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February, 2009

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February 28, 2009  10:38 AM

The Scripting Crossword Puzzle



Posted by: Jerry Lees
Crossword, Games, Puzzles, VBScript

I found this recently and thought some of you might like to take a stab at it. A fun little crossword puzzle from Microsoft devoted to scripting concepts! Check it out, The Scripting Crossword...

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February 26, 2009  8:00 AM

Retrieving the account IIS is using as the anonymous user account with VBScript



Posted by: Jerry Lees
iis, System Administration, Systems Administration, systems management, VBScript, VBScript Functions, web sites, web tools, working with objects

I recently posted a script that retrieved the anonymous user password for a server in IIS. This script I posted, Using the IIS ADSI object to retrieve the anonymous user password for a server...

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February 20, 2009  3:53 PM

Using the IIS ADSI object to retrieve the anonymous user password for a server via VBScript



Posted by: Jerry Lees
iis, System Administration, Systems Administration, Toolkit, VBScipt, VBScript, VBScript Functions, working with objects

I recently had to change the anonymous user account for a change request for a site in IIS, but unfortunately the change did not work and we had to roll it back. However, I didn’t have and wouldn’t have known the account’s password since IIS and windows changes it periodically. So, out...


February 13, 2009  6:40 PM

Creating a unique GUID for use in your VBScripts



Posted by: Jerry Lees
GUID, Scriptlet.TypeLib, VBScipt

Today I answered a question in the ITKE unanswered questions for Word VBA on how to be certain a filename was unique across several users using it. The answer I gave answered the question, but I knew there was a way to create GUID's within VBScript but couldn't recall how. GUID's are cryptic to...


February 10, 2009  6:11 PM

Easily compare dates from with in VBScript



Posted by: Jerry Lees
date, Date Comparison, DATEDIFF, Dates, VBScipt, VBScript Functions

On occasion you need to compare two dates in your scripts, this can be a real challenge when you approach the date as if it were a string and/or compare the date parts to one another. Then finding the difference can be a whole other set of challenges if your dates span several months, days, or...


February 5, 2009  2:32 PM

New high-end enterprise search solution revealed from Microsoft



Posted by: Jerry Lees
Microsoft, searching google

 Apparently, Microsoft’s Live search wasn’t good enough… so like every normal Multi-Billion dollar company would do, They bought another one. Read below:


February 2, 2009  7:12 PM

BlogJetThis! extension for Firefox 3 Fixes Firefox plugin installation error



Posted by: Jerry Lees
blog software, blogjet, tips and tricks

This really isn’t Systems Administration related, but I recently started using a tool called blogjet to write blog entries and had a hard of a time getting the extensions to work properly in Firefox. It was telling me that the BlogJetThis! extension was not compatible with Firefox...


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