Linux, expand partition online


apt-get install cloud-utils


growpart /dev/xvda 1  # Grows the partition
resize2fs /dev/xvda1  # Grows the filesystem

Install SSL certificate on Windows RDP

1. Certificate thumbprint. Certificate must be installed in personal store at the computer level.

2. Run PowerShell script:

$PATH = (Get-WmiObject -class "Win32_TSGeneralSetting" -Namespace root\cimv2\terminalservices)
Set-WmiInstance -Path $PATH -argument @{SSLCertificateSHA1Hash="thumbprint"}


Chrome: disable certificate check

1. Chrome - type "thisisunsafe" on page

2. Chrome - run with parameters:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --ignore-certificate-errors
/Applications/Google\\ Chrome --ignore-certificate-errors --ignore-urlfetcher-cert-requests &> /dev/null

PowerShell: convert password to secure string for RDP connection file


("Password!" | ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText -Force) | ConvertFrom-SecureString


$s = ConvertTo-SecureString "encoded string"
$pointer = [Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::SecureStringToBSTR($s)
$password = [Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::PtrToStringAuto($pointer)

Ubuntu: disable IPv6


sudo sysctl -w net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6=1
sudo sysctl -w net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6=1
sudo sysctl -w net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6=1


sudo nano /etc/sysctl.conf

insert lines:


apply settings:

sudo sysctl -p

create file:

sudo nano /etc/rc.local

insert lines:

# /etc/rc.local
/etc/init.d/procps restart
exit 0

set permissions:

sudo chmod 755 /etc/rc.local


VMware Horizon View Agent, fix VPN using error

Can not reconnect to machine via Horizon View after setup VPN connection.

When you install View Agent on a virtual machine that has more than one NIC, you must configure the subnet that View Agent uses. The subnet determines which network address View Agent provides to the View Connection Server instance for client protocol connections.

On the virtual machine on which Horizon Agent is installed, open a command prompt, type regedit.exe and create a registry entry to configure the subnet.

For example, in an IPv4 network: HKLM\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\IpPrefix = n.n.n.n/m (REG_SZ)

In this example, n.n.n.n is the TCP/IP subnet and m is the number of bits in the subnet mask.


In releases earlier than Horizon 6 version 6.1, this registry path was HKLM\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Node Manager\subnet = n.n.n.n/m (REG_SZ). The old registry setting is not used with View Agent 6.1 or later. If you upgrade View Agent from an earlier release to version 6.1 or later, make sure to use the current registry setting.