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OSX Mavericks \ Yosemite on a T520 - i7 16GB 256GB SSD

So I was interested in getting OSX running my my T520. I had looked into this about a year ago with no luck, but now there is a great write up for it by the guys over at insanelymac.com on how to do this.
After doing my own research to get the required parts , software etc I now have a core i7 , 16GB (ill explain later) , and a 250GB SSD that makes OSX scream on this awesome piece of hardware.
So to get started the first thing you are going to need is a whitelist bios patch for the Bios and can be found here: https://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-REQUEST-Whitelist-Request-ThinkPad-T520-v1-43-8auj24us-exe Get the 1.44 versoin and flash your bios per the readme included, once its flashed install a OSX compatible WiFi card.
Lenovo locks their laptops to intel only WiFi cards. Unfortunately there is little to no support for these on OSX so the best thing to do is replace it with a compatible card. These can be found on ebay for about $5. In my case I purchased a used Atheros AR5B9 for $2.…

VMware Horizon Access Point - Dynamic IP update powershell script.

VMware Horizon Access Point - Dynamic IP update powershell script.
Some of us do not have labs at work, a tend to like to test things out before deploying them into production. Since i have a dynamic IP i wrote this powershell script to update my VMware Horizon Access Point every day. Enjoy

To run my power shell script, since its not sighned , you have to allow power shell to run unsigned scripts
run to following to allow it to run
open power shell as administrator

Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted


Update the following variables:
Find this line:
$pwd = ConvertTo-SecureString "P@$$w0Rd!" -AsPlainText -Force

replace P@$$w0Rd! with your actual password for the access point

Next find this line:
$cred = New-Object Management.Automation.PSCredential ('admin', $pwd)

replace 'admin' with the user you setup during install

lastly find $proxyDestinationUrl = "cs.home.lab"

replace cs.home.lab with the internal DNS of your home lab

That is the basic setup, you ca…

VMware Horizon Access Point GUI power shell script

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I have created an Updated version 2.0, Please go Here for more info:
VMware Horizon Access Point GUI power shell script:
I wrote this script as an easy way update your VMware Horizon Access Point with power shell 3 or later.Enjoy

Created a Video to show how easy this is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_byc3JxNew


To run my power shell script, since its not sighned , you have to allow power shell to run unsigned scripts
run to following to allow it to run
open power shell as administrator

Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

Fill these out.

ProxyDestination URL = your connection server
ProxyDestinationURLThumbprint  = cert thumbprint, if you just put * its accepts all
PCoIP Enabled: check this box if your using PCoIP
PCoIP External URL = externally accessible IP for your access point
Tunneling Enabled = check this box
Tunnel external URL = externally accessable url for your access point, or IP
VMware Access Point IP = VMware Access Point IP
VMware Access Point Username = VMware Access Point Usernam…