Rebuild the virtual machine’s .vmx file from vmware.log

While attempting to diagnose a problem where there are a couple of (orphaned) virtual machines as identified by the VMware vSphere Client, one of interest seemed to have all the files in the datastore, however, upon closer inspection the .vmx file was zero byte.  The .vmx file can be rebuilt with the vmware.log file. Basically, I downloaded the most recent...

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Windows Vista Default Folder Template Patch (AutoIT Script)

In 2008,I put together several solutions to prevent Windows Vista from automatically selecting a default view, which was generally inconsistent with the folder content. The purpose of this article is to take the first solution of that article that was found on vistax64.com and create a nice little utility using AutoIT. It hasn't been fully burned in but there may...

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Vsftpd FTP Server With Virtual Users (CentOS 7)

vsftpd ("Very Secure FTP Daemon") is an FTP server for Linux and supports PAM ("pluggable authentication modules"). A virtual user cannot login to the Linux system and is considered more secure than using a "real" user whom can login to a Linux system. This guide offers a script that demonstrates one way to setup a vsftpd server using PAM with...

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Install Unison – File-Synchronization Tool for CentOS 7

Unison is self described as "a file-synchronization tool for [Linux]. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other." Install Unison has no available RPM for CentOS...

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Linux: Running Processes Display UID instead of Username

Running the command ps to display a list of currently running processes may display a UID instead of the username. There is a reasonable explanation for that. An example command may look like this May return something like 501 28373 15080 0 … You may have expected a return like thisismyuser 28373 15080 0 … This behavior occurs because: Why…

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Group Permissions Look Good But Permission Denied

A situation existed where a user needed access to a CentOS 6 server to provide support for a specific application. This application is associated with a unique username to that application. For the sake of argument, an application xyz has a user xyz which automatically puts that user in a group of the same name, xyz. The additional user whom...

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Automated Scripted Install for Drupal on CentOS7/RHEL7 Linux

To get an instance of Drupal running on a fresh and minimal install of CentOS7/RHEL7 is the goal. Here is an automated scripted install for Drupal on CentOS7/RHEL7 Linux. It is not all inclusive. It doesn’t take into accounts a MariaDB password or MariaDB hardening. Just a quick script to get things running rather quickly, preferably on a development environment….

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Automated Scripted Install for Drupal on CentOS6/RHEL6 Linux

Every now and again, you get the urge to try something new. Drupal is the project for today. The goal is to create an automated script to install Drupal on a fresh and minimal install of CentOS 6. Here is an automated scripted install for Drupal and drush, a command line supplement, on CentOS6/RHEL6 Linux. The script is not all…

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