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Change Autodesk Licensing Mode (Post Install)

We recently changed the licensing type for Autodesk 2021 Products (AutoCAD, Inventor, Plant 3D, 3ds Max, etc.) from a license server to individual users. This is the method I used, based on the Autodesk website, by using the product key, … Continue reading

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Disable Lock Screen Windows Server 2022 Remote Desktop Session Host

I had a Windows Server 2022 RDSH terminal server that was moved to a new domain and would persistently lock the screen on idle for all users including administrators and require them to log in again. Most guides reference the … Continue reading

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Move Google Chrome Session From One Computer to Another

These are the quick and dirty steps I used to perform a complete migration of Chrome from one system to another. It will transfer bookmarks, open tabs and all history. In my experience Settings had to be reconfigured and Chrome … Continue reading

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pFsense Goes Unresponsive (no GUI or internet)

Running version 2.6.0.  After about 3 weeks of boot time, pFsense would lose connectivity. Requests to the internet would fail and the pfSense GUI web interface was unreachable. The console displayed a repeated error swap_pager_getswapspace(x): failed.  The dmesg log contained … Continue reading

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Secure Wipe on OMV (and Debian Linux)

I wanted to use the command line to Secure Wipe a hard drive in OpenMediaVault, based on Debian Linux. I used the built in shred command, details are available at the link below: https://manpages.debian.org/stretch/coreutils/shred.1.en.html For example, I like to use … Continue reading

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OMW Unable to Delete Shared Folder

When attempting to delete a shared folder with OpenMediaVault, I received the following error (after clicking show details): Error #0: OMV\ExecException: Failed to execute command ‘export PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin; export LANG=C.UTF-8; rm -f -r ‘/srv/dev-disk-by-label-EXMPLE/’ 2>&1′ with exit code ‘1’: rm: cannot … Continue reading

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OMV ESXi Mount NFS Datastore Problems

I had created an NFS share on OpenMediaVault, named EXAMPLE, with the following ACL permissions: Owner: root, read/write/execute Group: users, None Others: None When trying to mount the share (EXAMPLE) in ESXi,  the following error would occur: Failed to mount … Continue reading

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Add sysadmin role to a user in Microsoft SQL Express

Stop SQLExpress service Run Command Prompt with administrator rights Find your install folder, for example C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL12.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\Binn Start SQL Express in single-user mode: sqlservr.exe -sSQLEXPRESS -m”SQLCMD” -c Open another Command Prompt window (with administrator rights) and connect to … Continue reading

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ESXi iSCSI datastore no longer mounts after HBA upgrade

For a storage upgrade, I swapped out two HBAs, an SAS9341-8i (SAS3) and a Dell PERC H310 (SAS2).  The 9341 was changed to a 9300-8i and the PERC was replaced with another 9300-8i. The storage was acting as iSCSI targets … Continue reading

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PHP 8.0 Upgrade on Ubuntu 18.04 with phpmyadmin

After upgrading to PHP 8.0 and installing phpmyadmin using the official PPA, phpmyadmin would result in a blank page instead of a login.  The apache2 error.log had several lines of : Got error ‘PHP message: PHP Fatal error: Array and … Continue reading

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