VMware ESXi 5 Cannot Detect SD Card In HP BL460c G8

When installing VMware ESXi on an HP BL460c G8, the SD card can’t be detected. If your SD card can’t be detected by ESXi during installation, this is because you have set the HP Power Profile to Maximum Performance. To fix this, change the profile back to the default and the SD card will be detected again.

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How To Stop VMware vCenter 5.5 Crashing

There is an issue with VMware vCenter 5.5 that causes it to keep crashing. To stop vCenter 5.5 from crashing, increase the thread stack size to 1MB. To do this:

  1. Navigate to C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\
  2. open vpxd.cfg for editing
  3. Change <ThreadStackSizeKb>512</ThreadStackSizeKb> to <ThreadStackSizeKb>1024</ThreadStackSizeKb>
  4. Save and close the file

vCenter should then stop crashing after reboots.

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Launching Made In England Forum

I have recently extended Made In England’s Chat page to a full tech forum. I hope that this can become a good place for IT professionals to communicate more fluidly, share knowledge, idea’s and help each other.

To start with, user registrations are not required to use the forum, but it is recommended so you can elect to get an email when someone responds to one of your forum topics.

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What Is The Canonical Name For Mail In The Control Panel?

When you want to show or hide control panel applets using GPO, the canonical name for the Mail control panel applet is not listed on the Microsoft site. The canonical name for Mail in the control panel is:


Literally, it’s just Mail. Just type Mail into the GPO and it will show or hide Mail in the control panel.

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How To Remove The Homegroup Icon From The Desktop – Windows 8

Can’t remove the Homegroup icon from the desktop in Windows 8? Here’s how to remove the Homegroup icon from the Windows 8 desktop:

  1. Right click the Desktop
  2. Click Personalize
  3. Click Change desktop icons
  4. If the Network icon is unticked, tick it
  5. Untick the Network icon (even if you just ticked it in step 4)
  6. Click Ok

The Homegroup icon should now be removed from the Windows 8 desktop.

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FastWPHosting.net Review

As my blog has grown in size and readership, I’ve outgrown my old hosting provider (WebHostingPad) and had to find a WordPress host that doesn’t go down all the time, tell me my blog is using too much of the server’s CPU and doesn’t take 30 seconds to load my website. Enter FastWPHosting.net.

I started using FastWPHosting a few weeks ago and haven’t had a single outage, slow down or other frustration since. FastWPHosting migrated my WordPress website to their servers, so all I had to do was point the domain records to their server (which they offered to do for me) and off I went!


  • Fast
  • Incredibly cheap
  • Reliable


  • No cPanel, which isn’t so bad because they do all the management for you 😀

I highly recommend FastWPHosting to anyone with a WordPress website – they’re also phenominally cheap!

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User (Session Id=1) Could Not Be Logged Off. Access Is Denied – Server 2008 R2

When trying to log off another user in Windows Server 2008 R2, you get:

User <<username>> (Session Id=1) could not be logged off. Access is denied.

The could not be logged off. Access is denied message is because although you may be logged in as an administrator, you aren’t running Task Manager in the administrator context (UAC).

To fix the Access is denied issue and log the user off, either:

  • Click the Processes tab in Task Manager and click Show processes from all users
  • Launch a command prompt as administrator (Right click -> Run as Administrator) and run the command taskmgr

After doing either of these options, you will then be able to log the user off without the could not be logged off. Access is denied message.

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This Folder Is Shared With Other People

When trying to delete a folder, you get:


This folder is shared with other people

If you delete this folder, it will no longer be shared.

To delete a folder without the This folder is shared with other people message, either:

  • Use the rmdir /S /Q command to delete the files
  • Delete the following registry key on the file server hosting the shared folder: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\CopyHookHandlers\Sharing
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How To Delete A Theme In WordPress 3.9

It’s not obvious how to delete a theme in WordPress since version 3.9. To delete a theme in WordPress 3.9:

  1. Log onto the admin page of your WordPress website
  2. Click on Appearance
  3. Click on Themes
  4. Click on the WordPress theme you want to delete
  5. Click Delete on the bottom right hand corner of the pop up

The WordPress theme will now be deleted.

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Where Do Google Chrome Extensions Install To – What Is The File Location?

Where do Google Chrome Extensions install to? Google Chrome Extensions install to the following folder location:

C:\Users\<<User Name>>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\

You will find the Google Chrome Extension installed at this location, under it’s Extension ID.

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