I was recently using the windows_zipfile resource to unzip content to the path C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules as part of a recipe in a Chef cookbook which would complete successfully, but on observation would unzip the contents to C:\Windows\SysWow64\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules and cause an error when further resources references this source. The cause of this behaviour is due to the the chef-client … More Windows File System Redirector with Chef Client/Ruby
In order to allow “normal user” accounts to invoke tasks created in Task Scheduler, you will need to assign the “Log on as a batch job” user right and also edit the ACL to change the current directory and all subdirectories by granting full control user access rights, as below: cacls “C:\Windows\Tasks” /e /t /g … More Grant “normal” user accounts permissions to invoke tasks within Task Scheduler.
I was recently looking into having iOS devices print to Windows Print Server using the AirPrint feature, in order to do so I found a number of articles to install third party tools to achieve this. Firstly, I needed to install the Bonjour Print Services from http://support.apple.com/kb/DL999 and if required enable inbound connections on UDP service … More Enable iOS devices to print to Windows Print Server using AirPrint
As part of creating external scripts within Nagios I was required to create a script which would monitor NTFS volume mount points which is not available in the default monitoring wizard. As the script was to be run against a number of different volume mount points, I did not want to create multiple scripts as … More Checking Free Disk Space on NTFS Volume Mount Points in Nagios
So Amazon have announced a release of a new Amazon Machine Image for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, 2008 and 2008 R2 which now includes a new pararitualized driver, which according to Amazon provides the following benefits: Launch any Microsoft Windows Server AMI (2003 R2 to 2012, 64 bit) on any instance type Increase your Microsoft … More New paravirtual driver for Amazon EC2 instances