Archive for November, 2010

How to determine your iPhone’s UDID.

You need to pass your UDID onto iPhone developers, if you want to beta test their software. To access your UDID, plug iPhone into your computer and bring up iTunes. Then, click on your iPhone under devices. Next, click the serial number, and the UDID will be displayed. From here, you can copy using Command + C or Control + C. I tested this MacOS, but not Windows. However, I am pretty sure it would be the same procedure. I would suspect that the same procedure applies to iPod touches too, but I do not know for sure.

Windows 2008 server – Enable remote desktop administration.

I don’t know why, but I keep forgetting how to enable remote desktop administration in Windows 2008 server, so I am writing it down here. Maybe, I keep forgetting, because it is so simple.

Bring up the System properties. The easiest way for me is to right mouse click on Computer and go to Properties.

From here, click on Remote Settings.

Chose either “Allow connections from computers running any version of “Remote Desktop (less secure)” or “Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (more secure).”

VMware ESXi – adding copied virtual machines.

When copying a virtual machine (VM) from on datastore or other VMware instance, you will need to add the copied VM to your ESXi inventory. To do this is not entirely clear, at least no to me. A lot of the postings I saw on this did not make it clear, so I want to get this down while I remember it.

Copy the VM to one of your datastores (i.e. /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/ ).
Once the VM has been copied or moved, you will need to bring up the vSphere client.
Select your ESXi instance in the left panel.
Click on the Configuration tab.
Click Storage under the Hardware section.
Then, right mouse click on the datastore that you just copied the VM to, and click Browse Datastore.
This will bring up a window that will display all the directories under /vmfs/volumes/datastorex.
Drill down into the directory where you copied your VM and select the appropriate configuration file ( .vmx ).
Right mouse click on the configuration and select Add To Inventory.
This will run you through a small wizard procedure to name the VM.
Once completed, you can power on the virtual machine, by right mouse clicking on the VM and selecting Power On.
Note: Because you copied or moved the VM, when you power the VM for the first time, you will need to switch to the console and chose the appropriate option (copied, moved or cancel).

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