Posts Tagged ‘windows’

How to ensure your vagrant is running with administrative privileges

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If you have used vagrant on a Windows host, you’ve undoubtedly been bit once or twice when trying to create a symlink inside your vagrant guest inside shared folder on the host, especially if your vagrant guest is linux. The reason is that under windows, creating a symlink (using mklink.exe) requires Administrative privileges. If your […]

Resolving Event ID 5501 on Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V DNS Server

How to resolve Event ID 5501 (The DNS server encountered a bad packet… Packet processing leads beyond packet length) on Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V DNS Server.

Hyper-V Dropping Outgoing Packets

For weeks I have been fighting with a Windows Server 2008 R2 server running Hyper-V. I noticed that on a couple of virtual machines they would suffer from significant packet loss. I first noticed it with the Windows 8 Release Preview VM and immediately blamed it on Windows 8 not being supported yet, not being […]

CHKDSK: Problems or not?

I ran into this interesting conundrum today running CHKDSK on Windows 7 x64.   C:\>CHKDSK X: …snip… Windows found problems with the file system. Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these. C:\>CHKDSK X: /F …snip… Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.   So… there ARE or ARE NOT […]

Make Notepad++ editor for AstroGrep

For anyone still using AstroGrep, a great GUI GREP Utility for Windows, here is how you set Notepad++ as the default editor. If you are still using AstroGrep you may be too lazy to look up the command line switches for Notepad++,  so here you are: copy and paste: