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Monday, August 25, 2008


VMWare takes a giant leap past Microsoft and Xen by providing EXSi as a free download.
I used VMWare server a lot I created a Load Balancing and a Clustering SQL server on a single Laptop. This was done for a usability test for ABN-AMRO.

But now with EXSi this takes a whole new level, this will lower the difficulty with baremetal restores (those are the one we hate do we? )

Download it at http://www.vmware.com/products/esxi/ remember to check if your server on the HCL list

Check it out!

Friday, August 08, 2008

Some Control Panel Applet Files some work in Vista....

Table I. Some Control Panel Applet Files
File Function Tabs (number in parentheses is index n discussed below)
access.cpl Accessibility controls Keyboard(1), Sound(2), Display(3), Mouse(4), General(5)
appwiz.cpl Add/Remove Programs  
desk.cpl Display properties Themes(5), Desktop(0), Screen Saver(1), Appearance (2), Settings(3)
hdwwiz.cpl Add hardware  
inetcpl.cpl Configure Internet Explorer and Internet properties General(0), Security(1), Privacy(2), Content(3), Connections(4), Programs(5), Advanced(6)
intl.cpl Regional settings Regional Options(1), Languages(2), Advanced(3)
joy.cpl Game controllers  
main.cpl Mouse properties and settings Buttons(0), Pointers(1), Pointer Options(2), Wheel(3), Hardware(4)
main.cpl,@1 Keyboard properties Speed(0), Hardware (1)
mmsys.cpl Sounds and Audio Volume(0), Sounds(1), Audio(2), Voice(3), Hardware(4)
ncpa.cpl Network properties  
nusrmgr.cpl User accounts  
powercfg.cpl Power configuration Power Schemes, Advanced, Hibernate, UPS (Tabs not indexed)
sysdm.cpl System properties General(0), Computer Name(1), Hardware(2), Advanced(3), System Restore(4), Automatic Updates(5), Remote (6)
telephon.cpl Phone and modem options Dialing Rules(0), Modems(1), Advanced(2)
timedate.cpl Date and time properties Date & Time(0), Time Zone(1), Internet Time (no index)