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Tips 23 Feb 2017

Ping a range of IPs

C:\>for /l %i in (1,1,254) do @ping 192.168.1.%i -n 1 -w 100 | find "Reply" This will ping all addresses from to one time each, wait 100ms for a reply (more than enough time on a local network) and show only the addresses that replied. Syntax for FOR /L is (start,step,end) if you want to change the range. Also, note that the Windows FIND is case sensitive, so make sure you capitalize “Reply,” or else use the /i switch or just “eply.”

Tips 21 Apr 2016

SOLVED – Citrix XenApp 7.8 Publish VBScript

Recently I’ve experienced an issue with running a vbscript as a published application after upgrading to XenApp 7.8 Platinum. The path I used in the published application was %systemroot%\system32\wscript.exe /nologo and the command line argument as \\server\share\folder\script.vbs This worked absolutely fine in XenApp 7.6, but after upgrading to 7.8 it stopped working. The solution in the end was simple, remove %systemroot% and use c:\windows\system32\wscript.exe instead (notice there is no /nologo either)

Tips 29 Jun 2012

Netapp OnTap Java errors when accessing na_admin

If you encounter a problem with Java when accessing na_admin from a browser then the problem is due the TLS setting  in Java and not with the Data ONTAP configuration. If you have JRE 1.6  and above you need to do the following  To resolve this issue, disable TLS1.0 from Java by doing the following: Select the following: Control Panel – > Java – > Advanced Settings Tab – > Security List Uncheck the TLS1.0 box. Restart the browser (Kill all instance and start new)

Blog // Tips 20 Apr 2012

Right Click on Windows Start Menu Not Working

Right Click on Windows Start Menu Not Working – Fixed

Band // Tips 17 Apr 2012

Online Guitar Tuner

Check out this online guitar tuner here:

Blog // Tips 18 Feb 2012

Chords in a key

Here’s a handy table showing the Major and Minor Keys and their chords

Tips 31 Jan 2012

Install Multiple Fee Apps at Once

Check out  – The Easiest, Fastest Way to Update or Install Software. Then keep it all up to date using: Secuna PSI – Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI). Stay secure by patching and updating insecure programs

Tips 17 Jan 2011

VMware vSphere Client on Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit or Windows 7

PROBLEM When you install VMware vSphere Client on Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit, the client may not run and you will receive the following errors when attempting to launch the client: Could Not Connect Error parsing the server “<vCenterServerHostname>” “clients.xml” file. Login will continue, contact your system administrator. You click OK and then get another error: Error The type initializer for ‘VirtualInfrastructure.Utils.HttpWebRequestProxy’ threw and exception. You click OK and then the vSphere client hangs or crashes. SOLUTION To resolve this issue, perform the following: Obtain a copy of the %SystemRoot%Microsoft.NETFrameworkv2.0.50727System.dll file from a non Server 2008 R2 (or non-Windows 7) machine that has .NET 3.5 SP1 installed. (I took mine from my 32-bit Windows XP SP3 machine) On the Windows Server 2008 R2 machine where the vSphere client is installed, create a folder called “Lib” under the vSphere Client ‘Launcher’ directory. For example: C:Program Files (x86)VMwareInfrastructureVirtual Infrastructure ClientLauncherLib Copy the […]

Tips 25 Dec 2010

Active Directory Saved Queries Templates

In order to configure and use server query do the following. Go to Active Directory Users and Computers: Right click the Saved Queries folder and select New, Query. Enter an appropriate Name and Description. Make sure the query root is set to the domain level you want the query to pertain to. Select the Include subcontainers check box if you want the query to search all subcontainers. Click Define Query. In the Find dialog box, click the Find drop-down arrow and select Custom Search. On the Advanced tab, enter your LDAP query string into the Enter LDAP query box. Click OK twice. Active Directory Saved Queries Templates Find Groups that contains the word admin (objectcategory=group)(samaccountname=*admin*) Find users who have admin in description field (objectcategory=person)(description=*admin*) Find all Universal Groups (groupType:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=8) Empty Groups with No Members (objectCategory=group)(!member=*) Finds all groups defined as a Global Group, a Domain Local Group, or a Universal […]

Tips 4 Dec 2010

How To: Enable remote syslog on VMware Hosts

SSH over to your ESX server. You will need sudo or root access to complete the following. Edit the following with your favorite editor. vi /etc/syslog.conf Add the following line to the bottom of the file. This will forward all the logs to the syslog server — a good thing. #forward to Syslog Server *.* @syslog.domain Restart the syslog service service syslog restart Open the local firewall to allow UDP over port 514 esxcfg-firewall -o 514,udp,out,syslog Reload the firewall configuration esxcfg-firewall -l


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