by lunarg on November 5th 2019, at 09:55
Ever since Windows 2000, by default, Numlock is turned off at the logon screen. This can be annoying if you use the numpad to type in (part of) your password. Luckily, you can change this behaviour through a registry fix.

The registry key to change is the same for all versions of Windows, but the value to enter is different depending on the version of Windows.

Fire up regedit.

Navigate to the key HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard.

Look for the registry value InitialKeyboardIndicators, which needs to be changed to:Windows 7: set the value to 2

Windows 8, 8.1, 10 (older builds): set the value to 80000002

Windows 10 (newer builds): set the value to 2147483650



Note that for Win  ...
by lunarg on October 30th 2019, at 12:26

If you're looking for the Group Policy Templates (ADM/ADMX) for configuring Acrobat Reader DC, you can download them from the Adobe FTP:

ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acrobat/win/AcrobatDC/misc/

by lunarg on October 29th 2019, at 13:01

There's no proper uninstall tool for Office on Mac. To completely uninstall Office for Mac, follow these official instructions:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/troubleshoot-office-for-mac-issues-by-completely-uninstalling-before-you-reinstall-ec3aa66e-6a76-451f-9d35-cba2e14e94c0

by lunarg on October 29th 2019, at 12:59
To get rid of Microsoft AutoUpdate on Mac, remove these files and folders:

In the System Library (you need "sudo"):

Folder: /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0

File: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.microsoft.autoupdate.helper.plist

File: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.microsoft.update.agent.plist

File: /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.microsoft.autoupdate.helper

In your user's Library (needs to be done for each user):

File: ~/Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.autoupdate2.plist

File: ~/Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.autoupdate.fba.plist

Folder: ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft AU Daemon

Folder: ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft Update Assistant

File: ~/L  ...
by lunarg on October 27th 2019, at 11:48

If you're not ready/able to upgrade to macOS Catalina, you can hide the update from Software Update.

Note that because of sudo, you'll need to be an admin on your Mac.

Open Terminal and enter the following command:

sudo softwareupdate --ignore "macOS Catalina"

Enter your password when prompted.

When you are ready to update, you can un-hide Catalina the same way:

sudo softwareupdate --reset-ignored
by lunarg on October 27th 2019, at 11:09

If you want to set the Dock size in macOS to a specific value, you can use the Terminal to do so:

defaults write com.apple.dock tilesize -int 32; killall Dock

This will set the icon size to 32px, and then restart Dock. Note that if you replace "write" with "read", you can get the current value of the Dock size.

by lunarg on October 11th 2019, at 13:55

Not straightforward to find on the website (but with a little bit of Googling, here it is): an overview of the system requirements for VMware Fusion. All versions are listed:

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2005196

by lunarg on October 9th 2019, at 15:19

A very nice article explaining how to migrate from an external Platform Service Controller to an embedded one:

https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2019/02/understanding-the-vcenter-server-converge-tool.html

A note about versioning: use the same version of the converge tool as the version of your vCenter and PSC. Otherwise the converge will most likely fail (as it did when using 6.7 tool on a 6.5 environment).