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January 2013

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU1 and AppV 4.6

Another moment of pure fun with Symantec Endpoint Protection… I liked the version 11 so much and I was missing mysterious Symantec issue so much I decided to update the anti-virus software to 12 on all my customer XenDesktop virtual machines… The version we chose to deploy was Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU1 (version given...

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XenDesktop 5.6 – The WinRM service is unable to start.

During a XenDesktop 4 to 5.6 migration I had to deploy WinRM on Windows XP SP3 virtual machines. I had a Desktop Group of 60 Machines for developers with IIS installed on it. WinRM installation went fine but the configuration wasn’t possible, I always got an error when the service was trying to start : The WinRM...

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Windows Server 2012 – Migrating FSMO Roles

I installed one AD when Microsoft Windows Server 2012 was still in Release Candidate with the Datacenter edition, of course since few days my DC was rebooting every hour, the trial licence did expire few days ago.. So I had to install a new DC and promote it the transfer all FSMO roles from my...

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Citrix CloudGateway 2.5 – MDX

What about MDX ? I think this is smart move from Citrix who push toward managing Apps and native Apps deployed to the mobile devices instead of trying to fully manage the device itself. Now this technology is not mature yet and needs some time and improvement and each version is a giant step forward. I’m...

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Project VRC released new white paper about impact of antivirus on VDI

I don’t post official announcement from companies usually but I have to good reasons to post this one : This is a very interesting and useful reading, a must know data you need to have in mind and it’s refreshed often enough to stick to the real world environment. Then two of my CTP mates are leading this project...

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Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise – Windows isn’t activated issue

This is an annoying issue, I just downloaded the ISO from Microsoft and had to face the impossibility to activate it… “Windows isn’t activated” Error Code : 0x8007007B, the filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. The pre register product key is not good and you basically need to change it using the following command (using administrator...

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Microsoft Windows Embedded 8 Standard Toolkit

This very big ISO file need to be installed on Windows to be able to use it. Tis toolkit has been design to customize Windows Embedded 8 deployment by giving three softwares : Image Configuration Manager, Module Designer and Windows Embedded Developer Update. The installation is simple, next next ok finish, you just need to know you...

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