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comment IIS Can't Serve Certain File Extension
@WarrenP Like I said-- I'm not agreeing or disagreeing with MSFT's design choice. As stated in other answers here, IIS will allow you to create a wildcard mapping so, in your example, it isn't necessary to create large numbers of mappings if you can live w/ a wildcard. Just add a "*" mapping at the top of a website and you, in effect, nullify the design decision.
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Jan
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comment IIS Can't Serve Certain File Extension
@WarrenP - I believe they're considering a "secure by default"-type setting. (Not saying I agree or disagree w/ the idea, but I believe that's the justification.)
Jan
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comment How does IPv4 Subnetting Work?
@scarecrow - I'm flattered. Glad you like the answer.
Dec
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comment What's the advantage of OpenVPN over SSTP?
In case somebody blunders into this, 5+ years later, PPTP is not a reasonable solution for anybody anymore (and hasn't been since 2012): cloudcracker.com/blog/2012/07/29/cracking-ms-chap-v2
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comment How can I figure out my LDAP connection string?
@ArthurRonald - Unprivileged users can bind to and query Active Directory, by default. In fact, it's probably best if you use an unprivileged users. Active Directory has a fairly rich ACL model, and you can control access to objects and attributes in a very granular fashion. You should bind with an account that has enough privilege to do you what you need but no more.
Oct
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comment Opening certmgr.msc to display the Machine level certificates
This doesn't work on Windows Server 2003 for me (which is the version tagged in the question). What version of Windows are you seeing this work for, out of curiosity?
Oct
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Oct
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comment Migration and Domain Rename
Having done a fair number of domain renames over the years I've never understood why people are so scared of them. In a multi-domain environment it can get a little hairy, but it's still workable even then. I definitely can't see being scared of renaming computers-- that's a pretty pedestrian operation.
Oct
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comment Migration and Domain Rename
Domain rename in a single-domain environment is no big deal. I can't speak to the impact of a domain rename on Office 365 specifically, but I'd hazard a guess that there would be little to no effect on Office 365 (since likely Microsoft is using object GUIDs in replication and not anything to do with the objects' names, DNs, etc). You may need to remove and reinstall DirSync.
Oct
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comment Distributing Registry Changes - Make registry changes on systems across the network
@Iain - +1 for my reading comprehension, eh? >smile< Oh, you know-- busy as heck-- the glamorous life of an independent IT contractor combined with the life of having a 2 and 1/2 y/o child at home! It's very relaxing... heh heh...
Oct
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comment Distributing Registry Changes - Make registry changes on systems across the network
I finally gave in to Group Policy Preferences. As long as all the machines being managed are Windows XP (with the GPP update installed) or newer it's probably not worth the pain of deploying a registry merge and will be easier on the next admin who may not understand be as savvy.
Oct
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answered Distributing Registry Changes - Make registry changes on systems across the network
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comment Easily patch Dell firmware without OS support?
I'd imagine Rufus would handle it: rufus.akeo.ie
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