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John Watson The Pragmatic Enthusiast July 2005 Entries
Authenticating a user against Active Directory
Scott Reynolds asks if there is a way to authenticate against AD without using a try/catch block to know if the user is valid. I didn't find a way but I'm okay with that as the following code I did for custom web service authentication *works*. /// <summary>/// Authenticates a user against Active Directory/// </summary>/// <param name="adPath">The path to the Active Directory provider to authenticate against.</param>/// <param name="username">The username to authenticate ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 20, 2005 10:01 AM

Running Thunderbird as Non-Admin
I found that you can run Thunderbird as a non-admin user without any difficulties. However, installing or updating extensions will only work if you have admin priviledges. Here's another cmd script to run from Aaron Margosis' MakeMeAdmin console window... Create a cmd script called “thunder.cmd” with one line: @start "" /b "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe" ......

Posted On Monday, July 18, 2005 7:28 AM

Trying out Thunderbird for personal e-mails
While trying out Thunderbird this weekend I picked up a couple of things that weren't obvious to me. Initially I had set up separate profiles for each mail service I wanted to test. After trying it out, I decided that having one profile with separate subfolders and rules to move messages was more to my liking. After searching for how to merge things for different profiles I found out how easy it is... 1. To "merge" a subfolder from one profile to another, simply copy (or move) the mail file (containing ......

Posted On Monday, July 18, 2005 7:10 AM

Geek Treasures
Dave Burke posted about cleaning out his closet and finding boxes of floppies. I too am (or was) a huge Borland fan. In fact I started using Paradox 1.1 when ANSA first produced it before Borland acquired it. I'm worse than him though, rather than just keeping the floppies, I have a “special” box with my favorite software of all time - complete with manuals and other off-the-shelf books I bought to learn from. Going from memory (I'm at work now) I can't seem to part with... Paradox (multiple ......

Posted On Thursday, July 14, 2005 8:13 AM

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