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#1 Skydiver   User is online

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A Windows 10 developer laptop... that can't be put into developer

Posted 03 March 2018 - 05:30 PM

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I got a brand new developer machine sporting Windows 10 to replace my old Windows 7 developer machine. I'm not allowed to put the machine into Developer Mode. I can install Fiddler, but not install certs to decode HTTPS traffic. I'm not allowed to install WireShark. WTF?!?! Why call it a developer machine?

On the bright side, they enabled the Hypervisor by default. I remember jumping through hoops to get that enabled on the old machine so that I could run VMs.
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Re: A Windows 10 developer laptop... that can't be put into developer

Posted 03 March 2018 - 08:34 PM

Savage burn.. did you piss off the sys admin/tech support folk? Maybe shower them in various candy bars to get access to it all.
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Re: A Windows 10 developer laptop... that can't be put into developer

Posted 04 March 2018 - 09:38 AM

rant tags are not a thing yet........

but weird that you have a developer machine that you cant put into developer mode........ well mildly amusing anyway... ;)
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Re: A Windows 10 developer laptop... that can't be put into developer

Posted 05 March 2018 - 12:07 PM

Likely word has gotten around that I was the one dragooned by HR to create the desktop application that gets installed on everybody's computers that lets employees anonymously provide feedback to their managers about how things are going. Sounds good on the surface, but HR wanted it to be nag-ware that would prompt you at least once a week for feedback. By neutering my developer machine, the think that it'll keep me from creating more abominations like this. :)

That or they heard that I helped write one of the first rich text email clients way back in 1995 and they are making me pay for all the blinking hot pink signatures that have been created since. :)
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Re: A Windows 10 developer laptop... that can't be put into developer

Posted 05 March 2018 - 12:10 PM

Really? Why don't they just use OfficeVibe?
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Re: A Windows 10 developer laptop... that can't be put into developer

Posted 05 March 2018 - 12:45 PM

Developer version doesnt exist, but you can enable it (except Home version), or you dont have a valid license. Maybe like Server version, it has to be connected. You get any installation error or so?
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Re: A Windows 10 developer laptop... that can't be put into developer

Posted 05 March 2018 - 01:24 PM

The Developer Mode radio button exists. They won't give me the password to get past the UAC that comes up when trying to switch to Developer Mode. Same for the UAC that comes up when Fiddler tries to install its certificates, or WireShark tries to install drivers.

Apparently I'm trusted to manage servers, deploy software, and configure databases that handle processes that handles hundreds of millions of dollars worth of healthcare transactions, but I'm not trusted enough to manage the developer laptop they gave me. It's not like the amount of nanny ware and surveillance that is applied on the servers is any different from that applied on the developer machine. I think the difference is that they don't put as much priority in reviewing the developer machine logs, but it's not might fault that they don't review they the same way.
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Re: A Windows 10 developer laptop... that can't be put into developer

Posted 05 March 2018 - 01:32 PM

Funny, I use POSIX-compliant OS and I've never heard of "developer mode". I don't think there's a non-developer mode.
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Re: A Windows 10 developer laptop... that can't be put into developer

Posted 05 March 2018 - 03:58 PM

... just user with absolutely no rights, and never allowed to be a member of the sudo group.
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