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Citrix Presentation Server x64
You already know about the benefits in scalability and performance promised by 64-bit computing. So what’s holding you back? If your company is like most, three main concerns are keeping you from putting the power of x64 to work: Not all of my applications will scale Not all of my applications are compatible There’s no good way to calculate ROIHesitate no more. Now there’s a compelling, easy migration path that enables you to kiss 32-bit architectural limits goodbye and bring the powerful capabilities ......

Posted On Monday, January 22, 2007 9:58 AM

Can I run Java runtime on 64bit?
Can I run Java runtime on 64bit? (Yes you can) :) however only listed with Sun as Windows Server 2003. WINDOWS Opteron 64-bit AMD Opteron 64-bit Windows Server 2003(AMD Opteron 64 bit) 128mb (Not supported) 110MB For more information how click on this source link ......

Posted On Monday, January 22, 2007 9:49 AM

Remove / Uninstall Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection 6.0 (KB925876)
How to Remove / Uninstall Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection 6.0 (KB925876) How to remove it: Add/Remove programs - uninstall KB925876 Or if for some unknown reason it might not be there. You can go to C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB92... and rand run spuninst.exe it directly from there. plus my homepage is http://charlesaunger.eknowl... ......

Posted On Monday, January 22, 2007 9:27 AM

Can you run Microsoft .NET Framework on 64bit?
With the advent of 64bit and lots of people trying to jump on the bad wagon for the benefits. End users are as always confused, and the questions as always are arising such as are the systems backwards compatible and can I try this application developed for xxxx? This is arise a lot in my world, "Is Microsoft .NET Framework supported on 64bit". So I have taken the leg work out of looking for the links to the downloads on Microsoft.com, please find below a list of the current released Microsoft .NET ......

Posted On Monday, January 22, 2007 9:12 AM

Interesting Features of Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection 6.0 client
Interesting improvements and features to Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) 6.0 1. Monitor spanning loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); Remote Desktop Connection now supports high-resolution displays that can be spanned across multiple monitors (YIPPEE). However, the total resolution on all monitors must be under 4096 x 2048 pixels. The monitors must also have the same resolution. Additionally, the monitors must be aligned side-by-side. Memory is also used on the Terminal server as you build ......

Posted On Thursday, January 18, 2007 9:54 PM

Addressing unspecified error on Remote Desktop Gadget
Frameworkx need some volunteers to help them identify this problem, they have been using and distributing RDP Sidebar gadget for a quite a while, however few number of users have reported problems when connecting to their remote computers, some have reported they receive an “unspecified error” message. They have been trying to reproduce this error message in our labs but they can’t, They have tried on VMware, notebook, there servers… but nothing. They never get this error message. If you are receiving ......

Posted On Thursday, January 18, 2007 8:22 PM

Microsoft Business Desktop Deployment 2007 is now available
The Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) is best-practice guidance for desktop deployment. BDD is targeted at companies that want to reduce deployment time, effort, and cost by increasing the level of automation. It allows administrators to deploy desktops with Zero Touch and Lite Touch interaction at the target PCs. This solution also helps organizations move to a managed environment with standardized desktop images.BDD 2007 is offered in two versions to support Solution ......

Posted On Thursday, January 18, 2007 7:07 PM

New Virtualisation Product... from an I/O perspective...
Xsigo Xsigo offers a service oriented I/O virtualization platform that dynamically and instantaneously interconnects data center resources based on application demands. Xsigo solution creates a highly responsive data center, providing a transparent and flexible platform that adapts to escalating quality of service requirements. A Xsigo based data center replaces the over-provisioned and under-utilized data center (hard-wired, redundant resources) with a smaller, shared pool of highly utilized, on-demand ......

Posted On Thursday, January 18, 2007 6:56 PM

Citrix has officially released GoToMyPC 6.0
Citrix has officially released GoToMyPC 6.0 New Features Make Remote PC Access Faster and Easier than EverGoToMyPC 6.0 provides the fastest remote access service available today. Its new features make the user experience even more seamless, without adding complexity. Remote Sound – Enhances productivity and satisfaction by enabling users to see their desktop and hear any sound from the host PC, including system sounds and music. Remote Printing – Eliminates the technical set-up needed to print to ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 16, 2007 6:37 PM

Datacentre in the Docklands power outage hits global IT operations
BP and a number of other global businesses were hit by a power outage at a London Docklands data centre last week which took down parts of their IT operations. UK data centre company Global Switch suffered the power problems last Thursday at its Docklands operations, which cover almost one million square feet. The problems were resolved late on Thursday afternoon. Energy giant BP was one of the companies affected when the outage took down connectivity across its European, Asian and African operations ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 16, 2007 9:54 AM

Juniper Networks Named Overall SSL VPN Market Leader by Independent Research Firm.
Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) announced January 8, 2007 that Forrester Research has named Juniper Networks as the leading vendor and "best all-around solution" in the SSL virtual private network (VPN) market. Juniper Networks was among eight select companies that Forrester invited to participate in its December 2006 Forrester Wave report titled, "The Forrester WaveTM: SSL VPN Appliances, Q4 2006; Juniper Networks Leads The Pack," written by Forrester Research analyst Robert Whiteley. In this ......

Posted On Monday, January 15, 2007 4:40 PM

Microsoft Terminal Services Gateway - Virtual Lab
Microsoft Terminal Services Gateway - Virtual Lab A good way to learn about some of the new Microsoft Terminal Services features in Longhorn Server is in the Virtual Lab at http://go.microsoft.com/?li... charles aunger eknowlogy / eviglio- 15th Jan 2007 ......

Posted On Monday, January 15, 2007 4:37 PM

Juniper SSL VPN - Visio Icons Stencils
Link to Juniper SSL VPN - Visio Icons Stencils check out my homepage for more information http://charlesaunger.eknowl... charles aunger (http://geekswithblogs.net/... - 15th Jan 2007 ......

Posted On Monday, January 15, 2007 9:55 AM

Terminal Server x64 Scaling and Performance on x64-Based Versions of Windows Server 2003
I keep getting asked about Terminal Server x64 scaling which is good, and below is an interesting whitepaper published by Microsoft about the subject. This white paper contains results, analyses, and sizing guidelines for Terminal Server when it is running on an x64-based version of Windows Server 2003 Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 Terminal Server lets users run Microsoft Windows®-based applications on a remote computer that is running one of the Windows Server 2003 family of operating systems. ......

Posted On Friday, January 12, 2007 9:01 AM

Is IT Budgeting boring you at this time of Year
Well here is something to think about next time your boss says what 12 million, it can't be 12 million can you just shave off that extra laptop or server and that seems complex. An articale published in the UK : "Biggest spenders on IT in government revealed"The government spends more that £12bn per year on IT, with the NHS and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) among the biggest spenders. In the financial year 2005/06 the parts of the public sector represented on the CIO Council (not including ......

Posted On Friday, January 12, 2007 8:52 AM

Remote Desktop Gadget 1.4 Released
Frameworkx have released Remote Desktop Gadget 1.4 including the following good features. - Save history of remote servers - Server address auto-complete - Select two undock layouts : o Vista Aero-Glass o Black Pearl Theme - Slim docked layout Download it here: *note that you will need to remove any previous versions of the RDP Gadget before installing build 1.4.thanks to Michel Roth for the update on this one ......

Posted On Friday, January 12, 2007 8:17 AM

Citrix GoToMyPc gets Support for Sound, Windows Vista
Information from CES (Consumer Electrioncs Show) The new version Citrix GoToMyPc Version 6.0 the Web-based remote access service, will now deliver support for system sounds, voicemails or music from your host PC to your remote client computer, or internet cafe machine. Also made easier if Citrix GoToMyPc Version 6.0 is remote printing. While connected to your host PC, the printer at your remote client location shows up in the printer pull-down menu, meaning you no longer have to transfer files from ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 10, 2007 12:34 PM

SanDisk Launches 32GB Solid State Drive Targeting Hard Disk Replacement In Notebook Computers
SanDisk has launched a 32-gigabyte (GB)*, 1.8-inch solid state drive (SSD) as a drop-in replacement for the standard mechanical hard disk drive. Initially aimed at enterprise users as the first step toward mass consumer adoption, SanDisk SSD offers field-proven durability to keep mobile PCs working in the toughest of conditions and improves the overall user experience. The SanDisk SSD announced today achieves a sustained read rate of 62 megabytes (MB)[ii] per second and a random read rate of 7,000 ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 10, 2007 12:20 PM

Microsoft Summit and NHS Resource Portal
Very interesting day at the Microsoft’s 5th Annual Healthcare IT Summit checkout http://www.microsoft.com/uk... for information / resources and presentation on solutions for healthcare / nhs. Highlights today- Tablet PC for Healthcare and hazardous environments (Designed by Intel) to be released soon to the NHS Code Name "Oak City" Completely sealed up, no air vents, fans etc. 8 hour Battery Life Day light visible screen Low temperature - Vista and Office 2007 and Common User interface (very nice) ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 9, 2007 6:11 PM

BioPassword Secures $11 Million Strategic Funding From Industry Leaders
Strong Authentication Software Leader Completes 2006 With 700% Annual Growth; Becomes Leading Online Biometric Authentication Solution BioPassword, Inc., the leading software company providing secure authentication and anti-fraud solutions based on the behavioral biometric of keystroke dynamics, today announced it has secured $11 million in Series C financing, which will be used towards continued product development, sales outreach, global expansion and operations. New investor RRE Ventures joins ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 9, 2007 5:50 PM

Microsoft in Visionaries Quadrant in 3Q06 SSL VPN Magic Quadrant
Microsoft Corp. is positioned in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the SSL VPN Magic Quadrant1, published recently by Gartner Inc. The report evaluates the Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG), Microsoft’s secure sockets layer virtual private network (SSL VPN) product obtained in the acquisition of Whale Communications in July 2006, and Microsoft’s Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA Server). Microsoft’s ISA Server is integrated with the IAG to provide a single, consolidated appliance for ......

Posted On Monday, January 8, 2007 4:28 PM

Citrix Application Virtualization & Desktop Virtualization
Citrix Application Virtualization & Desktop Virtualizationclick to visit Citrix's Virtualization website On the official Citrix architects blog an interesting article has been published trying to explain differences between original VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) approach to virtualization and recently announced Citrix Dynamic Desktop Initiative (DDI): ......

Posted On Monday, January 8, 2007 4:05 PM

Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 Release Candidate is available
You can download it from: https://connect.microsoft.c... Some key changes from previous builds include: PXE Boot Support Keyboard / performance issues on laptops addressed (yay!) Virtual Networing on wireless adapters re-enabled Fixes for installing Vista off of physical DVDs And more ......

Posted On Monday, January 8, 2007 3:37 PM

Graphical Display Issues with One or More Monitors with Citrix Client
A variety of issues surrounding the graphical display on the client device can be a result of memory setting per ICA session. The maximum memory allowed for use as a buffer by each client connection on a MetaFrame XP 1.0 and Feature Release 1 server is 7,680,000 bytes. With MetaFrame XP Feature Release 2 and later the maximum memory is 8192 KB. This maximum is a limit to the operating system and is not configurable. Up to the maximum amount of memory can be set in the Citrix Management Console at ......

Posted On Monday, January 8, 2007 3:36 PM

Citrix Presentation Server Client for 32-bit Windows, Version 9.230 (64-bit compatible)
Citrix Presentation Server Client for 32-bit Windows, Version 9.230 (64-bit compatible) installs like a dream on x64 and seems to be a faster than previous 9.x clients, YIPPEE has someone seen the light.. Plus fixes a Security Vulnerability http://support.citrix.com/k... you will see on the link below quite a few fixes in this release. (113+) click for source ......

Posted On Monday, January 8, 2007 3:08 PM

Citrix Access Gateway Standard & Advanced Editions 4.5 Microsoft Vista Client
Released on the 4th Jan 2007 - Citrix's - Microsoft Windows Vista Beta Client for Citrix Access Gateway Standard Edition and Advanced Edition version 4.5 or greater.click for download link Important Information about the Secure Access Client for Windows Vista To use the Secure Access Client with Windows Vista, download the file vista_sac_installer_beta_v4... to the client computer. When this is run, the Secure Access Client is installed on the client computer and a shortcut is installed on the ......

Posted On Monday, January 8, 2007 2:57 PM

Interested in Microsoft in Healthcare (NHS) solutions - Microsoft Healthcare IT Summit 2007
If you are interested in Microsoft in Healthcare (NHS) solutions then how's about Microsoft Healthcare IT Summit 2007 NHS organisations are facing new challenges. Healthcare delivery is becoming more complex and more regulated just as it is being opened up to new providers, patient choice and the new financial regime of Payment by Results. Healthcare commissioners are being asked to take on new tasks and adapt to new ways of promoting health and planning to meet future demand. As a company, Microsoft ......

Posted On Monday, January 8, 2007 2:51 PM

Enabling Redirection of Plug and Play devices using Microsoft Remote Desktop Client 6.0
New feature within Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Client 6.0 is the ability to redirect / mount plug and play devices. You can find this option by starting the client and clicking options local resources, click more and you will see an options screen not present in previous version of the Microsoft RDP with the client option called “Supported Plug and Play Devices”. This option is for such devices as mobile portable devices, media players, cameras, point of service devices 136 devices things like HIBS ......

Posted On Monday, January 8, 2007 2:24 PM

Igel new Compact Series Terminal / Thin Clients with DVI + VGA
Igel announce the availability of the new Compact Series with DVI + VGA. The new Compact Series models consists overall of the 3210 CE, 3210 LX and the 3610 XP and compliments the recent introduction of the Smart series. Only IGEL can deliver dual screen, great graphics and high performance at these price points.Also check out the 1920 x 1440 resolution - Widescreen format. Standard Features Powerfull CPU VIA Eden™, 600 MHz and CN700 chipset with V4 bus support Over 30% faster than the 3x00 Compact ......

Posted On Monday, January 8, 2007 2:20 PM

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