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If you keep getting nagged for log ons when using sharepoint this will solve the problem almost 100% of the time. The trick is to use the Windows managed Stored username and password feature. To access this, 1. Simply go into Control Panel 2. Click User Accounts 3. Go into Managed Passwords and click Add 4. Type the URL of the server (without HTTP), for example portal.us.com 5. Enter your credentials and click Ok Now anytime Windows attempts to access ANYTHING on this server it will use the use those ......

If you are a developer for SharePoint your best friend has been Virtual PC or VMWare. It’s now time to introduce a new friend, Bamboo Nation's SharePointOnVista go here for more info Technorati Tags: MOSS 2007,Deve on Vista,WSS3.0 ......

In the main UAC has provided a more secure Windows Desktop OS but there are times when this can be very annoying. On of those times is when attempting to run commands from our old friend the DOS prompt. What invariably happens, even though we logged on as an administrator, we get the UAC nag prompt! What need to do is run what is called an Elevated Command Prompt. The following allows you to set on up for future use! To create an ECP as a shortcut on the desktop: 1. Right-click the desktop, and select ......

So I'm in Chicago, attending the Microsoft .Net PAC, it's -8C, it's nearly Christmas and I take warmth shelter in Virgin..... and then I find the Zune section! 5 minutes later minus $270 I'm the proud owner of a Zune (Well 2 actually I got one for the Arch BizTalk Hacker as well!!!). Rush back to the hotel, discarding packaging as I go and then.....Vista! I have an Acer 4000 64 bit running 64 bit Vista and....64 bit XP. Try to install Zune software....Vista not supported.....reboot....XP 64.....try ......

In the intrests of science I have continued to 'attack this problem'. 1st issue 'RAW partition one' : The Release Notes for Vista specify that you can't install Vista on a "RAW" or unpartitioned and unformatted hard drive. That's exactly the kind of drive that VirtualPC creates when you set up a new OS. Fortunately, the release notes have a work around. Setup in this release of "Longhorn" versions of Windows does not support installing to "RAW" disks (disks without a partition). To work around this ......

Simple advice - don't do it! At this point in time Vista appears to be incompatible with VPC. It installed after a lot of effort but only ran in 4 bit screen colour - baaad and very, very, slowly!

 


Just had an entertaining time trying to install Visual #Studio 2005 beta 2 onto Vista - you must  install MSXML 6 before starting the process. Also you will get errors from Compact framework and other Mobile stuff.

Once up and running all is a lot of fun!