So this was a weird one. Remote desktop stopped working on client machines. Troubleshooting led to a group policy Block rule in the Windows firewall but there was no such GPO setting.
I’ve often thought that certain password policies actually reduce security because users, being human, create less-than-secure mechanisms by writing passwords down or by reusing the same passwords whilst adding a simple digit on at the end. It now seems that GCHQ agrees with me!
I was initially going to call this article “Why do Great Engineers Often Become Poor Managers” but I decided this was an unfairly negative title for a complex issue with many variables. All industries have their good and bad managers, is IT any different?
Welcome to my new blog. It’s still a work in progress so forgive me if it takes a while to come together…