Monthly Archives: December 2011

Prepare to install an ADC DSfW server

This video will go through the preparation of installing an ADC DSfW server.  It will guide you through TID 7009927.




Cross Forest Trust Password

Some times the cross forest trust between DSfW and AD fails and a common reason for this failure is the cross forest trust password. By default the Windows server will reset the trust password every 30 days. Some times the change only occurs on the Windows side and trust object in DSfW does not get the update leading to a broken trust. Validating and reseting the trust is one way to fix this. Another option is to disable the server from changing the password. This video will show how to validate the trust, reset the password, modify the number of days when a password is changed, and how to disable password changes.

How to disable the automatic machine account password changes.

  1. In the registry go to
  2. Change the registry subkey to a value of 1 (default is 0 which enables password changes, 1 disables password changes)
  3. Restart the… Continue reading

OES11 is now available

OES11 is can be downloaded now.

OES11 runs on SLES11SP1.  Besides running on SLES11 SP1 there are not a lot of new features.  Samba is updated to 3.5 which allows winbind to be configured with out recompiling winbind.