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Converting a solution from Visual Studio 2010 back to 2008

Today, as the expiration of the Visual Studio 2010 beta license is nearing expiration while as small partners we still haven’t received the new ISOs, I need to convert back my solution and projects to Visual Studio 2008. A quick … Continue reading

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IIS7 is failing Debug.Assert

Assert is one of the (several) best friend of every developer. Asserts are widely useful from checking pre-conditions to post-conditions and every other possible assumptions/invariants in between. When an assert condition fails, it usually indicates a serious error and is … Continue reading

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No data encryption for SMB/CIFS

CIFS is very used in big corporate Windows environments, although authentication (generally relying on AD/Kerberos) is good and flexible, there is no built-in support for data transport encryption in CIFS…. bad :(. One solution is to deploy two GPOs on … Continue reading

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Windows 7 UAC security thoughts

I read today, that Windows 7 UAC is vulnerable to an escalation attack (see here). To sum this up in a few words, Windows 7’s UAC is basically Windows Vista’s UAC, but Microsoft tried to make it easier on the … Continue reading

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