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Migrating to https://blog.tristank.com/ . And still so terrific that 3 of 4 readers rated it "soporific"

Surface Go: Fonts look a little heavy? Don't forget ClearType tuning!

The title kinda says it all. If you, like me, are the owner of a brand-new Surface Go, but also own...

Author: Tristan K Date: 10/18/2018

How SLAM retrieves the computer's Local Admin password

Simple: SLAM doesn't retrieve the computer's Local Admin password - LAPS does! SLAM is a Premier...

Author: Tristan K Date: 09/25/2018

How To (quickly) Tell If You're 5 Years Out Of Date On Security Updates

There's a fun indicator you can use to quickly evaluate whether you've been missing security updates...

Author: Tristan K Date: 09/12/2017

Note: Surface Pro Volume-Up Reset

I once experienced a problem with my Surface Pro 3 where the keyboard (and screen rotation) stopped...

Author: Tristan K Date: 02/26/2017

The RDP Ghost is real.

Recently, when connecting to a reasonably-sleepy Windows system, I’ve seen the RDP Ghost. An 8 bit...

Author: Tristan K Date: 02/18/2017

Krebs’ Immutable Truths of Data Breaches

A rationale for more stringent risk assessment. Or indeed any risk assessment for internet connected...

Author: Tristan K Date: 01/09/2017

Website Security Suggestion: Get rid of cruft! (script included)

Right: One of my pet hates is cruft on a production website. Cruft is stuff - files - which has...

Author: Tristan K Date: 11/24/2016

Sunsetting TMG 2010 with some (free!) Best Practices

Long and boring post ahead. So: KITTENS! There. Fluffy now. As one of the Premier Field Engineers...

Author: Tristan K Date: 10/14/2016

Simple IIS Kerberos Q&A

Posting a hopefully-useful tidbit. Hi Tristan, Do you have by any chance a guide on how to set up...

Author: Tristan K Date: 07/27/2016

Tip: Check that your Offline Root CA is actually Offline, mmkay?

I spend a fair whack of time chatting PKI and certificates with customers, and tyre-kicking their...

Author: Tristan K Date: 04/28/2016

Huh.

You find lots of draft posts when your user interface changes... Hi! I've been waiting for my blog...

Author: Tristan K Date: 04/27/2016

Hyper-V Synthetic Networking Is Much Faster

I decided it was time to look at upgrading my home broadband, mostly to get better-than-128KB upload...

Author: Tristan K Date: 03/09/2015

MSDEToText for TMG sometimes produces negative IP addresses

... which can be annoying when you're trying to work out where your traffic's headed, with...

Author: Tristan K Date: 04/03/2014

Installing .Net 3.51 on Windows 8.1

(Can you sense flatten-and-reinstall time approaches?) Or Windows 8. Applies to .Net 3.51, 3.0, and...

Author: Tristan K Date: 08/29/2013

Office Web Viewer

While Skydrive’s been able to display Office documents in your web browser for what seems like ages...

Author: Tristan K Date: 04/27/2013

App Pool Recycling Defaults: Why 1740 minutes?

Without doubt, one of the most FAQ when discussing Application Pools in IIS Admin and...

Author: Tristan K Date: 04/07/2013

IIS 7: But why do I get a 500.19 - Cannot add duplicate collection entry- with 0x800700b7 !?

(Because I'm sure that was your exact exclamation when you hit it!) Also applies to IIS 7.5 (Windows...

Author: Tristan K Date: 03/06/2013

TMG Rollup 3 out now; so’s Mod_Security for IIS

TMG SP2 Update Rollup 3 As the ISA Blog mentions, Rollup 3 for TMG Service Pack 2 is now available:...

Author: Tristan K Date: 02/13/2013

The Art of the Authentic Cutscene

(Written back in... oh... 2007? But cleaning out old posts after a blog migration. The "zooming...

Author: Tristan K Date: 11/04/2012

Windows 8 Launch Week!

My Surface RT is preordered (as is my Mum’s), all my home computers are upgraded… it’s finally...

Author: Tristan K Date: 10/22/2012

Fun Verbiage Corner: Tenants on premise

“We want to talk about our tenants” Sure, it might be cloud computing, but tenants inhabit a space;...

Author: Tristan K Date: 09/17/2012

On that replacement Exec Laptop scenario with DJOIN

The Volume Licensing website allows Win8 Enterprise to be downloaded to the new laptop, which should...

Author: Tristan K Date: 09/13/2012

DJOIN with a client TXT file failing with error 0x57 - Incorrect function or parameter is incorrect.

Incorrect function or parameter is incorrect. Long story short: DJOIN.EXE is finicky about its text...

Author: Tristan K Date: 09/13/2012

Come to the Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Premier Roadshow

Australian Premier Support customers: Join us for an overview of the new stuff in Windows Server...

Author: Tristan K Date: 08/17/2012

Is it time for you to reset your online identity?

Lots of account hacking activity in the news recently. The Blizzard hack (via RPS) caught my eye...

Author: Tristan K Date: 08/10/2012

Jump to closing Curly Brace!

I maintain a few projects with a few spaghetti functions. It’s really common to see something like:...

Author: Tristan K Date: 06/13/2012

TMG SP2 Update Rollup 2 out now

Several reliability fixes included: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2689195   To install UR2,...

Author: Tristan K Date: 05/07/2012

Users cannot access an IIS-hosted website after the computer password for the server is changed in...

Author: Tristan K Date: 02/10/2012

IE10 Compat Inspector

There's an very handy-looking new tool that can be used to quickly determine a site's compatibility...

Author: Tristan K Date: 01/20/2012

IUSR vs Application Pool Identity – Why use either?

(pasted from my email clippings. I’m on holiday right now, catching up on paperwork!) The TLDR...

Author: Tristan K Date: 12/22/2011

OT: Anyone know how to remove or disable the Facebook Timeline feature?

All the references I can find refer to the developer preview, not the released version - I have a...

Author: Tristan K Date: 12/16/2011

Configuring Kerberos for SharePoint farms - a generic gotchas list

Recently, I worked on a Kerberos configuration issue with a customer; these are my notes from the...

Author: Tristan K Date: 10/27/2011

TMG SP2 now out there

There I was, blathering away about Kerberos and SetSPN and sleeping - sleeping! - while the...

Author: Tristan K Date: 10/10/2011

PSA: You really need to update your Kerberos setup documentation with SetSPN -S!

Hi! You might remember me from such posts as Kerbie Goes Bananas, and SetSPN improvements for...

Author: Tristan K Date: 10/10/2011

ATI Video Blurring on Media Center

I upgraded the drivers for my ATI/AMD Radeon in the Media Centre after 1 year of old version-ness,...

Author: Tristan K Date: 07/27/2011

Hotmail Aliases

The Hotmail team blogged about email aliases earlier this year – I didn’t know either technique was...

Author: Tristan K Date: 07/06/2011

(The catchily-titled) TMG 2010 SP1 SU1 UR4 is out now!

That’s Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 + Service Pack 1 + Software Update 1 + Update Rollup...

Author: Tristan K Date: 06/22/2011

ISA 2000: The End Draws Near

While updating some documentation today and noticing it’s 2011 (when, exactly, did that happen?), I...

Author: Tristan K Date: 02/08/2011

Autoproxy might still be broken in current Java runtimes

A customer battling automatic proxy configuration issues with ISA/TMG, and PAC/WPAD.DAT pointed me...

Author: Tristan K Date: 12/21/2010

IE8 and IE9 Taskbar Icons

I’ve been working on my tablet for the last week, and found myself really really missing IE9, even...

Author: Tristan K Date: 09/23/2010

Ooh! The Web Farm Framework for IIS 7.x!

ScottGu has the detail of (and a walkthrough for) the Web Farm Framework, which looks to make...

Author: Tristan K Date: 09/08/2010

TMG 2010 Service Pack 1!

Missed this completely while working onsite for the last {forever}! TMG SP1 is here. There’s an X64...

Author: Tristan K Date: 06/30/2010

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