Friday, January 3, 2020

How to remove the recovery partition

These are the steps to remove the recovery partition in windows, thanks to

  1. Go to start and type cmd (this is called command prompt)
  2. In command prompt type diskpart and hit enter
  3. Type list disk and hit enter
  4. From the list of disks find the one you want to work with (I believe in your case there is only one so it should be easy)
  5. Once you find the drive you are looking for type select disk 'numberofdrive'
  6. Now type list partition and find the partition you want to work with
  7. Once you have identified the partition in question type select partition 'numberofpartition'
  8. Now type delete partition (WARNING ONCE YOU DO THIS THERE IS NO GOING BACK) and hit enter , if it says "cannot delete a protected partition..." use delete partition override (Note you will also have to repeat these steps with the partition in front of the recovery partition if you plan on extending the system volume)
  9. Once it is finish type exit and hit enter

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Remove vmkdump foder in VMware esxi 6.x

Run the command esxcli system coredump file list until get a true value for both parameters Active and Configured.

[root@esx:~] esxcli system coredump file list
Path                                                                                                     Active  Configured        Size
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ------  ----------  ----------
/vmfs/volumes/xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/vmkdump/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx.dumpfile    true        true  3740270592

Then run the following two commands to remove de the dump file:

[root@esx:~] esxcli system coredump file set -u
[root@esx:~] esxcli system coredump file remove -f /vmfs/volumes/xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/vmkdump/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx.dumpfile

Now you can remove the vmkdump folder.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Set hardware time on VMware esxi 6.x from console

If you need to change the system time for a VMware esxi 6.x server fron CLI you must use the following command:

esxcli system time set

Friday, September 27, 2019

Update VMware ESXi v5.5

Since the updates for ESXi v5.5 are no more accesible at VMware Updates page, here you’ll find a procedure for install then from esxi console.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Monday, July 1, 2019

Enable traffic logs in Fortigate firewalls

Local traffic logs are disabled by default in fortigate firewalls. This logs can be enabled from console.

Check the following:
config  log  memory filter
get                               <<—lists all options

Make sure local-traffic logs are enabled. If not then:
set local-traffic enable

Enable "Log Allowed Traffic" and select "All Sessions" on the firewall policy.
Make sure you display logs from the correct location(GUI):
"Log & Report >> Log Settings >> GUI Preferences >> Memory/FortiCloud"

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Install ppp package in Raspberry Pi

This is an extract from StackExchange that shows how to install ppp package in Raspberry Pi.

This package is missing dependencies. You need to make sure you update your packages and preferably use a package manager that handles dependencies better. Try this:

pi@raspberrypi:~$ sudo su -
root@raspberrypi:~# apt-get update && apt-get install aptitude
root@raspberrypi:~# aptitude upgrade && dpkg --configure -a && aptitude install ppp

Friday, July 13, 2018

VeraCrypt remembers my password using W10

It appears Windows 10 doesn't do a shutdown in the same sense as Windows 7 did. It does a kind of hybrid shutdown/hybernation to allow super-quick startup. As such, the user isn't really logged off, so VeraCrypt doesn't get alerted to the user's session ending, so doesn't dismount the drive.

I've resolved this issue by adding a task in Task Scheduler (taskschd.msc).

The task must be an umount command ("C:\Program Files\VeraCrypt\VeraCrypt.exe" /d /f /quit ).
And the trigger a registry event:
Registry: System
Source: User32
Event id: 1074

Using this configuration your veracrypt volumes are unmounted even with Fast Startup enabled.

PD: I've tried this solution only with file containers. I don't know if it works with system drives or partitions.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Sonicwall - Export configuration settings using Enterprise Command Line Interface (E-CLI)

Sonicwall TZ firewalls configuration can be exported from command line to a ftp server. Here you can find the Sonicwall related documentation regarding this subject.


export current-config cli ftp ftp://username:password@hostname/filename.txt

export current-config exp ftp ftp://username:password@hostname/filename.exp

This is the full Sonicwall article:

Friday, October 20, 2017

How to Set Up a Logon Script Only for Terminal Server Users

You may want to have a logon script that only runs for a user when he or she connects to a Terminal Server through the Terminal Server client or by the console. Extracted from Microsoft Support, this is the original article.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Various ways to address the "Safely Remove Hardware" Tray Icon issue

Here you can find a post by Andreas Peetz that explains how to avoid users to ‘safely remove devices’ in virtual machines.

Various ways to address the "Safely Remove Hardware" Tray Icon issue

by Andreas Peetz     at Sunday, February 23, 2014

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

How to configure NAT Policies on Soniwall devices

This is the dell’s document for configuring Nat policies on Sonicwall devices:

  • Title

    UTM: SonicOS Enhanced how to configure NAT Policies

  • Description

    UTM: SonicOS Enhanced how to configure NAT Policies

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016

    Determine Domain and username used to map a network drive

    If you need to determine the Username used to map a network drive this is the command you must use at command prompt: 

    wmic netuse where LocalName="Z:" get UserName /value

    Wednesday, September 30, 2015

    Uninstall Windows 10 update package on W7 and W8.x

    Uninstall Windows Update Package KB3035583 to remove that upset tool for upgrade Windows 7 and 8.x to Windows 10


    Friday, September 18, 2015

    Using Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 with VMware vSphere

    This is a post from Andrea Mauro, very usefull for installing the newest Microsoft’s OSes in old vSphere v4.x infrastructure.

    Friday, December 5, 2014

    Link for Annual VMware Partner Network Program fee payment

    After hours searching in VMware’s Partner Portal I finally throw in the towel and ask for support. This is the direct link sent by Chaithra at VMware Partner Network Team. Thanks.