CentOS to MS Hyper-V Volume Issues

After making an image of a physical linux box (Dell hardware running CentOS), I converted the IMG file to a VDH file and after booting had many issue. One of which was the following error which caused all databases on the respective volume to fail because the volume was in read-only mode. EXT3-fs error (device … Continue reading CentOS to MS Hyper-V Volume Issues

The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the server reached the configured limit for nonpaged pool allocations.

When you use your Windows 7 workstation for heavy network file copying the lan manager server tends to run out of memory. By making the following setting changes you can avoid this and enhance the file copy speeds. Set the following registry key to ‘1′: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\LargeSystemCache and set the following registry key to … Continue reading The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the server reached the configured limit for nonpaged pool allocations.

How To Export Scheduled Tasks from Windows Task Scheduler Into Excel

I am a consummate network documenter. As such I get all the details. Here's how I grab all the task scheduler items from remote servers into my master Excel sheet. This can be run from your workstation and exports the data in CSV format which Excel just loves. schtasks /query /S SERVERNAME /FO CSV /V >taskscheduler-export.csv … Continue reading How To Export Scheduled Tasks from Windows Task Scheduler Into Excel

Outlook: Can’t create file : XYZ.pdf. Right-click the folder you want to create the file in, and then click properties on the shortcut menu to check your permissions for the folder.

Error in Outlook 2010: "Outlook: Can't create file : XYZ.pdf. Right-click the folder you want to create the file in, and then click properties on the shortcut menu to check your permissions for the folder." This is an annoying message. Even after fixing the users profile permissions it made no difference. This is what worked … Continue reading Outlook: Can’t create file : XYZ.pdf. Right-click the folder you want to create the file in, and then click properties on the shortcut menu to check your permissions for the folder.

Amazon Route53 Weighted DNS Routing

Here's a good question someone raised that I can't find an answer to- If you were to use the weighted routing from Amazon's Route53 DNS  to route users to two different versions of your website (Y and Z for example),  what happens when a user at home on a desktop computer  gets record set Z … Continue reading Amazon Route53 Weighted DNS Routing

Ruckus Wireless AP Default Info and User Guides

I've used several wireless AP management systems from Motorola and Ruckus. Ruckus is by far my favorite and here's some useful info for their APs and Managers if you need to wipe them and start over. One of the things I love about Ruckus is that their hardware warranty is essentially endless. By that I … Continue reading Ruckus Wireless AP Default Info and User Guides

Enabling SNMP On CentOS / RHEL

Setting up SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) on a CentOS machine is a very quick and easy process and I often forget so here's a quickie on how. Install the SNMP daemon by running the following command: yum install net-snmp Once SNMP is installed you want to install the configuration utility. I always forget this. … Continue reading Enabling SNMP On CentOS / RHEL

How To Remove All Printer Drivers In Windows 7

Let me start by saying that HP has some of the worst drivers for their small office printers. Shame on you! After many rounds with "re-installing", specifically HP drivers, I found that it was better to just manually wipe them from the computer and start over. Open a command prompt with administrative privileges and enter: … Continue reading How To Remove All Printer Drivers In Windows 7

Fixing Mac OS X Permissions from Terminal

I support a lot of Macs and it's much easier to work on them remotely via SSH to do things like permission fixes, ACL repairs and other sneaky things. Here's how to repair permissions from SSH/Terminal: diskutil repairPermissions / Of course you may need to sudo or use the su command to do this. You … Continue reading Fixing Mac OS X Permissions from Terminal