Spat's WebLog (Steve Patrick)

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Azure batch services and Blender

They have released the Azure batch services addon for Blender:...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 02/02/2015

Add claims with claim name..

Just a reminder to self.. Wanted to add multiple claims and needed to also have the name specified -...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 05/22/2014

Exchange 2013 SP1: OWA native support for ADFS!

It's been a long time coming but we finally have native support for ADFS authentication for OWA and...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 02/25/2014

Timeouts or delays connecting to WinRM

Ran into an interesting issue the other day where WinRM connections were taking 15-20s per...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 01/20/2014

Automate Forest trust creation

Just a quick note: In case you were not aware - netdom.exe cannot create a Forest trust (inbound or...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 09/12/2011

DC fails logons or experiences LDAP timeouts

DC fails logons or experiences LDAP timeouts This was an interesting one which rolled by recently,...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 06/24/2011

Audit policy not registering audits

So there was an interesting case which floated my way the other day. The Audit policies in the...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 06/06/2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ( almost )

Things have been busy, but I do plan on doing more frequent posts in the near future. spat

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 12/29/2010

(not quite OT) Pixar Renderman and the Azure cloud..

Very cool news from the recent PDC -...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 11/07/2010

FIM CM and SQL APIs– The EXECUTE permission was denied on the object

  OK – time for the random Monday morning blog. So I was working on some FIM CM SQL API testing...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 11/02/2010

Love the tubes..thank you Kiran Patil - base64 won't trick me again :)

Thank God for the tubes!! I was banging my head against some errors today in some code which seemed...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 10/29/2010

Math is beautiful.. ( off topic )

Not really work related but cool. I’ve been working on some artwork of mine and was looking...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 08/22/2010

FIM CM Logging and random errors

Customers, including me, will do anything. Crazy things. Things that the dev never imagined crazy...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 08/02/2010

HowTo: Map a user to a certificate via all the methods available in the altSecurityIdentities attribute

Today I am going to talk a little bit about certificate mapping. This topic is somewhat related to...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 06/18/2010

HowTo: Disable UPN mapping for SmartCard logon

<rant> good lord this is an ugly blog... I need to find the time to customize this hideous new...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 06/14/2010

Delete certificate from smartcard with Base Smart Card provider

Just a reminder Certutil -scinfo will list all the cert on the card: ================ Certificate 3...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 05/28/2010

Ugliest blog ever..

Sorry - they udpated the system and I have not had time to make it pretty.... spat

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 05/27/2010

WSFederationAuthenticationModule (WSFAM) CryptographicException auth failure

As you may have guessed from my recent posts, I was working on a first stab at some WIF work...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 02/10/2010

WIF SDK and Visual Studio 2008 addin failure

I am running Win7x64, Visual Studio 2008 and the most recent WIF runtime and SDK (...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 02/06/2010

Failure on WIF SDK install

Installing the SDK on Win7 and it says I need to install the WIF runtime. So I look for the...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 02/06/2010

All things HyperV

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/dd565807.aspx

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 12/09/2009

Just a quick post on IIS7 cert mapping setup

Install the role service under IIS At the Server level - enable DS mapping under authentication:...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 11/30/2009

lerp

I needed a quick function to return a point.. Spatpublic Point Lerp(Point p0, Point p1, double...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 11/09/2009

Debugging managed code.. from a newb for managed code debugging

Debugging managed code in WinDbg has never been my idea of fun. I wasn’t forcibly exposed to...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 11/09/2009

Why am I using VMWare?

Well, I have had to resort to VMWare. I don’t have anything against it really, I used to use it...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 11/02/2009

Playing with Silverlight..

Testing a few things with SL, eventually want a TFS integrated reporting tool. But, this was more...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 11/01/2009

Cool new features in 2k8 R2 for Certificate Services

I really dont like posting about another post.. but its too cool not to in this case :) There are...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 09/17/2009

Logging for MUI language packs

Quick post.. If you are having errors when installing the MUI language packs on Win7\Server 2008 R2...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 09/15/2009

How to enable WPP tracing for a component at boot time?

Been away for a while , busy with lotsa interesting online services projects ( my "new" group ) ....

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 09/08/2009

How to determine virtual machine host name "virtual server"

Recently had a problem where the lab folks forget where my VM was installed to and I needed some RAM...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 04/03/2009

More Kerberos fun with PAC’s- decrypt the PAC

I had been meaning to blog about this for a while, and recently was teaching a class when a friend...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 03/26/2009

Informal survey..iPhone VS Windows Mobile..

Coming from support, I have seen many different causes for crashes and hangs, memory leaks and...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 03/09/2009

There and back again.. the journey of a bug in ADFS

Let's look at a bug fix.. end to end. So back in November, my friend Jim Simonet had posted a...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 02/23/2009

Joining a domain via Smartcards

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc721959.aspxundefined A snip from the article: Smart...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 12/10/2008

More fun with Kerberos and Web Sites

SPN’s. Service Principal Names. I am not going to go into the details of how SPN’s are used right...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 11/17/2008

James saved me many hours of pain..

Gotta love the internet. The Tubes. I was trying to install\reinstall IIS in Windows Server 2008 and...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 11/11/2008

Honey, I lost the (private) keys -- EFS keys missing?

Interesting EFS issue the other day.. Customer was rolling out EFS so they set up DRA's and this...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 10/20/2008

Kerberos domain routing

So the scenarios is pretty simple. Forest trust like so: Basic problem. User tried to access...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 08/21/2008

SQL pains..

So I was working on some code to read and write data to SQL ( not using LINQ or any fancy stuff.....

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 08/18/2008

LDAP client tracing...

ADinsight from the sysinternals toolset is a great tool , but I seem to have problems with it at...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 08/12/2008

Get Serial number, expiry date, subject name and subject alternative names in script

The question was something like this: ..."What I need to be able to do is iterate through each...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 07/31/2008

Windows 2008 CA fails install ( ADCS ) : Object already exists. 0x8009000f

During the installation of Windows Server 2008 (2k8) certificate services ( ADCS ) the installation...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 07/15/2008

Create a Dump file with pagefile on non boot partition..

The general advice in Windows is to place the paging file on the boot partition in order to get a...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 07/14/2008

How to populate the “Street” field with more than 1 line of text...or, how to use top down tshooting.

The goal was to get the street attribute to be a multi lined value.. not streetadddress which is...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 07/03/2008

Cool Toys

Wow.. so cool. I was teaching a class yesterday to a bunch of really cool folks and they showed me a...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 04/23/2008

Smartcard in 2008 and Vista..National ID card? No UPN? No EKU? No problem!

I recently worked on an issue which combined a number of the things I enjoy about my job. New...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 04/17/2008

How to use Certificate Services Web enrollment pages together with Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

Wheww!! we finally have the matrix for what works, what doesnt and how to fix it :)...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 04/02/2008

Remote Server Administration Toolset (RSAT) for Windows Vista SP1 -- now available!

Long awaited remote admin tools you can toss on Vista.. located here:...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 03/25/2008

Group Policy Preferences CSE for download -

Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows XP (KB943729) Multiple Group Policy...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 03/17/2008

A more open Microsoft.. is here.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/microsoft/2004194679_msftshare22.html A few snips from the...

Author: Spat-MSFT Date: 02/22/2008

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