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Microsoft Fusion logging

reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion /v EnableLog /t REG_DWORD /d 0x1 /f

Change what DNS server is used by default on Windows 7

IF you have a VPN, say an AT&T VPN, established, but your network resolution still is done by the the default, say ISP, DNS, not the DNS the VPN is connected to, you need to do some hacking.

  1. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} - that's a list of all the network adapters you have
  2. Find the VPN device by the DriverDesc in one of the keys and remember its GUID from the NetCfgInstanceID value. You could (probably) get it from the device manager as well
  3. Now open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Tcpip\Linkage\Bind and rearrange the list of GUIDs so that the one for your VPN network adapter is at the top of the list

No need to restart, just reconnect the VPN.

ipconfig displays "An internal error occurred" and "Unknown media status code"

Try starting the following services:

  • Remote procedure call (RPC)
  • Routing and Remote Access

or use

netsh int ip show ipaddress

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