- Run C:\Windows\System32\Netplwiz.exe
Uncheck “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer”
Click Apply, type in the auto login account name and password
- Set iSCSI service to autostart
sc config msiscsi star= auto
- Add persistent iSCSI target
QAddTargetPortal <Portal IP Address>
PersistentLoginTarget <target_iqn> T * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 0
- Create disk partition and volume
select disk <disk number>
attribute disk clear readonly
create partition primary
format fs=ntfs quick
assign letter=<drive letter>
Remarks: The step for clearing readonly flag in DiskPart is important for Windows Server 2008, otherwise creating partition will end up giving “Media is write protected”error. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971436/EN-US for details.
I’ve been awaiting for the Synology NAS firmware upgrade with iSCSI support so I can try out Windows Server 2008 failover clustering on my Hyper-V box. The good news is the DSM 2.2 BETA is out with iSCSI but it is IET based which lacks SCSI-3 persistent reservation support required by Windows Server 2008 cluster. Same problem for some other software iSCSI targets, e.g. OpenFiler
Problem: The following error is shown in Windows XP Remote Desktop Connection when connecting Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008 requiring Network Level Authentication.
Solution: Enable CredSSP Security Service Provider in Windows XP SP3 which is disabled by default.
- Install Windows XP SP3
- Follow the instructions in KB951608 to turn on CredSSP http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951608/
Problem: For user logs on to multiple machines with autoenrollment enabled, each machine will generate a new set of private and public keys for the user since user’s existing certificates do not exist in the local certificate store.
Solution: Configure Credential Roaming supported in Windows Server 2003 SP1 Administrative Template.