Catching Virtual Machine questions with PowerCLI

As part of our VM-template, template-VM conversion process at work (which I’ve automated via a webpage as discussed in my previous post “Executing Powershell using PHP and IIS“), I had to find a way to handle the VM question “This VM has questions that must be answered before the operation can continue” when attempting to […]

Importing VEM500-201201140102-BG-release.zip to VUM results in an error

In order to install cross_cisco-vem-v140-4.2.1.1.5.1.0-3.0.1.vib to our vCenter 5 / ESXi 5 / Cisco 1000V environment we attempted to add the following VEM to VMware Update Manager (VUM): VEM500-201201140102-BG-release.zip (extracted from Nexus1000v.4.2.1.SV1.5.1.zip). Unfortunately on first attempt we received an error along the lines of “invalid vendor code CSCO in patch metadata, another vendor code with […]

New work mobile and new PC!

Gawd. Still buzzing about having moved up a complete grade at work within 14 months, I found out today that my new desktop (Quad core Intel Core i7 870, with 8GB DDR3) was signed off as approved and my new HTC HD7 phone arrived! It’s such a gorgeous piece of hardware, and the OS is […]

Disabling SSL v2 and enabling SSL v3 (and strong ciphers) from the commandline

@echo “http://forums.iis.net/t/1151822.aspx” @echo “http://blog.techstacks.com/2008/10/iis-disabling-sslv2-and-weak-ciphers.html” REG ADD “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SChannel\Protocols\SSL 2.0\Server” /v Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f REG ADD “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SChannel\Protocols\SSL 2.0\Client” /v Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f REG ADD “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SChannel\Protocols\SSL 3.0\Server” /v Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f REG ADD “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SChannel\Protocols\SSL 3.0\Client” /v Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f REG ADD “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SChannel\Protocols\TLS 1.0\Server” /v Enabled /t […]

Windows Update Multiple Fix Script

I made a simple batch file to help fix Windows Update errors on our Windows Servers at work (both 2003 and 2008 / R2). It is based on some advice for various Windows Update errors that were on the internal knowledge base, which was no doubt gathered from information online somewhere. It performs a series […]

Embikes.com – Scam site!

I came across Edward Murray bikes whilst searching for Kona Jake The Snake cross bikes. They were offering a seemingly impossible 30% off all orders placed before April 31st 2009 which seemed too good to be true so I decided to investigate. Using DNStools.com it’s possible to see that the domain was registered on the […]