Browsing articles in "W7"
Apr
11
2014

Java stuck at loading applet

Java is so much fun. So, we had an issue when switching to a new proxy, where Java would simply hang when trying to load an applet. No error message, no obvious traffic being blocked, no authentication problems, nothing. Enabling tracing in the Java-console gave use this: network: Connecting http://ocsp.verisign.com/ with proxy=HTTP @ /(proxy) network: Connecting http://ocsp.verisign.com/ with cookie “xxxxxx” network: Server http://ocsp.verisign.com/ requesting to set-cookie with “xxxxxx; Path=/” network: Connecting http://(Domain controller):53/ with proxy=DIRECT […]

Sep
10
2013

Building a Windows 7 Kiosk in 10 minutes

Right, so I can’t guarantee you it’ll only take 10 minutes, but after scouring the web for good ways to do it; I ultimately spent less time fixing it myself than banging my head against the desk trying everything I found. It’s easy, and it doesn’t require any third-party apps or solutions. My mission was this: We were implementing a XenDesktop-solution, using Web Interface 5.4. I had x number of thin clients, and x number […]

Mar
11
2013

Clean up Java versions – Updated!

REVISED 11/03/13! I’m not alone in having a headache whenever there’s a new Java-version. The old one doesn’t uninstall, the new one might fail to install. It’s a mess more often than not. After spending some time trying to find a good way to clean it all up in an enterprise environment, I decided that there wasn’t a good solution. So, I decided to invent the wheel myself. The result is a powershell script which […]

Jan
18
2013

“The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed”

So this isn’t really a new problem, but in Windows 7 it’s become more frequent it seems. It can happen for a number of reasons, but often it’s related to a time-skew between the domain controller and the workstation. Certain computer models seem to be more prone to this than others, though I don’t have any data on that, just my experience. Regardless. You get this: …and you don’t want it. You could log in […]