Monday, June 16, 2008

Vista and Linux/Samba

I was having a heck of a time trying to connect Vista to my Linux Samba share. I tested connection in my XP vm env and it worked just fine so I knew this must be another one of the Vista security enhancements. Found this article on how to disable the "enhancement". This problem is not just to Linux. Samba is very common utility for NAS drives, Linux, and other network file system to inter-operate with Windows.

here is the full article

here is the work around solution.
Click "Start -> Run." Then, type in the Run field: "secpol.msc." That will bring you to Vista's security policy system. Once there, use "Go to: Local Policies > Security Options" and then find "Network Security: LAN Manager" authentication level. Once there, change the Setting from "Send NTLMv2 response only" to "Send LM & NTLM -- use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated."

Monday, June 2, 2008

remote support / web demo software

Originally, this entry was suppose to be detailed review of 3 different remote desktop / presentation / demo software packages. However, I haven't made time to write anything so extensive. Here is the quick and dirty summary.

- GotoMeetings Pro : well integrated into IM, outlook, and other desktop applications. Con : heavy install, Windows only. Most expensive.

- GatherPlace Pro : Java based and support multiple platform. Web based or very small desktop footprint. Con : not so easy to use.

- TeamViewer Pro : FREE for non-commerical use. Easy to install. Con : windows only, limited to 5 users.

I like teamviewer the best so far.