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With Win2012 R2 VMs deployed with vCloud Director there was the annoyance of having the Network Location Wizard popup on 1st Login, asking to discover new networks. Answer ‘Yes’ and things were fine, answer ‘No’, and *BAM* not RDP.
A quick search points to a TechNet article for turning this off for Windows 2008 R2 and Windows Server 7 for all users or current user. As there maybe multiple users logging in I wanted the ‘all users’ option, which called for the following steps:
Registry Editor opens.
1st things first, there’s no Start in Windows 2012 R2. OK, you can just open a cmd window and type in regedit, that’s not a problem. Once in regedit I tried steps 3 & 4 and was greeted by:
I next tried just drilling down to the location specified and was of course able to create a key there as there were no “\” in the name.
I thought so, and went about a reboot, clean shutdown, adding it back to the Catalog, and then deploying back to ‘My Cloud’. Guess what I saw on my 1st Login?
Now what? I went back to my search and checked a few other sites and most of them pointed me back to the same TechNet page or something similar. There were a few pointers to Forums that wanted me to download a Reg Key, umm, that would be ‘No’. I did find something that looked promising here, that looked interesting.
Just using a simple ‘reg add HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\NewNetworkWindowOff’
It was the same desired result the TechNet article alluded to, but Windows being Windows, I thought giving this method a try was worth the time, the little it would take to open cmd and paste that puppy straight in.
Turns out that it did the trick, after the reboot, shutdown, add to catalog, and add to ‘My Cloud’ shuffle I’ve not seen the Network Location wizard again…back to OZ/Redmond with you sir!
After a tough New England Winter it’s time for some personal change!
As a a preparation for this years EMC World I’m starting a personal challenge, and anybody’s welcome to join me!
Here’s my plan for the next 30 days prior to departing for EMC World in Las Vegas on April 30th:
2x 7-Minute Workouts everyday (Courtesy of ‘The 7 Minute Workout’ App on my iPhone)
1x 10-minute Yoga everyday (A YouTube Search yields lots of results for this)
10,000 Steps everyday (Courtesy of my iPhone and UP24 App)
64 oz of Water consumed everyday (Guidelines from WebMD are 125 oz for men, so I’m going for 64 oz of just water and my coffee intake should take care of the rest)
I’ll be working on eating better too to fuel my endeavor.( I’m tracking calories via ‘My Fitness Pal’ App on my iPhone)
Life’s been busy since my last post and this place is all dusty and full of cobwebs…time for a little spring cleaning and a return to writing.
Some of the changes since my last post include a new role for me, EMC vLab Technical Program Manager. That’s a mouthful to say and the job itself is just as big. To condense it down to its simplest meaning you could say that I now herd cats.
More on that to come…
EMC’s Prasad Rampalli, SVP of ESG (EMC Solutions Group), has a nice post on the EMC Reflections Blog about enabling differentiated value for customers.
OpenStack, and EMC plug-ins for “Grizzly”; SAP LVM with vSphere/EMC Storage; VCE, startups Nutanix and SimpliVity all get mentions…read it here:
Three Solutions Trends – Enabling Differentiated Value for Customers
The VNXe 3150 is a tidy little array that packs quite a punch, and I’m happy that I have access to one.
It handles my CIFS and NFS storage as well as running a small vSphere VM load. I’m running my VMs over NFS as that’s what I work with in vLab and want a similar setup as a playground.
I handle all the management over it and try to keep up with the OE Upgrades. I saw an internal post recently looking for info on the OE upgrade steps and remembered I had taken some screen shots during my last upgrade. So for your reading pleasure let’s take a stroll through the process.
I hope that was helpful, and maybe took away some of the intimidation of performing the upgrade. I can’t stress enough to read the guides, and check out the ECN Forums to post any questions or read what others have already posted…LOOK! Squirrel!
Dave Henry has a great post on the EMC announcement on Isilon/Syncplicity File Share/Sync offering.
I know I’ve run into “the wall” around file sharing/access across devices and look forward to being able to access files when and where I need them!
Checkout the post over on GeekFluent.
Here’s the EMC announcement, and I should mention there is the option of using EMC Atmos in place of Isilon, so that opens things up to a bigger audience: EMC Online File Sharing Solutions.