PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Please note that, as of 9\/29\/03, all of your valued Network World Fusion newsletters will be delivered to you from nwfnews.com. If you use filters to manage your newsletters based on domain name, please adjust accordingly.Once my Valentine,Her name escapes me like aForgotten password. - Wook LeeWook Lee of HP is one of the leading directory authorities in the world. He's a directory architect for HP (Texas branch to where he was stationed after Compaq acquired Digital Equipment. Not only has he been there and done that, he was the "that" that he did it to!). I wasn't aware, though, that he was also a haiku specialist. And not only haiku, but senryuu also. For the culturally challenged among you, a "haiku" is a 17-syllable verse form consisting of three metrical units of 5, 7 and 5 syllables. (See https:\/\/www.toyomasu.com\/haiku\/#whatishaiku) While a senryuu is often lumped with haiku in western thoughts because the structure is the same, there are many elements that easily differentiate the two. Too many to list here. So browse over to https:\/\/www.cyberoz.net\/city\/dhugal\/senryuu.html for a full and complete discussion. Lee was a speaker at the recent NetPro Directory Experts Conference in Ottawa and evidently drew the short straw since he was landed with the topic of "Active Directory Restore Mode." The real challenge was to be able to present useful information while still keeping the audience awake. On a dare from Microsoft's Stuart Kwan, though, he did come up with what has to be one of the more interesting, and fascinating, slideware presentations of the past few years. Look for yourself (https:\/\/vquill.com\/Haiku.htm) if you weren't in the audience.While Lee's presentation was one of the more enjoyable events at the show (if you discount the stories I've heard about NetPro CEO Trish Gulbranson stretched across a pool table to make a three cushion shot), it simply lightened a highly-charged atmosphere.Most of the audience, made up of network and directory managers and administrators, were actually seeking refuge from their users and bosses who seem to daily hold up more news headlines about identity problems or Microsoft security issues. In fact, a survey conducted among attendees showed that 90% were "feeling the heat" about security concerns with Microsoft applications and services. That did tend to reinforce the conference theme, "Securing Your Network Infrastructure with Active Directory."\u00a0 We'll look at some of the other issues uncovered in the survey in the next issue of this newsletter.Right now, though, I'd like to leave you with another of Wook Lee's evocative verses:I want to know theDirectory Restore ModePassword for my brain.Aren't there mornings when we all feel that way?