zondag, oktober 29, 2006

VMware: Bitvise Tunnelier

Bitvise Tunnelier is a great SSH and SFTP client for Windows. It's like putty and Veeam FastSCP (and much much more!) all-in-wonder. And most importantly... it free!.
Check it out on http://www.bitvise.com

Citrix: CPS 4.5 Technology Preview Available For Download

The next version of Citrix Presentation server (Project "Ohio") is now available for download as a technology preview on http://www.mycitrix.com.

Health Monitoring & Recovery
Monitors the health of many Presentation Server components and reports any failures instantly. If a component fails, it can be configured to trigger an action to the server.

Configuration logging
Logs any changes made to the farm to a database and provides reporting capabilities.

Non-administrator client installation
Allows end users without administrative rights to install a client.

SpeedScreen Progressive Display
Provides an aggressive compression algorithm for graphic-intensive applications, through a connection policy, to improve the performance and responsiveness of these applications.

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) support
Extends the value of Microsoft’s Active Directory and Identity Federation technology by allowing Presentation Server-hosted applications to participate in federation trusts. Without Citrix, ADFS can only be used with Web Applications.

Application streaming
Provides applications to be packaged and delivered to Presentation Server without having to install them in every server.

dinsdag, oktober 10, 2006

Citrix/WTS: debug user logons

If you ever experience slow/erratic logins, you can use the userenvdebuglevel (a dword value in the registry). No reboot is necessary.

This will create a userenv.log file in the Windows/debug/usermode directory. It is really helpful to determine delays in login processes!

See also:

Citrix/WTS: UPHClean "reminder"

Just to remind everybody about it: ALWAYS install UPHClean on a Citrix/WTS server.

The User Profile Hive Cleanup service helps to ensure user sessions are completely terminated when a user logs off. System processes and applications occasionally maintain connections to registry keys in the user profile after a user logs off. In those cases the user session is prevented from completely ending. This can result in problems when using Roaming User Profiles in a server environment or when using locked profiles as implemented through the Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP.
See the link in my toolbox to download it!

Citrix: Web Interface 4.5 preview

Thomas Koetzing has a short article on the new Web Interface 4.5 features. Check it out on his website

woensdag, oktober 04, 2006

BriForum Europe 2006

So we finally arrived at BriForum 2006 in Darmstadt. I'm really excited about it & I will post some more details later!