Monday, February 18, 2013

How to make an RDP session full screen.

This one always bothers me and I never remember the key combo so I will post it here for myself as well as others.

This key combo will make an RDP session full screen. Once I open an Remote Desktop window and becomes "not full screen" it sometimes may not go back to full screen even though you maximize the window,

To make an RDP session window full screen again use the below key combo.


Hope this helps.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Klok Updated to Version 2.5.5

We just posted v2.5.5. This update includes a new dashboard chart. We have also added tagging that is used for searching for projects. Tag-based dashboard widgets will be coming soon.
Please download the update at

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

How to have Device Manager show non present devices.

Here are a few small commands that a colleague of mine showed me. These commands will start the Windows Device Manager and allow you to see devices that have been removed from the system.

This can come in handy if you P2V (Convert a Physical machine to a Virtual machine). the Virtual hardware will be using rather than the physical hardware that was once in the original system. This can help prevent certain BSODs

To run the commands open up a Command Prompt on the machine and type

set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
start devmgmt.msc

Also in Device Manager click on the View menu item and select "Show Hidden Devices"

Hope this helps...

Friday, February 1, 2013

How to schedule a reboot using the AT Command

The "at" command can be very useful. Below is just one simple use to schedule a reboot of a Windows 2003 server at a certain time and day.

The at command:

at [\\computername] TIME [DATE] "command"

for example

at 3:00 AM Sun shutdown -r 

The above command will restart (-r) the server the command is run on at 3:00 AM on the next Sunday it encounters.

Hope this helps.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What is the URL for a CentOS 6 netinstall?

This one may be just a reminder for myself when I forget but it may help someone else as well.

If you download the CENTOS 6 Linux  netinstall image it will prompt you for a URL to the install files.

Here are the links.

for 32 bit:
for 64 bit:

Hope it helps.

Klok 2 - Updated Asana connector now available

This week we released a completely rewritten version of the Asana connector which resolves the issues people were seeing when they had many tasks. You can install it from the Tools / Preferences / Plugins screen or download it from

Thanks to the folks at Asana for updating their API to make this possible.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Table ‘mysql.servers’ doesn’t exist

Came across this little issue while trying to install Centreon (monitoring server).
During the install it attempts to create a database use and then failed during that process with the following error

"Table ‘mysql.servers’ doesn’t exist"

Apparently during a MySQL upgrade it is common for something to not quite finish completely.
To fix the problem I had to run the following command from a console window.  By the way this was run on a Centos 5.9 server.

mysql_upgrade -u root -p

After the above command I restarted mysqld

service mysqld restart

After the above I was successfully able to continue the Centreon install.

How to change timezone on Centos 5

Here is a short quick one that may help someone. This will change the time zone to EST

Run from a command line


Then run

ln  -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/New_York /etc/localtime

Then run again to check to see if your change worked.


Hope it helps...

Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday, May 13, 2011

It Fixed it for me - Windows Update Not Working

I recently had a client pc brought to me that would not run Windows Updates.
I initially though it was Malware or Spyware or Virus related so I was a bit puzzled after running my usual assortment of tools (Malwarebytes , Super Antispyware and others...) as to why Windows update would still not run.
It turned out that the some dll files were not longer registered ( possibly from some older previous infection )

To get Windows Update working again I opened a command prompt and ran the following

regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 atl.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
After each of the above there should be a message about successfully registering the dll.
Once they were all registered Windows Update worked again.

As usual this may not be the only way to solve the issue but "It Fixed It for Me"

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