[En] Enable or disable IE proxy using Powershell

I’m currently working in a company where I have to set up a proxy to connect my laptop to the Internet. Because I’m fed up to enable it each morning and disable it each evening, I found two Powershell scripts to do these operations :

EnableProxy.ps1 :

set-itemproperty 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings' 
-name ProxyEnable -value 1

DisableProxy.ps1 :

set-itemproperty 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings' 
-name ProxyEnable -value 0

Et voilà !

Hope this helps Winking smile

Who restarted my server / troubleshoot unplanned events

Although the Windows Server 2012 “auto update” was configured to only check and download the updates, there was an unplanned server reboot.

An issue also arises when multiple administrators are administering servers..  trying to blame each other who restarted/shutdown/applied updates.

Well, from event logs its easier to identify who rebooted server and also can add custom view to event diagnosis to filter unplanned events.

To identify who restarted server:

Goto event viewer, Windows Logs, Systems and choose “Filter Current Log..”  from actions pane, search for event ID# 1074

Create custom event to troubleshoot unplanned server reboot events:

follow this link (Create a Custom View in Event Viewer to show Reboot Events)

Import standalone VM to Hyper-V Cluster

Today i encountered an requirement to import NSVPX appliance into Hyper-V cluster.

The step are basically few and easy as follows:

  1. Through Hyper-V manager, in the “Actions” pane right hand side, select “Import Virtual Machine”
  2. Follows the steps and select the CSV (clustered shared volume)
  3. Once the import process is completed, do not start the VM
  4. Through “Failover Cluster Manager”, in the “Actions” pane right hand side, select “Configure role”
  5. Click next, in the “Select Role” step, scroll down and select “virtual machine”
  6. Upon clicking next the VM which was imported in step 1 & 2 & which is in offline state is listed.
  7. Select the VM for high availability configuration and click finish


Glad I survived for 9 hrs.

Salam, Good Evening.
Alhamdulillah am glad that I survived today … “9 hrs”

Well no need to worry, just read ahead a bit lengthy but vital…

Which gave me opportunity to think n recall those G-olden days. No internet, No mobile phones, No social media yet people were in touch.

This morning forgot to take my incredible iPhone with me, the device which had become integral part of my life, used for taking pictures, reading Quran, ebooks, playing games (temple run,angry birds) making gsm calls, VoIP calls, morning alarm, adhan, SMS, GPS, tweeting, whatsapp, Facebook, email checking various news updates and host of other useful features. Can’t imagine life without the smart device & it’s connected world.

The moment I realized that iPhone is left @home, instead of rushing back, the beautiful thought & immediate self smile to leave it alone for the day triggered and continued happily.. 🙂

Although I knew that I would miss those important calls, status updates , remainders, just smiled and patted my own back, Man ‘today’ will test your patience & life that’s has become dependent on technology.

And this evening here am back with my iPhone spilling those beans about My S-eXperience without iPhone.

Baby’s day out.

Called umpteen times to my wife instead of whatsapp, not to know is there any missed call or important msgs, but to speak to her, the essence which made me realize that I have long lost that magic of speaking to her while in office how romantic. 😉

Infact in those 9 hrs I panicked twice “oh… Where is my iPhone” my hands searching for it on my desk & in my pockets. Soon smiled again.. Thinking It’s safe there @HomeSweetHome – Where #Life begins & #Love never ends.

Got urged to check twitter, FB from my office desktop PC, but resisted.

Other than few (finger count) important phone numbers I don’t even remember my friends n emergency contact numbers such as close neighbors, sons school etc.

That led me to call those long last friends whom I might have not spoken In last few months. No prize for guessing from where did I get the contact number, they all are still available in my outlook contacts. 🙂

Technology is a boon to an extent, at the same time it’s a bane too.

Hope that I forget at least once or twice a month my iPhone to office & intend to keep it away on weekends.

Twitter ne neendh churayee…
FB has become refrigerator, I know that nothing is there, still keeps peeping.
Texting has become a way of life…

How nostalgic it would be to return to those non-internet days.

Glad I survived for 9 hrs.
Disconnect to connect…

Congratulations ! to me..

Well, a bit late due to traveling and last minute rush.

During my three weeks vacation to Bangalore, i attended a professional training course VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1], a full five day training from GT Enterprise from 13th – 17th May 2013. The next five day armed with home based lab setup and wading & waning through lots of internet based articles, this one helped me lot,  go there, and find lots other references.

Not to forget the official “Exam Blue Print”, note: create your account at mylearn.vmware.com and download the latest exam blue print from there.

Above all, the instructor led class too helped in gaining lots of information, thank to the qualified, technically sound instructor (Mr. Wais Ahmed), helped me gain the additional information required.

Caution: Know the core concept and full hands on experience before attempting the exam, if you know the subject, you can pass in the fly.

on 22nd May 2013 i scheduled my exam through authorized Pearson Vue test center CertAspire and passed with flying colors 433 score.

Following the exam (once passed) your will receive email from VMware to complete a task confirming your certificate shipping address, permission to release your online transcript and official agreement with respect to certification along with complementary VMware workstation license.

Finally received email from VMware to complete the task, was completed on 28th May 2013 after requesting twice for name correction. and the official transcript was released.

Happy me 🙂 !!!!!


13 hot new open source projects

Open source projects are a great barometer of the tech industry. While companies take time to establish themselves and venture capitalists take months to decide where to place their bets, open source software takes just one programmer and a public repository. If the programmer has a fast Internet connection and the project is small, it only takes seconds for the world to see yet another possible branch in technology’s evolution.



1.    ProjectLibre project management software emulates Microsoft Project and complements LibreOffice to provide a full collection of tools for the team manager.

2.    OpenBravo is a longtime popular open source tool for managing the flow of inventory in businesses, aka ERP. The constellation of tools now includes a Point Of Sale companion for running cash registers at stores and restaurants.

3.    Impress.js, an open source version of the commercial package Prezi.

4.    Reveal.JS is another great HTML-based presentation system that rolls through the data and animates the transition in three dimensions.

5.    If you’ve always felt that Facebook is just a good precursor to a distributed social network that puts control back in the hands of the user, then Diaspora may be your open source project

6.    Pictures may not always be worth a thousand words, but they’re almost always more visually attractive. If you believe that data should be displayed in gorgeous, interactive diagrams — and who doesn’t? — then D3.js is the latest collection of irresistible JavaScript routines.

7.    Developers are some of the last people still clinging to their desktops and laptops because they want the faster connection and control that desktops and laptops provide. That is slowly changing as development is moving into the cloud. Soon big, integrated development environments will be living in the cloud where they can build faster and store more code. One of the crucial parts of the equation is CodeMirror, a browser-based code editor with highlighting and customization for dozens of the most popular languages.

8.    Testing your code with unit tests is easy when you’re working inside the code base and it’s not too hard to jump outside if you’re writing a command-line tool. It’s a bit different if you’re creating a website — it’s just not so easy to simulate a user browsing and clicking. CasperJS offers a collection of helpful functions that make it simpler to browse through a website, fill out forms, click on links, and capture screenshots as you’re doing it. CasperJS does all of this with PhantomJS, a headless Webkit engine in the core, so you know it’s going to come close to emulating Chrome, Safari, and an iPhone. Both are released with the MIT license.

9.    The average database has always been ready to store geographic information: Just stick the latitude in one column and the longitude in another. That works fine until you want do anything beyond just fetching those values. GeoServer is a database tuned for geographic data, so you can let GeoServer check the validity of the data, search it, and deliver answers in a format that the mapping layer can readily understand. Written in Java and covered by the GPL 2.0.

10. Many programmers treat Cascading Style Sheets as a static list of aesthetic choices about fonts, colors, and border sizes. The values are cast in stone by some designer in another cubicle, and the programmers never think about it. Less CSS is a project designed to change that mindset by mixing in variables, operations, and functions into the development of CSS.

11. Sure, it looks like a game. Sure, it’s similar to SimCity. But Simutrans is really an addictive simulator for testing how different transportation options can get people where they need to go.

12. If you play music, you’ll want to record it. And if you record your music, you’ll want to fiddle with the tracks for hours until you get as close as you can to creating the right sound. The LMMS (Linux MultiMedia Studio) lets you mix samples, add beats, and experiment with hundreds of other audio blending techniques before producing the final song. Distributed under the GPL 2.0; also built for Windows despite the name.

13. The great sea of humanity may love WYSIWYG editors, but serious people like scientists and programmers continue to enjoy the power and programmability of TeX, the original great typesetting language. TeXnic is the latest client for the code that creates an integrated development environment for writing and editing papers.

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