• Fri, Oct 31 2008

    Halloween Rob!

    I'm a halloween baby, and today I celebrate my 21st birthday (again!)! Got loads of presents, but the most special one was from my girlfriend, a lovely dinner last night, tickets to see Quantum of Solace tomorrow (gotta love James Bond!) and Happy Birthday sung to me marilyn monreo style, over a cake that had too many candles and almost burnt the house down ... How lucky am I! Carol Bailey from the SMS writing...
    • Thu, Oct 30 2008

    Talking of Open-ID ...

    I stumbled in to this article earlier . We're all use to hearing how bad Microsoft is, with their Embrace & Extend world domination plans, but for a change Microsoft have just embraced something this time and not turned it in to a Microsoft only party, whereas GOOGLE has embraced Open-ID then tricked it out so much it's incompatible with ALL other Open-ID *cough* standards. Great work Google, you're...
    • Thu, Oct 30 2008

    Microsoft Security Advisory 958963: MS08-067

    A lot of SMS Admins I speak too are telling me they are flat out getting MS08-067 rolled in to their environments. Great work guys, most are very responsive and understand the importance of getting it bedded in. Rolling this puppy out is definately a good idea, especially considering that the exploit code has now gone public. We'll be seeing all kinds of methods (malware!) being employed to compromise systems inside...
    • Wed, Oct 29 2008

    Finally got my hands on an ...

    Sometimes you're reminded just how quickly time flows past. Today, I signed on the dotted line for an Alfa 159, 1.9 Lusso (not the 2.2 guzzler) Diesel. Very similiar to the one I blogged about over one year ago , but never got around to getting, mostly due to worry about the thing breaking down, am feeling braver now. I felt that over the last year or two i'd worked my back end off trying to keeping a flotila...
    • Wed, Oct 29 2008

    Windows Live now supporting Open-ID

    Windows Live will soon be supporting the Open-ID authentication standard. that's great news, as soon I can access Windows Live and WMUG using a single ID! I can associate a site with my Open-ID, login to my chosen Open-ID provider (lots to choose from out there!), and as long as I remain logged in to the provider I can hop between sites i've associated with the ID without being prompted for another login. Bring...
    • Tue, Oct 14 2008

    ConfigMgr: SUP\WSUS communications failure

    Came across an SMS Admin today with an interesting problem. He has WSUS\SUP + all the other gubbings all on the one box, nothing really out of the norm and yet he gets Status Message ID 6701 followed by 6703 exactly 5 minutes later (the timeout value) in his WSYNCMGR log when attempting to get WSUS to SYNC with Microsoft Updates. Really he should be seeing 6701 followed by 6704 (recalling from memory here!) and 6701 means...
    • Wed, Oct 8 2008

    WMUG (UK) Event: October 31st - TVP\Reading

    WMUG, the UK Systems Center User Group is happy to announce that Wally Mead will be attending the next event, which is taking place on the 31st of October 2008, at the Microsoft TVP Campus in Building 3, Chicago. Here's a snippet from the WMUG Event group page, it's a totally ConfigMgr loaded event: Mark the date in your diaries folks, the next WMUG meeting will be on the 31st of October at the Microsoft...
    • Thu, Oct 2 2008

    What's that box i'm holding? - The Answer!

    Well, only one person came back with the correct answer to what i'm holding in my profile picture ... Steve Thompson who guessed it was an SMS 1.0 retail box! I was tempted to tear the plastic seal on the box and load it on to WinNT, but, the realisation that i'd probably stop laughing and getting warm goofy retro feelings within 10 minutes of loading WinNT has put me off, so it's still sealed and probably...