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I have an in-home SmartCard setup using Gemalto ASP.net cards and HID OmniKey readers. The foundational infrastructure you need in your home to accomplish this is a Windows domain controller and Windows CA. My current setup requires a SmartCard to log into my personal workstation. My entire infrastructure is built on Windows Server 2012. Out of the box – a significant amount of configuration is required on the CA, CA enrollment process and domain to get SmartCards to work properly – and it seems not a lot of people have done this on Windows Server 2012. The specific issue that I ran into was getting a CA template to work properly for SmartCard enrollment.  There are template duplication issues, template permission issues and template publishing [&hellip

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I recently attempted to stand up a secondary domain controller for my home in Windows Azure. I used the cross-premise VPN connectivity option to establish an IPSec VPN between my home Juniper SRX210 gateway router (connected to Comcast cable modem service) and the Windows Azure’s network. On Azure, I used the vNet concept and have extended my home network into Azure using RFC1918 address space. Part of Azure’s recommended SRX configuration guide includes this setting: “set security flow tcp-mss ipsec-vpn mss 1350″. It, however, doesn’t mention anything else about MTU, fragmentation, local MTU settings, etc. When I went to perform directory replication, the new domain controller would hang for at least 5 minutes and then error out with a DC replication error message similar to [&hellip

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I have tried out a bunch of different apps to replace Google Latitude and nothing met the simple requirement I was trying to achieve – publish my current location on a public website. I suspect the lack of this feature in many mobile apps was due to people’s privacy concerns. I spent a few hours hacking together a solution this week. The solution consists of three components: GPS Logger for Android  - A WordPress plugin/widget called google maps widget  Some minor coding skills GPS logger for Android has the ability to upload your current coordinates via FTP to a server. It has the basic features you’d expect – being able to start at boot, scheduling when to upload, defining characteristics like distance as a trigger [&hellip

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