Category Archives: Windows

Virtualbox, El Capitan and BootCamping Windows 10

Unfortunately so far, the method I used to use virtualbox to start a Windows Bootcamp Guest at doesn’t work. The main sticking point seems to be attaching the EFI partition to the vmdk file. Any ideas anyone….still trying.

Enable Mapping to \\Hostname\C$ Share on Windows 7 or Vista

The hidden administrator C$ share that is built into Windows file sharing, can’t be used in Windows 7 or Vista. The reason this doesn’t work is because of UAC (User Account Control). By default Vista doesn’t allow UAC elevation over the network with a local user account. There’s a registry key that we can use… Read More »

Powershell Script to Email a Disk Usage Report

I use a couple of different technologies to store large quantites of data on my “server” at home, namely Storage Pools combined with Data Deduplication on Windows Server 2012 R2. Up to a couple of weeks ago it was working great but I’ve started to notice oddities which couldn’t really be explained… So I decided… Read More »