# Thursday, 08 May 2008

"Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable, or because your computer account was not found."

Together with Event IDs 3210 and 40960

Prevent by:

HLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetLogon\Parameters "DisablePasswordChange"=dword:00000001

See KBs 475468 and 888794

Or, Group/Local Policy

Local Computer Policy | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies | Security Settings | Local Policies | Security Options

- Domain Member: Disable machine account password changes (DisablePasswordChange)
- Domain Member: Maximum machine account password age (MaximumPasswordAge)
- Domain Controller: Refuse machine account password changes (RefusePasswordChange)

See: http://www.petri.co.il/forums/archive/index.php/t-10129.html

and: http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/9f921edc-87f5-460e-89ee-9ca56ec1d0961033.mspx?mfr=true

and: http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/3558c421-ba3d-4b8f-a107-b9058cc0f2861033.mspx?mfr=true



Thursday, 08 May 2008 21:38:43 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback
# Sunday, 12 August 2007

VM Additions

To install Virtual Machine Additions for Linux (openSUSE 10.2) running under Virtual PC 2007 download the vm additions for Virual Server from Microsoft Cconnect.

Grab iso image and boot into Linux.
cd /media/CDROM
rpm -ivh vmadd-full-0.0.1-1.i386.rpm --force


Backup old mouse_drv.so in /usr.lib/xorg/modules/input
and replace with new mouse driver from /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input

ctrl-alt-backspace  (init 3, init 5 )

Finally, disable scsi additions (YaST -> System -> System Services (Runlevel) disable rl 3 & 5

Mouse Wheel

add psmouse.proto=imps to /boot/grub/menu.lst (or =exps)

Screen Size

Seems to be limited to 1024x768

Keyboard Repeat

Add clock=pit as a bootloader option

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# Monday, 03 April 2006

Microsoft today (3 April 2006) a new price for Virtual Server R2 Enterprise Edition - £0/$0.  See the press release here.

All that's required is registration and an agreement to allow Microsoft (ore one of its third party agents) to contact you no more than three times for feedback.

Linux machine additions are available here, additional Linux to follow.

Download Microsoft Virtual Server R2 Enterprise Edition.

Monday, 03 April 2006 22:37:21 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback