Posts by Adam Doblo

Has HC7 GOTYA? Remembering the Importance of the Basics

As IT Professionals it is very easy to get caught up in the new hotness.  We are often, by temperament, interested in whatever is new and shiny.  This is highly laudable but we have to continue to focus on doing the basics and doing them well. In the last week we have been hearing reports…

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How to install NetFx3 on Windows Server 2012R2

While working with Windows 2012 R2 server and implementing various applications, one issue that I have come across while installing SQL 2012 SP1 is the prerequisite for.Net 3.5 and although the feature is present in “Roles and Features” (.Net Framework 3.5) feature is not installed because .Net Framework 4.5 is already installed by default.  However…

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Adding MS Account to domain user says account '… is here already'

After a recent rollout of Microsoft DirectAccess I ran into a specific issue around the addition of a Microsoft account to the domain account. After attempting to add the Microsoft account I was constantly presented with “username is already here” and an empty data entry box. Given the deep integration between the “Microsoft Account” (i.e.…

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Remote Server Management Tools for Windows 10

For those of us who live in the world of IT, the ability to remotely administer server features like Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, etc. is a big deal. In some previous versions of Windows we were kind of hamstrung when it came to adopting the latest version of the desktop OS by the lack of…

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Blocking Win 10 on the domain

Windows 10 is here and frankly it’s great.  You will, however, want to be careful to put some controls in place to stop the uncontrolled install of this new OS directly by end users.  Every firm has them, those users who really wish they were in IT and want to be on the bleeding edge…

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Win10 in-place upgrade + Cisco VPN = No network

Windows 10 released early today and while we have been running 10 on a host of machines we have waited until now to start testing in-place upgrades.  While 10 is clearly a huge improvement over 8.1 there is one big gotcha you should avoid during setup.  If you are happen to have the Cisco VPN…

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Microsoft Releases Out of Band Critical Update

Yesterday evening, July 20th 2015, Microsoft released one of its relatively rare out of band critical updates.  This update patches a vulnerability which could allow for the execution of remote code on a “specially crafted document” or by visiting an “untrusted webpage that contains OpenType fonts.”  Microsoft is generally in the habit of combining all…

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Citrix XenServer – Who says "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?"

Citrix Summit 2015, held in Las Vegas, proved to be an exciting event.  Citrix has once again wowed Solution Providers and Partners with lots of new technology and upgrades that stand to make 2015 an exciting year to say the least.  Among the topics of discussion was the announcement of the next generation of Citrix XenServer.  XenServer…

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Migrate Citrix XenApp 6.5 Citrix XenApp 7.6

Is it true?   Can it be?  Are we dreaming?  Well that is what I thought when I heard of the release of Citrix XenDesktop 7.6.  Now you may ask, what does XenDesktop have to do with XenApp?  Well Citrix has combined XenApp and XenDesktop into one suite and one single architecture with the announcement of XenDesktop…

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Microsoft Expands Preview of Office for Android Tablet

Prior to yesterday the one hole in the “Office for…” lineup has been the Android tablet.  This has now been corrected with the release of Office for Android Tablet via Google play.  You will now be able to enjoy all of the Microsoft Office goodness on devices in the 7 to 10 inch range (sorry…

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