Recently, I was helping a co-worker with an issue noted where Win 2019 MCS clones going into a janky state intermittently. I’m a big fan of the windows event viewer for immediate troubleshooting, however, the system was so degraded, we were unable to use compmgmt.msc to remote to the system to open eventvwr.msc However, weContinue reading “Getting ‘administrative events’ from a janky system”
My trip to Arizona April 7 to 14th, 2022 was a long-time coming. I’d originally wanted to go in Dec 2019. However, I decided to stay in Montreal for the holidays. 2 months later, covid-19 came in put in a wrench in any travel plans I might have had for the states for all ofContinue reading “Arizona April 2022”
Background For 2022, it was time to start using the packer automation I learned / wrote about in 2022, however, when I first tried to use it with my first 2 clients, it failed, in each case, for a different reason. On a third attempt to use it, I didn’t have access to the client’sContinue reading “Custom offline ISO Windows deployment method as a packer alternative”
🐵 If you’ve read my bio/current job/recent posts, you’ll know I do It consulting for a company in Quebec, Canada. 90% of my projects are 2 to 3 weeks long in scope, if we run out of time, two things will happen: -The project will be paused-The client will need to buy more hours NeitherContinue reading “Monkey biznuzz time mgmt startegy”
Measuring the impact of ‘Direct workload connect’ on Citrix Cloud session brokering time with ControlUP / CQI
In this blog post, I’m going to talk about a Citrix cloud feature you might have heard of, but not implemented. It’s called Direct workload connect:https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-workspace/optimize-cvad/workspace-network-location.html In this post, I will review how to get it working, and most important of all , how to measure the impact of implementing the feature using numbers. IContinue reading “Measuring the impact of ‘Direct workload connect’ on Citrix Cloud session brokering time with ControlUP / CQI”
Intro Hot on the heels of the CUGC presentation I did 2 weeks back with my co-worker / friend Jonathan Pitre, I took some time this week to update my Packer config files for Windows 11. I have a client who wants to do a Citrix POC with Windows 11, so, let’s brain dump allContinue reading “Packer Part 3 – Windows 11 build”
Last year, I wrote a long post about using Packer.IO to automate basic VMware shell creation and Win 10 / Win 2019 installation. At that time, I only ended up using the solution for re-builds on own home lab. This year, I’ve had the need to build golden images for multiple clients, each time, theContinue reading “Windows build automation w Packer / Powershell 2022 redux”
UPDATED FOR MONDAY MARCH 28, 2022! I finally received my CPAP machine prescription, it’s now just a matter of waiting to get a machine, but, the hard part is over!This is my sleep story. It’s a work in progress Anyone who’s seen my eyes in-person or a video call from about Dec 2021 to nowContinue reading “My 5 year quest for a good night’s sleep”
Intro In college, the OSI model was drilled into me, as one of the IT admin courses I was taking included the full Cisco Certified Network Admin track. While I never did take up a job doing pure network stuff, what I learned about the OSI model is still useful to this day We haveContinue reading “Old school troubleshooting based on OSI model”
Intro Here’s a non tech blog post I love driving, maybe more than I realized when I first started test driving for a used car in May of this year. I’ve only owned 2 cars in my life, both Honda: A 1995 Civic Coupe, and a 2001 Civic EX, both were manual transmission. Prior toContinue reading “Buying a used car after 10 years out of the game”
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