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September 30, 2008  7:22 AM

[TLBAT] Intranet: upload files



Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
Active Server Pages, Intranet, Intranet portal

So here uit comes the first post in the Admin section of our Download Center! In order to have an upload feature in our administration section I used the Persist ASP Upload component that gave me a...

September 29, 2008  9:31 AM

[TLBAT] Intranet: The administration section



Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
Active Server Pages, Intranet, Intranet portal

In the previous posts I've described how to restrict the download of certain software packages by using the group membership in an Active Directory. As already anticipated the Download Center allows to download software from the closest intranet server (called Distribution Point) butthere's also...


September 25, 2008  3:16 PM

[TLBAT] Intranet: request_package.asp



Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
Active Server Pages, Database, Intranet, Intranet portal, IT support, self-service

In the previous post we have seen the code that stays behind the scenes and that checks if a user is allowed to download the file. But what happens if the user is not allowed to download the requested software? If you check the ASP code in my previous post you will see that there is a subroutine...


September 24, 2008  12:52 PM

[TLBAT] Intranet: an image is worth 1000 words!!



Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
Active Server Pages, Database, Intranet, Intranet portal, IT support, Patch management

Hi folks, I just found out that I had an image of the concept behind the Download Center so I think it's much better to post it so this can clearly explain how the whole thing works…here it is!


September 24, 2008  12:36 PM

[TLBAT] Intranet: the download_special.asp



Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
Active Server Pages, Bandwidth, Database, Intranet, Intranet portal, IT support, Networking

So we're finally at the "interesting" stuff: the page that checks if a user is allowed or not to download a certain package. As in previous posts in order to allow a user to download a certain file he/she must be a member of a given group; e.g. we want to restrict the downloads of...


September 11, 2008  10:13 AM

[TLBAT] Intranet: download.asp



Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
Active Server Pages, Database, Intranet, Intranet portal, IT support

In this post we will build the page that downloads the packages that we have defined as: STANDARD, GOODIE or PATCH. These software packages are the ones that are available to all users in our domain so no special need is required except being a user in the domain. What the page will do is to...


September 10, 2008  3:21 PM

[TLBAT] Intranet : The home page



Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
Active Server Pages, Admin tools, Bandwidth, Database, Intranet, Intranet portal, IT support

In this post I'll present the home page and will explain how this works….so let's play J First in order to have this working we need a file called adovbs.inc that can be

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August 29, 2008  1:11 PM

[TLBAT] Intranet: The database behind



Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
Active Server Pages, Bandwidth, Database, Intranet, Intranet portal, IT support, Security, self-service

As described in the last post, the Download Center relies on a Microsoft Access database that will be described in this post. So, first create a new MSAccess database and then create a table called "Packages" like the following:


August 28, 2008  7:01 AM

[TLBAT] Intranet: The concept behind it



Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
Active Server Pages, Admin tools, Database, Intranet, IT support

In this post I'll explain how our Download Center will be constructed, how it works and what's the idea behind it. The Download Center is a project I developed in the past for a company where I worked for; this project was a part of another part of the project that had two main goals: first I...


July 31, 2008  3:34 PM

[TLBAT] Intranet: Enumerate client computer groups and their members



Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
Active Server Pages, Intranet portal, IT support, self-service

So here we are…on the field :) This is just a soft start, in this page we will create a page that shows the groups on the client computer that is surfing the ASP page and their relative members. First we need to understand that this will work only in an environment where the...


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