Install VB6 on Windows 10 Preview
So if you don't know it, the technical preview version of Windows 10 is available. Being the good maintenance guy, you'll want to know about installing VB6 on Windows 10. This article shows how I got it running on Microsofts latest OS. I won't run down the list of getting Windows 10 installed. If yo...
Your VM is Slow and it Sucks
During my day job, I support a number of developers, QA folks, etc. Another day, living the dream. Twice very recently, I have been accused of providing substandard equipment due to slow script or program performance. Great, now I have spend 45 minutes schooling an alleged professional.
Configuring Network Interfaces in Linux
For us Windows guys, managing Linux systems can be a pain in the butt. Some simple things, like setting or changing network configurations are performed a little differently on Linux systems. Don't let the command line intimidate you, Windows guys! Here are a few ways to manage network settings fo...
VBScript: Dump AD Users to Excel
This handy little script will dump out your Active Directory users to an Excel spreadsheet. Simply run it with an account that has the necessary permissions to query AD, and it will do the rest, including notify you with a dialog box when it is done.
Pay Attention to your IT Guy
Recently, myself and a team of people performed a migration of a database from old and dying hardware to shiny new hotness. Some of the questions I got, well ...
Remove Ghosted NIC from a Windows VM
After performing a V2V, P2V or a clone operation in which the VHD/VHDX file is copied to a new VM, a new NIC is installed in the virtual machine. This is evidenced by the need to once again set the IP configuration of the NIC.
Create a VM Checkpoint in SCVMM
In a virtualized environment, we have the ability to create point-in-time snapshots, or checkpoints in Microsoft parlance, of virtual machines. This gives the ability to immediately roll back any changes after the checkpoint operation was performed. This is especially useful when debugging an application, or performing migrations and upgrades to applications.