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    Set WMI namespace security via GPO (script)

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    This was an example of setting WMI security via a script - the specific question was: “Is there a way I can change the permissions on WMI (need to grant remote enable access) so I can grant a service account read access to certain machines via Group Policy...
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    "Kerberos delegation .. end to end" Part I

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    First off let me say that I am not a “SQL guy” nor am I an “IIS guy” .. I am primarily a platforms OS kinda guy. However, I can wing my way thru some of those two technologies. This series of posts may not exactly follow best practices when it comes...
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    "Kerberos delegation .. end to end" Part III

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    When we last left off, we had just installed SQL. Also my standard disclaimer for this series: First off let me say that I am not a “SQL guy” nor am I an “IIS guy” .. I am primarily a platforms OS kinda guy. However, I can wing my way...
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    "Kerberos delegation .. end to end" Part II

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    When we left off - I was about to install SQL. Also my standard disclaimer for this series: First off let me say that I am not a “SQL guy” nor am I an “IIS guy” .. I am primarily a platforms OS kinda guy. However, I can wing my way thru...
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    High CPU utilization.. revisited

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    Some of this post overlaps my previous CPU one , but the other one seemed a bit lopsided towards LSASS so I thought I would do another one which wasn't.. Below is a perfmon log where the machine is 80-90 cpu utilized. The first thing to determine...
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    Dr Watson knows best..

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    I recently worked on a case which involved a crash ( it was the MMC ) which didn’t have a lot of info attached to it. There was no crash dump file, and no live debug to go on. All that I had was a Dr Watson log. Who’s that you say? See here for some...
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    A few handy queries to ask Active Directory

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    I just wanted to do a random DS related post . These are a few useful constructed attributes. A constructed attribute is one which is not directly stored in the AD, but is constructed specifically when requested. More info on MSDN I'm sure.. ...
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    AD insight released as free download

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    Some folks may recall this from using the Winternals product,.. ADInsight is an LDAP (Light-weight Directory Access Protocol) real-time monitoring tool aimed at troubleshooting Active Directory client applications. Use it’s detailed tracing of Active...
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    (OT) recent going ons

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    Way off topic.. Well lot’s of things been going on lately. First off I learned how to fly fish! Man it was awesome. I went on the Yakima and caught four fish in two days. I learned to “mend” my line, what “tippet” is… as well as “Nymphing” ( no it...
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