Filed under: Hyper-V
Continuing the journey towards Hyper-V server, I’ve found some tricky challenges with remote management of the server from a Windows 8 PC when said PC is not on a domain, but is in a workgroup.
This site has the answer I needed – in essence, enabling the anonymous user on the client and then changing some firewall rules on the server. I actually couldn’t get the Firewall snap-in to work, but continuing to issue commands in text worked for me.
Also, this site has 12 steps for remote management: http://pc-addicts.com/12-steps-to-remotely-manage-hyper-v-server-2012-core/
There’s a whole new world when you’re migrating from VMWare to Hyper-V.
I’ve found some good links with some great tips – starting with this one: http://www.coretekservices.com/2014/apr/29/converting-vmware-linux-guest-hyper-v%E2%80%A6
In case you’re wanting to change the logon screen wallpaper on a Windows 7 machine, details are here http://www.techspot.com/guides/224-change-logon-screen-windows7/
- Update the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Authentication\ LogonUI\ Background\ OEMBackgroundvalue to 1
- Create a folder called C:\Windows\System32\Oobe\info
- Then create a subfolder called backgrounds
- Then put the wallpaper – named defaultBackground.jpg and no more than 256KB – in the folder.
Turns out that Raspberry Pi is pretty sweet! Not only is the little-computer-that-could a great project with some really laudable intentions re: education, it’s also a great platform for XBMC!
Just wanted to record some of the tips and tricks and learnings as I go through the process of learning another platform:
- When setting up passwordless access via SSH (i.e. using keys), the
.sshfolder needs to be
chmod 700, the
authorized_keys2files both need to be there with
chmod 600, and the key needs to be a DSA key indicated by
- Yeah, I’m not proud of this workaround (okay, maybe a little), but when you have a large video library (600+ titles), the Pi struggles a bit with reading back from the cache. So, in the short-term, I’ve installed
incrontaband I’m watching the temp folder with the following line entered via
/home/pi/.xbmc/temp/ IN_CLOSE,IN_CLOSE_WRITE,IN_CLOSE_NOWRITE rm /home/pi/.xbmc/temp/vdb-17492a19.fi. In short, the moment that file is written, it’s deleted again. Saves about 10-15 seconds off the load time, but it’s still slow. :(
This is a bit obscure, but I have managed to set up an Asterisk PBX server with some old Cisco 7910 phones. They have their idiosyncrasies though, so here are a couple of tips I’ve picked up along the way:
- To edit the settings on the phone (e.g. change the TFTP server), you need to unlock the settings by pressing “**#” and then the Settings key. Doing so should make the padlock icon turn to unlocked.
- You can then edit the editable settings by pressing the “*” key, with the “#” key saving your changes.
Filed under: Linux
For some reason, I suddenly stopped receiving email notifications of my voicemail from my trixbox server. A bit of hunting around, I discovered the following error in the logs, or when I tried to manually send mail using
451 4.3.5 Error getting LDAP results in map ldapsx: Unknown error 325
sxadmin-scalix@scalix... Deferred: 451 4.3.5 Error getting LDAP results in map ldapsx: Unknown error 325
All of this occurred after I changed my DNS suffix on my new router. To fix the problem, I updated the
OMHOSTNAME setting in
/etc/opt/scalix/instance.cfg to what the fully-qualified name was et voila! All working when I use the following test code:
echo "Subject: test" | /usr/lib/sendmail -v email@example.com