Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Printer drivers in a multiuser environment.

Written by Ingmar Verheij on November 4th, 2009. Posted in Printing

If you’re familiar with the challenges of printer drivers in a multiuser environemnt you can skip the first part of this post.

The challenge of printer drivers in a multiuser environment
The first terminal server implementation i’ve done was a Windows NT 4 Terminal Server. This is where i’ve learned (the hard way) that printer drivers and a multiuser enviroment is a snake pit. Finding the right driver for the printer is a difficult job which was done by trial-and-error.

XenDesktop 4 released, XenClient delayed.

Written by Ingmar Verheij on October 9th, 2009. Posted in XenClient

Yesterday I spoke a representative of Citrix in The Hague. Topic of discussion was XenDesktop, XenClient and why the release of XenClient was delayed to Q1 2010.
Last June Citrix CEO Mark Templeton announced XenClient to be released in H2 2009, for free. This was during the openening keynote at iForum in Antwerp (this was already announced at Synergy).

What is XenClient?
For those of you who don’t know what XenClient is, XenClient is a client hypervisor for desktops / laptops. The client hypervisor creates an isolated environment for multiple virtual machines with (almost) native performance. This solution (probably) creates the following use-cases:
– Private and work environment (completely isolated from each other);
– Multiple OS versions running at the same time during transition (XP / Win7 / MacOS);
– Demo’s with multiple VM’s including a console (instead of a master image and type 2 vm’s);
– On demand streaming of OS to desktops / laptop (instant migration!);
– Offline VDI in combination with XenDesktop;
– Single image for all models (especially useful with laptops);

DFS toegang langzaam vanaf Terminal Servers

Written by Ingmar Verheij on March 11th, 2009. Posted in Remote Desktop / Terminal Server

In een omgeving met zowel Windows XP clients als Windows Server 2003 Terminal Servers liep ik tegen een probleem aan met de toegang naar een DFS schijf. Wanneer er vanaf het de Terminal Servers werd gebladert door een mappenstructuur ontstonden er op willekeurige momenten vertraging..

Bij het uitvoeren van dezelfde handelingen op een Windows XP werkstation ging dit met een normale snelheid..