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November 26, 2009  10:40 PM

Cisco ASA L2TP issues with LDAP authentication

Posted by: Jason Tramer
ASA, CHAP, Cisco, Ipsec, L2TP, LDAP, PAP, PPTP, RA, Remote Access, ssl, VPN

So I configured my ASA to provide L2TP remote access VPN. I originally set it up with a local user database and it worked fine. After I decided to tie it in to LDAP so I could authenticate against Active Directory. I set up my LDAp integration and used the built-in test tool to make sure it worked,...

November 26, 2009  3:43 PM

Setting up WAN Failover on a Cisco ASA

Posted by: Jason Tramer
ASA, Cisco, failover, WAN

Here is a useful link I found for setting up WAN failover on a cisco ASA. Bear in mind you need a security plus license on a 5505 or 5510 for this to work.

November 25, 2009  7:32 PM

Configuring your Cisco ASA for L2TP Remote Access

Posted by: Jason Tramer
ASA, Cisco, Ipsec, L2TP, PPTP, Remote Access, VPN

Ok bad news, ASA's do not support PPTP remote access VPN (though they can pass it through). However they will support L2TP with IPSEC VPN which windows is capable of doing. Here is a great video tutorial I used for setting it up:

November 19, 2009  10:49 PM

Google releases source code for Chrome OS

Posted by: Jason Tramer
chrome, google, Mac, open source, OS, rant, Snow Leopard

Check it out: This should make the open source community happy. Frankly why you would endeavour to please the open source community I am not sure. No one ever complains to that Snow Leopard isn't open source, everyone still...

October 26, 2009  1:44 PM

Windows 7: Upgrade or fresh install?

Posted by: Jason Tramer
errors, freezing, install, issues, network card, NIC, Ultimate, Upgrade, vista, Windows 7

As a general rule in the IT industry we generally advocate clean install vs upgrade, however  when it comes to my home PC I can be lazy at times. I decided rather than doing a clean install I would upgrade my PC from Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate. I ran through the upgrade process...

October 22, 2009  12:41 PM

External Blu-ray drive coming to the Xbox 360

Posted by: Jason Tramer
360, blu, Blu-ray, xbox

And the last horse finally cross's the finish line .... Steve Ballmer has confirmed that an external Blu-ray drive will be coming to the Xbox 360. Check out the article: All I can say about this it's about time, way to catch...

October 21, 2009  7:34 PM

A hands-on review of Xen Desktop 4

Posted by: Jason Tramer
hands-on, review, Xen App, Xen Desktop 4.0

I got my first chance to play with Xen Desktop 4 and by association the new version of Xen App that it ships with. So first off I think we can all agree that it wouldn't be a Citrix release without a Nomenclature change. The new citrix client is out(11.2) and now called the Citrix Online...

October 20, 2009  1:34 PM

AP’s not registering on Cisco Wireless controller 4400 series

Posted by: Jason Tramer
1140, 4400, access points, Cisco, controller, series, Wireless

I experienced this issue recently where I had a Cisco Wireless 4400 series Controller and some brand new 1140 series AP's. The problem was this, the access points would connect to the controller, they would get IP addresses, and you would see them listed under the wireless section of the web GUI...

October 20, 2009  1:27 PM

Passed 1y0-a14!

Posted by: Jason Tramer
1Y0-A14, exam, review, Xen Desktop

I wrote and passed the Xen Desktop 3.0 (1Y0-A14) yesterday with a 98%!  Overall this was a straight forward exam, no big tricks. There were a few questions where you were told the task that you needed to preform and they listed all the steps to do it and you needed to put those steps in the right...

October 9, 2009  9:35 PM

Forms with VBScript do not work with Terminal Services in Outlook

Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, not working, outlook, Terminal Services, vbscript

Ok so this is a known issue I encountered that I wanted to post about. I found a MS support article with a fix for this. So in situations where you are running Outlook on a TS(or Citrix) box, VBScript will not work and you will need to apply the fix in...

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