Tag Archive for Microsoft

Microsoft: Windows 2008 R2 Clustering memory leak

Recently I’ve build a Windows 2008 R2 file&print cluster which had a generic service as well, we noticed a lot of memory was used by the active machine so I went on searching for an explanation and found the following knowledge base article

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Microsoft: Windows Thin PC goes RTM

Windows Thin PC is RTM, the following anouncement was made on the Windows Team Blog

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Microsoft: Update to SP1 and Microsoft Forefront

Today I had to update some Citrix XenApp 6 servers to SP1 and like I already knew I have to install a certain patch I blogged about earlier. But when I tried to install SP1 on one particular server I got an error stating that the installation was failed and I had to follow a link to a Microsoft KB article.

This article was mentioning Update for Microsoft Forefront Client Security (KB2394433), so when I downloaded this patch from the catalog pages from Microsoft and installed it I was able to install SP1 with success.

Microsoft and VDI; “Why Hyper-V for VDI whitepaper” and “Jump Start: Microsoft Virtualization & Hyper-V”

Microsoft is publishing a lot of information about Hyper-V and VDI, last week they did a three day “Jump Start: Microsoft Virtualization & Hyper-V” online event. There was a lot of information about the hypervisor, vm’s, user density, manageability and of course VDI.

The description from the Borntolearn page:

Corey Hynes and Symon Perriman are in the middle of a great day one to this Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professional Jump Start event. After providing a short Virtualization Overview and spending some time differentiating between Microsoft and VMware terminology, they started a great session on Hyper-V. After lunch, they’ll spend another hour on this topic then finish the day with almost two full hours on High-Availability & Clustering. The afternoon and the next two days will be packed with real-world scenarios and tons of demos

For the people who didn’t sit the whole session out, the content is published online here.

As addition Microsoft also released a white paper “Why Hyper-V for VDI”, the description for this whitepaper is stated as following:

Choosing a hypervisor for deploying a VDI solution involves a number of important considerations, each of which can be fulfilled by using Microsoft’s Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1 hypervisor-based virtualization technology. When implemented together with the Microsoft System Center family of products and desktop virtualization technologies from partners like Citrix, organizations can build integrated VDI solutions that can meet the needs of your business while keeping costs under control.Based on the results obtained from internal testing and because VM density has a significant influence on datacenter cost structures; an integrated Citrix/Microsoft VDI solution that includes Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1 and System Center delivers unique end-to-end business value for organizations planning on implementing VDI.

The white paper can be found here.

Both sources contain great information about hypervisors (in general but of course about  Hyper-V),  manageability and  VDI. The documents also contain more information about scaling and user density which still is difficult ground to cover so these are useful documents.


Microsoft just posted the video’s online: http://bit.ly/MSVirt-JUMP


RES Workspace Manager: Windows 7 Embedded, Citrix and log off local client

Today I was at a customer with thin clients with Windows 7 embedded installed, these thin clients had to be configured to connect to a Citrix XenApp 5 farm. The problem was that we wanted to have SSO (single sign out ;-)). So of course we asked RES if we could use the Subscriber/VDX but they came with the following statement:

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Sepago User Profiles white paper

Sepago released a white paper on Sepago User Profiles, this document describes the concepts behind Windows user profiles and explains common pitfalls and how to avoid them – both with and without the profile optimization solution Citrix User Profile Manager.

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