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October 16, 2008  8:11 AM

[TLBAT] Intranet: ADMIN section and the final conclusions.



Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
Admin tools, Database, Intranet, Intranet portal, IT support

So in the previous post I've suggested you to use the Persist ASP Upload components (not free), some of you may wonder why…well it's easy: this component not only allows you to upload your files via ASP but also gives you the...

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...


May 16, 2008  4:13 PM

[TLBAT] Microsoft SQL Express Edition automated backup



Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
Database, IT support, SQL Server, TLBAT

An ERP application that the company where I work at the moment is selling, relies on Microsoft SQL databases but, obviously, most of the customers where this application is deployed yell as crazy when they do know the license cost for Microsoft SQL 2005.

So...


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