Sunday, March 31, 2013

Checking ISO or DVD that is Still Attach to VMs (Using Powershell)

Sometimes we tend to forget to detach the DVD or ISO from the VMs.  So we would go in to individual VMs to check the setting.


So today I’m going to share what I learn by using the PowerShell, you can check all the VMs in one go.

In the PowerShell command (run as administrator), key in as

Get-VMDvdDrive *

and the results will be something as below :


So hopefully the steps above helps you.  Thank you Smile.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

How to Connect a Drive Recognize in Remote Desktop Session (MSTSC)

Over here I have a situation, I can access to the remote session (Terminal Services) to a server, but I can’t access it physically.  I need to copy some of the files into the server for certain application update.  I can’t use the \\servername\<drive> either from my station to copy from my drive to the server. 

Here’s the solution that I would like to share.

  • Run the Remote Desktop Session (or type ‘mstsc’ from RUN box)
  • Don’t connect it yet.
  • Click on the “Local Resources” tab


  • In the Local devices and resources click More


  • Select the drive that you want to attach, then click OK.


  • Key in the computer name and username.
  • Click “Connect”.
  • Then you can see the extra drive in the remote server.

Hope this guide helps you.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Installing .NET 3.5 Offline or Manually


Part of the DPM 2012 requirement is install the .NET 3.5.  Somehow in this project, there was no internet connection for it.  So I’m going to share with you the steps :

  1. Insert your Windows 2012 Installation Disk into your DVD Drive.
  2. Now run Command Prompt as Administrator. (Hint: Start > Type cmd > Now right click on Command Prompt and hit on Run as Administrator from the bottom)
  3. Now key in following command or copy and paste it in the command prompt window.
  4. Now .Net Framework will be installed within few minutes.


DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess /Source:z:\sources\sxs

Note : z is the drive letter of DVD drive. Change it with your DVD drive letter. 

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Error in Opening Document (Older version)–Visio


Recently I just reinstalled my Visio with Visio 2013.  When I opened the document (that was save in the earlier version), I couldn’t open my Visio documents.  The error is as follow :


So did the following :

  • Click on the File tab
  • Click Options
  • Click Trust Center, then click Trust Center Settings.


  • Next select File Block Settings.
  • Then UNCHECK the File type.
  • then click OK


Now the old Visio documents can be open.

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