Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Novell iManager Missing Module Installation Option

Ran into this one again today.

When you try to install a NPM in iManager you can not even see the option for module installation under the configuration section.

When you install iManager you specify an Admin user that can install plug-ins and this must
match the user you login with.

Check out some of these:
Novell TID 10098023

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Windows Time Sync

Well I've been having time problems in Windows for a while, considering we are running it in VMware and we normally don't use AD. I'd thought I'd write a quick one on how to configure a NTP time source on Windows. This seems to work on both Windows XP and 2003.

Change the following registry settings:

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters\Type : NTP
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters\NtpServer : IP Address of Time Server

If you use a DNS name you need to add the 0x1 suffix e.g.,0x1

Once you've changed the registry settings stop/start the W32 service:

net stop w32time
net start w32time

And then you can also force a resync with the command:

w32tm /resync

The output should say something like '...command successfully completed.'


Friday, December 5, 2008

VMware Problem on SLES10 SP2

There seems to be a problem with VMware Server 1.0X on SLES10 SP2 i386.

When you try to browse for a VM the VMware interface seems to hang.

Easist way to fix this is to edit the vmware script /usr/bin/vmware

and add the line:


So the file looks something like this:

# Copyright 2005 VMware, Inc. All rights reserved.
# Wrapper for the real 'vmware' binary. Ensure that the binary will find
# all the shared libraries it needs. If a shared library is not available from any
# of the standard system-wide locations, we provide it from the location where
# the VMware software is installed. --hpreg



# Manage an installer database

# Add an answer to a database in memory
db_answer_add() {