remembering to set user and default passwords
Mark.Reeder "at" reuters.com
Mon Jun 10 17:28:01 2002
On 08/06/2002 00:08:53 "Alex K. Angelopoulos" wrote:
> One good way to do this might be to have the installer prompt you for both
> service-mode default passwords and an individual user password. I'm playing
> with a couple of methods for password configuration; the best method is probably
> a post-install script to configure it and import the password set in HKCU to the HKLM key.
OK and worthwhile, but the one time the documentation is fresh in your memory is during install (isn't it ;-))
I note (and I'm referring to Windows version here), when an operationally stable system has been long established,
and in-house VNC-skills decay or are dispersed, one's memory isn't exactly jogged by such things as:
a) the User and Admin dialogue for password settings is disjoint (and you can't show both at once even if you bother to go there)
b) the app has to be running in order to obtain/set these values which are in the registry so often featuring in vnc-list replies.
I appreciate there are probably arguments to do with Unix/Windows compatibility
and abstracting from the notions of dot files and registry (loathe it or loathe it ;-});
so, addressing this regularly-raised issue warrants extensive e-discussion on usage patterns before the end-user confusion can
be engineered-out of a future VNC build.
I feel that the target recipient for re-vamped admin dialogues ought to be the VNC para-sysadmin or fire-fighter
and then it will just fall-out that the problems are solved for the regular VNC installers.
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