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Another one on the best practice / bad practice topic. Working with custom security roles this time.

We have an option to start configuring a new Security Roles from an existing role. You might be tempted to do that, thinking it’ll save you time and minimize the potential for missing something. But, there’s a problem with that approach. In order to create a new role, you should be spending pretty much the same amount of time to create one from scratch versus a Save Create New (Yes, that’s what it’s called, would have been better named Save As for consistency). Read the rest of this entry »

Taxonomies have been around for a very long time. In biology, even before technology evolved, taxonomies were defined to group and structure various organisms based on shared characteristics.

Evolving with technology

With the evolution of technology, the approach has been borrowed, and is now used in structuring data and various materials.

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Building a new VPC, whether as new dev machine or a testing box can be a time consuming task. Usually it involves a lot of installation and configuration, and you need the ISOs for the installation media.

If you are like me, and do not store the ISOs, you need to go to your trusty TechNet or MSDN subscription and download them again. And you probably are annoyed every single time with the nagging confirmation prompts if you’re doing this off the server OS you’ve just installed.

These are steps to take to disable IE ESC:

Go to Start > Administrative Tools > Server Manager. You can probably get to it through the link button to the right of the Start button also.

On your main tab, under Server Summary > Security Information click on Configure IE ESC


Configure your settings as required. I usually set it to Off for Administrators


Click OK and restart IE.

This is it. Enjoy!

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