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The problem arises that users don’t always have the correct drive mappings in place when they connect to a VPN. This problem is easily overcome when using OpenVPN as you can easily provide a script to process on successful connection/disconnection. To summarise (for OpenVPN), just add the script into the relevant OpenVPN config folder, and… Read More »
If you need to join a Windows domain make sure that you set the DNS server setting of the TAP adapter to the Windows DNS server on the network you want to join.
You might need to save some valuable disk space and find out that there is a windows.old folder comsuming lots of space. To remove it you must be an administrator – if you are not logged in as an administrator you can search for disk cleanup, right click and run as administrator. On the disk… Read More »
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You have a USB drive with files copied from a windows server / pc and you want to copy them onto a proxmox server – First install ntfs-3g by running the command apt-get ntfs-3g mkdir /usbdrive mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /usbdrive use rsync to copy the data across – rsync -a /usbdrive /todestinationpath
After upgrading to Windows 10 I faced an ‘unrecoverable error’ when attempting to resume my virtual machines. I found articles recommending you remove the cdrom device as it is handled differently in windows 10 which also led me to notice I could not edit the virtual machine. Solution – Power down the VM. You will… Read More »
We often have problems with customers running out of space on a hard drive. There is a simple solution which works from Windows XP upwards. Take a look at junctions – https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sysinternals/bb896768.aspx First download junctions.exe and add it to your system folder so that it can be run from any folder. If there is an… Read More »
Occasionally a backup locks one of my KVM machines. Running any of the commands from the UI or from the command yields no results – Stop trying to aquire lock…TASK ERROR: can’t lock file ‘/var/lock/qemu-server/lock-136.conf’ – got timeout Reset trying to aquire lock…TASK ERROR: can’t lock file ‘/var/lock/qemu-server/lock-136.conf’ – got timeout Solution – /etc/init.d/cman stop… Read More »
Making icons for windows applications can be a challenge. We created a simple tool to help you get an idea what the icon will look like easily. Simply upload a multi sized .ico file and instantly see the results in the taskbar. It also displays the common icon sizes so you can tell which sizes… Read More »