Month: July 2010

Redirect visitor on 404 Not Found using CPanel on cyon

Some of my hostings are hosted on cyon.ch, a Swiss hosting provider. Whenever i do a redesign of a page, often the content and the associated URL’s change. So when a user comes from Google, bing, yahoo or another search engine, they often face a HTTP 404 error code – not found….




Hyper-V: Problem installing Hyper-V Integration Services after upgrading virtual machine from Virtual PC (VPC)

Ok, today i migrated one of my old Virtual PC Images (VPC) (VHD File) to Hyper-V. I booted the Virtual PC virtual machine and removed the old virtual machine additions. Then i created a new virtual machine in Hyper-V and specified the VHD as Disk….




Linux: View what users are / were logged on a system

There are several simple commands to show what users are logged a Linux systems….



Did you know about DiskShadow? Creating Shadow Copy from the command line

This can be an alternative for taking a Snapshot in Hyper-V.. According to TechNet @Microsoft they state: DiskShadow.exe is a tool that exposes the functionality offered by the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS). By default, DiskShadow uses an interactive command interpreter similar to that of DiskRAID or DiskPart. DiskShadow also includes a scriptable mode….




About Managing Snapshots with Hyper-V

Hyper-V introduces the concept of virtual machine snapshots – which is to say point in time images of a virtual machine that you can return to at any stage.  These snapshots are implemented in the virtualization layer – and can be taken at any time with any guest operating system (even during an operating system…




Deleting a Windows Service – did you know it’s so easy?

Whenever i had to delete an orphaned Windows Service, i started RegEdit.exe and navigated to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services. Then i searched for the Service and removed the whole registry key including all subkeys. Then i rebooted the system. Yes, i know, don’t tell me that this a horrible way, that’s why i want to share this post…




Microsoft Key Management Services KMS aka MAK

Okay, thank you Microsoft, thank you for the good idea of a central KMS what-ever-kill-me-service to activate Windows 7 and Office 2010 in an Enterprise. Well, things could be easy, but obviously not a KMS Server done by Microsoft .. However, this is my collected information (Installation, configuration, error handling, testing, etc) about Microsoft Key…




How to speed up Windows 7 Startup Times

Every Windows Operating System runs pretty fast when freshly installed but gets slower and slower the longer you run it.. Sandro Villinger wrote a good and detailed article about how to fight slow startup times in Windows 7…..