How to Create a House Sign

We moved into a new house in a small town called New Glarus in southern Wisconsin. I grew up in a city of maybe 600 k metro, and New Glarus has a little over 2k people. So I was a little nervous but before moving, but weeks after moving all fears were gone. Everyone is close in a healthy way,… Read more →

The Medical Industry

Just heard of this newly uncovered and documented scam. Person buys small rural hospital, then sends claims to lab in another state. Moves billing out of hospital oversight to outsourced company. This creates a scenario where you can push false and over inflated labs to a place that does not exist, and a billing org can approve claims with virtually… Read more →

Auditing Installed Applications Remotely

PowerShell script to help determine the GUID of the applications installed on PCs or servers. This way we may easily create uninstallers if needed through PDQDeploy. This script will get all x64 applications on station77 Invoke-command -cn station77 -scriptblock {Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall* | Select-Object DisplayName, UninstallString | FT } This script will get all x86 applications on station77 Invoke-command -cn station77… Read more →

Cannot Launch SQL Reporting Services “Application cannot be started” error

Source: http://www.wolffhaven45.com/blog/sccm/report-builder-3-0-fails-to-install/ I ran into this error trying to launch SQL Reporting Services application which is a click once application launched from a web browser. ERROR SUMMARY Below is a summary of the errors, details of these errors are listed later in the log. * Activation of http://###.###.###.###/ReportServer/ReportBuilder/ReportBuilder_3_0_0_0.application?ReportPath=/someDir1/someDir2/someReportName resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected: + Unable to install this… Read more →

Performance Stress Test

Here are some SQL Performance Test Tools and links which help run these test. HammerDB http://www.hammerdb.com/ Diskspd https://www.brentozar.com/archive/2015/09/getting-started-with-diskspd/ https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/DiskSpd-a-robust-storage-6cd2f223 SQLIO https://www.brentozar.com/archive/2008/09/finding-your-san-bottlenecks-with-sqlio/ Read more →

Error: Login to iSCSI target iqn.####-##.com.######## on vmhba## @ ### failed. The iSCSI initiator could not establish a network connection to the target.

The error Error: “Login to iSCSI target iqn.####-##.com.######## on vmhba## @ ### failed. The iSCSI initiator could not establish a network connection to the target” is not an absolute error. Meaning, its not like ESX was unable to connect at all ever. It simply means that one attempt failed. For example, we have a ESX host, connected to a VNX 5300,… Read more →