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Home Lab: A Place to Learn, Explore, and Grow

A continuation of my blog post about a career change prompted by the sheer desire to learn and grow. Experience is the teacher of all things -Julius Caesar I’m not the first to have a working home lab. As a matter of fact, I delayed it so long that I’m...

The Only Constant In IT Is Change

A blog post about deliberations and decisions for my career move from 13+ years as a customer to working for a vendor. Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change -Jim Rohn. Flashback to 9-12 months ago: I’ve started to realize that working...

Success in IT: Why a Career is Better Than a Job

This is a topic I’ve been considering writing for quite some time and was finally inspired by Chris Wahl’s (@chriswahl) series on Career Advice he did during the Indy VMUG. In my own personal opinion, IT is an incredible industry, an industry so exciting...

Powershell 4.0 – Desired State Configuration

If you’re like most Systems Admins you look for ways you can automate processes and build a more proactive and self-healing environment.  There are many applications out there which can be used to automate and orchestrate your environment. Some of the most...

Powershell Part 1 – Auditing, Power through with the shell.

At some point in their lives most IT employees will feel the stress that comes with auditing. Auditing tends to strike fear into the hearts of most people, but with some basic powershell knowledge you can cover all your needs. With a couple simple commands you can...

Removing Hidden Network Adapters

Sometimes within the Windows guest operating system, seen mostly with the E1000, the NIC will seem to disappear or stop working properly. This issue may also be prevalent when upgrading a virtual machine’s VMware Tools and Virtual Hardware. You may even see...

Shavlik – Nice to Meet You

One of the biggest struggles in IT is finding an easy and consistent method for maintaining all your systems. Laptops, Desktops, Tablets and Servers all provide unique issues when it comes to patching, updating and keeping them secure. For workstations we can rely on...

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