Wednesday, 31 December 2014

VMware Workstation: Connect YubiKey

To connect a YubiKey to a VMware Workstation virtual machine:

Shutdown the virtual machine.
Edit the virtual machine .vmx file to include the following line: usb.generic.allowHID = "TRUE"
Start the virtual machine and connect the YubiKey.

Friday, 19 December 2014

iTunes: iTunes Has Stopped Working

iTunes 12 on Windows 7 crashes when synchronising applications with the error message:

iTunes has stopped working.

The following event is logged:

Faulting application name: iTunes.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x543e558b
Faulting module name: MSVCR100.dll, version: 10.0.40219.1, time stamp: 0x4d5f0c22
Exception code: 0xc0000417
Fault offset: 0x0008af3e
Faulting process id: 0x11ec
Faulting application start time: 0x01d01ad09d71f8f7
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\MSVCR100.dll
Report Id: dadd4987-86c4-11e4-b0af-c44619e1242a

The issue can be caused by a UNC path being used instead of a drive letter.

\\fileserver\users\username\music\itunes\itunes media\mobile applications

The solution is to move the iTunes library to local or USB storage or open from a drive letter:

eg: Z:\username\music\itunes\itunes library.itl

Hold down shift when launching iTunes to choose a new library.

Check the file path of the applications by right clicking the application and selecting the File tab.

If a UNC path is still in use then delete the applications from within iTunes and then drag back into iTunes from the new file path.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Infor Query & Analysis (Q&A): Install Excel Add-in

To install for a user with administrative rights:

Start > All Programs > Infor Query & Analysis > Maintenance > OK > Configure Microsoft Office

To install for a standard user without admin rights:

Browse to C:\Program Files (x86)\Infor\Query and Analysis
Run ExcelAddinRemoveAdd.exe
Tick Microsoft Excel and then Apply

It may also be necessary to trust the ribbon.

Open an administrative command prompt and enter:

cd C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727

CasPol.exe -ag 1 -url "file://C:\Program Files (x86)\Infor\Query and Analysis\Infor.QAA.Ribbon.dll" FullTrust

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Veeam 8.0: Reverse Incremental Job Error

Processing VM Error: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
Failed to open file [D:\xxx.vbk] in readonly mode. Agent failed to process method {Stg.IsObjectExist}.

To resolve, enable Parallel Processing in Options > I/O Control

Robocopy: Mirror Two Directories

Robocopy command to mirror two directories:

robocopy "X:\Dir" "Y:\Dir" /B /E /COPYALL /DCOPY:T /R:1 /MIR /TEE /LOG:C:\Robocopy.log /NP

/B : Copy files in Backup mode.
/E : Copy subfolders, including empty subfolders.
/COPYALL : Copy all attributes.
/DCOPY:T : Copy directory timestamps.
/R:n : Number of retries.
/MIR : Mirror a directory tree (equivalent to /PURGE plus all subfolders /E) and updates directory security.
/TEE : Output to console window, as well as the log file.
/LOG : Output to log file.
/NP : No Progress - suppress % copied.