Category: windows vista

Mac: Doesn't play well with others. Doesn't Share. *UPDATED

Vista cannot authenticate when trying to attach to a file share (SMB) on our old 10.2 Mac Xserve. Fixing the problem involves weakening the security of Vista file sharing, but we're all friends here behind the firewall, right? I stole these instructions from z3r010 on 1. Open the Start Menu. 2. In the white …

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Auto login domain user in Vista (or XP!)

Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon Create new string value subkeys: DefaultUserName DefaultPassword DefaultDomainName Change: AutoAdminLogon = 1 If it exists, delete the AutoLogonCount key Remember, if you are not part of a domain, you can setup autologin by using the netplwiz command in the search box. (in XP type "control userpasswords2" in the run box)

Thumbs.db on Network Shares with Vista, Grrrrr…..

According to Microsoft, Vista doesn't use thumbs.db anymore, so the problem of thumbs.db getting created on network shares has been fixed. But, then Microsoft broke it again with Vista SP1.  Next registry edit, diabling thumbs.db from showing up on my Mac network shares. Here's a quote… – Open the Registry Editor (regedit.exe).  – Navigate to …

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The Places Bar

I found a way to edit the Places Bar (You know, the folders on the left side of the open and save dialog) in XP and it works for Vista as well. Basically go here… HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion Policiescomdlg32Placesbar …and edit the locations; DWORDS are common locations, so you'll have to look them up, but strings are …

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