Two ways to set serial number in Intel BIOS

Background We are deploying computers with Intune and would give a name with their serial number. We recognized that Intel NUC doesn’t write the serial number in BIOS and have to set it to get it in the name. Intel VCUST Tool Download:  https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/28900/Intel-VCUST-Tool Open CMD as Administrator Change directory to the folder that contains…



Using Azure blob to take fileserver backup

In this post we will go over how I use Azure blob to take backup on files on prem. Preface In our case we needed a scalable, long-term backup for our file share that has data that does not change often. Historically we have very rarely had to recover files from this share and have…



Rewrite or delete Server header using Citrix ADC CPX

A few days ago, I wrote a blog post about Using Citrix ingress controller with Azure Kubernetes Service. In this post, I’m going to show how easy it is to use the Custom Resource Definitions from Citrix to replace the Server header in an HTTP response, as well as removing it completely. If you would…



FSLogix is finally available at Microsoft!

Finally! The FSLogix agent has been released from Microsoft and can be downloaded here. This is great news, the new agent does not require a license so if your license is about to end, or you simply would like to implement the technology you are now able to! Documentation and guides You are also able…



How to handle multiple spreadsheets from Excel in Powershell

Background Most of us working with Powershell has encountered imports and exports of a CSV-file in Powershell, and most of the times this works seamlessly. This is because the Import-CSV function is a great way to get the single Excel sheet imported in to Powershell. However, I got a request to merge several spreadsheets from…



Attendees disappear from meeting invite in Outlook

A few days ago I got a question from an end user that reported quite a strange issue regarding Meeting invites in Outlook. The user added a meeting room to the meeting invite, and then when the user added a distribution group to the invite, the meeting room and the group disappeared and no meeting…



XenServer 5.x/6.x – Update expired license

INFORMATION If you are currently running a legacy Citrix Xenserver 5.x/6.x with a free license, be aware that you cannot renew the license by requesting a new license the old way. Trying to request a license from http://deliver.citrix.com/go/citrix/xenserver_activation you will be presented with the following statement and unable to retrieve a license: As stated in…



ClickOnce application suddenly blocked by AppLocker Group Policy

INTRODUCTION With the release of the Windows 7 and corresponding server operating system, the AppLocker technology has become a quintessential tool for system administrators to utilize. Thanks to it, administrators can restrict or allow end-users to run certain applications based on its publisher value, file path or even its unique file hash, all within an…



Using Citrix ingress controller with Azure Kubernetes Service

I’ve had an Ansible playbook to deploy and configure Azure Kubernetes Service on GitHub for a while, and now I’ve gotten around to add Citrix ingress controller! You can read my other blogpost about the playbook here. Citrix has a Kubernetes controller to read ingress objects and their own CRDs (rewrite for example, which isn’t…



Deploy Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) using Ansible

A while ago, I created an Ansible playbook to deploy and configure Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). I included some of the tools we are using ourselves in Kubernetes, both for internal usage but also to make it easier for the community to get started. You can find the playbook here: ansible-deploy-aks From the beginning, we…