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 and seeminglyContinue reading “Stress + coffee + covid 19 = OMGERD”

You down with PDQ? (ya you know me)

Anyone working in the EUC field has probably pulled out some or ALL of their hair when trying to deploy software via Microsoft’s dreaded SCCM tool What if I told you there was a better way? That’s assuming of course, you’ve not heard of PDQ Deploy https://www.pdq.com/pdq-deploy/ I’m late to the PDQ game! I hadContinue reading “You down with PDQ? (ya you know me)”

CVAD 1912 UPL removal issues and fix

I noted some interesting (annoying?) unexpected behavior with UPL-enabled CVAD 1912 MCS master image machines over the weekend when I should have been playing DOOM ETERNAL At a client site , we un-installed CVAD 1912 to remove the UPL components. We did this for two reasons 1 – A default install of CVAD 1912 wContinue reading “CVAD 1912 UPL removal issues and fix”

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