TBH the Dell XPSM1710 isn't quite ready for Vista as the driver support
isn't quite there. Well not in the bas build anyway, I'm yet to check their
site for updates... I've had several issues, but overall Im still happy with
The main issue with the Terastation was that I could not authenticate to the
device from Vista, but I could from several XP PC's in the same workgroup
(and Im still having the same issue despite my orignal posting).
It seems that whenever I re-select "Windows Locator" and give it the big OK,
it works until I reboot (and maybe suspend), but then it goes back to it's
weird default 'blank' and I can't connect to the NAS again.
It's a bit frustrating. I'll see if I can find anything on Dells site, if
not I'll raise a call with them.
> "Paul Coe" <Paul Coe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > Just in case anyone else has this issue:
> > I followed all the advice I could find but it was all the same, i.e.
> > Change
> > LMCompatibiltyLevel to 1 in the Registry... Still no luck connecting from
> > Vista to a NAS (Terastation), however all was fine from an XP MCE PC to
> > the
> > NAS.
> > A bit of further investigation confirmed that (for some unknown reason)
> > the
> > Laptop has been pre-configured so that the RPC Locator was blank.
> > Not sure why it was like this, but the Wireless card on my DELL XPSM1710
> > was
> > pre-configured like this. I set it to "Windows Locator".
> > e.g. Select Manage Network Connections, select the properties of your
> > network card, then Microsoft CLient Properties, then change the RPC
> > Service
> > provider.
> > Hope that helps anyone else that may have this problem, because it was
> > really winding me up for a few days, until I could find some time to look
> > into it more (when the kids went to bed :-)).
> > Regards,
> > Paul
> > P.S. I've just checked the RPC service again and it's gone blank! After
> > typing this posting too! Ahh well, the NAS still works OK! Surely, that
> > must
> > have been the problem?!
> Just out of curiosity, what was the original issue you had with the
> Terastation and Vista?