As mentioned earlier, I have been a Ubuntu and Mac user in the past a few years, but now I am using Windows 10 which is the standard OS of my new job. I like the package managers in *nix world, e.g. apt in Ubuntu, yum in CentOS/RHEL, and homebrew in Mac, and I would … Continue reading Chocolatey – Package Manager for Windows
I just started a new job this week, and the standard machine is HP EliteBook with touchscreen and Windows 10. I have been a Ubuntu and Mac user in the past couple of years, may be it is a good time for me to familiarise with the new Windows OS. I was told by many … Continue reading 3 steps to run Ubuntu in Windows 10
If you are looking for a tool which can restore the MS SQL DB backup from the production environment to the development environment, this script is just the one that you are after. In my example, the script does the following things: 1) Copy of the latest pro db backup to local. 2) Close all connections of … Continue reading Restore MSSQL database using batch script
Many companies use Microsoft ISA/ TMG as their enterprise proxy solution. This may work for most cases. But in some scenarios, it does not work well. For example, use WinSCP or Putty behind the proxy AND the proxy requires authentication. ISA/ TMG is mircrosoft technology, it uses NTLM based authentication which is not supported by … Continue reading WinSCP or Putty authenticates against Microsoft ISA/ TMG
I was setting up a IIS test environment for testing the mobile redirection this afternoon. That's a test box which may serve for other purpose as well. For some reason, the WAS service (Windows Process Activation Service) just refused to start with the message 'Error 3: The system cannot find the path specified'. I am … Continue reading Troubleshoot ‘Windows Process Activation Service’ failed to start
By default ISA/TMG does not allow outbound SSH traffic. And in the log it shows something like this: To make it work, you have to extend the ISA/TMG ports by adding SSH/22 by using isa_tpr.js. Here is my example:c:\Utils>cscript isa_tpr.js /add SSH 22Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.The Web … Continue reading Extend ISA/TMG Ports to allow SSH
To use Hyper-V in HP EliteBook 8560W, besides 'Virtual Technology' you also need to enable 'Data Execution Prevention' in BIOS, otherwise you will see the following error when you try to start the virtual machine.