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May. 29th, 2008 @ 10:50 am Certificate Services and Adobe digital signatures
I've been trying for some time to locate documentation on how to use Microsoft's Certificate Services in combination with Adobe products (Reader and Acrobat) to employ digital signatures.

I haven't been able to find any at all. Surely I'm not the only one who wants to do this?

Also, I've been able to get it working fairly well under Windows XP. Using the Certificate Services web enrollment interface, I'll generate a certificate for a user. As long as I'm using Internet Explorer, the certificate will be automatically stored in the Windows Certificate Store, and Adobe (Reader/Acrobat) will find it with no problem.

However, none of that happens under Vista. IE7 seems badly broken with Certificate Services, and I'm relegated to using Firefox to work with the web interface. When I do that the certificate does get stored in the Certificate Store, but Reader/Acrobat are unable to see it. When I go into the Certificates MMC and export the certificate, in every format available, Reader/Acrobat refuse to read any of the formats.

Can anyone offer advice?
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Mar. 27th, 2008 @ 02:45 pm MCSE
I have a certification question and not a problem question, but thought I would ask here anyways.

I am looking to get my MCSE because frankly I have experience, but that doesn't seem to matter.
What is everyone's opinion on a good study source? I am looking for books to buy and even looking into TestOut's MCSE software (if any one has experience with that). I am also looking at a boot camp, but that is $7000 for the one I have looked at. Any suggestions?
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custom sketch
Jan. 8th, 2008 @ 12:50 pm Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Issues?
(x-posted various)

Has anyone installed Service Pack 1 for Exchange Server 2007 yet? Did you run into any problems?
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Oct. 2nd, 2007 @ 03:12 pm Wanted: Exchange Server 5.5
I'm looking for Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5, with product key. Anybody got a copy gathering dust somewhere?
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Jul. 4th, 2007 @ 12:57 pm Windows Server 2008 Technical Overview
Microsoft Corporation has released the "Windows Server 2008 Technical Overview", it describes new technologies of Windows Server 2008, grab it here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/longhorn/evaluate/whitepaper.mspx
I've started to read it, looks interesting :)

Reading of this article is highly _recommended_.
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Feb. 22nd, 2007 @ 09:27 am Edge appliances/software for Exchange 2007
I'm looking for anti-malware solutions (antivirus, antispam, etc) which are 100% compatible with Exchange Server 2007.

So far I haven't found any vendors that fit my requirements. Everybody says they're completely compatible with 2003, but they simply don't say anything about 2007.

I'm interested primarily in an appliance (e.g., Barracuda's Spam Firewalls), but am also considering software solutions which go on the Exchange server itself.

Can anyone offer suggestions?

Right now I'm faced with setting up a new Exchange Server 2003 organization and then upgrading to 2007 when the anti-malware offerings become a bit more mature. I'd prefer to avoid that and go straight to 2007 if I could.

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Nov. 23rd, 2006 @ 07:15 pm (no subject)
Если два сервера Exchange в одном домене одного леса, можно ли как-нибудь скриптом, зная полные пути к их почтовым ящикам и объектам внутри них, перемещать содержимое с одного сервера на другой?

UPD: Проблему решил.
Кому надо, забирайте решение тут.
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Gena Has You!
Nov. 13th, 2006 @ 04:31 pm Exchange MoveMessages VisualBasic Script
Hello, everyone.

Exchange 2003 Server / ex-1 (nonDomainController)
Exchange 2003 Server / ex-2 (nonDomainController)
Domain Controller / dc-1

Users have their mailboxes both on ex-1 and ex-2. (Outlook maps two folders for each user).
Users get new mail on ex-1 server.
When message is older than 3 days it must be moved to ex-2 server.

I´m trying to write script, that moves 3-days old messages from one storage to another.
I was searching thru msdn and so on, while I´m newbie scripting such tools, I was able:
1) determine that working interfaces for me are: ADODB/WEBDAV (Thru XML/SQL query), CDOEXM and MAPI(On the server).
2) I cannot create script based on ADODB, because I don´t know neither XML nor SQL. So, if You have solution based on ADODB, I will be thankfull for an answer (because I have no solution at all for today).
3) I´m ready to learn CDO, but msdn is very pure for it and there are few working scripts, so I can practice with them. Most of them are reading WMI tree and just looking for size of messages in folders.
CHM/PDF/DJVU/HTM books/links are welcome.
4) MAPI - is very unlikely solution. I´m already can access and move objects in Folders, using script, like Outlook does, but, I must map all mailboxes in one profile to do this. And there will be trouble, when someone new appear among users in AD and Store.

If someone already has solution - I will be thankful for it.
As I sad, any ideas are welcome.

Thank You.
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ImpERROR's VeloCiRaptor - LiLO
Oct. 17th, 2006 @ 10:59 am DVD, DOS, and formating
Ok I've asked a question in the past to this community with no response, but I'm giving it a second shot with a different question.

Here's the question, does anyone know if it is possible to boot into MS-DOS and access a DVD-RW and run commands like FDISK and FORMAT on the DVD media?

This is a frustrating problem, I just want to make a DOS bootable DVD with GHOST 2003 and an image file on it, but every time I create a Bootable DVD from a Floppy image the DVD thinks it's a floppy I guess because the FAT is sourced out of a 3.5

I finally figured out how to make a USB drive bootable using DOS, but I can FDISK and Format a USB drive. Don't think anyone has made DVD-RW drivers for DOS, but I could be wrong. Help anyone?
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Sep. 28th, 2006 @ 11:02 am Windows scripting
I have a need to write a script that will first warn a user who has been idle for a set amount of time and then close either the session or close the program they are using.

the program we need to kick users off of is a poorly written piece-o-crap that we have no choice but to use and doesn't support anything like this. And the vendor want us to buy more licenses instead of adding the feature.

When we open Computer management and drill down to Shared Folders and then Open Sessions we can see who has a connection and how long they have been idle. Is there any way we can make use of this information in a script of some sort?

Neither i nor my coworker have doen much with scripting on the Windows side. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.
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