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VMware, how to kill a stuck VM

VMware, how to kill a stuck VM

luca March 28, 2015 0

Today I needed to shut down a virtual machine that was unresponsive. I tried to issue the Power off command from the vSphere client but after some minutes it was still in progress… The solution was

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Eagle – filled circles

Eagle – filled circles

luca January 23, 2015 0

When you draw a cicle in Eagle, it normally has only the outline… here’s a quick trick to fill it: Right click on the circle and choose Properties: Set 0 as the Width value

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KMS server and Windows 8 or Server 2012 clients

KMS server and Windows 8 or Server 2012 clients

luca October 29, 2014 0

Today I needed to activate, using my KMS server running on Windows 2008 R2, some desktops and servers with Windows 8 and Windows 2012. First, you need to install an update, KB2885698, to make the KMS

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Prevent simultaneous connection to wifi and wired networks

Prevent simultaneous connection to wifi and wired networks

luca September 23, 2014 0

After having learned how to create a blacklist of SSIDs, today I’d like to share with you a useful opensource tool to prevent simultaneous connection to a wifi and a wired network. From the security

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Prevent the connection to a wifi network via GPO

Prevent the connection to a wifi network via GPO

luca September 15, 2014 0

Today I was asked to prevent the corporate laptops from connecting to a particular wifi network. With the use of a group policy (GPO) it is possible to define a blacklist of SSID; let’s

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VMWare VirtualCenter Server keeps restarting

VMWare VirtualCenter Server keeps restarting

luca May 27, 2014 0

Today I found a strange problem in a VMWare infrastructure I manage: the connection to the V irtualCenter Server was unstable using both the desktop client and the new webclient. When I connected to

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Eagle – Pin names

Eagle – Pin names

luca December 16, 2013 0

Today, working on a new library component for Eagle, I noticed that both the pin name (configured in the component’s symbol) and the pad name (configured in the package) were displayed: When you add

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Citrix Receiver and proxy server

Citrix Receiver and proxy server

luca December 8, 2013 0

The Citrix client (Citrix Receiver) running on the user’s PC normally uses the proxy configuration of the system. Sometimes you may need to give the client a different configuration: the configuration must be performed

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IE8 does not show PDF files when using HTTPS

IE8 does not show PDF files when using HTTPS

luca November 8, 2013 0

In the last few days, I faced a strange problem during my job: a web application, running on Tomcat, dynamically generates some PDF reports. When we activated the HTTPS to secure the connection, users with

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VBScript: how to manage SSL certificates

VBScript: how to manage SSL certificates

luca October 24, 2013 0

Yesterday at work I needed to write a script to check if an SSL certificate was present in the user’s store and – if not – to automatically import it&#

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