Monday, 27 February 2012


I'd love to have this much time...

Bigger version of the picture here

Nice one.

Andrew Lipsons web site

And his disclaimer...
Because The LEGO Company get paranoid about this sort of thing let me make it clear that I have no affiliation with them, that my views are my own and do not necessarily represent theirs, and so on. So if you think any of this is official you are as deluded as they are.

Minasi forum Meeting 2012

A technical forum I've participated in for years is having another gathering in the near future. Lots of cool people with years of Microsoft knowledge backing up their claims and beliefs. So come along for an educational and fun event.

The dates and speakers for the Minasi 2012 Forum Meeting have been finalised and now published.

You can find the necessary details here

and here

You can book here

As a preview, here are the speakers

2012 Schedule
Sunday – April 29th 2012

12:00 – Conference Registration Begins

1.00 – Opening Session led by Mark Minasi + Don Jones, What has changed in the last 3 years, how to stay on TOP!

2.00 – Session 1: Mark Minasi – 10 (or more) things that you don’t know about Windows Server 8

3:15 – Break

3:30 – Don Jones

4:00 – Ed Wilson – Microsoft Scripting guy on everything but PosH 3

4:30 – Break

4:45 – Mark Minasi

6:00 – Welcome Reception

Monday – April 30th 2012

9:00 – Jimi Vigotti – how I do it and how you can to (with the right kit).

10:15 – Dave Bisson - Enterprise App Store

11:30 – Break

11:45 – Stacy Hein - SQL Server at scale. Office 365 style

1:00 – Lunch (Provided)

1:45 – Todd Lammle – The next step.

3:00 – James Summerlin – SQL Server Integration Services – More in-depth than last time!

4:15 – Break

4:30 – James Adgate – Security in The Enterprise in 2012: Managing DLP Programs and Driving Standards for Secure Coding of Home Grown Web-Facing Enterprise Applications.

5:45 – Offsite Dinner Organized with Transportation

Tuesday – May 1st 2012

9:00 – James Summerlin – Juniper, Life after TMG/ ISA

10:30 –Scott Calvet – TBC Desktop Virtualization VMware View 5

11:00 – Dennis Olidis - Free Tools to Troubleshoot and Diagnose your Windows System

12:30 – Lunch (Provided)

1:00 – Eric Rux – TBC– Using Windows in your Home!

2:15 – Break

2:30 – A N Other – Microsoft Conferencing, Skype and Lync

3:45 – Break

4:00 – Curt Spanburg – Microsoft Business Application Survival Skills for the IT Admin

5:30 – Dinner (on your own) at a local restaurant. Last chance to rub elbows.

Wednesday - May 2nd 2012

9.00 – Ultan Kinahan – Fixing the big stuff!

10:00 – Ton Siemons – Comparing Hypervisors, VMware, HyperV and Xen
11:15 – Break

11:30 – Michael Ferguson – Managing Security

12:45 – Closing and Lunch

2:00 – Unofficial Round Table


These are all done before all over the net, but they are my ones, both CPL amd MSC shortcuts.

Accessibility Controls access.cpl
Add Hardware Wizard hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools control admintools
Automatic Updates wuaucpl.cpl
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard fsquirt
Calculator calc
Certificate Manager certmgr.msc
Character Map charmap
Check Disk Utility chkdsk
Clipboard Viewer clipbrd
Command Prompt cmd
Component Services dcomcnfg
Computer Management compmgmt.msc
Date/Time Properties timedate.cpl
DDE Share ddeshare
Device Manager devmgmt.msc
Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)* directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooter dxdiag
Disk Cleanup Utility cleanmgr
Disk Defragment dfrg.msc
Disk Management diskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Manager diskpart
Display Properties control desktop
Display Properties desk.cpl
Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected) control color
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility drwtsn32
Driver Verifier Utility verifier
Event Viewer eventvwr.msc
File Signature Verification Tool sigverif
Findfast findfast.cpl
Folders Properties control folders
Fonts control fonts
Fonts Folder fonts
Free Cell Card Game freecell
Game Controllers joy.cpl
Group Policy Editor (XP Prof) gpedit.msc
Hearts Card Game mshearts
Iexpress Wizard iexpress
Indexing Service ciadv.msc
Internet Properties inetcpl.cpl
IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration) ipconfig /all
IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents) ipconfig /displaydns
IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents) ipconfig /flushdns
IP Configuration (Release All Connections) ipconfig /release
IP Configuration (Renew All Connections) ipconfig /renew
IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS) ipconfig /registerdns
IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID) ipconfig /showclassid
IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID) ipconfig /setclassid
Java Control Panel (If Installed) jpicpl32.cpl
Java Control Panel (If Installed) javaws
Keyboard Properties control keyboard
Local Security Settings secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups lusrmgr.msc
Logs You Out Of Windows logoff
Microsoft Chat winchat
Minesweeper Game winmine
Mouse Properties control mouse
Mouse Properties main.cpl
Network Connections control netconnections
Network Connections ncpa.cpl
Network Setup Wizard netsetup.cpl
Notepad notepad
Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed) nvtuicpl.cpl
Object Packager packager
ODBC Data Source Administrator odbccp32.cpl
On Screen Keyboard osk
Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed) ac3filter.cpl
Password Properties password.cpl
Performance Monitor perfmon
Phone and Modem Options telephon.cpl
Power Configuration powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes control printers
Printers Folder printers
Private Character Editor eudcedit
Quicktime (If Installed) QuickTime.cpl
Regional Settings intl.cpl
Registry Editor regedit
Registry Editor regedit32
Remote Desktop mstsc
Removable Storage ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests ntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) rsop.msc
Scanners and Cameras sticpl.cpl
Scheduled Tasks control schedtasks
Security Center wscui.cpl
Services services.msc
Shared Folders fsmgmt.msc
Shuts Down Windows shutdown
Sounds and Audio mmsys.cpl
Spider Solitare Card Game spider
SQL Client Configuration cliconfg
System Configuration Editor sysedit
System Configuration Utility msconfig
System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) sfc /scannow
System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot) sfc /scanonce
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) sfc /scanboot
System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting) sfc /revert
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) sfc /purgecache
System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x) sfc /cachesize=x
System Properties sysdm.cpl
Task Manager taskmgr
Telnet Client telnet
User Account Management nusrmgr.cpl
Utility Manager utilman
Windows Firewall firewall.cpl
Windows Magnifier magnify
Windows Management Infrastructure wmimgmt.msc
Windows System Security Tool syskey
Windows Update Launches wupdmgr
Windows XP Tour Wizard tourstart
Wordpad wordpad
AD Domains and Trusts domain.msc
Active Directory Management admgmt.msc
AD Sites and Services dssite.msc
AD Users and Computers dsa.msc
ADSI Edit adsiedit.msc
Authorization manager azman.msc
Certification Authority Management certsrv.msc
Certificate Templates certtmpl.msc
Cluster Administrator cluadmin.exe
Computer Management compmgmt.msc
Component Services comexp.msc
Configure Your Server cys.exe
Device Manager devmgmt.msc
DHCP Management dhcpmgmt.msc
Disk Defragmenter dfrg.msc
Disk Manager diskmgmt.msc
Distributed File System dfsgui.msc
DNS Management dnsmgmt.msc
Event Viewer eventvwr.msc
Indexing Service Management ciadv.msc
IP Address Manage ipaddrmgmt.msc
Licensing Manager llsmgr.exe
Local Certificates Management certmgr.msc
Local Group Policy Editor gpedit.msc
Local Security Settings Manager secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups Manager lusrmgr.msc
Network Load balancing nlbmgr.exe
Performance Monitor perfmon.msc
PKI Viewer pkiview.msc
Public Key Management pkmgmt.msc
QoS Control Management acssnap.msc
Remote Desktops tsmmc.msc
Remote Storage Administration rsadmin.msc
Removable Storage ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests ntmsoprq.msc
Routing and Remote Access Manager rrasmgmt.msc
Resultant Set of Policy rsop.msc
Schema management schmmgmt.msc
Services Management services.msc
Shared Folders fsmgmt.msc
SID Security Migration sidwalk.msc
Telephony Management tapimgmt.msc
Terminal Server Configuration tscc.msc
Terminal Server Licensing licmgr.exe
Terminal Server Manager tsadmin.exe
UDDI Services Management uddi.msc
Windows Management Instrumentation wmimgmt.msc
WINS Server manager winsmgmt.msc

Monday, 20 February 2012

Frustration clearing the ARP cache on a linux box

Spent quite some time trying to get to the bottom of this little wonder, how to delete the ARP cache on a linux distro, backtrack 5 to be specific.

Got slightly distracted by this error message on a completely different subject

So back to the problem in hand. Clear or delete the ARP cache on Backtrack

You have to delete each individual ARP entries
So for

you have to use
arp -d
arp -d
arp -d

I've seen mention of scripts to do this, but I think a reboot would be quicker for myself.

for Windows people,
ARP -a displays the ARP cache
arp -d * deletes the arp cache, but need elevated rights in Vista, W7, Server 2008+

Seems I need to look into Linux SE. That may be stopping arp -d* deleting all ARP entries..