Authenticode, signing, VSTOs and what they have to do with CRLs

The topic of this post may sound a bit strange with many big words, but the reason of the topic is one.. One picture is worth a thousand words, so what I’m trying to explain is this:   Unknown publisher?? I can’t install it for users, I want to deploy it silently…   Scenario #2…

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Debugging DsGetDCName in Win7

Hi,   That’s just a short post while I’m working for a longer one. A couple of days ago I was debugging an application, and I wanted to set a breakpoint for the DsGetDCName function to figure out the flags being passed to the function – (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms675983(VS.85).aspx) and while in the MSDN help in says…

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GPP Drives maps causing slow logon due to unavailable file servers – and how to make sure they won’t

  Michael here again, and this time I would like to discuss the Group Policy preferences drive maps feature and some caveats on the way. The Group Policy Preference is a powerful new feature introduced with Windows Vista and later. Using the GPP opens a lot of new options like creating registry keys, copying files,…

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Optimizing NTLM authentication flow in multi-domain environments

I’ll start with the obvious: Kerberos is the way to go. NTLM is less secure and is being de-emphasized in the recent versions of the OS. Your first option should always be to attempt to make your applications work with Kerberos. But things take time and it will be long till we find ourselves in…

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