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Analysis: Require Domain Controller Authentication to Unlock Workstation

Among the many security options that are configurable via Group Policy there is a setting Interactive logon: Require Domain Controller authentication to unlock workstation. For security reasons this is often enabled. Let’s have a closer look at the implications. Those are different from what one might think because the name is a little misleading. (more…)

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Do You Still Hide Your Share$?

Subtitle: Fighting Another Legacy of the NT Era Hiding network shares by appending a dollar sign is a common practice among administrators. While by itself that is neither good nor bad, it is a perfect example of how customs establish themselves in the IT industry in exactly the same way they do in other subcultures. […]

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