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Enable megasas2.sys Critical Mass Storage Driver

This reg key will enable the ability to boot from MegaRAID storage devices using the megasys2.sys driver. Useful to run before hand when upgrading or otherwise changing hardware to something with a LSI 9260, 9271 or similar card. This reg key REQUIRES that you already have the correct megasas2.sys driver installed one way or another. […]

OpenVPN Slow Downloads on Windows clients

Recently I upgraded my remote office connection to 100Mbps (cable) and spent almost a month dealing with slow downloads over an openVPN client connection. Uploads were fine (maxing out the pipe) but downloads were 12-20 Mbps at best and fluctuating like crazy. TCP client mode actually performed better than UDP so I knew something was […]

Windows: Location of DNS zone files

If the file is not in the %systemroot%\system32\dns directory, the full path to the zone file will be shown on the General tab. Since most zone data is held in the registry, restoring the %systemroot%\system32\dns from backup isn’t enough – you’ll need to manually populate the DNS zones in the DNS console, and choose the […]

Windows: Ignore errors with Xcopy and RoboCopy

To copy entire directory structures as quickly as possible and ignore all disk errors (useful in data recovery) either of the following commands should work with robocopy being the quickest (if you’ve got Vista/7 or XP with the XP Resource Kit installed). Both commands use source -> destination path order. xcopy /C/H/R/S/Y c:\ d:\ /C […]