Publish “My Computer” in Citrix

By | October 4, 2009

Here’s something which I have been meaning to add up here. Since IE7 (I know, this one is old) no longer did running “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE -E C:\” (or any other drive for that matter) work. You would always get an error message stating the system cannot find the device specified. Here’s how I got around that annoying message

Top 10 Network Administration Utilities

By | September 25, 2009

Every now and then you run across a utility that just makes your life easier. Everybody has their tools that they use and has their reasons for using them. Well here are mine. I have compiled a list of my top 10 Network Administration tools. As well, since most IT budgets are tight these days, I tried to limit these to either free or low cost software.

 

Cloud Computing Comparison – Part 1

By | September 12, 2009

Recently, the company I work for decided it was time to make a push into the “Cloud”. We host many web services for many of our customers and all the way up until now, we have always done things the old fashion way of having a dedicated server onsite. Last year we thought outside the building and purchased a server out on Rackspace and so far we are nothing but happy with its performance. This year we make the next move and have decided on the virtual cloud. Our choices after looking at a slew of providers was either Amazon EC2 service or Rackspace cloud. The reasons we went with these two were because Rackspace, in my opinion, is the leading corporate hosting provider available and the service we get from them is second to none; and Amazon is seemingly infinite in size and you can just about guarantee a high level of network availability.

After we started working with both Amazon and Rackspace, our developers were worried about the bandwidth and/or network latency on these servers. They didn’t feel it was up to par and was worse than they anticipated. That was where I stepped in and started running various analysis’s. The rest of this article will print out the details of my findings where you can then make a judgment of your own.

 

VZAccess Manager Error

By | June 30, 2009

Here is a good fix. I recently upgraded to the UM175 WWAN device from Verizon but there was a problem.

After I activated the UM175 I would get an error:

A connection to the remote computer could not be established. You might need to change the network settings for this connection. For further assistance, click more info or search help and support center for this error.

***Now, I did not get an error code but after some research I discovered that many other people were getting error codes! Most of the computers with the errors were Dell and Lenovo machines.

I called support and they were no help at all, they told me that it is s problem with WinXP and deal with it myself.

 

 

Adobe Acrobat Crashing for Terminal Services Users

By | June 4, 2009

Funny how fixes come in groups? I didn’t have any for awhile and now I have many to post… But do I have the time to?

Anyway, I just setup a terminal server and some of the users had a problem with running Acrobat. It would state that there was a library error when Acrobat was opened and stated that Adobe should be reinstalled. WTF! The fix was real simple but a good one to post as I didn’t find it on Adobe’s site.