Saturday, June 11, 2011

Unable to copy data over map drive using task scheduler bat file?

When the scheduler runs, it doesn't know what drives you have mapped in your explorer.

Use the complete network path instead. It worked for me.

move somefile.txt t:\ This will not work.


move somefile.txt \\\sharefoler\ Change to your ipaddress and sharefolder.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Attach USB Hard Drive to VM in Hyper-V using Virtual SCSI

The below guide shows the way to attach an USB hard drive into the VM, to allow VM access the hard drive directly without going through Hyper-V host.

1. The USB hard drive must be in NTFS
2. The USB hard drive must attach to Hyper-V host
3. The USB hard drive can only be accessed by 1 VM at the same time.

1. In Disk Management of Hyper-V host, select the USB HDD, in this scenario, Disk 3 is the USB drive

2. Put Disk 3 into Offline mode

3. Go into VM setting

4. Go to SCSI Controller section, select Hard Drive, and click Add

5. Select the USB HDD (Disk 3), click OK

6. The USB HDD is now appear in the VM

Monday, April 11, 2011

Configure WSUS Update at non AD Environment

Usually in an AD environment, we only need to configure Group Policy to point update source to WSUS to allow GPO members to receive Windows Updates.

However, in the environment without Active Directory, we need to manually modify the registry to point the update source to WSUS server. The link below shows registry keys involved in this registry modification

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Core Parking in Action

Core parking is one of the highlight feature in Server 2008 R2. With the processors produced by Intel and AMD nowadays, when combine with Core Parking abilities, the core can be more capable and efficient on every watt spent.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Unable to Ping VM After P2V

After performing P2V conversion, user might have difficulty to connect to or ping to the newly created VM. The problem was still there after changing the new VM IP, DNS, or even MAC address.

The problem is mainly caused by same SID with source computer. Microsoft does not support changing a computers SID outside of a new deployment scenario using the Sysprep tool. The source computer have either to be reprovisioned or taken off from the network immediately after the P2V deployment, to avoid SID clashing in the same network.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Intel Thunderbolt is here!

Thunderbolt is a familiar-looking port, a brand-new chip, and a cord, which allows devices to pipe two data streams simultaneously in both directions with over a single cable at up to 10 gigabits per second to start, primarily using PCI Express x4 for data and DisplayPort for video. The Thunderbolt controller chip is required for the system, but Intel says it's hardware-agnostic and doesn't require an Intel processor or chipset to use, similar like a miniature router of sorts that rapidly switches between the two bidirectional channels of data.

Intel Thunderbolt previously was known as Light Peak, the Thunderbolt will be shipped together along with new MacBook Pro model. Intel also reinforces that this is compatible with existing DisplayPort devices and it also uses the PCI Express protocol for enhanced compatibility. Daisy-chaining will be possible, along with bus-powered devices, and cables can be made using either optical or electrical construction.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II is here!

Samsung has introduced its latest Android phone, Galaxy S II. According to official, it is powered by dual core processor with 1GB RAM. The main highlight of this phone is its 4.3" Super AMOLED Plus display panel. I really looking forward to take a look of its performance compare with its predecessor, Galaxy S. Official launch date is unknown, but it will be available as soon as this month.

2011 is shaping up to be an amazing year for Android Phone enthusiasts all around the world, currently there are 2 dual core Android phones in market, including LG's Optimus 3D and Motorola's Atrix, Samsung's Galaxy S II and HTC Scorpion will taking part in this competition soon, guess which phone will be in most Android enthusiasts' pocket?