Category: IT

VMware Horizon Desktop Pool without vCenter

You usually want to connect VMware Horizon directly to VMware vCenter, but it can make sense to leave them disconnected from each other in some situations. In this post, I’ll show you step-by-step how to install the VMware Horizon Agent without using the VMware vCenter integration. You can do this on persistent VDIs and Physical…

Cloudflare Access IdP with Entra ID

Cloudflare Access is a wonderful tool that can add MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) to applications that don’t support it. I’ve previously covered Setting Up Cloudflare Access using email OTP (One-time PIN). What I didn’t cover in that post was how to set up Cloudflare Access with an IdP (Identity Provider). In this post, I will show…

Palo Alto Private Data Reset with HA (Active/Passive)

Sometimes, you need to do a quick factory reset on a Palo Alto Networks firewall. If you aren’t decommissioning the firewall, a Private Data Reset can be a faster way to accomplish similar results as a factory reset and can be done via CLI directly and could technically be done remotely with some coordination. In…

Intune Deploy Windows 10 Default Start Menu

I recently discovered that I caused an unintended side effect on Windows 10 when deploying a default taskbar for all users. In my post Intune Deploy Default Taskbar I inadvertently introduced a bug to the Windows 10 Start Menu making it so users can’t customize anything. The bug is that users can pin programs to…

Securing GlobalProtect

Out of the box, you can’t just add a Security Profile to the interface that runs GlobalProtect fortunately there’s a relatively easy way to do it with minimal impact to your existing GlobalProtect setup. In this post, I will show you step-by-step how to secure GlobalProtect by adding protection with a Vulnerability Protection Profile or…