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Keeping drivers after running sysprep

When building an image that is to be used on multiple machines of the same type, it’s useful to keep the drivers after running SYSPREP. To do this run the following prior to SYSPREP Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\Sysprep\Settings\sppnp Select Edit – New DWORD value Name the new value PersistAllDeviceInstalls Set to a value of 1 and…

Wiley Fox Swift 2x downgrading ROM to 7.1.2 after 8.2 upgrade

I upgraded my Swift 2x to Android 8.2, however this resulted in very poor battery life. Frustrated with this, I looked around to see if I could restore the original factory ROM and revert to Android 7.x So here are the steps I took to achieve this. NOTE: Please read this guide thoroughly from start…

OpenDKIM on Debian 9.4 (stretch)

I spent a lot of time trying to get OpenDKIM to work on Debian Stretch. Having searched the Internet thoroughly, once again I found many different configurations, none of which actually worked for me. These are my various config files, with the domain name(s) swapped for “example.com” and the ‘selectors’ swapped for “example-selector-name” If you…

mpd with the alsa equalizer plugin

Getting MPD to work with the ALSA Equaliser plugin I found a few sites with ‘howtos’ for this, although none of them worked for me. First thing to do is ensure your MPD installation is working properly, and playing music through your chosen device. If you have any problems getting MPD to work, then go…

Checkpoint Firewall NG hairpin NAT

See this article for NAT configuration. Hairpin NAT configuration: The above (see the NAT howto) all works very well if your 192.168.1.x hosts sit in a DMZ on the firewall, however! If you want to direct traffic to a host on the LAN segment, you need some additional NAT rule trickery. You need to create…