Internet access over PPTP VPN connection

A PPTP dialup VPN connection by default restricts access to internet. This may cause issues while the connected user wants to access internet while connected to internal network @ work. Domain member computers with proper firewall clients installed will allow the users to access through the firewall, however the user will notice the slowness immediately.

Here is a work around to deal with this situation. Please follow the navigation as follows and make changes to your PPTP dialup connection properties:

Navigation: Right click the VPN connection->Networking tab->Internet Protocol->Advanced
Under IP settings tab, uncheck “Use default gateway on remote desktop” selection box.

Users with ISA/TMG client installed must exit the firewall client prior making the VPN connection! in order to enjoy the native internet connection bandwidth.

Now try to connect to your PPTP VPN network and you should able to browse using your internet connection while you are connected the VPN network with full throttle.


Searching files in Windows 7

Apparently Windows 7 search is not as user friendly as its predecessors with it’s looks. However much faster and powerful in comparison. We always wanted to post an a blog explaining how to use the new search with Windows 7 effectively and realized, there were better posts all over the net. We recommend one
here read it, learn it and start using it!

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Simple batch file for Oracle database backup

Hi guys
We are too busy now days. Issues @work keeping us working around the clock and giving us hardly any time to update this blog. Quite recently, we decided to expand this forum with more Oracle technology related posts, as we realize, we get maximum traffic towards the posts related to Oracle.

To begin with, we are providing a simple script for exporting the entire database using “system” user today for Microsoft Windows based implementation. This batch file exports a .dmp file to a user specified directory.

FOR /F "tokens=2-4 delims=/ " %%a IN ('date/t') DO exp system/password@connectionstring full = y file=d:\backup\exp_%%b%%a%%c.dmp

Save this script inside a .bat or .cmd file (eg: myorabackupdaily.bat or myorabackupdaily.cmd). An Administrator can easily create a scheduled job to insure that the batch file runs everyday at a particular time. Preferably during nights while transactions are none or less. Particularly, there is no need to shutdown the database in order to facilitate the export.

Once exported to .dmp file, it should bear a nomenclature as following:

exp -> Export
22012011-> Date stamp

hope this article/ batch file is useful for few out there.

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 35 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 13 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 1mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was July 7th with 146 views. The most popular post that day was Install Oracle 10g onward database, developer on Windows 7.

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The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for additional logon information may be required, additional logon information may be required windows 7, additional log on information may be required, and frm-18108.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Install Oracle 10g onward database, developer on Windows 7 February 2010


Installing Oracle Developer (forms & reports 6i) on Windows 7 64bit March 2010


Dealing with “Windows 7 Additional log on information may be required” March 2010
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Windows 7 domain network “no internet access”- A temporary fix! March 2010
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Windows 7, Oracle developer 10g Crash, Work around March 2010

36 Important/Recommended Windows 7 updates after removing SP1 beta, Internet Explorer 9 beta

Holy cow!!! Indeed it was a damn experience! A total of 126MB downloads and hours long installation of 36 important/recommended updates for security, Internet Explorer and .Net 4 for my Windows 7 64bit Professional Edition.
Don’t be alarmed if you face the same situation, the screen may halt stating preparing windows at stage 2 of 2 and after hours you will still find the system preparing itself…
Just turn off the machine, restart it and select “Start normally”, Unless you are a cursed person, Windows 7 should start up without any kind of hiccups and function normally.
The number of updates may vary depending upon the components you already installed with your system. However, I am left with a WTF expression.

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