I noticed that ESXi Update 1 does not seem to automatically configure the Guest VM network settings. These are the extra steps that I had to follow:
Here are the security requirements that I often use for creating a Windows share for the Guest account (without a password): Remove generic password restrictions Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy > Account Policies 1. Password Policy a. Minimum password age = 0 b. Minimum password length = 0 c. Password must meet complexity requirements = Disabled Remove Guest restrictions for User Rights Assignment and Security Options Control Panel…
At my workplace, I’ve set up an FTP server so that colleagues from across the globe can download some files that I make available for them. I noticed that two people in the same office were downloading the exact same file (10 GB in size) except one was about 10% complete while the other was about 95% complete. I wanted to find out their computer hostnames – usually just an abbreviation of their real names…
I’d always used pushd to store the location of working directories when writing bat scripts. I didn’t realise that you could also use the pushd command to access unc paths:
This command creates a new drive for the share. You can use popd to remove the drive association with the UNC share.
A colleague was having trouble with his Windows XP network connection on his Dell laptop after coming back from China. He was able to access the local intranet at work but could not access the internet. I’d never experienced this before. We tried the usual sorts of commands to renew the ip (eg. ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew). None of these would work. Even after re-installing windows he still wasn’t able to connect to the…