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  • Looks like I won the Citrix trademark usage fight!

    About a year ago I lost a battle with Citrix over whether I was allowed to place ads on Google based on Citrix's trademarks. A judge in a similar court case ruled today that "as a matter of law it is not trademark infringement to use trademarks as keywords to trigger advertising," and it looks like Google is now letting ads be linked to keywords such as "Citrix" and "MetaFrame" again....
    Published Dec 15 2004 by Brian Madden , 13,364 views, 2 comments
  • How do you deal with the loss of a single member server?

    I've started wondering how most people handle recovery from a loss of a single Citrix MetaFrame or Terminal Server in their production environments. Do they rebuild from sratch? Restore from tape? Reimage? Break a mirror? There are so many options. What do you do?...
    Published Dec 15 2004 by Brian Madden , 12,101 views, 29 comments
  • New Features on BrianMadden.com: Forum / Comments Integration

    I'm happy to announce that I've just implemented a feature on BrianMadden.com that a lot of people have been asking for: The comments at the bottom of articles are now fully integrated with the forum system....
    Published Dec 12 2004 by Brian Madden , 14,198 views, 2 comments
  • New Tool from Nikolic: Softricity Command-Line Import

    Daniel Nikolic (The "D" in DADE Power Tools) has created a command-line utility that lets you automate the process of importing large numbers of applications into a Softricity Softgrid database....
    Published Dec 12 2004 by Brian Madden , 11,871 views, 1 comment
  • Understanding the Terminal Server Session Directory

    The Session Directory feature built-in to Windows Server 2003 helps users find their disconnected sessions in multi-server pure Windows 2003 environments. This article looks at the Session Directory, how it works, how to configure it, and how you can make it fault-tolerant....
    Published Nov 30 2004 by Brian Madden , 59,009 views, 27 comments
  • How to Configure Windows Network Load Balancing for pure Terminal Server environments

    A lot of people have recently asked me how to configure load-balancing in pure Terminal Server environments. This is a topic that Ron and I covered in our Terminal Server book, so I've pulled out that section for this article.

    Published Nov 29 2004 by Brian Madden , 154,431 views, 56 comments
  • Citrix Dives into Voice over IP Space, also Acquires SSL VPN

    Citrix just bought a company called Net6. Net6 had an SSL VPN application gateway, Voice over IP products, and an application interface transformation package for accessing applications from tiny devices. This acquistion will affect Citrix in more ways than one....
    Published Nov 24 2004 by Brian Madden , 13,465 views, 13 comments
  • Minor Releases and Hotfix Rollups in Citrix's Future?

    An online customer survey from Citrix provides a glimpse of some of the issues the company is considering with regard to their product cycles. Specifically, we've learned that Citrix is considering minor product releases to replace Feature Releases (MPS 3.1 instead of MPS 3 FR 1) and regular hotfix rollups....
    Published Nov 22 2004 by Brian Madden , 9,939 views, 4 comments
  • To Silo or not to Silo: What application installation strategy is best for you?

    One of the most important steps in a MetaFrame Presentation Server farm design is to decide what applications you're going to install on which servers. Should you install all of your applications on all your servers' or should you break your farm into silos? And what about creating a desktop tier for thin clients?...
    Published Nov 22 2004 by Brian Madden , 31,203 views, 25 comments
  • Will Google affect the future of server-based computing?

    If our future includes ubiquitous Internet connections and massive back-end computing grids that can be accessed from anywhere, Google is in a very good position to deliver this technology to us. This is the ultimate in server-based computing: Unlimited resources with no client-side usage.

    Published Nov 21 2004 by Brian Madden , 11,882 views, 4 comments