DevOps Engineering part 5. – Create an enterprise cookbook

In this exercise we will create a Chef cookbook for a corporation. It will be robust and include all the necessary elements to be used in a large enterprise. If your company already has established standards, as you progress with this tutorial, copy the appropriate file from an existing cookbook. If this is the first […]

List the installed Windows Features on the Windows server with PowerShell

When you set up a new Windows server and want to make sure all necessary Windows features are installed on it, you can list them in text format. If you want to replicate the configuration of an existing server, just list the features of both servers and compare them in a comparison tool, like Araxis […]

How to copy files to the clipboard

When you work in the graphical user interface (GUI) of your operating system, and want to copy the contents of a file to the clipboard, you can use the following commands: On OS X run: cat FILE_NAME | pbcopy On Linux run: cat FILE_NAME | xclip On Windows (via Cygwin/Git Bash) run: cat FILE_NAME | clip

Visual Studio 2015 is very slow on Windows 10

When I have upgraded Windows 7 my computer to Windows 10 I have also installed Visual Studio 2015 professional. From the first moment Visual Studio 2015 was very slow. My computer was freezing all the time. I have read many articles about the slowness of Visual Studio 2015, but I cold not find anything that […]

Error creating a Scheduled Task on Windows Server 2008 R2

When the “Run whether user is logged on or not”  option is selected in the General tab of the Create Task window the Task Scheduler has to save the password of the selected user. During the save the following error message appears: Task Scheduler An error has occurred for the task <task name>. Error message: […]

How to create a mirrored volume in Windows Server 2008 R2?

To create a mirrored volume in Windows Server 2008 R2 In the Start Menu right click Computer, In the popup menu select Manage, On the left side of Server Manager expand Storage and select Disk Management, You need a second hard drive with as much unallocated space on it as the size of the volume […]

How to sign in to your Windows 8 PC without an email address

When you set up Windows 8 the Sign in to your PC page asks you for your email address. It is you computer you should be able to use it without telling Microsoft your email address and other personal information. To use you computer without giving away your email address At the bottom of the […]

How to remove Windows 8 and install Windows 7 on a Dell inspiron 7000 series laptop

If you want to remove the preinstalled Windows 8 from a new Dell inspiron 7000 series (7537) laptop you need an external USB DVD drive and a Windows 7 DVD. You can buy the LG external USB DVD drive for $40 at Best Buy, and the Windows 7 at Amazon. The first step is to […]