Do NOT upgrade your disks from Basic to Dynamic by using a custom made MMC!
Creating your own console is a very handy tool, but don’t use it to upgrade a system or boot partition to dynamic disk!
On a W2K/XP machine, when you click ‘Yes, restart’ at the prompt, then the MMC in the background will ask you to save its settings, immediately following an ‘End task’ dialog.
Somehow, the snap-in does not finish the upgrade to dynamic disk properly, because at the next boot you will inevitably get an INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE message.
Passwords Haven’t Disappeared Yet
123456. Qwerty. Iloveyou. No, these are not exercises for people who are brand new to typing. Shockingly, they are among the most common passwords that end users choose in 2021. Research has found that the average business user must manually type out, or copy/paste, the credentials to 154 websites per month. We repeatedly got one question that surprised us: “Why would I ever trust a third party with control of my network?
Note: Not all W2K or XP machines have this “bug” in them, but because I’ve seen quite a handful have this problem I’m writing this warning. Try it yourself and if it works – you’re lucky.