Since the majority of time I spend involves researching, studying, or labbing a technology, I've put up a new section. I'll be listing topics, my notes, and links to resources, books, articles, etc...
The International Organization for Standardization "(ISO) is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 164 national standards bodies...
Pardon the missing links, etc, as I cut things over.
Remote Desktop ProtocolWorking in a mostly Microsoft environment, it's no surprise, most of my lab is Windows based as well. Remote administration has gotten easier with things like PowerShell, and WMI, but at
I'm installing MS SQL 2016 in this lab. Things like WSUS, will be moved here after their default installs, to see how those migration processes work. Later, these databases will be moved to a clustered environment, to explore that migration path, as well.
Saying Hello to an Old Friend, or at Least it's Weird CousinI've been a Google Chrome fanboy for sometime. So, when I started using Ubuntu, I looked for my normal Google Chrome experience.
Because, Sometimes you need a Remote GUI.I like RDP, it's familiar. I've used it forever. It has it's strengths, like ease of setup, and familiarity. It also has some weaknesses if not
RebuildI finally had the opportunity to purchase some long awaited lab equipment. So of course, I'm going all Lab Rat, and doing a total rebuild. Making it presentable was a requirement from my
Backing IT upProbably best known for it's backup and recovery products, Veeam has positioned itself in the last twelve years, as a market leader in the availability space. Servicing 300K customers, large and
What?VeeamON is the annual conference for Veeam Customers and Partners. Two and a half days of General Sessions, Keynotes, over 60 breakout sessions, talking to Veeam Experts, getting certified, and exploring the
Tick TockNothing like waiting until the last moment, with only two days remaining on my Wordpress.com plan. I've been working on the blog migrations since summer, so I was neither surprised, nor
Finally Up!When I embarked on the journey of breaking up my blog, scott-bollinger.com, into separate blogs by topic, Security, Virtualization, Network, DFIR, and General IT, I gave myself a month. Now
Muting in TwitterFirst off, I don't mute anyone I follow, however, I do use mute to keep my timeline focused and less cluttered. So how do I do that, and not mute anyone
Are you in tune?Ever take up an musical instrument? Perhaps, took a class at the community college or a private instructor? Maybe you finished the class, joined the school band, or had
46.1As the morning of March 17th closes, so too does the sunset on my 46th year. Good grief, in four years I'll be fifty years old, and have been in IT professionally
Free TrainingI came across a free training resource for ITIL and wanted to pass on. I'll also be adding it to my InfoFireHose page. Check out all the great resources! ITIL Lite but
Windows error 2I got the below error while installing Citrix Command Center 5.2. A quick search of the error, "Windows error 2 occured while loading the Java VM", showed a few solutions,
Wait, you're supposed to manage changes?Change management, change tracking, change control, simple words that mean so many different things to people. Most companies have some process to manage changes to their environment.
WhirlwindMay and June were blurs and on the first of July, 50% of 2016 was complete. It has been a whirlwind the last couple of months for both my work and irl. I've
What is Inspiration?A quick Google search on inspiration yields two simple definitions. To be "mentally stimulated to do or feel" and the act of "drawing in of breath; inhalation". A breathe of
Boot Time done four waysThere's usually more than one way to do things in IT and getting the last boot time in Windows is no different. Depending on OS Version, version of Powershell
OverwhelmingThis is the first in a series posts titled Sipping from the Info Fire Hose. Plainly put, attempting to stay abreast in technology today is like attempting to drink from a firehose. You
Hello 20162015 is backed up and archived. Well not all of it. You may have noticed, the blog design and location has changed yet again. The virtual machine that I did all my
WSUSWikipedia defines WSUS as: "Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), previously known as Software Update Services (SUS), is a computer program developed by Microsoft Corporation that enables administrators to manage the distribution of updates
Vegas!Since moving to Las Vegas, I have taken advantage of the number of active user groups and meetings in the area. I'm not a go outside in the real world type of
Carpe OpportunitatemFor a little over a month, I've had the excellent opportunity to review the entire Pluralsight catalog. First, I would like to say that I wasn't given the account to do a
BloggingBlogging today comes in many forms. Personal blogs, business blogs, micro blogging platforms like Twitter and Tumblr, Some have advertisements, others not. It's up to each person or business to decide what content
Happy New Year! As my holiday draws to a close, I bathe in the light of my laptop. Staring at the white blank page that is this blog, glowing bright and I wonder what I will write this year.
Hello All!I'm going finally to start blogging. I've lurked far too long, though I've learned much from our online IT community. Now it's time to create a little content, as well as,