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Extracting VMware Web Service Proxies for .NET

Microsoft .NET, VMware /

The current VMware 5.1 SDK no longer redistributes pre-built .NET proxies, just the source WSDL. If you follow the documentation you are directed to complete a complicated procedure to generate and your own signed proxies. Fortunately, there is an easier way to extract official signed assemblies from a VMware PowerCLI (PowerShell extensions) installation. This is much better than the previous …

Versioning Visual Studio Solutions The Easy Way

Microsoft Visual Studio /

Versioning your assemblies on each test or release build is an essential best practice to ensure identifiable releases (for testing and support) and comply with Windows Installer standards if you produce MSIs (for example using WIX). However many developers won’t have access to a fully setup and maintained “continuous integration” build environment, which typically provide versioning support built-in. …

How to Setup Windows 8 with UEFI BIOS in UEFI Mode

Microsoft Windows Setup /

People who bought new computers after 2012 probably have UEFI compatible BIOS, however it was probably not enabled when you installed your operating system. The default boot and setup mode for most operating systems (at time of writing) is still legacy BIOS. The Windows setup procedure (versions 8, 8.1 and 10 preview at time of writing) also defaults to non-UEFI …

Script To Get Specific DHCP Subnet

Microsoft Windows Networking /

Sometimes, especially in corporate networks, you may find yourself in a situation where you receive multiple DHCP offers for different subnets from one or more DHCP servers. The worst case I experienced included different firewall rules depending on which DHCP subnet you were issued, making network connectivity like a lottery! Unfortunately there is no way …