“VMware converter agent interface version is not compatible”


Like you I get the message and stumbled at the P2V process. The error message means the installed P2V agent on the source computer is not compatible with new P2V program. Hint: Did you update your ESX server recently?

Solution: Simply uninstall the P2V agent from source computer and try the P2V process again.

DHCP Reservation Entry: Batch file solution


When you get a request to add a printer or any device for DHCP reservation with MAC address, it’s a hassle to find the hosting DHCP servers and have add it on both servers. If you read this you already know how to do it with DHCP MMC console.

To make this process easy, I wrote a batch files for different DHCP server (sets/scopes) and add the reservation in one single step using NETSH command.

I created one batch file for each DHCP servers set which shares the scopes. Without further due, here is my batch file.

REM
REM DHCPReserve.bat
REM Usage: DHCPReserve <Scope> <IP Address> <MAC address> <Description>
REM <Scope> is like 192.168.10.0
REM <IP Address> is assigned IP address for the device, eg., 192.168.10.15
REM <MAC Address> is the device’s MAC address without dash or spaces e.g., 0013FA0191C2
REM <Description> is anything you like about the device
REM
netsh dhcp server <Server1.domain.com> scope %1  add reservedip %2 %3 %4
netsh dhcp server <Server2.domain.com> scope %1  add reservedip %2 %3 %4

Copy and paste the above script in notepad and save it as DHCPReserve.bat. Run it with proper parameters as in remarks section in teh script.

“Access Denied” when try to move or copy files to Windows Share


I had an user complaining she can’t copy or move or delete files on a windows share where she had a full access. When I asked her what’s the error message she gets. She said it’s “Access Denied”.

I knew what was going on. I resolved it with the following steps.

Solution 1:

  • Open Command Prompt
  • Type “Net Use”
  • If you see the share already listed with or without a drive name, delete the share with the following command
    • Share without a drive letter: Net Use \servernamesharename /delete
    • Share with a drive letter (network drive): Net Use Drive: /delete
  • Try open the share now

If the above solution doesn’t work, follow the next solution.

Solution 2:

for XP machines:

  • Open Control Panel and Open “User Accounts”

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  • Click Advanced –> Manage Passwords. Delete any entry if you see related to your Windows Share.

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If you use Vista, follow this.

  • Click Orb and type “User account” and select “User Accounts” from the search results
  • Click the link on the left side of the window that says “Manage your network passwords”

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  • Then as you predicted, delete the password entry of the problematic windows share.

Hope I helped some on your quest of resolving this issue.

Windows 7: Your own Wallpapers to display in specified intervals


I like to change my wallpaper every 15 minutes on my computer. I have blogged about Wallpaper Master (freeware) for XP and Vista computers.

Now in Windows 7, you can choose group of pictures which will be applied as Wallpaper for every specified minutes. Default is 30 minutes. Imagine you may group your last vacation photos as, say, vacation wallpaper group. Interested, follow me I will show you how in Windows 7.

1. Right click on desktop and select Personalize.

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2. Click on Desktop Background icon. Notice you may select a themes right here. I am expecting custom themes from enthusiasts.

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3. Click Browse button and select the folder which has your photos or pictures.

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4.  Check out the options below for Picture Position and Change Picture every X minutes. Click Save changes button. And That’s it.

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Enjoy.

I have 2 GB worth of collected wallpapers which I set to rotate in every 1 minute. Man! I Love my desktop.

Windows 7: Middle Click to open new program instance on Task bar


In Windows 7 desktop, there is no quick launch. Instead we get a default program list in big Icons (e.g., Internet Explorer, Windows File Explorer). It’s cool feature that you can add your own mostly used programs like quick launch.

When you try to open second instance the already opened program by clicking on the icon the task bar, it opens the running instance. 

Simply Middle click on the icon the taskbar (any icon), it will open a new instance of the same program. 🙂

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