Create large dummy file

Fsutil.exe is a built in filesystem tool that is useful to do file system related operations from command line. We can create a file of required size using this tool. syntax to create a file: fsutil file createnew filename length (length is in bytes) For example, to create a file called test.txt  and of 1GB in size:…

Error 800B0001 and using a WSUS?

Short version Download and install http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29999 (avoid rebooting if required, doesn’t seem to effect the effectiveness of the hotfix) sc stop WsusService iisreset /stop iisreset /start sc start WsusService Longer version BACKGROUND: Every machine I install the lastest Windows Update Agent on results in a 800B0001 error when getting updates “FROM YOUR SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR” but have no problems when…

Transfering MySQL database between hosts

The single command approach mysqldump -h oldhost -u oldusername -poldpassword olddbname | mysql -h newhost -u newusername -pnewpassword newdbname make sure you can … mysql -h newhost -u newusername -pnewpassword newdbname … before attempting the transfer. Common issues are :- Firewall preventing access to MySQL server across the network User configured to only be able…