Thoughts on the problems and solutions I work with every day, along with musings on random topics

  • IIS7 and IIS8 - Pretty Directory Listings

    Tags: IIS

    I had a need to put together a directory browser, and IIS7 and 8 provide the old standard looking listing (I think it's been the same since IIS 3 on NT).

    I looked around and found Mike Volodarsky … more

  • CRLs and AIAs - The Paths to Enlightenment

    Tags: CA, PKI, Windows Server

    This past week I've been delving back into configuration of Certificate Authorities - and particularly into the most appropriate URLs for the CDP and AIA extensions in certificates.

    In case you're … more

  • Solaris Express - Static IPs the Right Way

    Tags: Solaris

    If you search the Internet, you'll likely strike dozens of articles describing how to set static IPs on Solaris Express by disabling NWAM (NetWork AutoMagic) and enabling the legacy physical … more

  • SCCM 2007 and Windows 2008 - WebDAV Fix

    Installing SCCM 2007 SP2 + R2 today on a Windows 2008 R2 server I came across what appears to be a common problem; the SMS Site Component Manager fails to install the SMS_MP_CONTROL_MANAGER component … more

  • Low Cost Cluster Storage for Windows Server 2008

    Tags: Clustering

    Since the release of Windows Server 2008, there has been no way to build a cluster without purchasing dedicated, proprietary storage (such as an array from HP, Dell, EMC or NetApp, to name just a few) … more

  • VMWare Workstation and Windows 7

    Tags: Windows, VMware

    I've been having weird connectivity issues with Windows 7 and VMWare Workstation 6.5.2. None of the networking "really" worked, even in bridged mode - nslookup worked, ping worked, but anything using … more

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 and Australian DST

    Tags: Windows Mobile

    I have an HTC Touch Pro. Runs Windows Mobile 6.1 - and I'm really happy with the device. Unfortunately WinMo 6 timezone definitions do not include the right settings for Australia - we changed the … more