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The case for virtual domain controllers


I’ve been using Windows servers for a very long time. In all that time any article I’ve read on the subject of domain controllers has stressed the importance of having a machine dedicated to the role and, ideally, a backup. For a large enterprise this is probably good advice. For a small organization it’s overkill […]

Amazon Simple Email Services supports attachments


Amazon has just announced that their Simple Email Service now accepts MIME attachments. This means emails containing attachments and sent via SES using our application from bulk email clients, Exchange and email clients like Outlook will be accepted for delivery by Amazon. There is nothing to change in our application to take advantage of this […]

AD Metadata Cleanup


The Metadata Cleanup command of NTDSUTIL allows an administrator to remove alternative domain controllers and external trusted domains when those controllers and domains no longer exist or are inoperable – for example change replication has failed for a period longer than the tombstone period (usually 60 days). Normally an administrator will use DCPROMO to remove […]

System.Net.Mail – Oops


The System.Net.Mail classes of the .NET framework provide the ability for programmers to send email. The classes are robust and support a wide range of authentication mechanisms including basic (digest), NTLM, Login and Negotiate. What’s surprising is that the Negotiate doesn’t work with Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010. That is, out-of-the-box you can’t send mail […]