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November 30, 2011  11:58 PM

Mobile Device Policies

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Citrix, Citrix Receiver, mobile device policies

Hi folks! So as I spoke about in my last post, there will be a huge mobile device explosion this Christmas. I mentioned that IT personnel should get prepared for the coming storm. Where to start? Well first off, you will have to define the risks and benefits to the use of mobile devices in the...

August 31, 2010  9:35 PM

Lack of Certified Virtualized people!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Citrix, Hyper-V, virtualization training, VMWare

Hi everyone! This is a quick shout out to all of you fellow techies out there. I'm finding that up here in Canada we have a severe lack of officially trained certified individuals in virtualization. Whether it's Hyper-V, VMware, or Citrix. Sure there are a few people out there, and some are...

January 28, 2010  7:56 PM

mRemote, a great tool for remote connections

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Citrix, HTTP, HTTPS, ICA, mRemote, putty, RDP, VNC, vSphere client

Hi folks! Today I wanted to talk about a great product called mRemote. Have you ever had tons of saved RDP, VNC and Putty sessions, and they just get out of control? Well I know I do! When you work on as many different networks as I do on a...

April 29, 2009  3:16 PM

WAN Optimization

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, Citrix, F5, NetScaler, WAN acceleration, WAN optimizaton, WAN Scaler

Hi folks, here's something that I think we should all pay more attention to...WAN Optimization! There are numerous products on the market for WAN optimization and acceleration, and they do cost a little bit of money but when compared to the long term cost savings of monthly WAN link costs you can...

April 15, 2009  6:24 PM

Epic Technology Day is here again!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, Citrix, conference, Epic, HP, Manitoba, Raj Perumal, RIM, Technology Day, The musings of an IT Consultant, Victoria Inn, VMWare, Watchguard, Winnipeg

Hi folks, once again it's time for Epic Technology Day! This is the day long conference my company holds twice a year. Unfortunately due to many ongoing projects I won't be presenting this year, but I will be in attendance. Lots of new things to look forward to at Tech Day this year, including...

August 23, 2008  9:17 PM

Remote access when on the road

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Access Essentials, Citrix, Citrix Access Gateway, Presentation Server, published applications, SSL VPN,, XenApp

So I thought i'd talk a little bit about remote access since I was just away on vacation for a week. There are a lot of technologies out there you can use for remote access, all of them promising complete access to your network while you're on the road. I've always found adopting multiple...

August 3, 2008  10:46 PM

Citrix XenServer also Available for Free

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Citrix, ESXi 3.5, Hyper-V, Virtualization, VMWare, XenServer, XenServer Express Edition

Amongst all the hype about Hyper-V and VMWare's ESXi 3.5, I think a lot of people tend to forget about the other offerings out there. Hyper-V is essentially free, available for a very low cost if you buy the Windows 2008 version with it on it. Frankly, I don't know why you would buy the version...

August 2, 2008  8:16 PM

Bare Metal Hypervisors

Posted by: Raj Perumal
bare metal, bare metal hypervisor, Citrix, Citrix XenServer, ESX Server, ESXi, ESXi 3.5, Hyper-V, hypervisor, IT consultant, IT Consulting, Level 1 hypervisor, level 2 hypervisor, Microsoft, Virtualization, VMWare, XenServer

With Hyper-V out now, the virtualization marketing machine from all the different virtualization companies is in full swing. The battle is on and it looks like it's going to be an ugly one. With virtualization pros on either side spouting the virtues of their product and claiming why one is better...

June 25, 2008  1:52 PM

Terminal Services and Citrix printing issues

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Citrix, Citrix Presentation Server, HP, IT consultant, Microsoft Windows, supported printers, Terminal Services

One of the most common issues in a Terminal Services or Citrix environment tend to be printing. If I were to survey people that use either of these technologies I can almost guarantee you that's what they'd say. The reason that printing has been such a problem is because not all printers were...

June 22, 2008  3:26 PM

Citrix Published Apps woes

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Citrix, Citrix Presentation Server, Invalid Working Directory, IT consultant, ITKE grandparent, Microsoft Windows, Presentation Server 4, published app, published application

So the other day we ran into an interesting problem for a client. One of the published apps in Citrix Presentation Server 4 wasn't launching properly. Everytime we clicked on it the users were getting an "Invalid Working Directory" error. I checked the settings on the published application and...


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