Trend Micro client uninstallation issue

Trend Micro has much security software; one of them is a corporate Antivirus Software, named OfficeScan. The corporate means that the antivirus clients are managed centrally – the installation, and the updates are handled remotely.

I recently faced a problem, when I tried to change the OfficeScan client locally on the machine. I was asked a password to uninstall the program, but I did not have any password.


There are several reasons why we need to modify the centrally managed software locally. In my case I had an OVF template with preinstalled Trend Micro client, but the site has no management server. The only one solution was the local removal, so you could find the solution below.

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Enable Copy/Paste in vSphere Console

Basically if you open the Console of the virtual machine in vSphere client, the copy, cut, and the paste is not available. Here is a trick to enable this functionality.

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System logs on host are stored on non-persistent storage

I tested a brand new DELL PowerEdge R620 as a cloud hypervisor with an ESXi 5.0 installer. The new servers have only a dual SD cards as internal storage, instead of a SAS or SSD disc. If you try something new, you should have trouble configuring it in an old way. I got a new warning message after the hypervisor installation: System logs for host [hostname] are stored on non-persistent storage.
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Check OCS/Lync enabled AD user with PowerShell

The security is important; working for a huge company sometimes causes problems. You get less right, because of the security. If you a normal user, and you would like to check if one of the user enabled for OCS without Admin rights or Universal Server Administrator right. A normal domain user can check it, because the AD readable for all AD users.

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How to get the type of the HDD in PowerCLI

I would like to determine each VM HDD type. Is it thin or thick? I realized that this question is not a trivial.

Here are the commands, which gather the type of the disc.

$vm = Get-VM -name testsrv

$thin = (((($vm |get-view).config).Hardware).Device | where {$_.GetType().Name -eq "VirtualDisk"}).Backing.ThinProvisioned
if ( $thin )
Write-Host "    Disk provisioning type: Thin"
Write-Host "    Disk provisioning type: Thick"

That’s all!

Mystery of ODBCAD32.exe

I would like to install the vSphere Update Manager on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. The R2 is 64bit OS, but the Update manager needs a 32 bit version of ODBCAD. The vCenter Server located on the same machine, and I have already configured both ODBC DSN.


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vCenter Server automated Inventory with PowerCLI

As you can see in my previous articles I created and filled in the Custom Attributes fields. The aim of the whole customization to store all data in the vCenter Server, easily do an automated inventory. The script not needs an SAP connection to gather the required information, because all data available in one information store.

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