How to backup your perfmon counters
The easiest way to backup your perfmon counters is to use the lodctr tool
Registers new Performance counter names and Explain text for a service or device driver, and saves and restores counter settings and Explain text.
Syntax lodctr [\\ComputerName] FileName [/s:FileName] [/r:FileName] Example lodctr /s:”perf backup1.txt” . . . → Read More: backup perfmon counters
Howto Convert a ESXv5 to ESXv4 VM
This details the steps needed to convert a machine from ESXv5 to ESXv4
Convert OVA to VMX On ESXv5 Machine, Export the VMWare ESX5 Machine to OVF (File -> Export -> Export OVF Template) Download ovftool
Convert ova to vmx (ignoring manifest errors)
ovftool sourefile.ova destfile.vmx (make sure . . . → Read More: Howto Convert a ESXv5 to ESXv4 VM
Problem You hate magnify.exe yet you are unable to delete magnify.exe Solution Take ownership of magnify.exe Move it to a new filename Celebrate i_hate_magnify.bat takeown /f “%windir%\system32\Magnify.exe” && icacls “%windir%\system32\Magnify.exe” /grant administrators:F echo “Took ownership of Magnify.exe!” move “%windir%\system32\Magnify.exe” “%windir%\system32\Magnify.exe.ihateyou” pause
callee rc: co_e_server_exec_failure (0×80080005)
When starting Virtualbox 4.2.10 on Windows 7 I was encountering this error
Failed to create the VirtualBox COM object. The application will now terminate. Callee RC: CO_E_SERVER_EXEC_FAILURE (0×80080005) Cause
The problem is the %HOME%/.VirtualBox directory
To resolve the issue I followed these steps
Killed any VirtualBox .exe files . . . → Read More: SOLVED – callee rc: co_e_server_exec_failure (0×80080005)
I wanted to be able to run a bat file as administrator in order to have an easy shortcut to edit my windows hosts file. Here’s what I found
Shortcut to edit windows hosts file as Admin Creating the batch file
Paste this in a new notepad file and save it somewhere as hosts.bat
takeown . . . → Read More: bat file as administrator
The easiest way to get curl on windows with HTTPS is to simply download and install the git package then add
c:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin
as an environment variable to allow you to run curl from anywhere.
Don’t forget when running curl commands in a DOS prompt to use double quotes.
curl https://www.cloudflare.com/api_json.html -d “a=fpurge_ts” . . . → Read More: curl on windows with https
Active Directory Cheat Sheet
This page contains my Active Directory Cheat Sheet. A list of collected one liners and vb scripts. Enjoy and feel free to add some yourself via comments!
Active Directory One Liners
This isn’t so much a script as an awesome way to reset an active directory user’s password.
How to Reset . . . → Read More: active directory cheatsheet
The NTFS file system implemented in NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows XP64, and Windows7 supports a facility known as hard links (referred to herein as Hardlinks). Hardlinks provide the ability to keep a single copy of a file yet have it appear in multiple folders (directories). They can be created with the POSIX . . . → Read More: Creating Hard Links in Windows
The best tool i’ve found to delete duplicate files windows is sfk (aka “Swiss File Knife”).
1. Download Swiss File knife from there homepage
2. Extract and copy to C:\windows
sfk dupfind -dir anydir [-file .ext1 .ext2]
find and list duplicate files.
options -diffdirs list only duplicates residing in different root directories. this . . . → Read More: delete duplicate files windows
Convert your .crt and .key or .pfx file to a .pem file
OpenSSL- This tool will do the conversion Note: If you have Visual SVN Server then openssl is located at:
“%VISUALSVN_SERVER%\bin\openssl” Converting .crt .key to .pem
This section describes how to convert a .crt and .key file to .pem
Linux/Unix/MacOS/Windows Convert .crt . . . → Read More: convert .crt .key or .pfx to .pem