Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted

Where to start... I have setup a MOSS 2007 site running on Windows Server 2003 R2 with sp2 and all current updates. The site is setup to allow anonymous access as well as integrated Windows login. Everything seems fine, no errors on the server all is running smoothly as long as you enter the correct password. If you miss type your password, instead of prompting you 3 time like IIS should, it immediately displays "The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted". The only thing you can do from here is close your browser and start over again. I have been trying to track down this problem for weeks now with little to no luck, I even wiped out the server and reinstalled all components to no avail.

the web server does register the error:

Event Type: Failure Audit
Event Source: Security
Event Category: Logon/Logoff
Event ID: 537
Date: 10/30/2007
Time: 10:53:03 AM
Computer: XXXX-XXX
Logon Failure:
Reason: An error occurred during logon
Logon Type: 3
Logon Process: NtLmSsp
Authentication Package: NTLM
Workstation Name: TELESTO
Status code: 0xC0000225
Substatus code: 0x0
Caller User Name: -
Caller Domain: -
Caller Logon ID: -
Caller Process ID: -
Transited Services: -
Source Network Address: 192.###.##.###
Source Port: 2705

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

While I am looking into this more if anyone has any ideas PLEASE let me know.

One more tidbit it does not have the same problem on all computers, some workstations seem to work as expected.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Recursively adding files to Visual Source Safe

Ok first off, I have to say I hate Visual Source Safe (VSS)!
Actually hate isn't right I despise it, I loath it, it is the worst source control software I have ever used! Well I feel better getting that of my chest.

Anyway back to the reason for this post. If you need to recursively add files and folders to VSS you simple drag the folder from Windows Explorer and drop in in the correct location in your VSS project.
You might think there is a menu option to do this but there isn't. You may also think well if I hit insert I will be asked to recursively add, and you would be wrong. Then you may think Let me look in the doc, maybe it is a command line option, good luck.

Anyway I hope I am not the only id10t to forget how to do this and had to go hunting for it.