Friday, November 23, 2007

Windows Server 2008 Stored User Names and Passwords

I have been setting up my development environmet in Server 2008 RC0 to start getting a feel for it. Since I deal with multiple domains and user accounts including, my home and clients, I use "Stored User Names and Passwords". Well, this appears to have changed slightly. The way i set it up in XP Pro and Server 2003 looks like this

As I went to set this up in Server 2008, I had to find out where. In the Control Panel, there is an item called "User Accounts". In this window, there is a link on the left called "Manage your network passwords". This brings up the familiar screen for setting up cached accounts. My first attempt gave me this

Notice the validation error. So, a couple of quick tests and I eneded up with this

where I used *.MyDomain instead of MyDomain\*. In my first test of this (connecting to network share), it appears to work fine. The next set of testing will be if it works when authenticating to sql server and tfs. I will find out once I get all that loaded up.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ben Hoelting did a presentation on Linq at the South Colorado .Net users group. It provides an overview of Linq and some new features in Visual Studio 2008. Check it out at Ben's Blog or the user group site South Colorado .Net.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

After months of procrastinating, I have finally taken the time to setup a blog. I have a few topics in mind that have been sitting in a text file on my desktop for almost 6 months now. I will hopefully find some time over the next week or so to get a couple posts written up. And, maybe, someone will actually find their way here to read then and get some value (even better!).