The hidden benefit of hacking your own Active Directory?

This summary stems from a brief conversation within a peer circle. A parallax perspective on the issue of passwords.  Most IT organisations have an IT Security policy, which defines the required password parameters for an organisation.  […]

Active Directory: What to learn next?

The Microsoft MVP summit was held last week (3rd – 7th November) in Redmond, where I had the good fortune to spend the week with members of various Microsoft product teams that are responsible for […]

Lifelong Learning

There are so many things to learn about in life, that I rarely find time to read fiction and over time I appear to have made an unconscious decision to subscribe to constant or “lifelong […]

I don’t need to be managed but I do need a mentor.

I am at the point of my working career where effectively I don’t need to be managed, I know my role, I know how to behave and I am also very aware of what will […]

Brazilian laptop and the ?/ᴏ key does not function.

It always happens on a Sunday. Whilst working on a rollout on the outskirts of Rio, I discovered that the ?/ᴏ key was not working on the laptops I was deploying. The machine did not have an […]

Active Directory: A user cannot be in more than 1015 groups.

In any Microsoft Active Directory forest, a user can only a member of 1024 groups but after allowing for up to 9 well known SIDS this number is actually 1015. See KB http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328889 If a user […]

Recommended Reading: Start with Why – Simon Sinek.

This is a book that I have read a few times and I have found it invaluable in how I approach issues in life, the office and specifically issues around IT. This book has made me no longer […]