Wednesday 24 November 2021

Chia Daemon Not Starting

I have been busy recovering from a 5 * 16TB Segate Exos drive crash, and had just updated Chia to v1.2.11. 

After a reboot and an attempt to restart Chia, I was only getting two lines in the log file:
    1: Starting Chia Daemon
    2: Not Implemented

The Wallet remained stuck on a "Connecting" message.

Turns out the Chia Daemon port 55400 had been blocked by the WINNAT service.

It was confirmed by running the following command from an elevated CMD prompt: 
    netsh interface ipv4 show excludedportrange protocol=tcp

The following commands also ran from the same elevated CMD prompt fixed it:
    net stop winnat
    [Now stat Chia]
    net start winnat 

 Thanks to MrGreenApe and his post here:

Wednesday 17 February 2021

How to change Microsoft 365 Channel from command line

Good article here on how to change Microsoft 365 without worrying about registry keys.

  1. Run a CMD prompt
  2. type cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun
  3. To change to e.g. Current channel do the following
  4. Type OfficeC2RClient.exe /changesetting Channel=Current
  5. Type OfficeC2RClient.exe /update user
This allowed me to easy change form SemiAnnual to Current channel.

More details here: