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Error Running .exe files in Server 2008

Sunday, May 14, 2017 6:02 pm

“Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.”
Changing Group Policy did not change the error nor did changing file and folder permissions. One solution to execute the file is to:

1. Open a command prompt as Administrator
2. Navigate to the file location and run

Tag(s): Windows 

Eliminate gtk warnings

Friday, July 22, 2016 12:42 pm

The following post helped me out a lot this morning:


When executing the vmware workstation bundle, the following gtk2 errors are displayed:

Extracting VMware Installer…done.
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “pk-gtk-module”: libpk-gtk-module.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “canberra-gtk-module”: libcanberra-gtk-module.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


Create a gtk2 configuration file and reload libraries.

~]# echo “/usr/lib64/gtk-2.0/modules” > /etc/ld.so.conf.d/gtk2.conf

~]# ldconfig


The installer should run without gtk2 errors.

Tag(s): VMware  Linux  Work 

Microsoft Excel Carriage Return in a Cell

Friday, July 15, 2016 2:41 pm

To go to the next line in a cell without skipping directly to the next cell type in:

Alt Enter

Tag(s): Windows  Work 

Banner for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:41 pm

Below is the simplest way to change the login banner for RHEL 7.

sudo -u gdm dconf-editor —> org —> gnome —> login-screen
sudo -u gdm dconf update

Tag(s): Work  Linux 

Banner for Red Hat Linux 6

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:38 pm

chmod u+s /lib64/dbus-1/dbus-daemon-launch-helper
#disable power button
sudo -u gdm /usr/bin/gconftool-2 —type bool —set /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_restart_buttons true
#disable showing local user list
sudo -u gdm /usr/bin/gconftool-2 —type bool —set /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list true
#enable the banner and display /etc/issue
sudo -u gdm /usr/bin/gconftool-2 —type bool —set /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/banner_message_enable true
sudo -u gdm /usr/bin/gconftool-2 —type string —set /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/banner_message_text “$(cat /etc/issue)”

Tag(s): Work  Linux 
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