I like GUIs, but I also like getting things done via the command line. I was hunting around to see if there was a way to change the MTU setting for my NICs without having to edit the registry, and I found that the netsh interfaces context exposes this attribute:
netsh interface ipv4 show subinterfaces
netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface "Local Area Connection" mtu=1500 store=persistent
I used this to change the MTU for my Wifi and Ethernet interfaces from 1300 â€” Cisco’s preferred setting from Win9x days — back to the Windows default. And now the performance problem I was having yesterday has been resolved. 🙂
[ via http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winvista/t1158155937]
I connected to Cat’s PAWS in the Waterman CafÃ©, and then ran the VPN client. I logged in and got connected. I received a GMail notification of an incoming message, and then started my mail client. Outlook couldn’t connect to imap.uvm.edu. I tried Thunderbird, which couldn’t connect either. Then I realized that none of my network apps were working.
I grabbed a screenshot of the VPN Status window, showing that I was connected. While I was saving that, I received notification from the VPN that my connection had been terminated. Grabbed a screenshot of that, too. Back to my office.
Forwarded the screenshots and the description above to Network Services. Maybe the logs will shed some light…
There’s a rather arcane process to reset the offline files cache on a Windows XP system. However, the offline files caching engine was reworked in Windows Vista. After a few google searches, I located some useful blog entries that referenced a KB article and described a process involving setting a registry key and rebooting:
â€œadd the FormatDatabase registry entry to the following registry subkey:
Then, set the FormatDatabase registry entry to 1.
The restart your computerâ€
I had to create the Parameters subkey. I created DWORD value and restarted the system without a network connection. Indeed, my local cache of my redirected My Documents folder was gone.