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Using OVF Packages to Create Virtual Machines in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

The Open Virtualization Format (OVF) is a packaging standard from Distributed Management Task Force, Inc., designed to facilitate portability and deployment of virtual appliances. In Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) in System Center 2012, you can use an OVF package to create a virtual machine by using the OVF Import/Export tool. However, as of Virtual Machine…



How to create an ADMX template

Contents of this article ADMX template structure The VBScript LogonMessage.vbs The ADMX template header ADML language files Template item: Enabled/Disabled Template Item: String Input Template Item: Dropdown List Final result Conclusion ADMX template structure ^ ADMX is the last format of Administrative Template used in group policy management; it is the successor of ADM. A…



Create a .pfx/.p12 Certificate File Using OpenSSL

Create a .pfx/.p12 Certificate File Using OpenSSL SSL Support Team June 19, 2015 Other, SSL/TLS OpenSSL SSL.com provides a wide variety of SSL/TLS server certificates for HTTPS websites, including: Basic SSL High Assurance SSL Enterprise EV SSL Wildcard SSL Multi-Domain (UCC/SAN) SSL COMPARE SSL/TLS CERTIFICATES The PKCS#12 or PFX format is a binary format for…


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Generate a .pfx certificate using the Windows Certificate Store

Azure uses .pfx files to bind SSL to your domain. This tutorial will show you how to generate the .pfx file from a custom SSL certificate that you purchased from a trusted certificate authority by using the Windows Certificate Store. Prerequisites To complete this tutorial you need to have completed the following: Mapped a custom…




Microsoft #AzureStack installation in the VirtualLab for #Education with #IntelNUC

#AzureStackCloudEducationHybridCloudAzure After Racking and Stacking the DellEMC PowerEdge R630 POC Server in the 19″ Rack It’s time to install Microsoft Azure Stack TP3 ( Technical Preview 3) on the Machine. First of all Pim and I installed the DellEMC iDRAC version 8 interface to get Remote access and to boot from Virtual Media to install…




The Poor Tech’s Hyper-V Lab Setup

A lot of lab tutorials assume you have access to powerful systems with 32 or 64GB of RAM, RAID arrays, dual CPU server systems and so on. This one’s different. I’m taking a couple relatively modern workstations with 16GB or less RAM each and creating a Windows Active Directory domain environment. The cool thing here…


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Toolbox: Monitoring Part 2

Toolbox: Monitoring Part 2 PowerShell, XenApp 6.5 so after Part 1, let’s continue with Part 2. Originally, it wasn’t my plan to have a Part 2 in the first place. When I started writing the script, it was my goal to include all checks into a single script. I rather quickly abandoned that idea because…




Citrix Xenapp 6.5 documentation script update version 5.04

You can always find this script in the Archive section by going to https://carlwebster.com/where-to-get-copies-of-the-documentation-scripts/



10 Building Home Lab – Citrix XenServer Host and Pool Configuration

Now that you have installed the XenServer host, the host’s configuration can begin. As stated in the Introduction article, Citrix uses XenCenter to manage one or more XenServer hosts. The first thing needed is to download XenCenter from Citrix, or browse to the IP address of the XenServer host and download either the XenCenter CD…




AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies Training Course

AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies Certification Training Course Overview Microsoft Azure Security Technologies (AZ-500) Certification training is a popular course offered by Microsoft for professionals who belong to the IT Security domain. Attend this 4-day instructor-led Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification training, which ideal for professionals who implement security controls, manage identities, protect data and…



New Microsoft Security Certification Exams in Beta

Microsoft just announced 4 new Microsoft Security Certification beta exams. These new exams have the exam codes SC-900, SC-200, SC-300, and SC-400. All of the exams are related to different security topics, and all of them come with an 80% discount code for the first 300 people. The seats are offered on a first-come, first-served…




Windows Server 2022 Public Preview New Features Download Install

by brandon.lee Windows Server 2022 Public Preview New Features Download Install After the latest Microsoft Ignite, there is renewed excitement over the Microsoft Windows server’s next version. The new Windows Server is Windows Server 2022 and contains quite a few notable features that provide the latest and most fully-featured Windows Server version to date. This…