Yearly Archives: 2009

Extend Windows 7 Activation

I am testing Windows 7 Pro on my laptop and wanted to decide if I can get by with that instead of Ultimate.  Well, my time is running out and I need a couple day to backup everything before I change it.  So…  I need to “rearm” the activation system. […]

OpenSolaris ZFS rpool mirror 1

Notes to self: Install your system to a PARTITION, NOT the whole drive.  I seem to remember reading somewhere that this was required. My system had 2 disks.  rpool was setup on disk 0.  (those are ZERO’s not O’s.) c8t0d0s0  (disk 0 with rpool) c8t1d0s0   (disk 1 we want […]

Join Windows 7 to Samba PDC on Ubuntu Jaunty 26

I found some info on Google searches to get Windows 7 to join a Samba domain controller.  I have Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty which runs Samba 3.3.2, which I guess does not work.  You need 3.3.4.   Windows 7 needs a registry change: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters] “DomainCompatibilityMode”=dword:00000001 “DNSNameResolutionRequired”=dword:00000000 The above need to be added to allow […]