by lunarg on November 18th 2019, at 10:14
Updating the firmware on the Dell EMC PowerVault ME 4 series is pretty straight forward. If you are downloading the firmware on macOS, there's a small caveat though.

The download is delivered as a ZIP-file and contains a single binary file with the extension .bin. When unpacking this ZIP file through the Finder, the BIN file also gets unpacked. In order to successfully get the BIN file, you need to unpack the file through Terminal:

Download the latest firmware from

Start up Terminal and navigate to the folder where you downloaded the ZIP file containing the firmware.

Unzip the ZIP file using the "unzip" command:unzip GT280R004-01-dellemc.bin

This will unpack a  ...
by lunarg on November 14th 2019, at 15:38
Barracuda NextGen firewalls are managed either by webinterface or by using the FirewallAdmin (used to be: NGAdmin) management application. This is a standalone application consisting of a single executable which can be downloaded and run (like a portable app). The software does not need any installation but if you're using the software in a shared environment (such as a Terminal Server), it may be useful to "install" the software in a central location and create shortcuts to it, like if you were to install the software. By using NullSoft Scriptable Install System (NSIS), you can create an installer that does just that.

Because of copy- and redistribution rights, a prebuild install  ...
by lunarg on November 5th 2019, at 09:55
Ever since Windows 2000, by default, Numlock is turned off at the logon screen. This can be annoying if you use the numpad to type in (part of) your password. Luckily, you can change this behaviour through a registry fix.

The registry key to change is the same for all versions of Windows, but the value to enter is different depending on the version of Windows.

Fire up regedit.

Navigate to the key HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard.

Look for the registry value InitialKeyboardIndicators, which needs to be changed to:Windows 7: set the value to 2

Windows 8, 8.1, 10 (older builds): set the value to 80000002

Windows 10 (newer builds): set the value to 2147483650

Note that for Win  ...
by lunarg on October 30th 2019, at 12:26

If you're looking for the Group Policy Templates (ADM/ADMX) for configuring Acrobat Reader DC, you can download them from the Adobe FTP:

by lunarg on October 29th 2019, at 13:01

There's no proper uninstall tool for Office on Mac. To completely uninstall Office for Mac, follow these official instructions:

by lunarg on October 29th 2019, at 12:59
To get rid of Microsoft AutoUpdate on Mac, remove these files and folders:

In the System Library (you need "sudo"):

Folder: /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0

File: /Library/LaunchDaemons/

File: /Library/LaunchAgents/

File: /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/

In your user's Library (needs to be done for each user):

File: ~/Library/Preferences/

File: ~/Library/Preferences/

Folder: ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft AU Daemon

Folder: ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft Update Assistant

File: ~/L  ...
by lunarg on October 27th 2019, at 11:48

If you're not ready/able to upgrade to macOS Catalina, you can hide the update from Software Update.

Note that because of sudo, you'll need to be an admin on your Mac.

Open Terminal and enter the following command:

sudo softwareupdate --ignore "macOS Catalina"

Enter your password when prompted.

When you are ready to update, you can un-hide Catalina the same way:

sudo softwareupdate --reset-ignored
by lunarg on October 27th 2019, at 11:09

If you want to set the Dock size in macOS to a specific value, you can use the Terminal to do so:

defaults write tilesize -int 32; killall Dock

This will set the icon size to 32px, and then restart Dock. Note that if you replace "write" with "read", you can get the current value of the Dock size.

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