ADThumbnails 1.0 released

ADThumbnails version 1.0 has been released and is available for download at http://www.normanbauer.com/shop/products/adthumbnails/.   Release notes Initial release   Features View, change and clear photos of single users with the fast ADThumbnails...

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Various issues after installing Windows Management Framework 3.0 (KB2506143) on computer running SCCM 2012 agent

Last week I experienced some issues after installing Windows Management Framework 3.0 (KB2506143). I could not manage my Hyper-V Servers (the console kept saying there was no Hyper-V role installed on that server), group policies were not applied and WMI did not work....

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Multiple SSL sites with Windows Server 2012

In Windows Server 2008 R2 and earlier versions you could always bind one ssl certificate to one site / ip. Because https traffic would normally terminate on port 443 you could only deploy seperate sites on different ips. But what if you had only one ip address? Well,...

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No mails these days…

Due to hurricane Sandy I cannot receive or send any mails these days. It seems that an Atlantic Metro datacenter in New York is offline because of power outtage (Backup datacenter in NJ is offline as well). Please contact me via Facebook...

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Time to be a Master

On April 4th I took my second exam again. Yesterday I got the results saying I am finally a Microsoft Certified Master! Well, updates on this will follow in a few weeks, now it is time for vacation - see you at the west coast 😉

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Passed the lab exam

Last night I got the results for my lab exam and I passed it!!!!!!! I passed the Microsoft Certified Master: Windows Server 2008 R2, Directory Certification Lab. I am soooo happy! Now I just need to retake the second written exam, pass it, and I will be a MCM.

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Back at home

I just got back home. After a very enjoyable flight from Seattle to Frankfurt (the plane was almost empty and I had a complete row for myself) and another not-that-enjoyable flight from Frankfurt to Munich (I got rebooked to a later flight because employees at...

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Lab exam over

I just finished my lab exam. This was THE HARDEST THING I EVER DID! Really, I'm not joking. This was harder than the Abitur (German university entrance qualification), harder than my graduation, harder than every exam I ever had to take. BUT... it was really fun. I...

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Second exam failed…

Well, yes, I failed the second exam. 🙁 At least this is not the end. Tomorrow I will do better - I promise (at least I hope so)! Time to do some last preparations for the 8 hour lab exam, get some real good food and a real good rest tonight... I'll need to be fit...

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Training over now…

It is Friday evening, the training is over now - just 2 exams left. These were 2 really great weeks. Now I have just a few hours to review a whole week of pki, frs, dfs and backup stuff. Tomorrow morning will be the second written exam...

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First exam passed!

Passed the first exam today! Tricky questions and I did not feel very comfortable with the exam, but at least I made it! Rest of the day was all about pki. So the second week will cover pki, dfs, frs and disaster recovery, followed by the second exam on Saturday.

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First week over

Sorry! The first week is over now, and I did not post a single word on it. Well this week was really stuffed with lots of information on AD, DNS, Authentication, Replication, Trusts, Sites, RODC and a lot more. We just started at 8 every morning, finished at around 6...

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Last weekend before training

Yesterday I arrived in Seattle - after a long and boring flight from Frankfurt. Sorry about that, but I have to say it: I hate kids - really! Especially those ones that push and pull your seat all the time. Ok, long flights are always annonying, but now that I arrived...

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Time to start

6:00 a.m. Munich Airport. This will be a very long day. My first flight this morning will leave around 8 to Frankfurt. Than around 11 a.m. I am going to finally leave Germany for 19 days. I think I'll arrive in Seattle at 1 p.m. PST - at least I hope so.

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One week left…

I have almost finished my pre-readings. Of course there are still some things that can be read, but I will do so on my flight to Seattle. I just ordered a brand new Kindle to take my readings with me. I hope the in-flight-entertainment will be boring so I'll have time...

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iPhone apps won’t open

In May I wrote a post about iPhone apps not opening after updating iOS to version 4.3.3. (iPhone apps won’t open after update to 4.3.3, complete post and comments). Now that Apple iOS versions 4.3.4 and 4.3.5 have been published this problem seems to still exist when...

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Being a candidate now

Now that all dues are paid I finally became a candidate. A few days ago I received the welcome letter, with information on hotels, schedule, flights, parking, and a lot more in it. The rotation will be from February, 3rd till February 19th. Being there 2 days earlier...

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Time to pay

After receiving the acceptance mail, my CIO paid the program fees yesterday. I will attend the rotation in February 2012. So I'm going to travel to the States from February 6th till February 19th. Now that everything is fixed, I can book my flights and the hotel -...

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Telephone interview

I just had a 45 minutes talk to the Microsoft Certified Master on Windows Server 2008 R2: Directory program manager - and here are the results: I AM IN! My application was accepted and I can attend one of the next rotations in October or February. So I think it will...

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Application results: Part 2

After 4 mails and 1 call I got a second "Application: Results" mail last night. I passed it! Congratulations! You have met the pre-requisite exam requirements [...] Now I will have to create an account for a sharepoint site, where I can upload my resume and...

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Application results: Part 1

Last night I got the results for my application. We’re sorry. You currently have not passed all of the Microsoft Certified Exams required for the Microsoft Certified Master Program. You are currently missing: Exam 70-219 or 70-297 Please re-apply when you have...

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Preparing for application

Now that I know what I'll need to apply for the masters program, I just began to write documents or to translate them from German to English. The documents required for application are: Applicant Resume / Curriculum Vitae Two single page documents describing a recent...

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How it began.

In April 2011 I completed my MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008. When I saw the Microsoft "Chart your Career – IT Professional" - Poster I thought there has to be more than that. 3 weeks of classroom courses, 5 exams et voila MCITP - that cannot be...

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How to do ‘replaceall’ in VBScript?

As you might know the vbscript replace function does always search only "one round". Here is an example, what exactly I mean: Lets assume you want to correct the following string by replacing all "double-l's" by "single-l's": str = "Littllllle worllllllld!" The code...

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