How-To: Reset All Settings

There may come a time when you want to start over again as though you have a fresh install of vmCLIpboard, vmProcessStrobe or vmProcessStrobeWeb. To reset all settings, just follow the instructions below.

For vmCLIpboard and vmProcessStrobe, hold down one of the Shift keys while the application is starting. You’ll get a clean launch as though it was the first run after installation. Upon exiting the application, you will be asked whether or not you want to follow through with the reset of all settings. Answer Yes to save your fresh start or No to revert back to the previous configuration.

For vmProcessStrobeWeb, the procedure is a bit different because it is running as a server capable of hosting many users simultaneously. The first step is to notify all users to disconnect. The next step is for the Stand Alone version only and that is to stop the daemon/service. For either version, the next step is to locate the vmProcessStrobeWeb.db file and delete it. The location of that file will depend on your operating system. It is in /home/user for Linux, \user\AppData\Roaming for Windows and /Users/user/Library/Application Support for OS X. In each case, user is to be replaced by the user id under which vmProcessStrobeWeb is run. For the Stand Alone version, restart the daemon/service. The next user to connect will be walked through the online configuration again, just like the first time.

2013 Release 2 – Suite of Software for VMware

Our software suite for VMware has been updated to support the latest versions of the entire VMware family of server and workstation products. vmCLIpboard, vmProcessStrobe and vmProcessStrobeWeb also have more refined dialogs and minor tweaks to improve stability and performance on Windows, OS X and the most popular Linux distributions.

How-To: Easily Add Many VMware Hosts

For those of you managing many VMware hosts, there is an easy way to add large groups of them to vmCLIpboard, vmProcessStrobe and vmProcessStrobeWeb. In the Add Remote Hosts dialog that is common to all of our products for VMware, the “Name or IP” field can handle a range of IP addresses. Instead of entering just one IP address, enter the first three octets as usual but make the fourth a range using a hyphen to separate the beginning and end of the range. In the example we have defined a range of one hundred IP address. The first IP address is and the last is If your typical VMware server hosts ten virtual machines then we just added 1,000 virtual machines with a single entry.

Hopefully you found this How-To post to be helpful. If there are other ways we can help to improve your productivity, please let us know.

vmProcessStrobe/vmProcessStrobeWeb 2013 Release 1

vmProcessStrobe 2013 Release 1
vmProcessStrobe 2013 Release 1 and vmProcessStrobeWeb 2013 Release 1 continue to be refined with each new release. We have increased their stability on each operating system platform and improved performance while reducing the utilization of system resources. Both products have even easier to understand dialogs and vmProcessStrobe 2013 Release 1 has a simplified toolbar in an effort to make each product easier to learn for new users.

vmProcessStrobe 2012 Release 3

vmProcessStrobe 2012 Release 3 can now run and stop programs in virtual machines across any number of VMware servers simultaneously using the same refined thread management system in vmCLIpboard 2012 Release 2. That same system is used in vmProcessStrobe 2012 Release 3 to start and stop virtual machines in parallel across many VMware servers.

In addition to the new features, a few bug fixes and many refinements, this release carries some of the code common to the upcoming release of vmProcessStrobeWeb. Get those smartphones and tablets ready to manage the processes in your virtual machines and the virtual machines themselves!

vmProcessStrobe 2012 Release 2

vmProcessStrobe 2012 Release 2 now uses our simpler licensing model. There are two versions, free or licensed. The free version is for hobbyists and the licensed version is for professional and enterprise level users. Licenses are available for Windows, OS X, Linux and a combination of all three for cross-platform use.

New to this release is the ability to start and stop virtual machines and individual processes (applications, services and daemons) inside of virtual machines.

vmProcessStrobe 2012 Release 1.2 – Personal Edition

This minor update to vmProcessStrobe includes the usual fixes and refinements with a focus on making it even easier for novice VMware users.

vmProcessStrobe 2012 Release 1.1 – Personal Edition

This minor update to vmProcessStrobe adds support for VMware Workstation 8.0.2 and enhances the automatic update notification system and user interface.

vmProcessStrobe 2012 Release 1 – Personal Edition

Our first release of vmProcessStrobe is now available! If you you are interested in easily seeing what is running in any of your VMware virtual machines then you will find this tool very useful. The Personal Edition is free, so enjoy!