the perspicacious ramblings of droo


Forefront Client Security – MOM Installation Failure

Well, I’m working on installing Forefront Client Security at my work and after configuring all of the prerequisites, nobody could figure out why it wasn’t installing. So, I setup a test machine and started playing with it. After about an hour of searching google, it seems nobody really has an answer for why MOM fails […]

Visual Studio 6 – Scroll Wheel

The last time I used Visual Studio 6… Not having a scroll wheel drove my bonkers. Well, this time around, I was lucky enough to find this: http://joebott.com/vb6scrollwheel.htm Just run it in the background, and it’ll take care of everything. Much love to this one <3 It’s saved me much pain. (Also, before you go […]


HowTo: Clone a VirtualBox HDD (.vdi)

Okay, this will be short and sweet. Here’s how you clone a VirtualBox HDD in Windows: “C:\Program Files\Sun\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe” clonevdi “C:\Users\Andrew\.VirtualBox\HardDisks\Windows XP.vdi” “C:\Users\Andrew\.VirtualBox\HardDisks\Windows XP Clone.vdi” and in Linux: VBoxManage clonevdi /home/andrew/.VirtualBox/HardDisks/WindowsXP.vdi /home/andrew/.VirtualBox/HardDisks/WindowsXPClone.vdi The basic form is “VBoxManage clonevdi sourcevdi destinationvdi”. Now you may ask, why clone a virtual machine’s hard drive? Well, if you want to […]

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