[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

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 🙂 !!!!!


Reading Arabic & Unicode Tweets in TweetDeck

reblogging  from awesome http://gurustop.net/blog/2009/07/19/reading-arabic-amp-unicode-tweets-in-tweetdeck/

TweetDeck supports Arabic and other complex script languages. I guess any Unicode language. It’s just not enabled by default.

A picture is worth 210 words. Here is what you need to enable it:

Yet, one thing I don’t understand is: why it’s not the default in TweetDeck ???


If you wonder why I care so much; this is because I believe TweetDeck is the best twitter client ever.