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Browsing Posts published in August, 2013

Cloned a VM.  The clone is off and trying to copy the clone disk to another VM on another datastore. Complains the disk is locked, despite the VM being off and the name being different to the original VM. So for example original VM hdd is “Mine.vmdk” New clone is “clone-mine.vmdk” Seems even though these […]

Running Word 2010 and run the macro For the macro type Shell “cmd /k cmd.exe” Run the macro. You now have a cmd box where you could potentially go elsewhere.

UPDATED 6/6/2016- ————- After extracting the package in Terminal go to the vmware-tools-distrib folder and type: sudo ./ -d

Wifi being enabled and saying connected.  Visiting a site and then it pauses, never loads and Wifi says limited connected.  Latest drivers makes no difference.  Connecting to a Draytek 2850.   Turns out issue with Wifi n.   Despite the router being capable either the laptop is having issues with it or its an issue with […]

net time \\<computername> /querysntp To query where it’s getting it’s time from.  Can compare to a working machine if possible. If all looks fine, check Windows Time service.  My case, this was disabled which meant the time kept jumping 2hrs ahead every few mins (if I set it back). w32tm /query /status On a Windows […]   Close all folder windows that are currently open. Launch Task Manager using the CTRL+SHIFT+ESC key sequence, or by running taskmgr.exe In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process Click the End process button when asked for confirmation. From the File menu of Task Manager, select New Task (Run…) […]

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