Hello, I'm Jason
I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?
I came in this morning and to my surprise, my one app kept failing. It was a win app that used a SQL Server 2005 backend. I checked the error logs that it generates to find that the error stated that the password expired for the ‘testuser’ account. Luckily, this was a test application that didn’t need to be back online immediately. The ‘testuser’ account is both an NT account that I use impersonation with the app and also a SQL 2005 account. It took me about 15 minutes until it dawned on me that maybe I didn’t un-check the expire password option on the SQL account. Wow, don’t make that mistake in an enterprise environment unless you plan on changing those passwords and staying on top of it! I guess by un-checking it I just threw out a best practice.Read More
You can now download a sample zip code web service and weather control that I’ve been working on. I’ve placed the project information on my website at http://www.jasongaylord.com/projects/webservice-zipcodes.aspx.Read More
You can now download a sample photo gallery project that I’ve been working on. I’ve placed the project information on my website at http://www.jasongaylord.com/projects/photogallery.aspx.Read More
I found this quite useful: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HP010389451033.aspxRead More
According to eWeek, Microsoft may purchase Claria, the company who owns Gator. With this in mind, eWeek has suggested that Microsoft may no longer have a strong interest in security. What do you think?
Usually I try not to display my opinion on these matters, but I can make an exception. I think that if there is a deal, Microsoft can then cure 50% of their issue with spyware. This can help save them money in the long run. Also, Claria does have some value such as a customer database, user behavior-tracking software, and other small software that Microsoft could always clean up and re-use.Read More
The Microsoft Across America tour came to Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday June 28th and brought their tour bus. Were you there? If not, you missed a lot of great information. Some of the topics at hand were SQL Server 2005, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Web Services and Web Services Enhancements (WSE), Partner information, and more!Read More
This event will be held at Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke on July 29th, 2005. For directions to the facility and for room information, click here. The event will begin at 6:30pm. Here is the schedule:
IT Professional Presentation: Understanding Group Policy on Windows Server 2003
Michael J. Murphy, Microsoft TechNet Presenter
We came across an issue within the past few months when we attempted to setup a new Exchange 2003 server and replicate the public folders. We tried every possible way to replicate the folders. However, they never came across to the new server. We noticed that the status showed the current box as ‘In Sync’ while the new box showed ‘Local Modified’. After numerous attempts to get this working, we consulted with Microsoft guru’s. They attempted to replicate the folders as well. It still did not work. So, we had two options. First, we could attempt to debug the issue; which could take weeks. Or, we could copy over the entire Public Folder tree and drop our current server off the network; which we planned on doing anyway. So, we went with Option 2.
On the existing server, we drilled down from Administrative Groups to Public Folders. We right-clicked on the node and chose Dismount. Then at a command prompt we typed
eseutil /mh and the path of the public folder .edb file. This allowed us to check for consistency. Once we found that it was OK, we copied the pub.edb and pub.stm files to a temporary directory on the new server. On the new server, we dismounted the public folders. Then we right-clicked and went into the properties. On the database tab, we checked the box to overwrite the database. Then pressed apply and OK. We then copied the new files to the new server’s
mdbdata folder, replacing the old files. Finally, we mounted the folders on both servers. The old server could have been taken offline at this point.
The stuff they don’t include in documentation!!! ;)Read More