Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Vista OEM - Network Troubles

Since I'm usually sitting at my desk developing new and interesting stuff for my company, using a slow (but cool :-) old Tablet PC wasn't the best way to be an effective developer.

Last week I got myself a new PC that will sit at my desk at work. It's a fast and brand new dual core computer with loads of memory, a big harddrive and a DirectX 10-based video card. I choose Windows Vista Business, since I've been quite happy with the way Vista has been working on my Tablet PC.

The only problem came when I was about to check in some source code to subversion. TortoiseSVN complained with a message saying it couldn't move a file in the repository. The repository is located on a network share and accessed by a small group of programmers.

I searched all over to see if this was a common problem with subversion, but found nothing. Then I noticed that I couldn't rename files on the network, and started to search for similar reports on the net. At last I found this post, which helped me fix the issue.

So why the OEM troubles heading? Read the above post - the bug has to do with something missing in the OEM version of Vista.

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