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Technology, Windows »

Thursday, November 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

When you change your password in Active Directory (AD) your cached credentials for accessing network shares are no longer valid. To access the network share with your new password requires you to remove or update the cached credentials. This can be done with the following steps.   WIN Key + R     control nusrmgr.cpl     Click on Manage your credentials     Choose your credentials and Edit or Remove from vault. [More]

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Technology, Windows, Databases »

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Installing SQL Server is something that I am not doing every day and once in a while when I have to, I am always losing time by searching through my books and the Internet. So I thought that it would be wise to invest some time in creating a blog post that goes to every necessary step. As a .Net developer I mostly use the express or developer edition of SQL Server. I usually install the express edition on my workstation and the developer edition on a virtual server with Windows 2008 R2. The developer edition has the same features as the enterprise edition but may only be used for development purposes. The express edition is free of charge and has the most limited set of features. For a complete comparison of all editions you should check the... [More]

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Programming, Technology, Windows »

Saturday, November 26, 2011 | 1 Comments

First some background. Pageant is a SSH authentication agent for most of the tools (plink, putty, pscp, and psftp) from the PuTTY familiy. It does it job by holding your private keys and provide it to one of these tools when they need to authenticate with a remote server. The only problem I have with it, is that you need to start pageant manually each time you logon at your account. Even worse you have to add the private keys you want to be loaded by the agent. So after a couple of times I began to wonder if I should be automating this. After a couple of times more I started to script this with PowerShell. The script takes a single directory (or single ppk file) and loads all private keys (*.ppk) found in the directory or child directories.... [More]