17th March 2010

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Blog :: Windows 7 Home considered retarded

So I got a Dell Zino to serve as my Windows testing box/second computer. It came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64. Which would not allow me to map a network drive to my DNS-323 network storage device - it wouldn't authenticate.

After much searching I discover that you need to adjust your security policies to allow a particular version of NTLM but Windows 7 Home doesn't include the securities policy editor. Pro only, that. Fortunately you can edit a registry key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa] "lmcompatibilitylevel"=dword:00000002

to get what you needed. Thanks hardwarecentral.com! And uh - I guess Microsoft considers network storage to be a Pro only feature. Or maybe they think Home users should be wielding regedit... Whatever.

Posted on March 17th 2010, 01:02 AM

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