Windows Shell Editor plugin for Eclipse


Eclipse Juno (version 4.2.x) or Eclipse Kepler (version 4.3.x)

ShellEd project doesn't have enough resources to support multiple versions. Thus only the latest ShellEd version is supported on single Eclipse release.

Installing Mercurial 2.5.2 on IIS 7.5 and Python 2.7 64-bit

Using MAK Activation

MAK activation is used for one-time activation through Microsoft’s hosted activation services, with no renewals required. For background information about MAK activation, see the Volume Activation 2.0 Planning Guide at

Remove hidden Network adapters in Windows also VMware notes

VMware hidden network adapter / IP conflicts article can be found here:

To resolve this problem, uninstall the ghosted network adapter from the registry. To do this, use one of the following methods:

Windows Activation Scripting

Activate Windows Offline

Uses the offline method to activate Windows. Requires a valid activation number

strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
    & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colWindowsProducts = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * from Win32_WindowsProductActivation")

For Each objWindowsProduct in colWindowsProducts

Activate Windows Online

Deploying a Windows 2008 R2 template on vSphere operating system customization does not complete

To workaround this issue, try one of these options:
  • Activate the guest operating system with a valid Microsoft Volume License Key, so that the operating system is activated and can convert the virtual machine to a template.

Deploying a Window Server 2008 R2 VMware Template and Joining It To A Domain

Based on original articles located here:

and VMware communities article located here:

Can't get your Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual machine deployed from a vCenter template to join a Windows Active Directory domain. Try the following tips.

How to disable IPv6 in Windows Server 2008 in a VMware Template/SYSprep deployment

Unselect IPv6 from the properties of your NIC.
Under the regkey HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters, add a 32 bit DWORD with the name DisabledComponents and value 0xFFFFFFFF.
Reboot the machine.

Install UniFi Controller as a Windows Service

Article based on the orginal located here:

Make sure UniFi is not running

Locate your java installation directory.

On 64-bit, it's usually at "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin"; otherwise "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin". (replace jre6 for jre7 if you have the latest Java)

Add the dir above to the PATH (from Computer->Properties->Advanced system settings)

ESXi Windows Server 2008 R2 Template creation

Get Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK)



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