Odin (Parallels Plesk) – Calculate Statistics Manually Command Line

Recently I had to clean up my Odin (Parallels Plesk) Server. After cleaning up I noticed that the statistics weren’t accurate  (file usage, backup capacity, etc.). In order to ensure that my cleanup work was successful I had to manually run the following command:

/usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/statistics --calculate-all

You can read more at the official Odin site: How to recalculate statistics for a particular domain

 

VMware Workstation Bridge Network failure after upgrade to Windows 10

Last night I upgraded my Windows 8.1 Pro x64 workstation to Windows 10 Pro x64. When I launched VMware Workstation 11 and ran my Virtual Machines I discovered that the Virtual Machines lost their network connectivity.

Searching the web I discovered that upgrading to Windows 10 removed VMnet0 Virtual Adapter that VMware Workstation uses for the Bridged Network Mode.

To resolve the issue I had to modify the Virtual Network Settings by accessing the “Virtual Network Editor” from the “Edit” menu option within VMware Workstation. I then selected “Change Settings” and proceeded to “Restore Defaults.” Restoring Defaults will remove and re-install the default VMware Workstation Network settings in turn restoring VMnet0 Bridged Network Connections.

If you have customized your Virtual Network in anyway shape or form I would not recommend restoring the defaults. If you absolutely have to Restore to Defaults make sure you take note of the customized settings.

Windows 10 Upgrade Notification

This morning when I logged in I received the following notice in my task bar: “Windows 10 Upgrade Notification”

Windows-10-Upgrade-Notice

Windows-10-Upgrade-Notice

To register it for your Free Windows 10 Upgrade simply click Reserve and fill out your email:

Windows-10-Upgrade-Reserve

Windows-10-Upgrade-Reserve

You will receive confirmation upon sucessfull registration:

Windows-10-Upgrade-Reserve-Confirmation

Windows-10-Upgrade-Reserve-Confirmation

At the time of this post I am running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit.

Java installer Adware – too many web browser toolbars!

So Java is prompting you to update but I am here to tell you to be careful of the “Adware” they include on install. When updating or installing Java be sure to uncheck the optional installs boxes for Ask Toolbar and Ask Search engine: (click on image for larger screenshot)

java-asktoolbar-install

Java and many other programs often partner with third party software providers and by default automatically install “Adware.” If you don’t watch for these options then your computer will be full of useless software. Remember before you click “Next, Next, Next” always read what you are clicking next to.

If you need help removing unwanted software please reach out to me via the Contact Page – Skrakes.com.