Spat's WebLog (Steve Patrick)

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    HowTo: Use certreq.exe with a smartcard enrollment agent

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    I know this is my second post and its still related to smartcards, but I swear this isnt the only thing I work on. I also know that this may be an edge topic to many and as you read this you say - what is certreq.exe and what is an enrollment agent??...
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    Watch TV on your smartphone..

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    Gotta say that I love my smartphone – especially when I am in a line wasting time waiting for something\someone and I can watch some TV Or play a video game or listen to music or even watch a movie Plus I get all my email, schedules etc.. oh my! I never...
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    Access based directory enumeration

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    Using this as a notepad or bookmark so I dont lose track of this feature: http://www.projecthurricane.com/ITPro/ABDE.wmv http://weblogs.asp.net/jhoward/archive/2005/02/11/371080.aspx " The specific API is NetShareSetInfo , and specifically setting...
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    Introductions

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    Hi All My name is Steve Patrick, or as most folks call me - Spat. MS culture has an interesting quirk where folks stop using your real name and call you by your alias after a while. So - Spat it is. I work in CPR, or Critical Problem Resolution...
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    Oh what a tangled web we weave...

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    This was an interesting example of how tangled some problems are. They look straightforward when you first look at them, but as you unwrap the layers it becomes more and more complex. Overall symptoms: Problems adding a W2k3 DC to an existing W2K FT root...
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    AdminSDHolder - now more flexible than ever!!

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    There is a process in Windows AD called AdminSDHolder which enforces permissions on a certain set of groups. This has been painful for many customers who have needed to delegate permissions to users who belong to these groups or unknowingly have users...
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    HowTo: Set the AKI extension field for serial and issuer name

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    Another post from http://www.derkeiler.com/Newsgroups/microsoft.public.platformsdk.security/2005-02/0189.html “We have a Windows2003 box which is currently issuing certificates with an Authority Key Identifier extension with a KeyID only (i.e. KeyID=ed...
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    SHA-1 Broken? Tell me it aint so...

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    But alas, it looks like it is. See here- http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/02/sha1_broken.html For those needing some background on hashes see: http://www.unixwiz.net/techtips/iguide-crypto-hashes.html spat
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    Inside Google...

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    Interesting link from my friend Jake: http://www.uwtv.org/programs/displayevent.asp?rid=2459 I love UW's CS program - they have some great stuff on their web site. MIT does also -- http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Electrical-Engineering-and-Computer-Science...
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    File migration and new DFS stuff..

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    A bit of a random post.. but thought I would toss it out there. Another one of those DCR's .. a little old but again - may have slipped your radar. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];829885 and more info here: http://www.microsoft...
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