The ranting of an IT Professional:

January, 2011

January 29, 2011  4:02 AM

New Microsoft Security Bug

Posted by: Jason Tramer
bug, Microsoft, Security I sometimes wonder what IT life would be like if Microsoft ever started releasing stable, secure code, and then I realize that my time is better spent wondering what my life would be like if I won the lottery because frankly that is...

January 27, 2011  4:42 PM

Citrix reporting very successful Q4

Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, Q4, Xen, Xenapp, Xendesktop, XenServer Looks like Citrix is doing quite well. Particularly with XenDesktop which seems to be eclipsing XenApp (there flagship product) in revenue. Funnily enough all this was before Xen Desktop 5 came out which in my mind was a huge...

January 26, 2011  9:16 PM

Google allies with Verizon

Posted by: Jason Tramer
Android, apps, bundling, google, Verizon This is a good partnership for both companies. The partnership was gone along ways for Google in getting the Android phones out there and Verizon has been growing steadily as it takes on AT&T. Bundling software is a slippery...

January 26, 2011  9:12 PM

ASA rewriting DNS queries

Posted by: Jason Tramer
ASA, DNS, manipulating, NAT, queries, query, re-writing This article was a god send for me. I was trouble shooting this issue for a while. In my case I had an internal device on a private vlan that needed to resolve the public address of another...

January 24, 2011  3:01 PM

UC500 Night Service with call blast group

Posted by: Jason Tramer
3300cx, call blast, mitel, Night Service, UC500

I recently ran into a situation while setting up a UC500 Cisco phone system wherein the client wanted all inbound calls from the PSTN to ring on all phones. Ok, no problem, call blast group takes care of this. Now what was interesting is when they wanted to have a night service that forwarded to...

January 24, 2011  2:52 PM

Change Outlook temp folder

Posted by: Jason Tramer
2010, outlook, reg, registry, temp, temporary

Do you need to change where outlook stores it's temporary files? Here is the reg key. I have had to do this with VDI implementations. This is redirecting to a share on a server called DC01. %windir%\system32\REG.EXE ADD HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Security /v...

January 23, 2011  2:57 PM

Cisco phones not discovering Voice VLAN on HP Procurve switches

Posted by: Jason Tramer
CDP, Cisco, HP, LLDP, phones, Procurve, UC500, Voice VLAN

I encountered this issue and luckily I was able to find a blog entry about it: Essentially Cisco phones use CDP to discover their voice vlan. HP procurve phone's use LLDP to accomplish the same goals. Now apparently this works fine...

January 23, 2011  2:46 PM

XenDesktop 5 – A review

Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, Desktop Director, Machine Creation Services, VDI, view, vmware, Xen, Xendesktop, XenDesktop 5

So as a consultant who holds both certifications with VMware and Citrix and working for a company which specializes in Virtualization I often find myself being asked, so which is better XenDesktop or View for VDI. The answer of course seems to depend on the time and date you are being asked....

January 22, 2011  2:52 PM

XenApp 6 ““An error occurred while making the requested connection”

Posted by: Jason Tramer
20000, An error occurred while making the requested connection, hotfixes, IMA, licensing, qfarm /load, XenApp 6

Here is the issue. Xenapp 6 you are unable to launch any app, you get the error “An error occurred while making the requested connection”. If you run a qfarm /load command from CLI you get a result of 20000. There can be several causes for this but more often that not it is related to...

January 22, 2011  2:44 PM

Group Policy scripts not being applied to XenApp sessions

Posted by: Jason Tramer
.bat, batch scripts, file associations, Group Policy, notepad, Xenapp

I encountered this issue a little while back and in hindsight in turned out to be pretty simple but it was driving me nuts at the time. Here is the symptom, when a user opens a XenApp published application, the batch scripts that are pushed out using group policy don't apply. The other symptom...

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