August 2011 archive

Aug 31

Powershell – Check ICA response, Check for exiestence of file and uptime of multiple remote servers

Following on my previous post I spent some time today refining our ability to check the ICA listener across the farm and created a little powershell script that I thought I’d share. It probably wont be much use to anyone else as it only does a few fairly specific checks but here it is. It’s by …

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Aug 30

The importance of encryption – Web Interface

The following is an extract from a document I wrote a while ago which was written to try and highlight the importance of encryption: I’ve played with this type of thing before but it I believe Firesheep, although it may be used with questionable motives, has highlighted to the world quite well the importance of …

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Aug 30

Issue: XenApp 5 on Windows 2003 – ICA listener ‘down’

An issue I encountered when working with one of our customers today. The customer reported that users intermittently received a ‘Protocol Driver Error’ when launching applications from their XenApp 5 (windows 2003) farm. As you know Protocol Driver error is one of those brilliant errors of a million causes but essentially it’s the client telling …

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Aug 25

Ardbp32.bin Load Balancing – HTTP

Thought it was time for an update – This is something I’d previously written when implementing Provisioning Services 5.6 sp1 and XenServer 5.6 FP1 into a a reasonable sized Presentation Server 4.5 farm that wanted to move away from their currrent physical servers to embrace the wonders of virtualization. It’s been said before but load …

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