ECC agent fails or hosts don't appear

the hosts don't appear in the EMC Control Center (ECC) master server, or one does but then is replace by another.  Sometimes the agent starts, but then unexpectedly quits/dies.  If you clone your boxes, exclude /var/ECC or else!

Otherwise just: stop the agent;  nuke /var/ECC ; restart agent is the fix for this issue it seems

memory card insert - won't autoplay

After installing vmware server, I couldn't get memory card inserts into Windows XP to autoplay and bring up the "scanners and camera wizard". It's caused by vmware server putting a policy (registry) in place to disable autorun.

To fix:
delete: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoDriveTypeAutoRun
and HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoDriveTypeAutoRun

Discovered by:
Is there Autorun after VMWare? | Terry Pearson's Blog