I installed Citrix XenServer 7.2 on a spare server, created a small VM running FreeBSD/amd64 head r347896, and updated the host all the way to XS 7.6. Upgrading to Citrix Hypervisor 8.0.0 requires boot media, and the procedure is pretty painless. I added the XS80E001.zip update and rebooted the host. Neither a license server nor a license […]

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For some unknown reason, KB4474419 and KB4489878 failed to install automatically on Windows 7 SP1 x64 and Windows Server 2008 R2 x64, respectively. One client was unable to install KB4474419 and two servers had issues with KB4489878. After struggling for a while, I opted to download the updates and installing them manually. Go to https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/ […]

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Having access to “Azure Dev Tools for Teaching” (formerly known as MS Imagine, MS DreamSpark, and MSDN Academic Alliance) for training and experimentation has its perks, but I miss the ability to show certain desktop icons without activating Windows 10 and/or Server 2019. Here’s how.

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I’m waiting for my copy of “Cisco Digital Network Architecture: Intent-based Networking for the Enterprise (Networking Technology)” to arrive. In the meantime, I glanced at the contents on Amazon. Among the dedications, there is a binary message. Add a bit of Erlang magic and the message is revealed.

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