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Remote Desktop backslash backlash \

During the afternoon I has the need to open an RDP session from within an active RDP session (jumping). When doing the jump I found an interseting bug/feature, the backslash special character didn’t work. For all of you not using swedish keyboard layout, backslash is the combination of ALT GR + [the character to the right of zero]. This effectively hindered my from logging on. I tried every possible combination (at least felt like it) and found that CRTL + ALT GR + [the character to the right of zero] did result in a backslach. Thank you Microsoft! I guess that there is an logical explanation to this somewhere out there…


Filed under: windows

The forgotten command

On my current assignment I’ve established a policy for VMWare images. We use VMWare for doing Proof of Concepts but also to deliver and maintain a “mirror” of our production middleware environment together with appropriate tooling to our development team.

Basically it’s about getting a VMWare image that adheres to corporate guidelines in terms of security and so forth and starting making linked clones out of that one. I use VMWare Workstation in the image creation process but need to distribute the linked clones to a lot of collegues using VMWare player.

It’s hard to standardize on paths on the developers boxes, so I decided to go for the good old subst command. Using the subst command we’ve made it possible for all our users of the images to use any path on their boxes as far as they have all images in a folder that is substituted to V:

Filed under: command, windows


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