Version Check again and again

Developers care about job security. They have to. In my conspiracy theories, the Y2K bug was an evil plan by a group of developers that saw their 401k’s take a nose dive and they wanted a backup plan for retirement. Without too much investment, that is. I came across the version check issue again today….

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How to digitally sign binaries

If you need to sign your binary, you can find all you need about Authenticode signing here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms537359.aspx. As an ISV, you will need a 3rd party certificate. However for testing you can create your own certificate and tell your machine to trust it. From an elevated command prompt, you first need to create a…

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TS RemoteApp and local Drives

Windows Server 2008 has a new feature called TS RemoteApps. It allows you to publish applications on the terminal server and access only that application from a client (as opposed to having a complete desktop). By default the sharing of local resources (such as disk drives) is enabled which makes applications that need to save…


Kernel debug with a Virtual Machine

It took me a while to figure this out (but then once I found it, I found it again and again). If you want to machine debug a virtual machine (vpc) with WinDBG, you need to: set up the VPC to be debugged (msconfig.exe; boot tab; advanced options) set up a COM port for a…

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