Static MAC addresses with VMware VMs

Setting static MAC addresses on a VMs vNic(virtual NIC) http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=219 http://hexadecimal.co/decimal-hex-converter/ Going from this KB, and using the hex converter if need be, we can generate a static MAC outside of the autogenerated MAC that vCenter will assign to a virtual NIC. To generate a static MAC: 1)Generate a static address that’s not in use. … 

 

Microsoft Security RSS feeds

If you are a Windows System Administrator there is a good chance you already have some Microsoft Security RSS feeds dropping into your reader. If you don’t have any, this post if for you. You can of course reach out to the different MS sites to read this, but it’s even easier to just pull … 

 

Now Available for Download: Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start

If you have been thinking about making some Windows 8 apps, then you may want to check out THIS website. Learn how to develop app for Windows Phone 8 in this 21 video series. It seems pretty comprehensive and complete and I am looking forward to checking it out.

 

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-063 – Critical – IE 0 day

As detailed http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2757760 and http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-063 your WSUS server should have updates ready to push out to the clients. If you don’t have your GPOs set to allow WSUS to patch your clients daily, then you may want to get this setup. If your patching is set for earlier in the day, you may want to … 

 

Specops Password Reset

In an effort to alleviate the Help Desk from one of the more consistent calls they receive, “I forgot my password”, I have recently helped setup Specops Password Reset. Specops Password Reset software allows end users to reset their Active Directory user accounts through self service secure processes. Administrators control the various Specops settings, and … 

 

Warrior MoP Talents – Part 2

This is a continuation of a previous post, . This post picks up at the level 45 talents. Level 45: Stop it! Your choices here are AOE root > AOE snare > AOE spell interrupt. I think all of these are more suited to PVP than PVE, but if you have a lot of runners … 

 

Warrior MoP Talents

Warriors come out and play yay… Welcome to WoW 5.0! OK so it’s not here yet but, I am sure it will be here “soon”. I have been playing my warrior since the end of The Burning Crusade expansion and, if Blizzard doesn’t break the class any further, I will probably continue to play it … 

 

Microsoft Outlook: Change the default location/action of ‘Open Outlook Data File’

This is something that I have put up over on . I have recently deployed a Remote Desktop Host server that functions as a remote Microsoft Office 2010 work space for users. In part of the locking down of this server I have installed all programs on the D: drive and, through the use of … 

 

Future posts

Life has been very busy lately. As work gets busier and busier I have been spending less of my down time on the computer… hence the lack of posting here. I have been getting into some new hobbies, spending quite a bit of time with my very active 2 year old, and of course trying … 

 

Get-Hotfix RPC error resolution

One area that I have been focusing on in Windows Server Administration lately is Powershell (PS). I could go on and on about how great PS, PowerCLI, etc are for Windows and VMware server administration and automation. But for now onto the point of this post… I do like WSUS but I feel that is …