Thursday, January 07, 2010

Windows 7 Cross Domain Drive Map Garbage

I tried to map a network drive cross-domain over VPN on my Windows 7 laptop last night, but my laptop failed to authenticate with the file server. Last month I bought a new Dell Studio 15 laptop with Windows 7 64bit, and I've been very happy with it, so I assumed that the map failed due to some random bad setting. I googled around and sent some e-mail to IT support, and eventually found out that I would have to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional to alter the Windows security policy preventing the drive map. The technical details are here in the "catdogboy" posts.

This map drive issue is my first Windows 7 problem that really annoys me. It's upsetting when something works with XP and Vista, but requires extra money and an upgrade with 7.

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