How to truly disable UAC on Server 2012

Just ran into this with an admin account having UAC issues …   The fix: “Deactivating UAC in Windows 2008 R2 was possible via running msconfig (for example winkey+r -> msconfig), going to the Tools tab and launching “Change UAC settings”. There, you select “Never notify” to disable UAC. The same approach is still available […]

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Just a bit more information on Shellshock

If you have Red Hat  or one of the distro’s based off of this (centOS, Fedora, etc) Run the following: Yum clean all Yum update Shutdown -r now   For Ubuntu server: some are saying you can just do apt-get update apt-get install bash   Ubuntu Statement: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2362-1/ How to test You can check if […]

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Configuring SNMP Traps for ESX 3.5 and ESX 4.0

Problem: To generate virtual machine and environmental traps from ESX 3.5 and ESX 4.0 hosts, you must configure and enable the embedded SNMP agent. You cannot use the Net-SNMP-based agent to generate these traps, although it can receive GET transactions and generate other types of traps. Solution: To enable SNMP on ESX Server version 3.5: […]

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VMware KB: Disabling the HotAdd/HotPlug capability in ESXi 5.x and ESXi/ESX 4.x virtual machines

This fixed an issue with Server 2008 having the nic start up slow Symptoms NICs and SCSI controllers appear as removable devices. The Safely Remove Hardware option for the virtual hardware appears in the Windows System Tray. When using VMware View, you notice that View desktops that have persistent disks are disconnecting. Purpose This article provides information […]

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