Mikrotik The Dude is Dead – The Dude Network Monitoring/ Mapping Backup and Recovery

Organizations everywhere have been using Mikrotik The Dude server and client for network monitoring.  It is very inexpensive...as a matter of fact, it is free to use.  One such organization had been running The Dude Server and Client for over five years on a rinky dink laptop that took its last breath shortly after a … Continue reading Mikrotik The Dude is Dead – The Dude Network Monitoring/ Mapping Backup and Recovery

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HIPAA Windows 10 Privacy Concerns

Windows 10 has generated privacy concerns for Healthcare IT professinals as much as it has generated interest in the consumer market. HIPAA Windows 10 Privacy Concerns are in full swing as healthcare organizations begin making preparations to update. Windows 10 privacy concerns regarding HIPAA regulations has risen from all the new features offered in Windows … Continue reading HIPAA Windows 10 Privacy Concerns

Symantec Endpoint Protection Windows 10 Compatability

Is Symantec Endpoint Protection compatible with Windows 10? Only if it is the latest Symantec Endpoint Protection version 12.1.6.  Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.5 and previous versions are not compatible with Windows 10. With Microsoft upgrading Windows 7 and Windows 8 to their newest OS platform, Windows 10, businesses are evermore challenged in keeping their security … Continue reading Symantec Endpoint Protection Windows 10 Compatability

XenApp 7.6 – ThinPrint .Print Engine – Printer Issues – Windows can not connect to the printer 0x00000057

Printing has always brought some challenges to a virtual environment.  In my experience, printing issues have accounted for a substantial portion of the problems we have faced over the years with Citrix XenApp 5.0. A stable printing environment in XenApp 5.0 was achieved by implementing a third party printing solution, Cortado's ThinPrint .Print Engine 8.0.  … Continue reading XenApp 7.6 – ThinPrint .Print Engine – Printer Issues – Windows can not connect to the printer 0x00000057

XenApp 5.0 to Xenapp 7.6 Upgrade / Migration Part 3

This is a follow-up to the previous two posts for migrating to XenApp 7.6 from a XenApp 5.0 farm. https://maaadit.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/xenapp-5-0-to-xenapp-7-6-upgrade-migration-part-1/ https://maaadit.wordpress.com/2015/09/11/xenapp-5-0-to-xenapp-7-6-upgrade-migration-part-2/ Installation and configuration of a new XenApp 7.6 site can go smoothly if we prepare for it.  The following XenApp 7.6 free training courses and videos are a good place to start; for those … Continue reading XenApp 5.0 to Xenapp 7.6 Upgrade / Migration Part 3

Xenapp 5.0 to Xenapp 7.6 Upgrade / Migration Part 2

This is a follow-up to Xenapp 5.0 to Xenapp 7.6 Upgrade / Migration Part 1. In the scenario explained in Part 1, we already have a functioning XenApp 5.0 Farm and are moving to XenApp 7.6.  The XenApp 5.0 Farm already has a License Server.  The old License Server in the Farm will not be … Continue reading Xenapp 5.0 to Xenapp 7.6 Upgrade / Migration Part 2

XenApp 7.6 Site/ Farm Planning

It is easier, in some ways, to implement Citrix XenApp 7.6 from scratch rather than perform an upgrade or migration.  Lab tests performed required the creation of a new Domain Controller, File Server and Print Server; our XenApp lab implementation also required a Delivery Controller, License Server, StoreFront and Virtual Delivery Agent.  The greater workload … Continue reading XenApp 7.6 Site/ Farm Planning