I was having issues installing some HP Universal x64 print drivers. The wizard would fail with a 0x0...57 error. Also "pnputil -e" would fail with an "Enumeration of driver packages failed: Access is denied" error. The fix was to login with another admin account, then the drivers installed successfully.
Why does it always seems like the most simple of tasks are the most difficult to accomplish? Goal: run a powershell script on the next login with the RunOnce registry key. Better idea: bang head against the wall for an hour. This Stack Overflow page was useful with getting started, but the issue was I [...]
The command to clear the DNS cache on vCenter Server Appliance is systemctl restart dnsmasq and not systemctl restart systemd–resolved.service H/T: http://florian-casse.fr/clear-dns-cache-on-vcsa-6-5-and-later/
I was trying to migrate from a Windows based vCenter 5.5 install to VCSA 6.5 and after encountering several errors trying to run the migration tool I discovered that I could disconnect and remove a host from vCenter and add it to VCSA w/o interrupting the VMs. Spin up new VCSA and recreate EVC clusters. [...]
Dealing with ISP modems are a pain. I needed to find out the public ip of a dsl modem after it had changed on me. I was hoping this solution would be as simple as it looks, and it is. more http://ifconfig.me/ip/ Or if you don't have DNS configured on the Cisco device: more http://220.127.116.11/ip/
If you're trying to configure SNMP on a server from a remote workstation, make sure you have SNMP installed on the remote workstation or you'll miss the Agent, Traps, and Security tab on the SNMP service properties. Thanks to thomasmaurer.ch for getting me on the right track.
Here is a great tutorial for setting up a reverse proxy for webservers. Kudos to Tyler and the Ajenti project. Caveats: As of 2018-07-10, Ajenti didn't work on Ubuntu 18.04, a dependency was broken.I setup the cert for site1.domain.com, then site2.domain.com complained it was using site1's cert, until I ran certbot and gave site2 it's [...]
I found how to make a global hotkey shortcut that opens a new email and I've found it quite useful. Create a new shortcut on the desktop. Point it to the outlook.exe file. In the Target field append /c ipm.note at the end. Select a key for the shortcut field. (I selected "m", ctrl+alt will be [...]
One of my esx 5.5 u3 hosts was disconnected from vCenter. The VMs were still running but reconnecting it to vCenter would result in an vmodl.fault.HostCommunication error. I logged into the console and looked at the logs and saw that the ramdisk /tmp was full. I verified that it was full with esxcli system visorfs ramdisk list  A [...]
kind of a scary bug encountered today on a router. I tried to save a config and received a "device busy" error. The issue was a stuck vty connection. After clearing it (clear line vty X) I could wr mem successfully. https://supportforums.cisco.com/t5/lan-switching-and-routing/4500x-problem-cannot-write-memory-startup-config-file-open/td-p/2603864