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November 26, 2008  9:46 AM

Useful spam fighting technique

Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
spam, tools

Not a spam filter or any other server/client based tool but a simple temp email address generator that can help you keeping the real mailbox clean of spam! Check MeltMail and see how in a simple click you can create a temp email address that...

November 20, 2008  8:51 AM

My 2 cents on Vista

Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
IT support

Many and many articles have been written on the last Microsoft operating system, some claim that is a good operating system with significant enhancements, some other instead scream about the issues and problems they had to face with Vista. To my pint of view everything depends on the context in...

November 18, 2008  7:45 AM

Homemade House Automation!!!

Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
automation, domotics, home, IT support

This is always been one of dreams! And today this dream can come true! Since last June I have changed job role and passed from System Administration, a job that I've done form about 10 years, and have become a Technical Support Engineer in a company that is a leader in software for industry...

November 10, 2008  10:48 AM

Group Policy scripts, what are they doing on my PC?

Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
Group Policy, IT support

Even if I'm not anymore in the direct IT Department, some manager have asked me this question when they noticed that there were some shutdown/startup scripts running on their client machines so I thought that writing a post that explains how to find this information could be a good idea. Let's...

November 2, 2008  9:38 AM

IT: the past and the future

Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
future, IT support, mainframe, past

In my experience as a SysAdmin I've had the opportunity to put my hands on several IT infrastructures and I've seen many ways of using the IT technologies. I've seen things that humans….oops that was another thing :) Actually I'm not managing these infrastructures anymore because...

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 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!

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