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From Windows, how to remotely force logoff users on MAC OS X Systems (and/or) how to remotely find a process running as a given user and kill it on Unix systems

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Have Cygwin Installed on your Windows System  to run any of your Unix commands.  Or you can directly run these commands from any of the Unix based systems Launch Cygwin shell command prompt. On Unix based system launch the terminal that runs the Bash Shell We use SSH to remotely execute the commands on Unix systems.  Whenever you run any SSH command, it’s prompt you to provide your password to remotely connect to the system. To avoid prompt/typing password have the SSH key infrastructure setup as detailed in  Automate command execution on MAC OS X/Unix Systems from Windows Systems remotely […]

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Automate command execution on MAC OS X/Unix Systems from Windows Systems remotely via SSH without prompting for Password everytime

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It’s a fairly simple procedure to have auto SSH enabled to any of SSH supported system.  It all needs the system to have Public & Private RSA keys generated and configured between the hosting and connecting system.   On the System to which you want to SSH, you need to run through below sequence of commands: ssh-keygen -t rsa cd .ssh cat id_rsa.pub >> authorized_keys chmod 600 authorized_keys   On the system from where you want to remotely connect to the above system you need to download and install the Private Key so that whenever you attempt to SSH the […]

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Converting USB drive into VMDK (Virtual Hard disk) to attach it as a HDD for Virtual Machine in VirtualBox

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As the latest OSes support creating bootable installers out of USB sticks, it now has come a usual case to convert these bootable USB drives into Virtual Hard disks so that you could attach them as bootable disks for installing OSes on virtual environment.  In this example, I’ll providing the steps for setting up this for scenario of converting MAC OS X Mountain Lion USB installer into a VMDK file and attaching it in Virtual Box   Create your Mountain Lion USB Installer stick by using the steps details in Creating MAC OS X Bootable USB Setup Launch VirtualBox as […]