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Vol. 10 No. 5 Community News & Information November 17, 2006

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In This Issue:

* WINDOWS SERVER 2003 SP1
* HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

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WINDOWS SERVER 2003 SP1

When Service Pack 1 is applied to Windows Server 2003, some new security policies are added and some default security settings are changed. Applying SP1 to Windows Server 2003 changes the
security setting for DCOM so only administrators can start a DCOM session from a remote location (workstation). In effect, regular domain users are unable to run NPL, using NPLSecure type security,
after an update to SP1. The result is an NPL Secure DCOM "access is denied" error.

Applying Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2003 creates a new local security group called "Distributed COM Users." Adding the domain users group to this local group should allow NPL Secure to function properly again.

There have been no reports of Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2003 causing problems on Novell Netware installations or Windows installations that use NetBIOS type security.


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NPL THANKSGIVING DAY HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Niakwa's administrative offices will be closed beginning Wednesday November 22 in celebration of Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Regular business will resume on Monday November 27.

Resets will be available Wednesday and Friday on a limited basis via email only. Response times will be slow.

 

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