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Monday, June 18, 2012

Collecting Old Citrix Client Versions.

Ever need to track down an old version of a Citrix client for testing or troubleshooting?
It can be almost impossible to track down specific versions especially if you are searching for something more than a few versions back.
Aaron Silber sent over a great source that has many of them available:

http://www.xenappblog.com/downloads/?category=2
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Definitely worth bookmarking and tucking away to save you hours and hours of searching. :)

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Possible issue with VMware View 5 and vSphere hardware v8

Jeff Miller ran into some interesting issues with his VMware View deployment and kindly shared. 

I have been working with EMC support for a few months now trying to figure out a strange issue that we have been having.  Our VMware View v5 Windows 7 x64 desktops have been experiencing sporadic and strange issues.  Sometimes the dual monitors will drop to a single monitor and the resolution on that one monitor will drop from 1680 x 1050 to 1024 x 768.  The quick fix is to disconnect from the session and reconnect.  Setting a screensaver to lock, or UserAccessControl popups have cause this issue to surface as well, however the randomness of the error has made it very hard to troubleshoot.  VMware Support has identified the issue and they said for now to stick to hardware v7 and the VM tool version associated with that version in order to avoid this situation.

In summary, if you are using VMware View 5 on vSphere, test thoroughly before attempting to upgrade your virtual hardware to v8 until this issue has been properly resolved.

Thanks Jeff!

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Cool Utility: EventCombMT

Chris Hahn sent over a handy tip for searching Microsoft event viewers.

I stumbled across this MS utility today, it will search across multiple servers for a specific event.  In this case I was looking for servers that had “unexpected shutdown” errors yesterday.  It is pretty fast too, scanned 150 servers in about 5 minutes.

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824209

 

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Cool Utility: NetRouteView

While doing a little inbox cleaning (still working on getting to inbox Zer0), I found this note from Aaron Silber.  I’ve been meaning to post it so here it is.

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I have always wondered why someone hasn’t come up with a graphical tool to modify the routing table; seems like it should be easy enough. Have a look below, in Nirsoft’s usual way, the interface is clean and requires no installation.
Definitely worthy of being added to your tool belt.
- Aaron

Description
NetRouteView is a GUI alternative to the standard route utility (Route.exe) of Windows operating system. It displays the list of all routes on your current network, including the destination, mask, gateway, interface IP address, metric value, type, protocol, age (in seconds), interface name, and the MAC address.
NetRouteView also allows you to easily add new routes, as well as to remove or modify existing static routes.

Notice: Currently, this utility doesn't support IPv6.

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