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System.Security.SecurityException Writing to the Application Event Log on Windows Server 2008 with ASP.NET 4.0

I worked with a customer recently who ran into an error with one of our products on Windows Server 2008.   It was a System.Security.SecurityException Writing to the Application Event Log on Windows Server 2008 with ASP.NET 4.0.  We tracked the source of the error to a permissions issue with the Security event log key in

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Web Active Directory Releases Replacement for Microsoft IISADMPWD for Windows IIS7

We officially launched our Microsoft IISADMPWD Replacement Tool today. Our simple solution addresses several issues with previous versions of IISADMPWD and allows you to delegate Windows password changes for web applications running on IIS 7 and later. The new solution provides lots of value to allow users to self manage passwords. You can get more

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OCS 2007 R2 Installation Pains on Windows Server 2008 R2

We are installing Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 R2, Standard Edition on a Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual server in our lab environment. I undertook this installation as a side project while multi-tasking on some other things and it’s one of the most difficult product installations I’ve tackled. In hopes of saving someone a

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Avoid DHCP conflicts

A super simple way to make sure you aren’t handing out an IP address via DHCP that is already in use…if you are using Windows as a DHCP server you’d be a fool not to use this. Note: this only works for IPv4 and if your client firewall drops ICMP then it won’t work either.

ARGH! Microsoft, Why do you vex me?

So a little background.  After a power failure and realizing that my DNS server for my ESX/vSphere cluster was a virtual machine and that VMware ESX clusters and a lack of DNS don’t work well I decided to add to move DNS to a physical server in my environment. I loaded the DNS server on

Microsoft Problem Steps Recorder for Windows 7

If you are a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 user, this utility might be useful to you.  Problem steps recorder allows you record the activities leading up to a problem, then save that to a mht file that you can send to support.  If you have an error on an IIS application (yellow screen)

Windows Active Directory update solutions for the small-medium sized enterprises: Top 5

At Web Active Directory, we get a good number of prospects that visit our website and ask for evaluations for our products. One category of prospects includes small- to medium-sized businesses looking for ways to automate and delegate Windows Active Directory updates to end-users. Companies sized from 100 – 1,000 employees typically have this need.

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Yet another way to get Active Directory Password Expiration

I know we’ve posted a few times on this topic but I came across another script that retrieves the Active Directory password expiration.  The main difference is that this script allows you to fileter, sort, export, or group the results of the query. If you are looking for a tool to send email reminders to

Free powershell cmdlets – Active Directory

PowershellPack is a free download with some additional Powershell cmdlets like TaskScheduler which is just what it sounds like, a cmdlet to list, create, or delete tasks which is extremely useful given all the additional functionality the task scheduler has in Windows 2008 and Windows 7. Here is a list of the other cmdlets and

Webinars for Windows IT admins from Apple and Mac OS X

I found this link on Apple.com today that provides free virtual webinars for IT admins needing more information about how to properly integrate Mac OS X users into Active Directory.  Here at Web Active Directory, we are constantly talking to customers that have a growing number of Mac OS X users that need to logon

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