I presented the following at at a MyCUGC event on May 18, 2021! Here’s a link to the recording I recently returned as a consultant for a client that I was working for in 2020, and it’s inspired this piece. The reason being, I realized I’d left some items in place that should have beenContinue reading “Sustainable implementations”
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Citrix CTA for 2021!
Towards the beginning of the pandemic, I had read some interesting discussions about “staying productive” during the pandemic. At the time, the discussion I was following was on twitter. As you might be aware, no discussion is ever FINAL on twitter. Some folks believed 2020 was a good time to learn a new language, learnContinue reading “Citrix CTA for 2021!”
Passed VMware VCP DCV 2021!
On Thursday March 4, 2021, I sat/passed the VMware VCP DCV 2021 My path to this certification was a bit LOOOONG, like this here cat My path to the VMware VCP DCV cert / status started all the way back in 2019. I didn’t actually start studying in 2019, but I was given this pinContinue reading “Passed VMware VCP DCV 2021!”
ID windows evaluation licenses time bombs!
I’ve been using a PowerShell script to check my home network/lab assets for many years, as time has gone on, and I’ve added and removed functions from it. Additional details are available on this post from last year: Powershell health check script – GetVpro (wordpress.com) Sometime in the past few years, I removed a functionContinue reading “ID windows evaluation licenses time bombs!”
Random fix: Resolving issues with Chrome pinned icons associated to 32-bit chrome where 64-bit is now installed
Season’s greetings! Here’s an interesting fix I found to an odd issue from last week at a client It should be noted this issue could probably be fixed with Avanti, or WEM, but that wasn’t an option for my client, so I just used PowerShell instead For this client, we had been pushing a managedContinue reading “Random fix: Resolving issues with Chrome pinned icons associated to 32-bit chrome where 64-bit is now installed”
10 min Windows 10 / Server 2019 build automation via OSDBuilder, autounattend.xml and Packer.IO
Intro As IT pros, we’ve got no shortage of new / interesting and useful tools available to us. With the adoption of open-source software into consumer and enterprise environments, a lot of the tools are free! As long as you don’t need serious 24/7 support that is How do you know which tools to use?Continue reading “10 min Windows 10 / Server 2019 build automation via OSDBuilder, autounattend.xml and Packer.IO”
Maintaining a home lab for on-going career success
Hi! I’m Owen, I work as a virtualization expert for a IT solutions provider in Quebec, Canada I’ve been working professionally in the IT industry since 2000, and from 2005 on-wards, have seen a huge benefit to maintaining a home lab The thing about working in the IT industry. Once you’ve completed the first part ofContinue reading “Maintaining a home lab for on-going career success”
Home lab diagram summary for July 2020
Greetings and welcome to the summer! Someone recently asked me why I had 5 vmware esxi hosts @ home. I realized some parts of my home lab aren’t documented , instead, their roles are trapped inside my head So, I put together a simple diagram of my current home lab I used the free draw.io toContinue reading “Home lab diagram summary for July 2020”
Stress + coffee + covid 19 = OMGERD
This post is not about giving people advice on what to eat//drink. If you’re reading this, you’re online, and I’m sure bombarded with health advice every day, especially under COVID-19, as there are more people at home who are idle for are searching for and touting answers For me, health advice is confusing andContinue reading “Stress + coffee + covid 19 = OMGERD”
Powershell health check script
I’ve been writing PowerShell scripts since 2015. One of the first scripts I wrote was a health check script my home computers. When I first wrote it a few years back, it’s main purpose was to identify those computers that hadn’t been rebooted in a long whileAs time has gone on, I’ve added a lotContinue reading “Powershell health check script”