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Month: July 2010

Killing a hung VM in LabManager (ESX)

Killing a hung VM in LabManager (ESX)

First find the machine name which in LabManager is usually proceeded by a 6 digit number. Then from the console type“ps -auxwww | grep -i (######-machine name).vmx” This will give you the PID which you can kill using “kill -9 (PID)”

Windows Update Issue

Windows Update Issue

I just won against a Windows Update issue on XP that had me quite puzzled. The error that I was getting with both Microsoft and Windows Update was “Error Number: 0x8024402C The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view.” and “Error Number: 0x8024402C The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view.” Looking at the WindowsUpdate.log file under “c:Windows” I found a line that says…

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