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Step by Step install of CentOS 6.3 on Microsoft Hyper-V Server with Linux Integration Services Version 3.4

Create new VHD w/ Legacy Network Adapter for CentOS 6.3

Download CentOS 6.3-minimal.iso (insert disk & install)

Download LinuxICv34.iso (insert disk)

 mkdir -p /mnt/cdrom
 mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
 cp -rp /mnt/cdrom /opt/linux_ic
 umount /mnt/cdrom
 cd /opt/linux_ic/RHEL63

Once the install is done, shutdown the VPS, note the mac address and then remove the legacy adapter.

Add a standard network adapter with static mac previously noted. apply and restart the VPS

Update your network settings via vi

 vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

use "i" to insert text, (esc) to exit and ":wq" to write your changes.

It should look something like this:





 HWADDR=(MAC ADDRESS, This should match what is configured in Hyper-V)






If your system is still not online for static IP do this:

 ifconfig eth0 (IP) netmask (MASK) up

 service network restart

Connecting to a Windows 2012 Server VPN

How to connect to a windows server 2012 VPN server instance, step by step:

  • Open Network and sharing center
    • Select "Set up a new connection or network" > "Connect to a workplace" > Next > "Use my internet connection"
    • Enter the IP address or FQDN of the server you will be connecting to as well as any description you would like to give it then select don't connect now just set it up so I can connect later.
    • After you've setup the connection select change adapter settings from the network and sharing center.
    • Right click your new connection >Properties
      • Under PPP settings you may want to enable software compression for better performance (may cause issues in certain configurations)
      • Under Security
        • Select the type of VPN, generally PPTP or L2TP if you have a certificate setup.
        • Data encryption can be changed to maximum in most cases
        • Verify that only MS-Chap v2 is checked.
    • (Optional) If you would like to continue to use your internet access but have remote access to the VPN server for files, RDP, Programs, etc... you can uncheck under networking > IPv4(or IPV6 in some cases) > properties >  Advanced > "use default gateway on remote network". Unchecking this will force your local PC to use your local internet access as a gateway.

USB Debugging on

How I was able to get S-Off and CyanogenMod 10 running on my HTC Evo 4G LTE

(DISCLAIMER; I am in no way responsible if this does not work and you brick your shiny new phone)

  • Verify the following:
    • Turn off all anti-virus software
    • Verify "Charge Only" is selected after connecting USB
    • Verify USB Debugging is "on"
    • Verify "fast boot" is unchecked under power settings
  • Head over to http://unlimited.io/lazypanda.htm and follow instructions

If this fails then follow http://unlimited.io/lteunbricker.htm to unbrick your HTC Evo 4G LTE

Next, CyanogenMod:

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How to setup Active Directory on Windows Server 2012

Installing Active Directory as a domain controller:

Install Windows Server 2012

Computer management >  update server administrator

Server manager > Local Server > update server name

Server Manager > Manage > Add Roles and Features > Next > Next > Next > 

 Select: Active Directory Domain Services and DNS Server

  Accept each with "Add Features"

 Next > Next > Next > Next > Install

Now, Promote this server to a domain controller

 add a new forest, {enter domain} > Next

  Leave defaults and enter a DSRM password(Store this in a safe place)


  Select Credentials to Delegate (enter your user/pass)

 Next > Next > Next > Next > Install

Active Directory on Windows Server 2012 is complete.