Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Windows 2008 Remove Shutdown / Restart Reason

So I've been working with a Windows 2008 VM and was finding it a real pain to keep typing in a message every time I needed to restart / shutdown the VM, and as we know Windows loves restarting after every patch / update / software installation.

This quick fixed removed the required to input a shutdown/restart reason ->

Monday, September 23, 2013

NetIQ / Novell IDM 4.0.2 Engine Patch 3

I was getting the following error when trying to install engine patch 3:

"Script for patch install,,does not have correct permissions,exiting the installation.."

You need to make the following files executable on Linux for the install to work:

- config/
- config/

Since when do you put executable files in the config directory? Especially when there is already a bin folder as part of the patch. Really sad to see the lack of quality control on patches being released.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

McAfee Registry Madness

Just had to make a quick note about this.

So I could not seem to get Explorer to show hidden files. Eventually I found out it was an issue writing to the following registry tree:


Checked numerous online posts about registry permissions. Eventually I found out the McAfee was blocking me writing to this specific part of the registry. I have now decided to can McAfee and go back to MS Security Essentials. What an absolute waste of time just to fix something so simple.