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Build a Java 3-tier application from scratch – Part 3: Object-relational mapping

Welcome to third part of my 3-tier application tutorial. Within this and the next part we are going to develope simple webservice that communicates with the database and maps Java objects to data tables.
We will create a controller that communicates with our MySQL database using the EclipseLink ORM to abstract this process.

Here’s a picture of what we want to achieve. A simple webservice that’s serves depending on the url an array of json data.

Java 3-tier webservice
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Project: Setup Windows 7 Kiosk

The goal of this project is a simple Windows 7 Kiosk installation with nothing else as the newest version of internet explorer installed. A user should not be allowed to do something than can malfunction the system or even elevating the user privileges. I want to show you in this post which GroupPolicies I’ve used and what configurations I made to set up this type of installation.

First I want to commit my principles for working with ActiveDirectory and Group Policies:

  • If not needed a GroupPolicy shouldn’t contain any registry keys.
    • Group Policies instructions are much easier to read.
  • Only AMDX templates are allowed, this means no AMD templates or anything else.
    • AMDX won’t in contrast to AMD templates becopied to the client, they stay in the SYSVOL Policy Definition folder on the domain controller.
  • The Group Policy objects should be reusable.
  • Configuring the minimum.

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Find dead SharePoint ActiveDirectory Groups

The are three ways to handle access rights in SharePoint.

  • Using ActiveDirectory Groups
  • Using SharePoint Groups
  • Using both of them

I personally recommend to use the first suggestion. Managing the access rights in one system is much easier to administrate, no switching or log off for administration work.

In our SharePoint installation I create for each securable resource and rights type a ActiveDirectory group and assign them organization groups.

A huge disadvantage of this strategy is that after a period of adding ActiveDirectory groups it’s hard to know which of those groups are really required.

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