Archive for the ‘Windows’ Category

Disabling IPv6 Stateless Autoconfiguration

October 9th, 2010 1 comment

I have Vyatta setup to send out router advertisements so clients are auto configured with an IPv6 address. This works great for workstations, but I prefer servers to be manually configured. The auto configured address on Linux is built from the MAC address and on Windows it is randomly generated. When assigning a static IPv6 address the auto configured address is still assigned so you end up with two addresses. Read more…

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Windows Local vs Domain SID Cloning Issues

August 24th, 2009 No comments

When you install Windows a security identifier (SID) is assigned to the machine. This SID is used for local authentication purposes and is stored in the registry and used to assign ACLs to folders and files on the NTFS file system.

In a workgroup setting each computer needs to have its own unique SID. This becomes less important when joining the computer to a domain. When joined a secondary SID is assigned which is derived from the domain SID with a relative ID append. Read more…

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Hot Adding a SCSI Device

July 11th, 2008 No comments

When hot adding a SCSI device, such as a hard drive, you might have noticed that it doesn’t show in /dev. You can either reboot, which defeats the purpose of hot adding the device, or notify Linux to rescan the SCSI bus. Read more…

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Slow Browsing of Network Drives

December 16th, 2007 1 comment

One frustrating thing I noticed after using Vista was what seemed to be a compatibility issue with Windows 2003 Server 64bit Edition. Browsing network shares and folders on the server from the Vista machine was painfully slow. It would take five plus seconds to just display a directory listing or open a text file. After an hour or so of searching Google I found the answer. Read more…

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