Horizon Logon Monitor Data Analysis

For those of you who don't know, the very useful fling for the Horizon Logon Monitor fling has now been built into the Horizon agent as of 7.1. If you are running 6.X or 7.0, I strongly urge you to install this lightweight tool. The monitor gives you fantastic insight into what is chewing away at... Continue Reading →

Converting PFX to PEM and Key with OpenSSL

I use the DigiCert utility to generate and complete all my SSL certificate requests. Since upon import these certificates get automatically added to the Windows keystore, and our certificate provider doesn't provide a good way to get a PEM certificate for Linux-based appliances. I always seem to forget how to do this and finally I... Continue Reading →

Windows Defender Exclusions SQL Server

These are the Powershell commands for exclusions on a Microsoft SQL Server on Windows 2016.  This only includes the Database role, if you have Reporting, Analysis, Full Text Indexing or other roles there will be more. The -ExclusionPath will need to be changed to what you configured in SQL on install. Powershell must be run... Continue Reading →

VDI Resource Calculator – v1.0

This may come in handy for those of you planning to deploy a VDI environment.  I built this excel "calculator" so hopefully people can get a quick idea of the amount of hosts needed based on their own desktop requirements. I also built this as my group is being looked at to help others with their own... Continue Reading →

Centos Firewall Source Rule Creation

This is useful for protecting your elasticsearch cluster.  Something like graylog should be the only thing that is able to connect to it outside of the other elasticsearch nodes. firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-rich-rule='rule family="ipv4" source address="192.168.5.1" port protocol="tcp" port="9300" accept' firewall-cmd --reload

BOSTON SUMMER VMUG USERCON

Excited I get to go to the VMUG USERCON this year.  I havn't been able to go in some time and really looking forward seeing what's up and coming. Maybe I can win one of those fancy home labs, either-way there's free beer.   BOSTON SUMMER VMUG USERCON

Horizon View and Windows 10 LTSB

If you have Windows 10 in a VDI environment you know the pains of trying to disable all of the junk you don't want running that is just wasting CPU\MEM and increasing logon times.  You can run the Optimization Tool but it can be finicky with disabling those pesky windows 10 features. I began experimenting... Continue Reading →

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