How to install vSphere 5.5 client on a domain controller

I get really excited when a new version of software comes out because I’m anxious to try out all of the new features. While exploring vSphere 5.5 however, I noticed that there are some serious consequences to diving in head first. Whether it’s the incompatibility of vSphere 5.5 hardware version 10 with the vSphere thick […]

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VMware, remove floppy device in guest OS

It was so obvious 🙂 This issue occurs when the standard floppy drive is enabled in the BIOS settings of the virtual machine. To resolve this issue, you must disable the floppy drive in the guest machine. To disable the floppy drive in the guest machine: Power off the virtual machine. Right-click the virtual machine […]

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Disable “sponsorize” installation in Java

Digging a bit into the problem myself, I’ve found that there’s an hidden switch to disable sponsor offerings in the auto-update installer. Open the following keys into the Windows Registry Editor (regedit.exe): •HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft •HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft (available only on Windows 64-bit) and create in both of them a new String Value (type REG_SZ) named SPONSORS of value […]

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Sysinternals Live

The Sysinternals web site was created in 1996 by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell to host their advanced system utilities and technical information. Whether you’re an IT Pro or a developer, you’ll find Sysinternals utilities to help you manage, troubleshoot and diagnose your Windows systems and applications.  Sysinternals Live Sysinternals Live is a service that […]

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