Monthly Archives: August 2015

Find the RDS Licensing servers in your domain 8

During good old Windows 2003 times, the Terminal Licensing Servers were published in the Active Directory using the Sites object and the entry TS-Enterprise-License-Server as explained here. Under WIndows 2008R2, the RDS Licensing role service registers a service connection point; however few documents tells you where to find this SCP […]

Registering a custom ADFS MFA provider the easy way

Starting with Windows Server 2012 R2, and as demonstrated there, you can create yourself your own multi-form factor authentication in any .NET language that can create interfaces. Once you have created your DLL assembly, you must register it with Register-AdfsAuthenticationProvider. However the syntax for the TypeName argument is somewhat cumbersome. […]

Simple netcat-like TCP Server or client

Need to have a process listening on some port to test your firewall rules? Instead of using a netcat or ncat, here’s a very simple Powershell implementation of this ncat/netcat feature:

If you need a TCP Client, the code is very straightforward:


WebDeploy 403 and 404 Error Messages 4

If you use WebDeploy on your IIS Servers, and have trouble to publish web sites on them using the WebDeploy tool, you may have received errors such as:   Could not connect to the remote computer (“targetserver”). On the remote computer, make sure that Web Deploy is installed and that the […]

Information storage: the economist’s classification

In his blog, Paul Romer mentions a book ‘Why information grows’ and take some time to review how differently the physicist and the economist may think about that resource called information and its storage. In his demonstration, codified information (i.e. information that can be stored using hardware devices) does not […]