Archive | January, 2015

Disable SSL VM Standalone Converter

29 Jan

To disable SSL encryption for the converter worker:

  1. Take a backup of the converter-worker.xml file. By default, this file is located at:
    • Windows 7/Server 2008 and Later – C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
    • Windows Vista, XP and 2003 Server – %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
    • In older Windows versions – %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
  2. Open the converter-worker.xml file using a text editor.
  3. Locate the tag pair <useSsl></useSsl>. It is located inside the <nfc> tag and has a value of true.
  4. Change the value to false.
  5. Save and close the file.
  6. Restart the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Worker service on the machine.

Installing The Canonical Distribution of Ubuntu OpenStack

29 Jan

Permissions for a single user access

28 Jan

The easiest way is to create on each user’s folder an ACL:

  • Do not inherit parent permissions.
  • The user has full control.
  • Administrators have full control.
  • Applied to this folder and all child files and folders.

IIS Setup for Webdav Nav

28 Jan

These instructions have been tested on IIS 7 and Windows 2008. To enable WebDAV sharing through your server follow these steps:

  • Select your “Site” from the list on the left of sites hosted on your server.
  • Add a WebDAV Authoring rule for the user account you want to use to connect with

    IIS WebDAV Authoring rule

  • Select the Authentication icon from the main list of sections IIS authentication option
  • Enable either Basic or Windows Authentication, and disable all the other options
  • Make sure Anonymous Authentication is disabled as this will prevent WebDAV Nav from correctly authenticating
  • Launch WebDAV Nav and enter your connection details as setup above


When attempting to block access to certain folders for groups of users you need to make sure that the upper level folders have the “Read Extended Attributes” permission added.


In order to support the ability to download whole folders when using IIS you need to make a configuration change to your IIS setup

  • Launch the IIS management console.
  • Locate your Site in the left menu
  • Double click on the WebDAV Authoring option in the middle panel
  • Click on WebDAV Settings in the menu panel on the right
  • Look in the new list for “Allow Property Queries with Infinite Depth” and set that option to True

If you need help installing IIS on your machine you may find these instructions useful


  • You receive a 404 “not found” error when downloading files like .mp4, or .ibooks. This is usually due to a missing mime type configuration for the file extension. Simply add an entry for the file type
  • An unknown error or 404.13 error during the upload of a large file (> 30 MB). This is due to a default size limit in IIS. Add the follow section to your site config.
           <requestLimits maxAllowedContentLength="524288000"/>

Papercut MF Basics – Adding a new printer

27 Jan

add printer on windows server

under devices within papercut check and printer

On mac server add printer with same name

check queue output settings within the devices tab and make sure they are pointing to the right devices

Run cups script on mac server /MFPapercut

Linkedin’s New Document Solution

22 Jan

Root password – Ubuntu

15 Jan

Another question I get asked a lot

sudo passwd

Wireless Stops working in DD-WRT

14 Jan

Remove the virtual interface within the wireless tab

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Dodgy Nic in VMWARE

8 Jan

Sometimes the NIC can become corrupted, simply add a secondary nic and disable the primary one