Cisco CVD completed with Hyper-V and XenDesktop!

I love Friday news. Its even better when I get to announce something that others havent done yet! Cisco has recently wrapped up testing with their UCS platform using Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Citrix XenDesktop 4 on top of NetApp SANs. I love how thorough these CVD guides are! And for those…

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Hyper-V SP1 increases support for VMs/core for Windows 7

Awesome news, hot off the press. We have just completed a new round of testing for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with Hyper-V and Dynamic Memory. What showed was that Hyper-V SP1 could scale a lot more with Windows 7 SP1 than we were actually supporting previously with 8 VMs/core. I should be clear here…

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New whitepaper released: Achieving Business Value with Microsoft VDI and Session Virtualization

A new whitepaper has released that discusses the pro’s and cons of VDI vs Session Virtualization along with when to use what. Its something that reinforces the discussion points I raised in a previous post about session virtualization being cheaper for essentially the same value proposition as VDI. Brian Madden also talks about it as…

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Event ID 17 is logged in the System log on a TS Licensing server

Just a heads up that the issue around Event ID 17 being logged in the System log on a TS Licensing server has now been updated with a hotfix. Please refer to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983385/ for updated guidance though heres the synopsis from the article. “…On a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2),…

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App-V 4.6 for RDS whitepaper released

In other news today, we just released to the download center an updated whitepaper that reflects the changes in App-V 4.6 to support Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2 namely support for 64 bit! Enjoy! http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/5/E/25EEFF4E-A81A-464F-9AB1-98FA1EF755AA/App-V Remote Desktop Services.docx

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Setting an SPN manually

From time to time I see errors occur when services fail to register SPN’s properly. What is an SPN? Its a Service Principal Name and represents a service account’s way of logging on to the domain through Kerberos. Users normally have a UPN or  a User Principal Name typically in the form of yourname@yourdomain.com  Advanced…

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DST: Here we go again with more changes…

So heres the official word from us with regard to DST in Australia. Not sure if this again affects WA….by the below it sounds like WA is again different. Were always different. Why cant WA just be part of the rest of the country? <sigh> In October this year, we will again be experiencing Daylight Savings…

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What am I working on now?

So now that Im here and nearly finished my first week of being a Program Manager Im slowly coming to grips with the plans we have coming up. As I promised if youre using any of the products Im working on youre more than welcome to send me email about it. What am I working…

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Setting up Softgrid 4.5 on Terminal Server 2008

In my last post I talked about Softgrid 4.5 on Terminal Servers as part of the screencast I did on configuring Terminal Server Gateway with ISA Server. Actually I only just slightly touched on it at the end so I thought for this screencast that Id show Softgrid a little more. This is a cool…

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