Oct 172008

Small howto to setup Freesshd on a Windows box and authenticate your client machine using Public Key.

There is plenty of howto on the ‘Net explaining procedures, but almost all of them are missing the most important thing.

Once you have created the file containing your Public Key you have to store it in folder configured in Freesshd GUI in Authentication tab… calling the file with the user name you’re using to connect.

In my case it is root, thus instead of calling it ssh_public_hey or authorized_key you have to call it root.

Tested and working on Windows Vista and Windows 2003.

Oct 172008

I was trying to installing VMWare Server 2.0 but it kept getting this error

System Administrator has set policies to prevent this installation.

Quick and dirty solution in 8 steps:

  1. Click Start -> Control Panel
  2. Open Administrative Tools
  3. Open Local Security Settings
  4. Click Software Restriction Policies
    1. If no software restrictions are defined, right click the Software Restriction Policies node and select New Software Restriction Policy
  5. Double click Enforcement
  6. Select “All users except local administrators”
  7. Click OK
  8. Reboot