Monthly Archives: October 2005

Visual Studio 2005 has arrived!

Kind of late, because I seemed to have missed it on last Friday (fun company trip at Class-A): after the PDC bits, beta 1, beta 2, RC1, RC2 and lots of Community Technology Previews the RTM version of Visual Studio … Continue reading

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LDAP anonymous operations on Active Directory

In a Windows 2000 Active Directory you are allowed to perform LDAP anonymous operations against AD. However, a Windows Server 2003 domain/forest does not allow this by default, except for the RootDSE object. But, it is a configurable option.For a … Continue reading

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Volume Shadow Copy: your way to copying locked files

And you thought it couldn’t be done: copying locked files, such as your .pst file from Outlook, while Outlook has a lock on it. Enter the Volume Shadow Copy Provider.On Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 a new service is available for … Continue reading

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Microsoft shares your pain

Microsoft has invented a special chair for their developers. It called the WSYP project: Leverage customer feedback for software reliability. This movie does a product demonstration.

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Avian carries for IP packets

Read these two specs:RFC 1149 – Standard for the transmission of IP datagrams on avian carriersRFC 2549 – IP over Avian Carriers with Quality of ServiceThese are serious specifications, until you get what they are about. The latter of the … Continue reading

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Materials from MSDN/TechNet Briefing ASP.NET 2.0 sessions

In case you visited the MSDN/TechNet briefings October 2005, the slides and demos will be available for download from the MSDN website shortly. If you can’t wait to have a look at it before that time, here are the links … Continue reading

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Class on SODA

When your application needs to grow, you can start scaling up (bigger, better hardware) and out. For scaling-out you have several choices, and one of the latest trends is to also partition the databases and the data processing. A possible approach is using … Continue reading

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Password recovery deluxe

You should check out the website of Oxid for their freeware tool called “Cain & Abel“. It is a password recovery tool that does a variety of hacking (brute force, dictionary, and others) plus decoding/decrypting, sniffing and loads more. It … Continue reading

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Hacking SQL Server 2005

Just went to the talk by Brian Knight (SQLServerCentral.com) and Bayer White on hacking SQL Server 2005 (although most of it is not 2005 specific). It was a really nice talk on SQL injection and cookie manipulation. I assume you … Continue reading

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