Setup Windows File Share for Citrix XenServer

Setup Share in windows

You may need to enable the Network Sharing and discovery in the network sharing center before proceeding with the following steps.

Create a new directory, right click and hit properties.

Under Sharing, hit Advanced Sharing…

Enable the Check mark for “Share this folder” and verify the share name is correct. In this example we are sharing a folder called XenServerShare

Setup Share in XenCenter

From XenCenter, hit add new Storage Repository and run through the wizard. When you get to the Share path put in \\share-ip-address\Share\Path

Example: If the IP address of the computer with the Share is 192.168.1.2 and you shared your Downloads folder, the path would be as follows

\\192.168.1.2\Downloads

Use the share computers username and password to log in to it.

Recovery, Your PC/Device needs to be repaired

File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD
Error code: 0x000000f 
The Boot Configuration data for your PC is missing or contains errors.

The following notes may be of some help when trying to resolve the above error. Think the primary issue had to do with cloning a GPT drive to a RAID array that was using MBR. So think everything worked after converting it to GPT

All the commands are/were run from a recovery Command Prompt

Convert MBR disk to GPT

After running the following command the EFI directory was automatically created.
The command is supposed to be non destructive. Change the disk to whichever disk your trying to change to gpt.

gpt2efi /validate /disk:0

Other commands

If running the above command did not work then you may give the following command a try. Change the drive names where appropriate.

bcdboot c:\windows /s s: /f UEFI /v

You may be able to get away with just using

cdboot c:\windows

You can check if the above worked by seeing if it created any files in the directory, if new efi partition is S:, then from a command prompt run

S:
dir

Commands for recreating the EFI partition (WARNING! MAY DESTROY DATA!)

diskpart
list disk
select disk # Note: Select the disk where you deleted the EFI System partition.
list partition
create partition efi
format quick fs=fat32
list partition
list volume


Verify Ubuntu iso on Windows

On Windows you can use the CertUtil utility to verify an iso image.

First, you’ll need the checksum of the iso. Should be on the page where you downloaded the iso. More info about that here.

Next generate the hash by running the following in a command prompt. Replace the path and ISO name with the one you downloaded

certutil -hashfile Downloads\ubuntu-19.04-live-server-amd64.iso sha256

Example output

SHA256 hash of Downloads\ubuntu-19.04-live-server-amd64.iso:
25d483341ccd0d522a6660b00db933787c86c47b42f1845bcf997127f4b61e9d
CertUtil: -hashfile command completed successfully.

Compare the output with the checksum. If they are the same, you should be good to go.

Windows 10 – How to “fully” shutdown

Windows 10 by default does a hybrid shutdown which is supposed to make it quicker to start back up.

To fully shutdown you can hold the Shift key down while clicking the shutdown button.

Side note. A Restart will do a full shutdown before starting back up.

More info.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/625963/details-of-shut-down-vs-restart-please/#entry4079503
https://superuser.com/questions/974553/what-does-shiftshutdown-do-in-windows-10

TFTP firmware to Ubiquiti radio

Boot up radio in tftp mode by pressing the reset button for ~20seconds or till you get the crossing blinky lights.

Enable TFTP
In Windows, search for
“turn windows features on or off”
Open up and select tftp client. Then hit OK.

That should install the tftp client

Flash firmware
To flash the firmware, open up a command prompt and run the tftp command

tftp -i 192.168.1.20 PUT "\Users\bob\Downloads\XM.v6.1.3.31939.171117.1238.bin"

Vim config file .vimrc

Line numbers

Turn line numbers on

:set nu

Turn line numbers off

:set nu!

Color Scheme

:colorscheme evening

Syntax Highlighting

Turn Syntax highlighting on

:syntax on

Turn Syntax highlighting off

:syntax off

Highlight all search terms

:set hlsearch

https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Highlight_all_search_pattern_matches

You can add the following to your ~/.vimrc in Linux or ~\.vimrc in Windows so the options are used every time you run vim.

colorscheme evening 
syntax on
set hlsearch
set nu


Can’t set default app for .blend file on Windows 10

Problem: Can’t set default program for .blend files to Windows store version of Blender

Usually is not a problem as you’ll get asked if you want to set a default program. When you hit yes, blender does not show up in the list of apps. That wouldn’t be a problem, except Blender is from the Windows Store, so there is no launcher in the ordinary places.

Resolution: Install regular Windows installer from Blenders website.

Other Info

Not sure if the issue is with the Store or Blender. The .blend file type does not show up in the Windows Settings under “Apps -> Default apps -> Choose default apps by file type” and Blender doesn’t show up under “Apps -> Default apps -> Set defaults by app”