2011-12-05

Adobe CS5 Trial Direct Links Download - no Akamai Manager

Free Adobe CS5 Trial Downloads: Direct Links (no Akamai Manager)

2011-11-29

Upgrade Brocade VDX from USB

Brocade VDX NOS 2.0.x and NOS 2.1.x admin guide and cli ref says this is the command to update the NOS firmware on VDX:

firmware download usb directory firmware/nos2.1.0

It's not. Drop the 'firmware/' in the path. Correct and working (from 2.0.0 to 2.1.0 at least) is:

firmware download usb directory nos2.1.0

I believe you need to have a Brocade USB. Perhaps it works with other sticks with the same folder layout, I don't know.

And by the way, there are no release.plist file in the root of the nos2.1.0 folder.

Brocade USB folder layout - one folder 'brocade' in the root and four subfolders:

  • brocade/
    • config
    • firmware
    • firmwarekey
    • support
Updated 20120809.

2011-11-28

Dell DSET default password

The default password for the Dell DSET report (ZIP) is ‘dell’. I tried it on a Linux DSET 2.2 x64 zip file and it worked. 


Source: http://thebackroomtech.com/2008/12/29/dell-dset-utility-default-password/

2011-06-01

Enable BitLocker on Windows Server 2008 R2 without TPM

Enabled BitLocker Drive Encryption without TPM via gpedit.msc:
Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> BitLocker Drive Encryption -> Operating System Drives -> Require additional authentication at startup -> Select the Enabled option and then set the "Allow BitLocker without compatible TPM check box"

Source: Configuring BitLocker Drive Encryption on Windows Server 2008 R2

2011-04-24

Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered

I've been getting this message in the event log lately, and this happes when I play games on my computer (NVIDIA 8800 GT):
Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered
Lots of forumposts on the internet suggest it's a defect card, old drivers or too small PSU. My findings for my problem was that the fan on the video card actually had malfunctioned. So it was partly a defect card, but just the fan. Which can easily be replaced. Of you don't want to open up your case at first, you could try to check out the temperature of the GPU. I used HWiNFO32. Run it in "Sensor mode" only, and you should find the temperatures at the bottom of the status list you get. Here my 8800GT was hovering around 97 degrees C while going as high as 138 degrees C while playing before it borked.

New fan - problem fixed :)