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Using Task Scheduler to map network drives once connected to VPN

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 »

How to remove windows.old folder

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 »

Quick Support Session

Do you need help with any IT related issue? We can help. This option is available to anyone looking for remote assistance or advice on an ad-hoc basis. Our time is charged on an half-hourly basis – pay for the first hour upfront and any additional hours will be invoiced for online payment. If we… Read More »

Proxmox KVM machine will not stop

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

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 »