Clearing the Offline cache / Windows CSC directory

Create an empty, temporary directoryy. Such as c:\emptycsc run CMD as administrator robocopy c:\emptycsc c:\windows\csc\v2.0.6\cache /mir Alternatively, if looking to wipe _everything_ ; robocopy c:\emptycsc c:\windows\csc\v2.0.6\namespace /mir Notes: You won’t be able to use tab completion in CMD to browse to these directories, you just need to type them out. If you are unsure of what… Read More »

Putty Connection Manager

Tabbed view, session manager, etc. Free. Not bad. Gave up on commercial BS like SecureCRT & Reflections years ago (unless work will pay for it). Can’t be bothered. Don’t know why I didn’t think to look for a putty session manager until now, but I’m glad I did. Some things it do. 1.Display Multiple PuTTY Sessions… Read More »

_deviceImage-0.iso was not found while deploying OVF (or OVA)

Minor issue, but slowed me down. Recently while deploying an OVA that I created and tested on another host (ESXi 5.5), I was presented with the error: File ds:///vmfs/volumes/52c252-0b-bf765663-bffd-0026b95-d10a0/_deviceImage-0.iso was not found Expecting I left a .ISO mounted (even though I had NOT checked the option to “include image files attached to floppy and CD/DVD… Read More »

The OVF package requires unsupported hardware

So you created a OVF or OVA from a VMX using OVFTOOL and it’s boned you, for whatever reason. Or you’ve got a ESXi 5.5 OVF/OVA and want to put it on a 5.1 host. Or…whatever permutation of this error has brought you here (mine was the OVFTOOL conversion, fwiw). You receive an error along… Read More »

Installing 2008 SQL on Windows Server 2012

Keeping this short and sweet. Problem: SQL Server Full 2008 Server installation media fails on Windows Server 2012. It is however a supported platform, so there has to be a way. Solution: Update installer package and slipstream updates from SP1 prior to setup. Copy DVD/.ISO Installer medium from original 2008 SQL Full to a directory… Read More »

Microbrute sequences

Added a microbrute to my arsenal today.. after some playing around I exported my saved sequences via the Microbrute Connection software. Opened up the resulting .mbseq file and was happy to find out the data is in a simple readable format using midi note values. For example: I’m going to knock myself together a quick… Read More »