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Howto: Reset password Trend Micro Control Manager 5.0

April 16th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Security, Software

Forgot the password to you root/admin account to Trend Micro Control Manager 5.0 (TMCM)?

How to reset the password to one of your Trend Micro Control Manager 5.0 accounts:

1. Stop the TMCM services:
2. Launch the SQL Server manager of choice.
3. Open the “tb_Account” table of your Trend Micro Control Manager database.
4. Find the user you want to reset, and note down the GUID of the user.
5. Find and open the “tb_UserInfo” table.
6. Find the account you want to reset the password for (using the GUID you located earlier).
7. Modify the “password” field for the user, and set it to: “96e79218965eb72c92a549dd5a330112”
8. Start the TMCM services.

And log in with the account you modified using the password: “111111”

Find more information about this topic in the Trend Micro Knowledge base:

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Howto: enable ssh on ESXi 3.5

October 16th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in Software

By default, ssh access is disabled on VMware ESXi 3.5, so how do i enable ssh on VMware ESXi 3.5?

First, get shell access on the console: Howto: ESXi shell access


1. Type “vi /etc/inetd.conf” and press “enter”.

2. Locate the line that starts with “#ssh     stream  tcp     nowait  root    /sbin/dropbearmulti…….”

3. Move the marker over the “#” and press “x”.

4. Press “Escape” and write “:wq”, then press “enter”.

5. Type “/sbin/services.sh restart” and press “Enter”. Note: If you are running ESXi 3.5 Update 2, the services.sh no longer restarts the inetd process. You will have to manually kill the inetd process, in order to restart it and enable ssh access without a reboot.  Type “ps | grep inetd” and press “enter”. You will then see something similiar to “1289 1289 busybox              inetd”. Then write “kill -HUP 1289”, and remember to write the number “ps | grep inetd” returns to you!

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Howto: ESXi shell access

August 15th, 2008 | 4 Comments | Posted in Software

How to get shell access to your VMWare ESXi server?
By default the VMWare ESXi server don’t offer shell access (through the menu).
But by doing the following, you will be able to access the shell (although its limited):

1. Hook up a screen and a keyboard to the VMWae ESXi server.
2. Press “Alt+F1”
3. Write “unsupported” and press Enter (if you screw up, and think you’ve typed something wrong,
you can use Ctrl+U to clear the input field).
4. Enter the root password, an voila, shell access.

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