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  • 2004, Quantified

    In addition to the visible work I did in 2004 (writing, teaching, and speaking), did you know that I spent 10,145 minutes on my mobile phone, 22 weeks on the road, and received 350,000 spam emails? Read on for more of my 2004 stats......
    Published Dec 31 2004 by Brian Madden , 12,692 views, 6 comments
  • Terminal Server and Citrix MetaFrame Network Performance Troubleshooting (Part 2 of 2)

    This is the second part of my comprehensive guide to troubleshooting network performance issues in Terminal Server and Citrix MetaFrame environments. Today's article starts with how you can build a test lab for this task and then proceeds step-by-step through the actions you can take to address each networking issue....
    Published Dec 22 2004 by Brian Madden , 45,116 views, 9 comments
  • Updated: Citrix and Microsoft Renew their Licensing Deal

    Citrix and Microsoft announced today that they're renewing their cross-licensing agreement for another five years. While the press release contained all the required buzzwords, the essence of this deal means that Citrix won't have to worry about negotiating with Microsoft again until 2009....
    Published Dec 21 2004 by Brian Madden , 10,760 views, 16 comments
  • Terminal Server and Citrix MetaFrame Network Performance Troubleshooting (Part 1 of 2)

    I've spent a lot of time over the years writing about Terminal Server and Citrix Server performance tuning, but I've pretty much ignored the network side of things. However, the reality of the real world is that it's often the network that causes poor performance in server-based computing environments. To that end, I've spent the past few months compiling this paper which is going to be about 20 pages when I'm done. Here's part one....
    Published Dec 20 2004 by Brian Madden , 70,209 views, 23 comments
  • 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 , 13,394 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 , 12,124 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 , 14,224 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 , 11,901 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 , 59,244 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.

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    Published Nov 29 2004 by Brian Madden , 155,053 views, 56 comments