Tuesday, March 29, 2011

You cannot connect to Windows Live Mesh through a proxy server

To correct this problem:
* Run inetcpl.cpl and go to Connections -> LAN settings. Clear Automatically detect settings and Use automatic configuration script check boxes. Check Use a proxy server for your LAN and enter proxy server address or IP and port. Check Bypass proxy server for local addresses.
* Open an elevated command prompt and enter this command
netsh winhttp import proxy source=ie
After that try to run Windows Live Mesh

VMware Workstation 7.1.3 and Windows 7 SP1

Running VMware Workstation 7.1.3 on Windows 7 SP1 you are sometimes getting an error about allocating memory for your VMs. You might also have performance problems. The solution is to edit the file
C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware  Workstation\config.ini
adding the parameter
vmmon.disableHostParameters = "TRUE"
After that you must restart windows.