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bio website brianreiter.org
location Washington, DC
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I am the co-owner of a small software development firm based in Washington, DC. We have a web-based hybrid CRM/Applicant tracking product called PeopleMatrix. In addition to the off-the-shelf build we use the PeopleMatrix engine (and other technologies) to build custom-tailored CRM, financial and business process automation systems. A lot of this custom work involves integration with heterogenous and legacy environments. It's great to design and build a system that people use to solve real problems and I love the intellectual challenge.


Feb
18
comment SMTP server on Windows 7
hmailserver.com/documentation/v5.3/?page=howto_install
Dec
1
comment Can you actually restrict where programs are executed from on later versions of Windows?
If you have Win7 Enterprise or Ultimate SKUs available in your environment you want to use AppLocker instead.
Dec
1
comment Can you actually restrict where programs are executed from on later versions of Windows?
@Bill Gray. That's not case with Software Restriction Policies or AppLocker (the re-do of SFP for Win7). AppLocker even has a facility to control what DLLs will execute as well as script execution for Batch, WSH and PowerShell engines. You can't bypass the execution policy. AppLocker is muuuuuuuch easier to configure than SFP. The default rulesets are pretty close to what you would want.
Aug
23
comment Adding ASP v1 support to IIS6
It is classic ASP 3.0, though. Can he really mean ASP 1.0 from IIS 3 in the NT 4 Option Pack? One problem he may run into is COM objects that are no longer supported, like the CDONTS.NewMail COM object doesn't exist on Windows 2003 but there is a similar CDO.Message object. Your mileage may vary.
Jul
11
comment 64bit VM on Windows 7 x64
I tried 3.0.2 for a while on Windows Vista x64. It is nice and performant but unstable. When it would crash it would sometimes corrupt the client virtual disk, ruining the image. I feel like it needs some work. I'd look at VMWare or maybe Hyper-V.
Jul
6
comment Tools a Windows administrator cannot live without
Psexec is not the windows equivalent of ssh. It provides no encryption, no interactive session, no arbitrary port forwarding, etc. Useful but not ssh.
Jun
25
comment Hibernation - affect the HDD?
Good answer. Notebook drives spin down and spin up all the time in an effort at power managment while you are using the computer
Jun
24
comment WinXP - Map network location to local folder
Joel is right in point 3 that making slow network resources appear local may break user expectations and point 1 that correct search results are better than lots of search results. He's wrong in his point 2 diatribe against antialiasing.
Jun
24
comment WinXP - Map network location to local folder
Prior to Vista you should be able to make use of sysinternals junction.exe.
Jun
21
comment Command line safety tricks
In powershell this is done by editing $pshome/profile.ps1 (machine profile). Why can't you do something equivalent on Linux in /etc/.bash_profile?
Jun
19
comment What is a good SSH server to use on Windows?
It is very impressive solution and pricing is reasonable: free for personal use and $100 USD per production server. The public key encryption supports public keys from OpenSSH. It is fast and light. The GUI exposes powerful tweakery and there is an automation API. Very nice product. (And unlike cygwin/openssh or interix/openssh it works correctly with powershell.)
Jun
18
comment How do I track CPU Utilization for Window Services?
Whoops. Not procmon, I mean procexp. (Procmon being another tool from sysinternals that lets you watch registry, file system and windows API access for processes.)
Jun
18
comment How do I track CPU Utilization for Window Services?
You can also elect to have procmon replace taskman. Procmon does this by registering itself as the debugger for taskman and just running itself instead of taskman when something wants to start taskman.
Jun
17
comment Sendmail Configuration to not deliver mail to local machine
Shame on you for hacking on your sendmail.cf. ;)
Jun
17
comment What is the best graphical terminal/console for Linux?
Corollary is least common denominator. Like xterm.
Jun
16
comment Is sendmail still used and, if so, for what?
And also Solaris.
Jun
15
comment What is a good SSH server to use on Windows?
I like OpenSSH but I find it frustrating that it doesn't play nice with nicely with PowerShell. Maybe that's PowerShell's fault but it is still very annoying. You have to do "powershell -noexit -command -" or it will hang loading powershell. And then you get a wierd shell that has no prompt. It seems like the SSH servers designed for Windows that create a Window Station for eahc session don't have this problem.
Jun
15
comment What is a good SSH server to use on Windows?
FreeSSHd starts your sessions in the security context of the service itself. That means that while you are authenticated by one of several mechanisms, your actual security context is whatever the serer is running as (eg local system). I think this is a serious weakness of the FreeSSHd design.