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By ReallyEvilCanine (Fri May 04, 2007 at 04:03:36 AM EST) A Day in the Life, Active Directory, procrastination, pie (all tags)
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Back a few months ago, everyone was scrambling to get Daylight Savings Time patches installed. The patches themselves were buggy but better than nothing. Most companies only had from a few days to a maximum of three months' lead time to get things sorted.

Smart admins aren't in any rush to install the latest and greatest software. It took over a year and a Service Pack before companies even started rolling out XP to desktops. Due to the nature of our software and the testing required before roll-out (as well as the regulations which govern many of our customers), we might release three more patches before any company rolls out the earlier one. Patches rarely have deadlines. Fixes often do.

x-posted to da brog, sans bottled water poll.



Help! We have an issue where 3000 users are unable to log in to the $YourBigApp as highlighted in Notice NSA-740.

We implemented the workaround supplied:

Use the Active Directory Group Policy Editor to set the MaxPasswordAge policy to a high value such as 999 days. After making this change you may need to force a refresh of the policy.

Bobby had a problem with Single Sign-on functionality. He didn't have time to implement some changes which would allow it to work in his specific environment and one of our monkeys gave him a work-around to buy him some time: modify the Active Directory expiration. Simple, sound, functional. What more could you ask from a monkey?

Today we have reached the 999 day anniversary of the above workaround and our users are not able to log in.

Can you please instruct me on how we can efficiently change all 3000 user accounts WITHOUT implementing workaround 2 which would take a very long time.

Umm... quit surfing the pr0n sites already and do your fucking job?! You had almost three years to fix this, you tard!

Resolution: Make the fix.
Ticket force-closed.
Root Cause: 17-Fuckwit.

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WIPO: Tap water by Herring (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri May 04, 2007 at 04:24:57 AM EST
I live in the developed world.

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky
Fixed by ReallyEvilCanine (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri May 04, 2007 at 04:33:07 AM EST
Although the poll is "Bottle water". Here in Munich the tap water consistently tests better than all the bottled stuff. I carbonate it anyway.

the internet: amplifier of stupidity -- discordia

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But you missed the sarky comment by Herring (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri May 04, 2007 at 04:37:45 AM EST
it's nothing without that.

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky
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Green credentials by Herring (4.00 / 2) #7 Fri May 04, 2007 at 04:41:20 AM EST
By carbonating it and drinking it, you are removing CO2 from the environment. In fact, that's such a good idea that I might go and drink something with CO2 in it shortly ...

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky
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I see no flaw with that plan by Cloaked User (2.00 / 0) #13 Fri May 04, 2007 at 05:41:32 AM EST
None at all.


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Also by R Mutt (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri May 04, 2007 at 04:33:43 AM EST
Not by yicky yacky (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri May 04, 2007 at 04:35:04 AM EST

entirely irrational.


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Why have tap water by TPD (4.00 / 2) #4 Fri May 04, 2007 at 04:34:28 AM EST
when you can have Dasani

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
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Whatever. by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri May 04, 2007 at 04:42:32 AM EST
Up here, our tapwater doesn't clog up the tap nozzle within the year. That's developed. Or soft.

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WIPO by Phage (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri May 04, 2007 at 04:49:59 AM EST
Filtered tap water from the office cooler.

sort of WIPO by clover kicker (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri May 04, 2007 at 05:00:14 AM EST
I have a well, so my tap water tastes fine.

PS - what's the maximum MaxPasswordAge? Couldn't they just set it to 9999 days?

3 digits. by ReallyEvilCanine (4.00 / 1) #11 Fri May 04, 2007 at 05:12:38 AM EST
And they don't take hex.

the internet: amplifier of stupidity -- discordia

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Tell them to set the clocks back by Herring (4.00 / 9) #12 Fri May 04, 2007 at 05:19:57 AM EST
There are No Possible Adverse Consequences of doing this.

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky
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karma by clover kicker (2.00 / 0) #14 Fri May 04, 2007 at 08:39:13 AM EST
Who says no-one ever gets what they deserve?

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