Recently I installed a couple of Windows 2008 R2 servers. After the installation, I suffered from the classic symptoms of Vmware tools not being installed. I had checked and all of the drivers installed, so I decided to check the Vmware KB and found this KB article #1011709. The article explained that poor mouse tracking performance was due to Windows 7 or Windows 2008 server installing the wrong video driver.
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When you rename a Virtual Machine in VMWare’s Virtual Center the display name changes, but the files in the datastore do not. The .vmx, .vmdk, .nvram, etc… files retain the original name you gave them when the Virtual Machine was created. This presents a problem if you ever need to back track and figure out what the files are for.
A while ago bothered by the heat and noise in my office, I decided to replace the Cisco 2600 router with a Linksys business class firewall/router. The RVS4000 was the perfect choice it has a stateful firewall, Intrusion Prevention System, Gigabit Speed and it was free. So I installed the brand new firewall and soon found out that I couldn’t FTP, it seems this was a common issue with the RVS4000. The Pakistani technician at Linksys said that, I shouldn’t need to FTP since the device doesn’t have a FTP server built in. After I had enough of Linksys’s crappy products and their shitty Paki support, I had an epiphany! I have a computer always running in the office to serve out movies and music for the house, why not make it a router as well? (more…)