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Archive for May 14th, 2021

Chocolatey: vcredist 2005/2008/2010 updates failing as Microsoft rebuilt the installers multiple times causing new hashes each time

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/05/14

The Microsoft rebuilt move affects these Chocolatey Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages, usually multiple times:

You get error messages like this:

ERROR: Checksum for 'C:\Users\saroot\AppData\Local\Temp\chocolatey\vcredist2010\10.0.40219.2\vcredist_x86.exe' did not meet '66B797B3B4F99488F53C2B676610DFE9868984C779536891A8D8F73EE214BC4B' for checksum type 'sha256'. Consider passing the actual checksums through with --checksum --checksum64 once you validate the checksums are appropriate. A less secure option is to pass --ignore-checksums if necessary

The cause is [] vcredist-all fails to install due to broken checksum of vcredist2005, vcredist2008 and vcredist2010 · Issue #105 · jberezanski/ChocolateyPackages


Great, Microsoft is apparently on an in-place installer update spree.

Actually, this is not a problem with vcredist-all, but rather with those specific packages and should be reported to maintainers of those packages. It so happens, however, that I’m also one of the maintainers of vcredist2008 and vcredist2010 (which live in I’ve already prepared a fix for 2010 and I guess I’ll do 2008 tomorrow.

As for 2005, I can see that it has the same maintainer as vcredist2010 had until very recently – when we took over that package because the maintainer did not respond. So we probably should take over 2005, too.


The vcredist2010 package has been modified two times for this:

Hopefully the vcredist2008 and vcredist2005 packages will follow soon.


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VMware Standalone Converter: more recent versions do not support older operating systems

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/05/14

It pays to keep several versions of VMware Standalone Converter at hand as newer supporters do support newer operating systems and ESXi versions, but do not support older operating systems.

Hopefully the free StarWind V2V converter that does also support P2V has a broader support for older versions.

Some relevant links:


[WayBack] Free Tools VMware VMware vSphere goodies and freebies. VMware Monitoring tools, backup. Those tools are Free to use in production environment, no time limit

[WayBack] Cool Free VPN Server Software SoftEther VPN | ESX Virtualization

Posted in Power User, Virtualization, VMware, VMware Converter, VMware ESXi | Leave a Comment »

NFS server on Windows

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/05/14

One way to access files from ESXi is over NFS shares.

Out of the box, Windows Server is the only edition that provides NFS server capability, but desktop editions only have an NFS client.

There are some commercial and open sources implementations though, of which [WayBack] GitHub – winnfsd/winnfsd seems the best maintained open source one.

In case I ever need NFS server support, I need to check out these links:


Posted in *nix, Power User, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi, Windows | Leave a Comment »

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