The largest white-collar crime

An interesting UCLA forum video about the IndyMac collapse and the bank crisis in general.

Some short excerpts:

Why it is that Obama is rescueing these people that have brought the global economy to the brink of collapse...
he could have cleaned house...All of the hope that was there - in the election hype - that is not going to happen...
Because Obama's primary economic advise comes from the people who helped create the crisis. And as long as you get your advise from people who don't want to admit that they were wrong about essentially everything they did in their professional lives.

Parts of this video summarized exactly how I feel about the US government and the Obama administration right now. It really does break my heart that all the promises of the Obama campaign are turning into big lies. How could Obama appoint people in his government to deal with the largest crisis of my lifetime, that were so intricately tied to the whole system that has caused the crisis.

In Europe, I am not much of a socialist. In the US I would join the people (tax payers) if they were going out for a march on Washington and Wall Street. Can't someone start sueing these people?

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18 August 2009 • Economy, Finance, InvestingComments (0)Permalink

Adding a deleted (removed) SharePoint user

If you ever run into this problem with your SharePoint installation:

"Can not add the user because a user with that name already exists"

Then here is the solution. (this problem drove me crazy for a while)

This problem may occur when:

  1. You create a user account in AD or as a Local User
  2. You add the user to the Sharepoint site
  3. You delete the user account from AD or Local Users
  4. You then create a new user account using same logon name as the account you previously deleted
  5. You try to add the new user account that you just created to the Sharepoint site

No matter how you try and delete this user, (even if you try and do it from the command line) SharePoint will keep on telling you that the user already exists.

Even though you may have deleted the account and removed the account from the users list on the Sharepoint site, Sharepoint still stores the username and SID in its configuration. The issue occurs because the SID stored of the old user account does not match the SID of the new user account.

Solution

Open to the "Manage Site Collection Users" page by typing one of the following into your address bar:

  • http://ServerName/_layouts/1033/Siteusrs.aspx - in case of a Portal site.
  • http://ServerName/SiteName/_layouts/1033/Siteusrs.aspx - in case of a WSS site.

Find the User in the list, mark the checkbox and click "Remove Selected Users" to definitely remove this User. You can then go back to the Add Users page and add the (new) user.

You would think that they had a link to this Management page somewhere in the Admin Interface. But no! It is secretly hidden from you and if it was not for the Internet, you might still be trying to uncover this mystery.

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