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VertigoRay / Test Horizon
Last active November 15, 2023 01:35
Test Horizon Connections

Use these scripts to test VMware Horizon client connections. The idea with these simple scripts is that a user might be telling IT staff that "they can't connect" or "it's not working." These are simple scripts that can be run to collect useful information into a TestHorizonConnections.*.log file for sending to the IT staff.

The log file will get automatically created in the users Downloads folder. the * is a timestamp. The file will be named something like this:

  • TestHorizonConnections.2023-11-06T12_19_46.5917880-06_00.log


VertigoRay /
Last active June 16, 2018 00:49
Changed my mind and made this a repo:
VertigoRay / interfaces
Created July 11, 2017 05:38
Ubuntu Server: Bonding Adaptive Load Balancing
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).
source /etc/network/interfaces.d/*
# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
# The primary network interface
VertigoRay / Django: User Email Validation without a DB
Last active May 17, 2016 03:27
Typically, when you want to validate an e-mail address, you store an activation key and expiration date in the user profile table. So you can validate it one time. Then what? Just keep storing it forever? Clear it out and have the empty columns? I wanted a disposable key that didn't have to be stored in a database. This is my solution ... http:/…
C:\Temp>env\Scripts\python.exe shell
Python 3.5.1 (v3.5.1:37a07cee5969, Dec 6 2015, 01:54:25) [MSC v.1900 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> from myapp.settings import EMAIL_KEY_EXPIRY_TIME
>>> from user.helpers import signing_dumps_w_entropy, signing_loads_w_entropy, get_uri
>>> import urllib.parse
>>> email = ''
>>> key = signing_dumps_w_entropy(email)
[System.Collections.ArrayList] $already_done = @()
Get-Content .\AppData\Local\CloudStation\log\daemon.log -Wait | ?{ $_ -match '\[ERROR\]' } | %{
$_ -match '(\\Users\\[^\\]+\\CloudStation\\[^\]]+)' | Out-Null
if ($Matches[1] -and ($already_done -inotcontains $Matches[1])) {
Write-Host ($Matches[1] | Out-String)
Rename-Item (Resolve-Path $Matches[1]) "_$(Split-Path $Matches[1] -Leaf)"
while (-not (Test-Path $Matches[1])) {
Start-Sleep -Seconds 1
Remove-Item "$(Split-Path $Matches[1] -Parent)\_$(Split-Path $Matches[1] -Leaf)" -Force
VertigoRay / ForEachSpeeds.Tests.ps1
Last active August 22, 2021 15:39
Used Pester to do some speed tests, because the comments on my stackoverflow post ( peaked my interest.
Invoked the test with the following command, so that I could save the times take the average of each Context:
Invoke-Pester -OutputFile test.xml -OutputFormat NUnitXml
Then I did some math on the results as shown (yes, I use pipelines when not scripting):
VertigoRay / Pause.ps1
Created February 4, 2015 00:11
Mimics the command prompt Pause command.
Mimics the command prompt Pause command.
Powershell doesn't have a Pause command that Prompts the user with "Press any key to continue..." and waits for a response.
This brings that command to PowerShell and allows you to customize the message.
The paused Message can be customzied by passing a string.
VertigoRay / Get-FileEncoding.ps1
Last active November 24, 2023 20:51
Get-FileEncoding function determines encoding by looking at Byte Order Mark (BOM).
Gets file encoding.
The Get-FileEncoding function determines encoding by looking at Byte Order Mark (BOM).
Based on port of C# code from
The Path of the file that we want to check.
VertigoRay / CatchLineNumbers.ps1
Last active January 15, 2017 06:01
The `$MyInvocation.ScriptLineNumber` variable is not the Current Line Number. It’s the Line number from where the function that you’re in was called. Actual line numbers can be caught for an error if you catch them. Used in this comment:
function a {
[string]$UninstallString = 'thing'
Write-Host -Fore Cyan "$($here.File) $($MyInvocation.MyCommand):$($MyInvocation.ScriptLineNumber)"
try {
VertigoRay / Write-Json
Last active August 29, 2015 14:05
Write a Json object in human readable format. The `$json` parameter expects a Json object, returned from `ConvertFrom-Json`. More Info:
function Write-Json {
HelpMessage = "Json object to be printed out in human readable format."