Friday, November 6, 2015

How to Uninstall Software Remotely via Command Line on Windows Using WMIC

1. Open PowerShell or Command Prompt - (Run As Administrator)

2. > wmic

3. >/node:HOSTNAME product get name,version (*This pulls the list of installed software on the workstation)

4. >/node:HOSTNAME product where name=”Package Name” call uninstall

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

How to Hide a Background in Visio 2013

1. Enable Developer Tools

2. Create Your Background and Customization File

3. Lock it down. (Enable Drawing Explorer)

4. Right click on the file name (C:\Users\etc...) and click "Protect Document" and then pick "Backgrounds". This is the Microsoft recommended method: 

5. Before you save the document as a template. Make sure that you open one page and select background.

6. Save and close. Your now good to go.

Friday, September 25, 2015

How to Fix /storage/core filesystem Out of Disk Space Error on VCSA 6.0U1

How to fix the error of "The /storage/core filesystem is out of disk space or inodes"

Step 1: Login to the new VCSA 6.0U1 HTML5 web client. https://ip address:5480

Step 2: Enable SSH and Bash Shell

Step 3: Login as root and type "shell" at Command> shell

Step 4: df -h (Check if it's out of space)

/dev/mapper/core_vg-core               50G   50G     0 100% /storage/core

Step 5: Stop the services of VCSA: 

hostname: # service vmware-vpxd stop
hostname: # service vmware-vpxd status (make sure it is stopped)

Step 6:  cd /storage/core

Step 7: rm -rf *.tgz (be this in the wrong directory and you will be retrieving from a backup.)

Step 8: service vmware-vpxd restart

Step 9: history -c

Step 10: Refresh the browser (https://ip address:5480). Now it's all green

Sunday, September 13, 2015

How To Add Google Back to Default Search After Accidental Deletion

If you have accidentally deleted my dear sweetheart Google from Google Chrome.

The way that you put it back is to go to the "Hamburger" --) Settings --) Manage Engines and then re-add Google back.

After you type " add the following "search?q=%s" and then make it Default.

Monday, June 29, 2015

How to Sysprep Windows Server 2012R2

1. Open CMD Prompt as an administrator (Run As Administrator)

2.  Open SysPrep and run it. Change into the directory and run the sysprep.exe file and reboot.

3. When you get done. Make sure you "Quit" so that it doesn't keep popping up after reboots.