@Tile_App I love you, but one suggestion

So I found some guys keys on the road. It had a tile on it. I was like sweet I should be able to return these easily.

But no. There is no way to email the owner that I found his keys.

It would be better if he scrawled his phone number on the back of the tile, at least I could call him!

So, Tile. How about you add a feature to the Tile app. Found a tile

You press the big E, it snags the serial number (I’m guessing its broadcasting it anyways, I didn’t try to sniff the blue tooth traffic) and lets you message the owner.

Enable a sonicwall to show up when using traceroute

Under Firewall Advanced,

Click Decrement IP TTL for forwarded traffic

DO NOT click on Never generate ICMP Time-Exceeded packets (this makes it not work 🙂

Changing vcenters with #veeam

In case you ever change vcenters, veeam has a nifty tool to help you migrate



Working Qlikview Maps Extension Example

I’ve been having a lot of fun experimenting with google maps and Qlikview. After looking at quite a few extensions I finally ran across this one.



Download the .qar file

(Qlikview extensions are easy to install, just double click the .qar file and it will go got town)

Also, get your self a copy of the ‘Google Maps JavaScript API v3 Toolkit Example.qvw’


So, first things first. Get yourself your own google maps API key


Using your google account you can eventually get to a screen that will give you a key.

Once you get a key, you can open up the ‘Google Maps JavaScript API v3 Toolkit Example.qvw’

Make sure you have changed over to web view (View menu, Turn on\off web view)

Extensions only work in web view (ajax view)


Then flip yourself to the Markers tab, right click properties on the extension object, Basic Configuration and paste in your Key into the API Key.

So, next thing I wanted to do was change the icon.

To do this, locate where it installed the extension.

C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Local\QlikTech\QlikView\Extensions\Objects (vista & seven) or C:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Local Settings\Application Data\QlikTech\QlikView\Extensions\Objects.

Drop your custom icon into /lib/images/ and refer only to the filename

Local\QlikTech\QlikView\Extensions\Objects\Google Maps Javascript API v3 Toolkit 2\lib\images

Under properties \ Markers \ Custom Icon URL type in just the filename of your new icon (and make sure its the right size or you will get giant markers 🙂

giant markers.PNG

If you want to have different markers based on some criteria then clear your custom icon URL on the Markers tab, change over to Markers – Additional Configurations

Click Force Multi-Icon Markers

Use an if statement in your function.





Installing viclient5.1 on server 2012R2

It started working after I went to roles, and added .net framework 3.5 features (.net 2.0 and 3.0)


How to transfer state using the IE Qlikview Plugin, solved

I’ve been slacking a bit on my blogging 🙂

After some trial and error I was able to transfer state from one Qlikview to another using the IE plugin on the Qlikview server.

The first thing to figure out is the path to your Target Qlikview.

The easiest way to do this is to open up the qlikview on the portal and then press Control + Shift + Q (Or go to the menu of the Qlikview plugin and choose Document Support Info)

transfer state

Copy that address. I’m not sure why it uses the qvp protocol, but hey this works.

Ok, now on your starting Qlikview you need to have a field that matches exactly a field in your target Qlikview. Otherwise it won’t work

So create a button, choose ‘Open QlikView Document’ paste in the URL you got from before (You can remove the qvp://qlikviewservername/ if you want)open

Click Transfer State.

Now publish your starting Qlikview (the button won’t work from Qlikview desktop)

And press the button. If everything works correctly you should see selections passed from one Qlikview to the Next. (If no selections are possible on the target, nothing will happen)

Wanted to use group policy to disable icmp redirect

Found here




By default MSS settings are not visible in Windows Operating system and Servers.

Eg. MSS: (AutoAdminLogon) Enable Automatic Logon, MSS: (EnableICMPRedirect) Allow ICMP redirects to override OSPF generated routes etc

These additional group policy settings were developed by the Microsoft Solutions for Security group and are documented in the appropriate security guides.

For Windows Server 2008 is available here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17606

There are two methods to enable MSS settings :

1.       Using Microsoft Security Compliance tool.
2.       Editing sceregvl.inf file.

  • Using Microsoft Security Compliance tool.

1.       Download Security compliance manager from here : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/cc835245.aspx
2.       Install SCM
3.       After installing SCM, copy  “LocalGPO.msi” file from the following path: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Security Compliance             Manager\LGPO\LocalGPO.msi”
4.       Run and install the file “LocalGPO.msi” on the server.
5.       Open command prompt and browse to : “C:\Program Files (x86)\LocalGPO”
6.       Run following command “Cscript LocalGPO.wsf /ConfigSCE”
7.       Now MSS Settings will be visible in Security Options in Local Group policy settings.

  • Editing sceregvl.inf file.

1.       Browse to %systemroot%\inf
2.       Take ownership of sceregvl.inf and full access on your ID.
3.       Open sceregvl.inf using notepad.
4.       Scroll down to [Register Registry Values] part and copy the contents of this file under [Register Registry Values].
5.       Now browse to [Strings] part and copy the contents of this file under [Strings].
6.       Save sceregvl.inf
7.       Run this command on elevated command prompt “regsvr32 scecli.dll
8.       Now MSS Settings will be visible in Security Options in Local Group policy   settings.