JavaRa is an effective way to deploy, update and remove the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). It can assist in repairing or removing Java when other methods fail.


Its most significant feature is the JRE Removal tool; which forcibly deletes files, directories and registry keys associated with the JRE.

– Quickly update JRE
– Cleans logs and temporary files created by JRE
– Perform a clean uninstall of JRE

Download JavaRa here -> SingularLabs

Manually run PSCONFIG after installing SharePoint 2010 patches

Patching SharePoint is a two-step process. The updated binaries are first installed and then psconfig must be run to update the SharePoint databases. SBS 2008 uses Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and updates automatically run PSconfig when installed via Automatic Updates or Windows Server Update Services. SharePoint Foundation 2010 changes the method in which patches are installed. PSconfig no longer runs automatically after an update is installed. The SharePoint binary files are updated with the patch but the databases are not automatically upgraded. SharePoint runs in a compatibility mode that still allows the sites to function with the older version databases. Continue reading “Manually run PSCONFIG after installing SharePoint 2010 patches”

Update to Mango – Windows Phone 7 – Without being a developer

This tool will provision your device to receive beta updates. It requires the Windows Phone Support Tools to be installed, and your device needs to be updated to NoDo or beyond. It, however, does not require a developer unlock. Simply download the file, connect your phone, run the batch file, and it should take care of the rest. After it’s done, fire up Zune, and you’ll be prompted to install the beta.

NOTE 1: I am not responsible for any damage caused to your device during this procedure. Do it at your own risk. It hasn’t been fully tested, so you may run into some issues. Let me know in the comments field if you have issues and I’ll try to help.

Updating to Mango
Microsoft Windows operating system, Windows Phone Support Tool, Zune, Mango Update Tool

1. Download the tool here (due to updates of the tool, please do not link directly to this file, but download from this site only).
2. Make sure Windows Phone Support Tool is installed (32bit or 64bit)
3. Connect your phone to your computer (make sure you exit Zune if it starts)
4. Extract the tool to C: (root)
5. Run the tool Update.bat and follow the on-screen instructions

NOTE 2: If you get an error that looks like this: System.UriFormatException: Invalid URI you should try running the update tool from the command prompt from C:\takesonetomango folder. (Make sure you run command prompt with Administrative rights.)

Restoring NoDo
According to Microsoft, you must restore NoDo before the Mango update is released. This applies to everyone, including registered developers. To restore NoDo, run the Restore.bat file. Alternatively, the updated version provides a readme.txt file for manual restoring instructions.

Good luck!

Thanks to for the original article.

Hot to get VMware vSphere Client to work in Windows 7

Here is a step-by-step guide to get VMware vSphere Client and the vSphere Host Update Utility to work in Windows 7. My system is running Windows 7 – 64-bit, so please make sure you enter the correct “Program Files” folder if your system is 32-bit. Let’s get started:

1.  Open the following folder:
     C:\Program Files (x86)\Vmware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher

2.  Edit the VpxClient.exe.config file and make it look like the following:


     Just add the lines from 12 to 14 and your set!

3.  Create a new folder in the same location called Lib, and then place the System.dll (attached here -> System.dll).

4.  Edit your system environment variables and create a new one, DEVPATH, and set it to:
     C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\Lib

 Now, vSphere Client should work!  But the Host Update Utility still need some tweaking, here are the final steps:

5.  Copy VpxClient.exe.config file (from above) to the following location, re-naming it to VIUApp.exe.config:
     C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\VIUpdate 4.0\

And now the Host Update Utility will work, also.

Have fun!