Windows 8.x Desktop Tweaks


One of the principal troubles since W8 has been around is the problem with start menu. Microsoft corrected that a bit in Windows 8.1 preview, but the Metro is still in the way and the start menu present in W 8.1 preview isn’t a really what we use to have since ages. I’ll show you […]

Free Tool: CloudFogger for Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive – Encrypt files before upload


If you are like me and using Dropbox or other online storage providers, like Google Drive or Microsoft SkyDrive, to store your important files, you might want to be more secure and use an encryption. Sure, if it’s encrypted, it can be decrypted. But it’s just little more difficult and it might make their life more […]

WIM to VHD converter


Way back I wrote about some tools used to convert VHD to VMDK or the other way around. There is another interesting tool, especially for those experimenting with Hyper-V and Microsoft based hypervizor. This is a tool that allows you to take the WIM file off of a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 […]

VMware Network Port Diagram

VMware Network Port Diagram

VMware has published recently, through VMware KB article, a very detailed and useful Network port diagram. This diagram covers several VMware products: VMware ESXi 5.x VMware vCenter Server 5.x VMware vCloud Director 5.x VMware Update Manager vCenter Orchestrator It shows you which ports are used by vCenter and the other products to communicates between each […]

Free and Simple Installable Tool for Imaging Desktops

Baseline, Incremental or differential backups

I’ve been looking recently to image a desktop computer. Yes, physical desktop. The need I had was to do a master image which can be restored when the machine gets too “dirty” from too many applications or virus etc. The tool I’ll show you today is free, and simple installable tool for imaging desktops. The software […]

Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 4.0 (EMET) – what’s it useful for?

Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit

Microsoft has released a final version of free utility called Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 4.0 (EMET). A mitigation technology is protection against attackers, where a malicious code cannot be executed to infect Windows systems. EMET can act at different levels. At system level, at process level, or at the application level. There were always some kind of […]

VMTurbo Operations Manager 4.0 Available with new storage extension and tiering support

VMturbo Operations Manager 4.0

VMturbo announced today the availability of their multi-hypervisor management solution VMturbo Operations Manager 4.0.  Already last month, VMturbo brought changes to their free tool, which is based on the same “engine”. The free utility was renamed to Virtual Health Monitor. Check out my detailed post about that. Update: Please check out the latest 4.5 of […]