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Windows 64bit, Terminal Services, Citrix, Thin Client, VMware / VirtualPC / VDI Server Based Computing, Virtualization and SSL VPN related news, tips & tricks, events, downloads, and training resources and Blog brought to you by Charles Aunger / www.eKnowolgy.com February 2007 Entries
Ardence (a Citrix Company) Unveils Enhancements to Market-Leading RTX Software
Ardence (a Citrix Company) Unveils Enhancements to Market-Leading RTX (Real-time Extension for Control of Windows) SoftwareRTX provides functionality that gives developers deterministic control of Windows-based systems that require a high level of performance and scalability. RTX allows developers to reduce system costs, improve reliability, speed the time to market and increase the performance of their applications. Additional features introduced in RTX version 7.1 include: - Support for Additional ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 28, 2007 8:55 AM

HP to acquire Polyserve
HP has annouced that it is to acquire Polyserve Founded in 1999, PolyServe is headquartered in Beaverton, Ore., has 117 employees and serves more than 500 customers in a variety of industries including finance, energy and technology. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. PolyServe software works with industry-standard hardware such as HP ProLiant servers and HP's portfolio of storage arrays to consolidate and virtualize NAS in Linux or Windows® environments. With the software, information ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 28, 2007 8:34 AM

Citrix Client 10.0 for Windows Vista
As posted.. installs and seems to work a treat on Vista.. and x64Citrix Presentation Server Clients - Version 10.0 released Citrix Presentation Server Clients - Version 10.0 allow added support for new operating systems • Windows XP (x64 edition) • Windows XP Embedded • Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs • Citrix Support for Microsoft Vista (YIPPEE) click to download check out my homepage for more information http://charlesaunger.eknowl... ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 28, 2007 8:34 AM

Citrix Presentation Server Clients - Version 10.0 released
Citrix Presentation Server Clients - Version 10.0 released The Citrix Presentation Server Client Package is a three-in-one package of ICA clients. Based on Windows Installer technology (.msi), the client package provides an easy-to-use wizard that guides one through the installation and configuration steps for any or all of these individual clients: Program Neighborhood Program Neighborhood Agent Web Client The Citrix Streaming Client is a new client introduced with the Presentation Server 4.5 release. ......

Posted On Monday, February 26, 2007 7:00 AM

Turning Remote Desktop (RDP) on remotely
Turning Remote Desktop (RDP) on remotely Simple way of enabling remote desktop on an Vista, XP or 2003 machine remotely. Windows 2000 requires the Terminal Server service to be installed, so this won't help there.Also need to remember that if you are running local client firewalls the rules will have to be changed. Just connect to the remote machine with regedit (or use reg.exe from the command line if you want), browse to HKLM\System\CurrentControlS... Server, and set or create fDenyTSConnections ......

Posted On Saturday, February 24, 2007 3:21 PM

vmware visio stencils / shapes
If your creating visio diagrams etc you need stencils well have found a few for, vmware visio stencils / shapes click on the link to download check out my homepage for more information http://charlesaunger.eknowl... Charles Aunger charles aunger eknowlogy / eviglio / frameworkx ......

Posted On Friday, February 23, 2007 1:37 PM

Visio stencils, templates icons for EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, Netapp, Citrix, Symantec, Veritas

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Posted On Friday, February 23, 2007 1:33 PM

More on the Sun Fire x4600 and x64 / vmware / citrix
Wow what an awesome server. The design of the chassis sings of quality and design features, it's like looking the assembly of a Ferrari F430 vs. an Aston Martin DB7, the breath of the design concepts, such as the pluggable modules are well thought and plug together like a hand in a glove. While having a look inside the x4600, the first thing you notice is there are some of the most enormous fans you have ever seen in a server. There 4 large fans are sitting right at the front of the case. These are ......

Posted On Friday, February 23, 2007 1:01 PM

Hospitals pick hi-tech clipboard - NHS / Intel / Mobilecomputing
Back last month I reported on a Tablet PC that rocks for Hospitals http://geekswithblogs.net/e... , well back then the pilot units cost $1m dollars to produce. Now intel and motion computing have realeased it. This is an electronic clipboard that has the potential to save lives has been unveiled. It is hoped the device - known as a mobile clinical assistant (MCA) - will cut the time doctors and nurses spend on paper work. It could also improve patient safety and ......

Posted On Friday, February 23, 2007 10:22 AM

Windows Server Virtualization Calculator
Think about virtualization, calculate the Windows License cost with the help of Microsoft Windows Server Virtualization Calculator The Windows Server Virtualization Calculator provides two ways to estimate the number and cost of Windows Server Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition and Datacenter Edition licenses needed for your virtualization scenarios to help you determine the most cost-effective edition of Windows Server. The calculator is pre-populated with the US dollar Open agreement Estimated ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 21, 2007 12:14 PM

F5's Newest FirePass Controller SSL VPN - Delivers Industry's First Support for Windows Vista Operating System
F5 announced an enhanced version of its award-winning FirePass® Controller SSL VPN software. The new release provides the SSL VPN market's first support of Microsoft's Windows Vista™ operating system. It also features seamless integration with F5's BIG-IP® Global Traffic Management (GTM) product to ensure superior performance, scalability and 'always on' access for FirePass users worldwide. In addition, F5 debuted its FirePass 4300 hardware platform for large scale deployments, delivering the best ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 21, 2007 12:02 PM

Microsoft SAN Fibre Channel Information Tool 1.61
Handy tool if you work, with SAN's / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows 2000 systemsTool for discovery of SAN resources and configuration information on your Fibre Channel SAN. Tool for gathering configuration information on your Fibre Channel SAN based on the SNIA HBAAPI for management of Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters and discovery of SAN resources. For more info on HBAAPI, see: http://www.snia.org/tech_ac... Available as x32, x64 and ia64 versions. Download At SourceCharles ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 21, 2007 11:33 AM

Microsoft Delivers Final Versions of Free Deployment Tools for Windows Vista
The tools being announced today can help customers at every phase of their migration to Windows Vista, including assessment, planning, testing and deployment. Many customers that already have been using pre-release versions of these tools along with earlier pre-release versions of Windows Vista now can move to the final versions to complete their deployment process. Following is more information about each of the new Windows Vista deployment tools: * Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 20, 2007 4:19 PM

Citrix Access Gateway Wins Prestigious 2007 SC Magazine Reader Trust Award
Citrix Systems today announced it won a 2007 Reader Trust Award in the 10th annual SC Magazine Award program for outstanding achievement in information technology (IT) security. Citrix Access Gateway™ was named the Best IPSec/SSL VPN at a gala event held in San Francisco in conjunction with the recent RSA Conference, the world’s leading information-security event. Citrix Access Gateway was among nearly 400 entries submitted in 20 technology categories. Winners in the SC Magazine Awards Reader Trust ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 20, 2007 4:08 PM

VMware is reported to be planning a major expansion in Ireland
Virtualisation software firm VMware is reported to be planning a major expansion in Ireland. Media reports suggest VMware will create 300 jobs at its European headquarters in Ballincollig, Co Cork. The US firm, which is a subsidiary of global information storage giant EMC, is reported to be involved in talks with IDA Ireland and will announce details of the development project in March. click for source Charles Aungercharles aunger eknowlogy / eviglio / frameworkx ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 20, 2007 11:29 AM

Hitachi enters the Virtualization space....
In a move that will put pressure on EMC's VMware unit, Hitachi is claiming to have a mainframe-derived firmware approach to virtualization that's better than VMware or Xen or Microsoft. The approach has been built into a new species of Hitachi's blade servers called BladeSymphony with Virtage, Virtage being the so-called "breakthrough" embedded widgetry that bakes virtualization into the hardware as an alternative to third-party virtualization software. Being firmware, Hitachi says, Virtage can decrease ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 20, 2007 11:25 AM

SWsoft, Inc. Signs Agreement with Microsoft that Helps Enhance Its Customers' Experience
SWsoft, Inc. has signed an agreement with Microsoft that will help it to enhance its customers' experience, the company announced today. The three-year agreement “benefits SWsoft enterprise and hosting customers running Virtuozzo for Windows Server virtualization software”.According to the company, SWsoft will receive 24/7 support from Microsoft for its enterprise and hosting customers operating Windows-based applications within Virtuozzo virtual environments."SWsoft will continue as the direct link ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 20, 2007 10:21 AM

Citrix Partner Accelerator 2007
Citrix is hosting Partner Accelerator 2007 13 March 2007 - 14 March 2007. The program is designed to provide customer-facing representatives with presentations, role-plays and hands-on learning to illustrate how Citrix and partner capabilities combine for maximum gross profit.Presentations delivered by Citrix regional and global representatives will be supported by live demonstrations of Citrix products to substantiate the power of Citrix solutions. The program will demonstrate ways to: optimise ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 20, 2007 7:53 AM

SanDisk touts TrustWatch for USB security with Citrix ICA client
Memory manufacturer SanDisk has introduced TrustWatch, a software suite designed to reduce the security threat posed by USB Flash drives. TrustWatch includes a network appliance and management console, through which IT administrators can configure and deploy USB Flash drives, while preventing information being copied to unapproved devices. Employees can use a TrustWatch device on a borrowed PC without leaving any trace of their activity on that PC. If the USB Flash drive is lost or stolen, the data ......

Posted On Monday, February 19, 2007 10:14 PM

Microsoft releases Virtual PC 2007
Microsoft® Virtual PC 2007 allows users to conveniently run multiple operating systems on a single computer. Users can switch operating systems as easily as they switch applications—instantly, with a mouse click. As a migration tool, Virtual PC provides a cost-effective safety net for certain employees to run critical legacy applications on an interim basis while you continue migrating to a new operating system. Virtual PC also helps companies more rapidly develop, test, support, and deploy applications. ......

Posted On Monday, February 19, 2007 7:46 PM

Thinstall Releases Application Virtualization Suite 3.0
Thinstall Releases Application Virtualization Suite 3.0 Thinstall, the leading virtualization solution provider, announced the release of Application Virtualization Suite 3.0 which simplifies the application process by eliminating the need for a pre-installed client and allows the applications to run securely and directly from any shared drive with no infrastructure enhancements. Thinstall is a client-less application virtualization solution that allows applications to be packaged into simple EXE ......

Posted On Saturday, February 17, 2007 9:07 AM

Thinstall removes barriers to application virtualization
InfoWorld Test Center published on Friday February 16th 2007 a very supporting article about Thinstall. click for source Here are a some highlights: Playing clean Thinstall Virtualization Suite 3.0 -- the first version to be targeted at the broader enterprise IT audience -- brings some fresh ideas to the Windows application virtualization game. For starters, Thinstall boasts one of the “cleanest” architectures around. No messy client agents or device drivers required: The entire Thinstall virtualization ......

Posted On Saturday, February 17, 2007 9:02 AM

Citrix Announces Agreement to Acquire Aurema
Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS), the global leader in application delivery infrastructure, today announced it has acquired certain assets of privately held Aurema Pty Ltd. The patented technology acquired in this transaction will improve monitoring and management of processor workloads across Citrix’s application delivery offerings. Collaboration between the two companies dates back to Citrix iForum™ Global 2004, when Citrix announced it was licensing a subset of Aurema’s processor workload management ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 14, 2007 6:11 PM

iShadow2Go 3.5 is released
iShadow2Go 3.5 is released from testing by partners.This usb-based, no-install version of iShadow Desktop will be available shortly. Application includes built-in virtualized Citrix ICA client as well as support for RDP and VNC. Unlike iShadow Desktop configuration with iShadow2Go is not user specific and is very portable - take the usb stick with you anywhere you go.Current OS support: Windows 2000 Sp3 and up, including Vista (both x86 and x64 with exception of Itanium processor).Fig.1. Actual UD-RW ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 14, 2007 10:50 AM

Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 - Editions
Platinum EditionAn end-to-end application delivery system that virtualizes and streams Windows-based applications for the lowest total cost and highest data security—to any user, with any device, over any network. Platinum Edition includes all the features of Enterprise Edition and adds critical capabilities for application performance monitoring, SSL VPN remote access with SmartAccess control and single sign-on application security. Enterprise EditionDelivers a wide variety of mission-critical Windows ......

Posted On Monday, February 12, 2007 6:34 PM

Citrix Releases of Presentation Server 4.5
Citrix Releases of Presentation Server 4.5 "LANDS" its' here. With significant new capabilities such as on-demand application streaming, centralized application provisioning, end user experience monitoring, enhanced single sign-on and advanced graphics acceleration, Presentation Server 4.5 redefines the state of the art in Windows application delivery, making it dramatically easier and more cost effective to deliver Windows-based applications to any user, on any device, in any location. The new release ......

Posted On Monday, February 12, 2007 6:23 PM

Dell enable x64 Bit Citrix Presentation Server
Documentation and interesting whitepaper published by DELL Enabling Server Consolidation with 64-Bit Citrix Presentation Server Deploying 64-bit technology can allow organizations to significantly reduce the number of servers required to support their user base by enabling increased density and resource utilization. This article discusses the advantages of running the 64-bit version of Citrix Presentation Server™ software for Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 x64 Editions on Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers. ......

Posted On Friday, February 9, 2007 11:39 AM

EMC to IPO VMware - Some say the writing was on the wall
Some say the writing was on the wall EMC to IPO Vmware EMC announced its intention to sell approximately 10% of VMware via an initial public offering (IPO) of newly issued VMware stock. EMC will retain ownership of the remaining shares of VMware, and has no intention of spinning out or otherwise divesting this ownership interest. click for comments from EMC CEO on the IPO of VMware Patrick O'Rourke, Senior Product Manager of Windows Server Division, posted some provocative comments about the IPO ......

Posted On Thursday, February 8, 2007 8:09 AM

Is On-Demand Data centre a possibility.
Is On-Demand Data centre a possibility. Now Citrix have brought Ardence and consolidation in the platform delivery market with Symantec buying altiris, Microsoft buying Softricity is there going to be change to the way we view data centre infrastructure. Is an On-Demand Data centre infrastructure an option. Data centre sprawl? Servers just waiting for a Disaster? Systems only running at 20% utilisation? Would love to use commodity hardware? We have all seen today's typical data centre environment's ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 7, 2007 11:48 AM

Microsoft releases localized versions of the new Remote Desktop (RDP)
Good news from Microsoft, localized versions of the new Remote Desktop (RDP) Client 6.0 corresponding to Vista for the following languages: Windows Server 2003: Chinese – Simplified, Chinese – Traditional, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese – Brazil, Russian, Spanish – Spain, Swedish. Windows XP: Arabic, Chinese - Simplified, Chinese – Traditional, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese – Brazil, Russian, ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 6, 2007 8:03 AM

Citrix management on the move - Citrix Mobile Console
The Citrix Mobile Console allows you to manage your Citrix using mobile handheld devices or mobile phones which support the Citrix ICA Client on them. (Windows CE, Mobile) Essentially it's an adapted version of the Citrix Management Console (CMC) you can access from a mobile (small form factor) device. Whilst this is quite a cool idea and geekie concept the novelty wears off pretty quickly. The small form factor screen may be great for a quick check of the email or calendar, but using it for more ......

Posted On Monday, February 5, 2007 5:37 PM

Citrix Launches Citrix Access Gateway™ 10000 Series SSL VPN
The new Citrix Access Gateway™ 10000 Series SSL VPN appliance for demanding enterprise scalability and application security. The latest Access Gateway appliance now supports up to 10,000 concurrent users per device, more than double the capacity of other market leading products. Citrix Access Gateway 10000 series appliance will be available through authorized Citrix Channel partners in Q1’07. Suggested retail pricing for the new Citrix Access Gateway 10000 Series is $50,000 per appliance or $90,000 ......

Posted On Monday, February 5, 2007 5:24 PM

May be the biggest bang for the buck vmware, Citrix, Terminal Services and x64 host.
I've been thinking and playing around with numbers and options and I think I have found an awesome piece of kit. This has to be a Rolls Royce in hardware when wanting to run vmware or VDI or terminal services. "I know it is sad to get all excited about hardware but this takes me back to the reasons for being in the IT industry and breaking normal boundaries / having to prove why" The piece of kit is a Sun Fire x4600 Server Techie Highlights Sun Fire X4600 M2 Server8 AMD Opteron Model 8218 Processors32 ......

Posted On Friday, February 2, 2007 2:55 PM

Windows Terminal Server Printer Redirection Wizard Tool
This tool will help resolve Terminal Server Printer Redirection errors by scanning the event log of a Terminal Server to create a custom mapping file for administrators. The Terminal Server Printer Driver Redirection Wizard will help you troubleshoot and replace print drivers that were unsuccessfully redirected. This tool automates the process found in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB239088 entitled “Windows 2000 Terminal Services Server Logs Events 1111, 1105, and 1006” http://support.microsoft.co... ......

Posted On Friday, February 2, 2007 9:21 AM

Windows Mobile Device Center for Windows Vista RTM'd
A must have item if you have a Microsoft Mobile Device and Windows Vista - Windows Mobile Device Center. The launch version of the Windows Mobile Device Center has been released to the web for download! You can download it from Click here for Windows Mobile Device Center for Windows Vista x86 Click here for Windows Mobile Device Center for Windows Vista AMD64charles aunger eknowlogy / eviglio ......

Posted On Friday, February 2, 2007 9:04 AM

Citrix iForum 07 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Citrix iForum 07 in Las Vegas, Nevada - October 22-25, 2007Pre-Registery is now open click here to go to the pre-registration siteCitrix iForum Global 07 will show you how you can enable transformative business innovations in your organization, regardless of which application delivery method you use, and provide the best access experience for everyone: (plus it's in Vegus !!! ) Users get fast, easy, secure access to any resource they need, including applications, Web sites, data, online meetings, ......

Posted On Friday, February 2, 2007 8:28 AM

Citrix (quitely) announces VDI product - Citrix Desktop Server
VDI and Smart clients gather speed.. Citrix release Citrix Desktop Server enables IT managers to create dynamic desktops – virtual desktops (VDI) with all the functionality of traditional PC desktops. Traditional Windows desktop deployments are expensive to provision, secure, and manage. It is also difficult to measure their performance and to recycle them after their effective lifecycle has expired. Dynamic desktops are easier to provision and are secure by design because the desktops are delivered ......

Posted On Friday, February 2, 2007 8:20 AM

Citrix jump in to VDI announcing the Dynamic Desktop Initiative
Citrix has announced its new Dynamic Desktop Initiative, an industry collaboration led by Citrix that revolutionizes the way IT delivers desktops with profound benefits to the business. Through this initiative, Citrix and its partners will bring increased power, personalization and flexibility to desktops to support a broad range of tasks performed by office workers – from the very basic to the very complex. For the first time ever, IT can deliver optimal desktops to meet the varying requirements ......

Posted On Friday, February 2, 2007 8:10 AM

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