Black or blue background after you log on to a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

This issue occurs when a new drive is added to the system while background services are still starting. The most common example of this is with Microsoft Application Virtualization Client. When this service starts, it creates a virtual drive. When this drive is created during system startup, the Server service may crash the shared service … Continue reading Black or blue background after you log on to a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

Nagios Xi – Cluster Check – HP-UX

This is a small script that you can add in Nagios XI /libexec directory that will help you monitor cluster services in any HP-UX server via Nagios. #!/bin/bash set -x progname=`basename $0` srvcnt=`sudo /usr/sbin/cmviewcl | grep running | grep -v "$progname" | wc -l` if [ $srvcnt -ge 1 ]; then echo "Cluster Service is … Continue reading Nagios Xi – Cluster Check – HP-UX

Nagios Xi – Cluster Check – Unix

This is a small script that you can add in Nagios XI /libexec directory that will help you monitor cluster services in any Unix server via Nagios. #!/bin/bash set -x progname=`basename $0` srvcnt=`sudo clustat |  grep Online | grep rgmanager| grep -v "$progname" | wc -l` if [ $srvcnt -ge 1 ]; then echo "Cluster … Continue reading Nagios Xi – Cluster Check – Unix

Nagios Xi – Cluster Check – Solaris

This is a small script that you can add in Nagios XI /libexec directory that will help you monitor cluster services in any solaris server via Nagios #!/bin/bash set -x progname=`basename $0` srvcnt=`sudo hastatus -sum | grep ClusterService | grep "ONLINE" | grep -v "$progname" | wc -l` if [ $srvcnt -ge 1 ]; then … Continue reading Nagios Xi – Cluster Check – Solaris

IE 11 – Corruption of Registry which causes missing tabs in Internet Options

I recently encountered another issue while connecting to our company vpn which in turn restricts users by opening certain tabs in internet options. This is normal but when vpn is disconnected, IE 11 should restore the tabs and till now it was doing it without any issue. So today after disconnecting company vpn, IE 11 … Continue reading IE 11 – Corruption of Registry which causes missing tabs in Internet Options

Force software to always run as admin without exposing admin password

I have some software that only functions right if the person has administrative permissions on the machine. I don't want to give my users the admin passwords so they can do a Run As for obvious reasons. Is there a way to force a program to run as administrator without exposing the admin password? The … Continue reading Force software to always run as admin without exposing admin password

Windows 7 ‘disappearing’ desktop icons

One 'problem' that has come up within our win7 user group already is the fact that desktop icons mysteriously 'disappear' by themselves. There one minute and gone the next. It seems it happens more frequently after waking the machine up from suspension/hibernation but also happens at other random times. After reading up on this, it … Continue reading Windows 7 ‘disappearing’ desktop icons