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SimpleHTTPServer with SSL

python -m SimpleHTTPServer

and the result:

jorge@applepie:~ $ python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8080
Serving HTTP on port 8080 ...

It listens on all IPv4 interfaces, and binds to the port you specify, which in my case is 8080. The person on the other side will then be able to access the files in the directory from the outside by going to, provided that your machine has the hostname, and that you have the port 8080 forwarded to the IP of server1.

sysprep – a fatal error occurred

I’m currently testing out Windows Deployment Services, and while working with sysprep on a Windows 7 Pro client machine, I got the following error:

sysprep error

Nothing seemed to work, till I tried the following recipe:

Open the run-menu, type in regedit and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\SysprepStatus. Find GeneralizationState and set the value to 7.

Run a command prompt with administrative privileges. Type:

msdtc -uninstall
msdtc -install

Open up regedit again and find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform. Find SkipRearm and set the value to 1.

net stop WMPNetworkSvc

Try running sysprep again now. Hopefully it should work. That’ll save you some time of frustration and hopefully you won’t go bald sooner.

Should this not work, check the sysprep-log file at C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Panther\setuperr.txt.