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  • Visual Studio 2013 remote debugging on home network

    First, login with same Live account won't work because they are created as different local account on those computers. And by login through live account, the old "if no access, try send clear text username and password" fallback won't work because the password is not known by both PC.

    Now create account on both machine that has same username and password, and use that account to run the debugger and IDE.

    Now check this article for other things to check (it's written for VS2010, but things still hold true for VS2013 as well)

    EDIT: The article doesn't mention the setting in Local Security Policy that matters. "Network access: Sharing and security model for local accounts" should be set to "Classic" instead of "Guest Only", or your machine will try to authenticate to the remote debugger as guest,

  • Ignore less secure GPO settings

    @Craig_Matthews: You obviously doesn't read the part that "they can undone" the setting.

    And btw, most of the security products that worth it's salt and has their firewall have ability to prevent Windows firewall to start itself. No need to tinker it with Group Policy

  • Ignore less secure GPO settings

    @ketch: Why not? I can't see any harm be done on starting their firewall, or disable insecure SSL versions, provided they have the ability to undone it.

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  • Ignore less secure GPO settings

    , JohnAskew wrote

    To argue with your point, cheong, how can "a more secure setting" be measured?

    That's a easy one. Any settings that has been advised by Security Advisory that should be disabled.

    Instead of completely remove the feature and risk breaking things, it'd be better to just allow local "turn this feature off" setting to override a GPO defined one, so if someone set a local setting following the advisory and later found it break things, it can be simply undone by the user.

    Consider that in the new generation of workforce, about 30% of people who are not in I.T. related post possess I.T. related knowledge on average or even better than the average of I.T. people, it's not an unreasonable choice to make.

  • Ignore less secure GPO settings

    @ScanIAm: I can, but I shouldn't have wasted time on undoing this non-sense.

  • Ignore less secure GPO settings

    From time to time, I get annoyed by less secure GPO settings overriding more secure one that I set in my workstation.

    "Disable Windows Firewall" is one, and the latest is "Disable all TLS protocols and enable SSLv2 + v3" in IE settings. Every time I boot my workstation I have to manually set it back or I cannot do Live login. And I have no access to the people who can modify corporation-wide GP settings here.

    Although I've mentioned this a lot of time, I'll ask it again: Have Microsoft consider to modify GPO in a way that, if a more secure setting is found on the workstation, it will not be disabled by GPO?

  • What PC's need in post ​floppy/cd-​rom/dvd/sno​wden era

    @kettch: This discussion shouldn't involve networking. Because if a third system is involved, we should have stored that data on central server and access it through network instead of using removable media.

    And btw, some SD cards do support hardware based write protection (flip switch at the side).

  • love this bit on the angular web site

    @JohnAskew: Actually the point that companies try to move their applications to web is that this allow them to by cheaper PCs for everyone as the loading is on server, and it allows their "business secrets" to run in more controllable manner. (e.g.: documents can be printed on web server to designated printer without ever downloaded to user workstation, database access is granted to website's worker process running account only and not individual employees, etc.)

    And the most important of all, you can make sure users running the latest version of your in-house software with website. In one of my previous company that has many construction site, we often experience bug that has been fixed for a long time because the site admin never bothered to shutdown his workstation nor restart the application. The ClickOnce program never have chance to run update for them, and as a result, he was running a program that's 100+ versions behind the current one. Good luck that most of the time it's bugs that has to be corrected, but consider what if it's program logic change? The user might unknowingly write wrong data to the tables and create inconsistent result for the others.

  • What gift do You want this season?

    This thread reminds me of a thread in another forum that someone buy BS from the "Cards Against Humanity" site thinking they're joking and the box ought to be another expansion of their card game, and later found that it's really BS, handed to him by his father, on the day of his graduation. And the others seeing the post replied "at least they don't try to deliver it on Christmas". :O