Archive | January, 2011

Citrix Secure Gateway with Citrix XenDesktop 5

January 31, 2011

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> Ok I have been working on this for some time having learned and gained certification in XenDesktop 4 along came version 5 which was released last month. Since then I have been working to deploy Xendesktop 5 in a small environment with only 2 virtual machines, first thing was to learn the new concepts […]

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What is SSL and using SSL Certificates

January 24, 2011

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> Ok im currently implementing external access for xendesktop environment and have come accross some concepts that require understanding. Back at university I studied a module called ‘Trusted Computing’ within which I had to implement a small java program that implemented simple RSA encryption. The idea was to gain a deeper understanding of how the […]

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Desktop Studio – Managing Log Off Policiy

January 18, 2011

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>Another big change in XD 5 is that its all  based on powershell command and thus desktop studio does not have all available options in the GUI. On such option is the ability to set the log off policy, previously in XD4 one was able to set this in the GUI however this has now […]

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The Role of Base Disk in Desktop Groups – XenDesktop 5

January 18, 2011

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>You may have set up your Xendesktop 5 environment using machine creation services and then may not understand why the desktop group creates its down base disk in storage and what exactly is the role of this disk. Well here is a nice explanation pulled of citrix forums that explains it very nicely. Base disk […]

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Thin and Thick Provisioning – XenServer and Xendesktop 5 storage optimization

January 18, 2011

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>I guess I had to learn this the hard way but it all comes off at the end. To put it simply I rolled out a new installation of Xendesktop 5 for a client the other day and since it was a small environment with only 1 user I wanted to experiment with machine creation […]

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Forwarding in Exchange 2010

January 11, 2011

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>Interesting case here, one of our clients required that a particular user have their emails automatically forwarded to their line manager without the user knowing. At first I gave full access rights in exchange 2010 and then added the user as explained in a earlier post, this proved to be problematic as the user in […]

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Citrix Xenserver – database corruption

January 10, 2011

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>Last week I was working with Xendesktop 5 getting to grips with the new features and using the Quick deploy function to set up a small environment. Previously I had successfully set up Xendesktop 4 however this was not a simple upgrade as citrix have redesigned the entire backend architecture for 5. This required a […]

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Exchange 2003 – Circular Logging

January 10, 2011

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>Currently I am managing an environment that holds all its mailboxes in one database using exchange 2003 the database is almost 1TB in size with the average mailbox being above 10GB having said this the recommended max size for each mailbox is 2GB so you can imagine it has been quite a hassle managing this […]

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Granting User Access to another mailbox in exchange 2010

January 10, 2011

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>Quite simple really Can be done from the console or from shell command, article below explains how this can be done. There are cases where a user would require access to another mailboxes practical examples include a user who is also the admin user for a sales email account and is required to send and […]

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Citrix Xendesktop 5 and VDA Issues

January 4, 2011

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>Today Ive spent most the day trying to figure out why my VM machine is not registering with the controller this is vital so that the the delivery controller can talk to the virtual machine for it to be accessed through the web interface. I have uninstalled the VDA (Virtual Desktop Agent) from the VM […]

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