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  • Win7 XP Mode with Domain Credentials

    Posted on June 28th, 2009 HandyAndy 3 comments

    My friend Grey Lancaster one of the original SBS-MVP’s who has since moved on to WHS as their first MVP, sent me a link to this video on XP Mode and said everything he had seen used a local user account and he wanted to be able to use domain credentials, so I installed it on my Win7 RC box on my SBS 2008 network and dug into it.

    It turns out you can use domain credentials. Here are the steps I used.
    Open the settings for the XP VM and delete the cashed credentials.
    Start the XP Virtual Machine
    Right Click on My Computer and select Properties
    On the computer name tab, click the change button
    Join the computer to the domain and reboot it
    Now when it starts logon with DomainName\UserName

    You will find that even the folder redirection works if you had that enabled for your domain.
    And yes the integration features work also, although it took one more reboot before they showed up.

    I highly recommend you install and become familiar with XP Mode in Win7 it is a really cool feature!

  • Connection Through Remote Web Workplace or RDP Fails

    Posted on June 28th, 2009 HandyAndy No comments

    Seems more and more folks are bumping into the problem of not being able to connect to their computers at work through Remote Web Workplace (a feature of SBS) or through the regular RDP client. Well struggle no longer. Susan has gather up all the tips you should need to fix theseĀ  issues and posted them in one handy place called FixMyRWW.

    Thankx Susan!