Tag Archive: windows vista

Feb 27

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 vistax64.com: 1. Open the Start Menu. 2. In the white …

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Feb 27

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)

Dec 09

Connecting Vista to Leopard with Synergy and SSH

Synergy through SSH, not as hard as I thought it would be. The first step is to get Synergy working without SSH…I'm not going to cover that here. I used Leopard as a Synergy server, and setting up an SSH server on Leopard is as easy as going to System Preferences > Sharing and checking …

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Apr 01

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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Mar 31

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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Aug 28

Vista/OSX Interop Episode 1

I had to edit the registry to make Vista able to see a Mac (Apple OS X 10.3) file share. Changed… HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetControlLsaLMCompatibilityLevel … to 1.