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Three Rules of Microsoft Licensing

I have been posting these three rules of software licensing in various forums for a couple of years now, so it made sense to include them here. Purchasing software licenses for Microsoft products is daunting, with multiple choices and schemes available to you. However as long as you consider these three rules, you shouldn't go too far wrong. Get at least three opinions, including one from Micro... [More]

VPN Through a PIX

Stuck out on site with a client, I couldn't connect to home via VPN. The client has a Cisco PIX and a quick bit of research showed that while the PIX will allow PPTP pass-through, it isn't enabled by default. Apparently you need 6.3 of the PIX software, but then you can add the following command to the configuration and can then use the Windows VPN client: fixup protocol pptp 1723 A q... [More]

Why you shouldn't use Self Generated SSL Certificates

A constant theme on many of the Internet forums is the use of self generated SSL certificates versus purchased SSL certificates, particularly when deploying RPC over HTTPS or Outlook Web Access. Many people will advocate that using a self generated certificate is fine and will do the job. This could be a certificate generated from the selfssl.exe tool that is supplied with the IIS Resource Kit, or... [More]

New Articles on

A couple of new bits and pieces for my technical web site The articles on working with Distribution lists have been grouped together and can be found here: This was caused by the publication of three new articles...Creating a moderated distribution group: to make your distribution lists ap... [More]