Category Archives: Virtualization

App-V 5 version list


To quickly identify which version of App-5 you are using and what is the latest version, check this Microsoft article.


VirtualBox:show menu in Guest OS

You can remove the menu bar from your Guest OS (View, Menu Bar, Show Menu Bar).


But how do you get the menu back ? By default the shortcut key to show the menu is “Host-Home” (Host = right Ctrl key by default).

If you have changed the default key for the menu, be sure to check this key in the menu: Input, Keyboard, Keyboard Settings, Popup Menu before you hide the menu bar !


App-V Tools

Several overviews of App-V tools can be found.

Some links:


Very slow shutdown VMware Workstation guests

Check out the link below if you encounter slow shutdowns of VMware Workstation guests:

In my case it reduced the shutdown time of Guest OS (on VMware Workstation 9.0) from several minutes to less then 30 seconds.

In a nutshelf:
Close VMware Workstation and add the text below to config.ini

prefvmx.minVmMemPct = "100"
mainMem.useNamedFile = "FALSE"
mainMem.partialLazySave = "FALSE"
mainMem.partialLazyRestore = "FALSE"

Change VMware ESX root password

Method 1:
Login to the console as root (with the root password you know) and execute “passwd”.

Method 2:
– Start your VMware Infrastructure Client, pointing to the ESX server.
– Log in
– Click “Users & Groups”
– Double click “root”
– click the “Change password” checkbox
– type the new password in the “Password” field and in the “Confirm” field, and click “OK”

Method 3:
If you don’t know the root password anymore, see: for a procedure (see also Not difficult, but you’ll have to bring the server down first.