- To resolve this problem with Windows 2003:
Migrating user passwords to Windows 2003 SP1 (or more) means the file boot.ini (c:\boot.ini) needs to be modified in order to disable the DEP function.
To do this, open the file boot.ini using a text editor like notepad.exe, then replace the command /NoExecute=OptIn or /NoExecute=OptOut with /NoExecute=AlwaysOff
We advise you to keep the original boot.ini file, by saving it under boot_old.ini for example, before modifying it. You can also reactivate this option once the migration of user passwords has finished.
- To resolve this problem with Windows 2008:
With Windows 2008, you can not edit or modify the boot.ini file. This is not authorized.
To modify the Windows starting options, you can use the command line tool: BCDEdit.
Open the command prompt and type the commands below:
BCDEdit /enum >win2k8start.txt
BCDEdit /set nx AlwaysOff
The first command records the starting configuration into the win2k8start.txt file and the second disables the DEP function.
IMPORTANT: You must restart the server for this modification to take effect.