? That's a killer for us too so I'm keen to watch this space.
Oct
10
comment Is there any way to cache HTTPS requests in a proxy server?
You could ask Trustwave zdnet.com/… to sell you a root certificate so you can implement this solution without inconveniencing your users :P
Oct
3
comment Installing SSL Certificate for use in IIS7, installation “works”, but cert listing disappears
No, you don't need to rekey to install on different machines. Import into the machine you generated the CSR from (making sure you import the intermediate certificate before importing the .crt), then export to a .pfx and you can import into the others.
Sep
17
comment w3wp.exe using 50% CPU time when website is not doing anything
Any pattern to the timing of the CPU usage? Could it be app pool recycling plus WarmUp?
Sep
8
comment Web app running as NETWORK SERVICE can connect to SQL Server but windows service running as LOCAL SYSTEM cannot
Thanks, that looks helpful. Do you know what happens to processes running as NETWORK SERVICE when the connection reverts to NTLM without that policy configured? i.e. is it normal for the process to use machine account when running as NETWORK SERVICE but Anonymous when running as LOCAL SYSTEM if the connection is over NTLM, if that policy isn't configured?
Sep
8
comment Service running as local system on server A connecting to SQL server on server B. How?
This document microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4754 is very helpful for troubleshooting such issues, as is this article blogs.msdn.com/b/dataaccesstechnologies/archive/2010/01/29/…
Jun
11
comment How to create a forwarding account in office 365?
Great, I've used your solution. I do find the $x.EmailAddresses.Add(y) syntax quite deceptive since it's only modifying a temporary collection, so I quite like the alternate Get-MailContact -Identity $recipientName | Set-MailContact -EmailAddresses @{Add="an.address@example.com", "another.address@example.com"}
May
25
comment How to update Outlook to point to Office 365 server instead of previous hosted exchange server?
Can you elaborate? I've updated the autodiscover CNAME, but this doesn't appear to update the server name or connectivity information for my Outlook profile. Do users need to create new profiles, etc.
May
25
comment How to create a forwarding account in office 365?
And for anyone who hasn't previously set up powershell to connect to exchange, here's the instructions: help.outlook.com/en-us/140/cc952755.aspx
May
25
comment How to create a forwarding account in office 365?
Great, I've used your solution. I do find the $x.EmailAddresses.Add(y) syntax quite deceptive since it's only modifying a temporary collection, so I quite like the alternate Get-Mailbox -Identity MailContactName | Set-Mailbox -EmailAddresses @{Add="an.address@example.com", "another.address@example.com"}
May
25
comment How to create a forwarding account in office 365?
Thanks! Looks like a Mail Contact is better suited than a Shared mailbox, which was my first solution.
Feb
26
comment ASP.net user account permissions in IIS 7 on Windows 2008 server
Cool. A useful link for folk about Application Pool Identities here: iis.net/learn/manage/configuring-security/…
Feb
14
comment ASP.net user account permissions in IIS 7 on Windows 2008 server
Where "DOMAIN\SERVER$" is replaced with actual domain name and server name but keeping the trailing $, e.g. "MYDOM\SRV123$"
Feb
14
comment ASP.net user account permissions in IIS 7 on Windows 2008 server
In IIS7 the properties of each app pool say whether it's using 'app pool identity' or a real user like Network Service. If it's using app pool identity then it runs using a special identity "IIS AppPool[app pool name]", e.g. "IIS AppPool\MyAppPool". You can grant file & other permissions to that user using normal file properties window. When an app pool is running with application pool identity when it connects to resources on a different machine it presents itself using the identity "DOMAIN\SERVER$" so grant access to that identity (e.g. network file permissions or SQL Server windows auth).