Monthly Archives: May 2009


create folders & download files :: ruby

Again, another very small post. I’ve been tending to use ruby lately to perform little repetitive jobs. Currently I’m downloading files from one of our web servers. The requirement was to download multiple files and place them in their corresponding folders.

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windows permissions :: task scheduler

This is really a very quick post. If you don’t have access to your task scheduler, because your local/group policy has denied accesses to it, you can run it by creating a bat file with the following :

reg delete "HKEY_USERSS-1-5-21-2210719521-449599147-3807732984-1007SoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsTask Scheduler5.0"
reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsTask Scheduler5.0"

or, if you can’t be bothered, just download it here.

Run the bat file, it will ask if you want to delete, and you’re done. You can now access task scheduler to create/run and stop scheduled tasks.
You may want to save this, as the policy will be re-applied on reboot/re-login.


loadurnner monitoring sitescope

sitescope 10.0 integration with loadrunner 9.0

As you can see, I’ve been playing with the new SiteScope. I cant say I’m overly impressed with allot of the decisions HP/Mercury has made. The removal of the classic interface, was a bad choice in my opinion. I never used the new UI, and always knew where everything was on the old UI. It was faster, and easier to get an overall picture.
The only reason I upgraded was for our new version of BAC I am trying to implement. However, during my BAU work, I noticed my metrics were not coming into loadrunner in my laodtests. Then I read an article that SiteScope 10 was not supported with loadrunner 9.0 and 9.5 and I would receive no support on the matter….thanks Mr. HP…

Luckily, I’ve worked out how to get it working with minimal fuss….

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monitoring sitescope

updating invalid sitescope license

I recently installed the new version of sitescope. During the installation I entered an invalid licence, however the setup did not validate and allowed me to continue. After the install completed, the classic interface was not working/not installed (still trying to diagnose this problem), and I could not use the new gui as the licence was invalid and would not let me in to update the licence code….how ironic!…

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