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July 7, 2009  8:34 PM

Force Xenapp Uninstall



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, force, uninstall, Xenapp

So to uninstall Citrix you have to have the Citrix IMA service running properly. Which of course begs the question of what you do when you are trying to uninstall because the IMA service ISN'T working properly in the first case? Open command prompt, navigate to the directory that has the Xenapp...

July 7, 2009  8:23 PM

Cisco Router – Upload and IOS image from ROMMON mode



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Cisco, flash, IOS, ROMMON, router, tftp

If you ever delete your IOS image and the system reboots before you get the new one on or if you upload the image and it is corrupt you will need to know how to upload an image from ROMMON mode. Here are a sample of the commands, replace the entries with your specifics: rommon 1 >...


June 25, 2009  3:11 PM

Microsoft announces free upgrades and discounts for Windows 7



Posted by: Jason Tramer
discount, free, Windows 7

Check it out here: http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2009/06/25/windows_7_price_discounts/ My 2 cents on this. Microsoft should give a free copy to every poor soul who purchased Windows Vista along with a hand written apology.


June 24, 2009  7:36 PM

Shutdown a frozen VM



Posted by: Jason Tramer
cmd, ESX, forzen, frozen, VM, vmware

I was assisting a peer of mine with this issue. He had a VM where the guest OS froze. He attempted to shut off the VM but that also froze at 95%. He was then unable to do anything with the VM. We did some searching and found a way to force the VM offline from the command line which allowed us to...


June 16, 2009  10:42 PM

Changing userid and password for DSN in Citrix XenApp



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, dsmaint, password, userid, Xenapp

If you need to change the userid and password that control the DSN access for Xenapp here is what you  need to do. From command prompt on the citrix server (you will need to do this from each one) dsmaint config /userid:*username* /pwd:*password* /dsn:"C:\program files\citrix\idependent...


June 16, 2009  10:40 PM

Citrix client Auto deploy not working



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, client auto deploy, Xenapp

I had trouble with this today. Make sure that when you copy the contents of the client folder from the installation media into the Citrix\Webinterface\*version number\clients folder, you keep the exact file structure the same. Also just sopy the contents of the client folder, not the whole folder...


June 16, 2009  10:37 PM

Xenapp 5- Control Streaming vs Published access based on remote acess



Posted by: Jason Tramer
bandwith, streaming, Xenapp

One nice thing about Xenapp is the ability to have both streamed and presented apps. One not so nice thing is you can't let Citrix control that based on bandwith of the client. Here is a little something you can do to make that happen. Publish your app as Streamed if possible and presented if...


May 29, 2009  8:56 PM

Microsoft to add new features to Windows 7 to make it more secure



Posted by: Jason Tramer
buster, kernel, overrun, Security, Windows 7

Check out this article http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/28/windows_kernel_safe_unlinking/ I commend Microsofts decision to put out a client based OS which isn't overflowing with security holes and exploits ... and it only took them 30 years. I don't know why I continue to hope that...


May 28, 2009  5:45 PM

Security hole – BES PDF vulnerability



Posted by: Jason Tramer
BES, hole, pdf, Security, vulnerability

If your a BES admin, here is something you should be aware of. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/28/blackberry_pdf_peril/


May 27, 2009  4:13 PM

Cisco ASA – Remote access VPN user’s can’t connect to internal resources on the same network



Posted by: Jason Tramer
5510, ASA, can't connect to internal resources on the same network, Cisco, NAT, Remote Access, VPN

So I was working with a Cisco ASA 5510. The inside network was 10.0.0.0/24. I had created a  remote access vpn policy for users and set them up to receive address's on their inside network (10.0.0.0/24). While the users we able to connect fine to the vpn they were not able to ping or access any...


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