Install VMWare Tools on Windows 2008 Server Core

I just installed Win2k8 Core on WMWare and tried to install VMWare as usual from the menu: VM\Install VMWare Tools… but nothing happened.

So I goggled and the solution is actually very easy:
1. Filemenu: “VM\Install VMWare Tools”
2. Command prompt run: “D:\Setup.exe”

That’s it…. have fun.

admin on January 22nd 2009 in Windows Server

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Win2k8 – Relaunch Initial Configuration Task

After a fresh installation of Windows 2008 Server you have the handy “Initial Configurations Task” Wizard. If you have chosen “Do not show this window at logon” it won’t appear anymore. So how can you relaunch it?

Just run “oobe” from the prompt.

admin on January 22nd 2009 in Windows Server

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Startup in Debian

I noticed that each time I restarted my os I didn’t get an IP and I had to start dhclient manually. So how do you get dhclient to start at startup?

Here are the steps you need to do:
1. vi etc/init.d/local

And put following code:

2. Make the file executable

3. Put it into the autostart

The smaller the number is the earlier the file will be executed.

admin on January 20th 2009 in Linux

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Install Webserver with apt-get

apt-get commands
My source.list for “/etc/apt/source.list”

Update Apt Database

Upgrades Installed Packages

Install Package

Remove Package

Check if there are no broken dependencies

1. Installing Apache Webserver

To test this create a textfile

Put this code in it:

Open your browser and go to: http://ip.address/test.php or http://domain/test.php. Now you should get a generated webpage with all the information about apache/php settings.

2. Enable GD Library with PHP

3. Installing MySQL Database Server

4. Change root password on mysql

5. PhpMyAdmin Installation

The phpmyadmin configuration file is located at: /etc/phpmyadmin folder.
To setup under apache all you need to do is include the following line in /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

Point your browser to: http://domain/phpmyadmin

This is a shortcut of the detailed described installation in:
www.mysql-apache-php.com

admin on January 20th 2009 in Linux, MySQL, PHP

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Useful Google Searches for daily use

You might already know but these are useful searches I use all the time:

weather sydney
Shows you the weather forecast in Sydney.

time sydney
Shows you the time in Sydney.

1 AUD in CHF
Converts Australian Dollar in Swiss Francs

If you are looking for an advanced guide you will find it here:
Google Advanced Operators

admin on December 25th 2008 in General

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Shutdown Computer Remotely

We sometimes have fun at work and shut down each others computer;-)
I think you need to have domain admin rights to do so. If you are not logged in as domain admin you can run the “cmd.exe” with Shift+Right Click and “Run As” Domain Admin Login + Password.

Here the command:

admin on November 4th 2008 in General

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Useful Windows Shortcuts you should know

Windows Buttons
[ Windows Button ] + Pause System Properties
[ Windows Button ] + D Desktop
[ Windows Button ] + E Explorer
[ Windows Button ] + F Search File and Folders
[ Windows Button ] + R Run
 
Command Run [ Windows Button ]
compmgmt.msc /computer=<computernamme> Open Computer Management Console for another Computer
appwiz.cpl Add and Remove Programs
ncpa.cpl Network Settings
firewall.cpl Firewall Settings
mstsc Remote Desktop Console
services.msc Services Management Console
eventvwr.msc Event Viewer
sndvol32 Change Sound Volume
control Control Panel
winword Run Word
powerpoint Run Powerpoint
excel Run Excel
rsop.msc Applied Group Policy
 
In Explorer
New Folder in Vista Alt F W F

There are much more shortcuts but these are the ones I use a lot.

admin on October 28th 2008 in General, Windows

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Folders Space Allocations Sorted by Size

du -h –max-depth=1 | sort -n -r

admin on October 15th 2008 in Linux

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Mysql Date Format

SELECT DATE_FORMAT(now(), ‘%d-%m-%y %H:%i:%s’);

admin on August 29th 2008 in IT, MySQL

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Make money of forums or other content

I had some computer errors today so the first thing I usually do if I don’t know the error is jump on google and search for it. So I found a couple forums about that matter. Suprisingly I noticed that there were a couple of forums overlapping with exactly the same question + answers. Second thing I noticed is a lot of ads.
So if you put this two things together you will figure it out that somebody tries to make money out of it and it works like this. You design special for search engine optimized webpages and you steal content from other webpages, you get a content changing money making machine.

admin on July 31st 2008 in Internet

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