Apr 4, 2012 - Fixing remote GlassFish server errors on NetBeans


If you are having errors when adding a remote GlassFish server to your NetBeans installation and you are sure there's connectivity between you and the remote server and all the required ports are open, a possible cause might be not having the remote secure administration enabled (which is required if you want to deploy remotely).

__locations failed on Glassfish VM

Remote host closed connection during handshake

Just get access to your server's system console and use asadmin to enable the secure administration:

Any OS:
asadmin enable-secure-admin

Make sure you have the GlassFish bin folder in your path, which contains the asadmin script.

Apr 2, 2012 - No Program Associated with Emptying the Recycle Bin Error


When trying to empty the recycle bin in Microsoft Windows Vista/7/2008/2008 R2 (and probably XP, though it was not tested) via the "Empty the Recycle Bin" option, the following error appears:

I've had this problem in my Windows computer for a few months already but only now I decided to check what it was all about.

For some reason, an important registry key disappeared from my operating system (which isn't statistically weird given that my Windows installation is already 28 months old).

First, I made some research about this problem but it ended up non-conclusive and without solutions nor interesting workarounds.

As such, I will show you how I managed to fix this issue:

I started searching for relevant entries about the recycle bin with the Registry Editor (regedit).

[You can run the Registry Editor by writing "regedit" in the start menu, then right-click the first result that appears and selecting "Run as administrator".]

I stumbled upon the following suspicious key:


I went to another computer I had working alright and searched for the same key to find out that the contents were different.


I just tried to copy the DelegateExecute String key to my bad Windows installation registry.

However, I had no permissions to write in the original key because it's not supposed to be touched.

When trying to add the missing key, permission was denied 

I used the amazing RegDACL program from Frank Heyne to unlock the key:

In a Windows Command Prompt (or PowerShell) execute the following command (having RegDACL in either the path or the current directory):

[You can run the Command Prompt by writing "cmd" in the start menu, then right-click the first result that appears and selecting "Run as administrator".]

RegDACL.exe HKCR\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\empty\command /GGA:W(NI)

Now it should be possible to change the registry key (if you do it as Administrator):

C:\>RegDACL.exe HKCR\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\empty\command /GGA:F(CI)

RegDACL 6.2 - Permissions Manager for Registry keys for Windows

Copyright (c) 1999-2007 Frank Heyne Software (http://www.heysoft.de)

This program is Freeware, use it on your own risk!

Granting "W(NI)" access for predefined group "Administrators"

 - adding new entry

Don't forget to restore the original permissions afterwards.

Finally I just added a String key named: DelegateExecute with the content: {48527bb3-e8de-450b-8910-8c4099cb8624}, or use the .reg inside the previous key (HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\empty\command) file I provide at the end of this post.

It should look like this after adding the missing key

The problem should now be fixed, if you go to the "Empty the Recycle Bin" option you'll see the familiar dialog:

One more thing. I had a backup key in my computer made by the trial TuneUp Utilities 2012, so it may have been the cause of this issue.

Update of 2012-04-19:

Download the .reg file that fixes the key automatically: DelegateExecute.reg
(you still need to apply the permissions explained earlier)

Useful links:

Mar 22, 2012 - Adding comments in GNS3 IOS baseconfig files


If you want to write some comments in your GNS3 baseconfig files for the Cisco IOS, you can use the exclamation mark. It is mainly used for separating commands for easier reading. Everything that is written after the exclamation mark is ignored.

Here's an example:

enable ! a comment
configure terminal
interface FastEthernet0/0 ! now I will configure the FastEthernet0/0 interface
ip address
no shut

Some links:

Cisco IOS Command Line Interface Tutorial