You’re designing a new SQL Server infrastructure for a client, but can’t remember if that high availability solution topology requires shared storage or not, and need to quickly look it up without searching through TechNet. How? With this application! Some genius has combined all of Microsoft’s server architecture posters into a handy Windows 8 application which is now available on the Windows App Store here
Why you’d ever want to do this is probably a discussion best left to the political arena. But for the purpose of that thing I call my “day job”, I was required to do just this.
External website, authenticates against Active Directory using LDAPS. Website is coded in PHP, and runs on IIS on Windows Server 2008 R2 x64.
In the rest of the world, this is an Apache deal, but limited by internal support, it has to be IIS and Windows. Continue reading “IIS, PHP, and LDAPS with Active Directory.”