Cleaning up Network Connections in Windows 7 – Rename Local Area Network

Windows makes a mess of all the network adapters when installing NIC cards. Sometimes, you remove network adapters, and you’re left with something like “Local Area Network 3” that can’t be renamed back to “Local Area Network”. The problem is, Windows remembers the previous adapter (even if it is physically removed), so you can’t rename … Read moreCleaning up Network Connections in Windows 7 – Rename Local Area Network

Ubuntu – Force fix errors on a mounted drive – fschk

You cannot repair sda because it is mounted. # fsck -nf /dev/sda1 fsck from util-linux 2.27.1 e2fsck 1.42.13 (17-May-2015) Warning!  /dev/sda1 is mounted. Warning: skipping journal recovery because doing a read-only filesystem check. Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes Pass 2: Checking directory structure Pass 3: Checking directory connectivity Pass 4: Checking reference counts … Read moreUbuntu – Force fix errors on a mounted drive – fschk

Enable admin share windows 8

Errors encountered : Unable to connect to the network share ‘xxxx\ADMIN$ Can’t access ADMIN$ share using a local user account To enable the hidden admin share in Windows 8, follow this procedure: Launch the Registry editor by typing regedit.exe in the Start Screen. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System. Create a new entry by right-clicking System and then … Read moreEnable admin share windows 8

Synchronize time with external NTP server on Windows Server 2008 (R2)

First, locate your PDC Server. Open the command prompt and type: C:>netdom /query fsmo Log in to your PDC Server and open the command prompt. Stop the W32Time service: C:>net stop w32time Configure the external time sources, type: C:> w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:pool.ntp.org Make your PDC a reliable time source for the clients. Type: C:>w32tm /config /reliable:yes … Read moreSynchronize time with external NTP server on Windows Server 2008 (R2)

Why VXLAN is Awesome, and Why it May Not Be

http://www.discoposse.com/index.php/2012/10/27/why-vxlan-is-awesome-and-why-it-may-not-be/ If you’re not already familiar with VXLAN, you should get to know it. VXLAN (acronym for Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network) is fast becoming the hottest new discussion item for Cloud service design. What is VXLAN? VXLAN technology overlays a virtualized Layer 2 on top of a Layer 3 network allowing the extension of … Read moreWhy VXLAN is Awesome, and Why it May Not Be

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