Veeam Exchange 2016 Best Practices

This is just a list of things I have that seems to get Veeam and Exchange to a point of set it and forget it. Use Hot Add or SAN, stay away from NBD Do Not use VMXnet3 use E1000E for all adapters Increase timeouts for Exchange Failover Make sure guest interaction proxy is on... Continue Reading →

TACO SR 504 C-Wire

So I decided to install a smart thermostat.  My house did not have a c-wire and I have a heat only system. Some things to go over that if you don't have a background in HVAC won't make sense but once you read it does.  Working IT we have the same kind of issue with... Continue Reading →

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 →

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