Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Windows 10 E B 10074 text corruption in File Explorer

Just installed Windows 10 Enterprise build 10074. First impression? Feels slower than build 10041. Also noticed that File Explorer shows corrupted string in Quick Access folder.


[6/3/2015] Same issue is observed on Windows Server Technical Preview 2 (Windows 2016).

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

File Explorer crashed on exit when shutting down Windows Server Technical Preview 2

File Explorer crashed on exit when shutting down Windows Server Technical Preview 2 (Windows 2016).

Note this I cannot reproduce this one.

Project Spartan (Edge) does not open on the default Administrator account on Windows 2016

Looks like Microsoft is now getting really serious with security. Their newest browser, code named "Project Spartan" or Edge, does not run if the user is the default administrator account on Windows 2016 (Windows Server Technical Preview 2).



How to install GUI on Windows Server (2016) Technical Preview 2

Windows Server Technical Preview 2 (Windows Server 2016?) does not have the option to install the full GUI.
Figure 1.
 It does have the option to install minimum shell (MinShell). This will provide access to Server Manager and the cmd.exe as shown below.
Figure 2.
The GUI can be installed, that I know of, either using Server Manager or PowerShell.

To install using Server Manager, do Manage | Add Roles and Features. Hit on Next button using the default selection until you reach Features dialog. Under the feature User Interface and Infrastructure, select Server Graphical Shell.
Figure 3. Feature dialog
Progress the dialog/wizard window until completion.

Power users can also install the GUI using PowerShell, like:

PS C:\>Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell -Restart

Reference(s):
https://4sysops.com/archives/how-to-install-the-gui-on-windows-server-2016/

Windows mounted volume does not work on Virtualbox vboxsf

I have Windows 8.1 with VirtualBox 4.3.28 installed. On VM running Ubuntu 15.04, tried to mount Windows using VirtualBox Shared Folder using vboxsf. The issue is that this mounted volume in Linux does not know how to handle mounted Windows volume.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

pip fails to run on Windows 10 E build 10074

Installed Windows 10 E 64-bit build 10074, followed by Python 2.7.9 32-bit. Running pip fails the with message

Fatal error in launcher: Job information querying failed
Issue is open in Github, see below
https://github.com/pypa/pip/issues/2748

This issue is also reported in Python.org, see
https://bugs.python.org/issue24127


Workaround:
C:\>python -m pip install comtypes

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Eclipse configuration

Ganymede:
Base: Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers
Subversion Integration: Subversive
Python Editor: PyDev
XML Editor: Eclipse XML Editors and Tools
Indigo:
Base: Eclipse IDE for Tester
Subversion Integration: Subclipse
Python Editor: PyDev
XML Editor: Eclipse XML Editors and Tools
Juno(v4.x):
Base: Eclipse Classic
Python Editor: PyDev
System Integration: StartExplorer(link)
Subversion Integration: Subclipse
Web Development: Eclipse Web Developer Tools
XML Editor: Eclipse XML Editors and Tools