Force Map Network Drive with Local System Account

A client process kept failing because the mapped drive was randomly being lost. This fixed the issue by mapping the drive using the machines local service account. You will need SysinternalsSuite to make this work. 1. Open an elevated cmd.exe prompt (Run as administrator) 2. Elevate again to root using PSExec.exe: Navigate to the folder Read more about Force Map Network Drive with Local System Account[…]

Error 0X80090016 Keyset does not exist, Task Scheduler is not performing tasks (Win XP)

In setting up a very old Windows XP box to automatically reboot each night for a customer machine, I ran into the above error code. This appears to be an issue with a corrupt RSA file. To delete the corrupt file and have Windows recreate it do the following: 1. Double-click My Computer, and then Read more about Error 0X80090016 Keyset does not exist, Task Scheduler is not performing tasks (Win XP)[…]

Getting Streaming to work with Mythbuntu 14.04.2 (Mythweb)

I was setting up a new Mythbuntu server today and ran into a problem getting streaming to work again. These are the steps I had to go through to get it to work again. MythWeb uses Flowplayer to stream files converted from recordings with FFmpeg. The current version of Mythbuntu 14.04.2 has FFmpeg replaced by Read more about Getting Streaming to work with Mythbuntu 14.04.2 (Mythweb)[…]

How to fix missing “Home” and “Recent” buttons after some Android updates

I recently manually updated my Rooted Shield Tablet. After it rebooted and re-optimized the applications, I noticed that the “Home” and “Recent” buttons were no longer showing up or active. The notification shade was also not working correctly. While annoying, it is a fairly simple fix. You have run the following in either ADB shell Read more about How to fix missing “Home” and “Recent” buttons after some Android updates[…]

Splitting a Large Video File In To Smaller Files

The free FFMPEG video utility can do this pretty simply using a command line. This works in Windows and Linux and probably MacOSX as well. ffmpeg -i input.avi -vcodec copy -acodec copy -ss 00:00:00 -t 00:30:00 output1.avi -vcodec copy -acodec copy -ss 00:30:00 -t 00:30:00 output2.avi ffmpeg -i input.avi -> your large video file. This Read more about Splitting a Large Video File In To Smaller Files[…]

Running Plex Media Server on Port 80 with Apache

If you are behind a network device that blocks Plex Media Server’s port 32400, there is hope. Changing the port in the server configuration doesn’t seem to work so the best bet is to have an Apache server run a proxy/reverse proxy configuration. We have an Ubuntu server running on port 80, with Plex running Read more about Running Plex Media Server on Port 80 with Apache[…]

After moving a file into the Linux HTTP directory, the file is not accessible

This is because of SELinux. The issue is caused when you move something from one place to another. It preserves the SELinux context of the original when you move it. Therefore, if you download something into /home or /tmp it gets given an SELinux context that matches that location. If you move it to /var/www/html, Read more about After moving a file into the Linux HTTP directory, the file is not accessible[…]

Enable Audio over RDP from Windows Server

When running Windows Server you can enable audio playback on the server over RDP. 1. Open the Terminal Services Configuration from the Administrator Tools sub-menu. 2. The first window should show a “RDP-Tcp” connection. If not, select “Connections” from the left pane. Right-click on the “RDP-Tcp” connection and select properties. 3. Choose the “Client Settings” Read more about Enable Audio over RDP from Windows Server[…]

A Better Way to Control Vista User Access Control (UAC)

Microsoft Windows Vista’s User Access Control is really generally a good thing, but it tends to be poorly executed. Most power users want to remove UAC because it is so annoying. Instead of disabling UAC, a better solution would be to use an account with administrator-level access as your usual user login account, and then Read more about A Better Way to Control Vista User Access Control (UAC)[…]

Share a Mobile Broadband Internet Connection via WiFi

Following the directions below should allow you to share a mobile broadband internet connection, like from Sprint or AT&T, on one laptop with multiple other laptops on an Ad-Hoc wifi connection. First you will have to make sure that each computer can connect to an Ad-Hoc wireless network. Host Computer 1. Turn on the host Read more about Share a Mobile Broadband Internet Connection via WiFi[…]