Ever have issues activating windows 7 via KMS?

Windows Key Management Server or KMS as it is known is normally a very simple affair. You install the KMS server, the servers find KMS server via DNS and everything works. Most of the time….   I have read that sometimes when cloning is used the process does not go as smoothly. Recently I ran… Continue Reading



TrueCrypt is still safe to use.

I went to download TrueCrypt today and was greeted with this warning on the official site to download truecrypt: http://truecrypt.sourceforge.net/ WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issuesThis page exists only to help migrate existing data encrypted by TrueCrypt.The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of… Continue Reading


Linkedin x-ray searching

I recently became interested in using x-ray searches on linkedin to find people i am not connected with. Here is an example of a search for orange county area Citrix people   you can read more here, it is rather intriguing what you can do with google… Using X-Ray Vision to Improve Your LinkedIn Searches I… Continue Reading



SSL healthcheck for IIS

If you ever wondered how your SSL security stacks up, but were lacking the expertise or time to dive into this, I recommend you use the following tool to grade your servers SSL security: Qualys SSLlabs “scan your server” tool. Don’t let this happen to you If your server runs IIS for the web server… Continue Reading


Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability eats up our day!

HeartBleed The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual… Continue Reading



Creating XenApp 6.5 farm Documentation

I get this request from time to time, and usually start with this when taking on a new client with Citrix XenApp 6.5. Documenting the current state. This helps me understand what I am going to be taking on, and compare and contrast the configuration over time. In the old days different scripts using mfcom… Continue Reading