Month: October 2012

Netflix and error w8156-c0262500

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Quick post, If you get this error message on Netflix using Windows 8 you need to remove Hyper-V, it is an issue with silverlight and hyper-v so haven’t found any other fixes yet. So remove Hyper-V everything works!

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Netscaler and DDoS

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A part of many Network admins day to day tasks involves mitigating DDoS attacks. And they come in many types of shape and size.But they are share a common goal, disrupting the service for the users. These types of attacks make the service…

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Citrix Netscaler and SDN

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There is a lot of talk now about SDN, so I would like clarify what is actually meant with SDN.First of the name SDN is for Software Defined Networking, the concept Is actually pretty simple. It is built upon that a network administrator…

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Monitoring Citrix with Operations Manager 2012

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In the earlier days if you have Operations Manager 2007 you would have MP’s available for the most of the Citrix products. On the installation media on XenApp 6.5 you would for instance have a management pack which you could use in OpsMgr…

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Azure integration pack for SP1 Beta

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Microsoft just released a integration pack for Azure which allows you to create runbooks attached to Azure.The activities included in the integration packs are: Azure Certificates- the Azure Certificates activity is used in a runbook to add, delete, and list management and service…

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Automating Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 with PowerShell

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First part of this series, I showed how you could run and install all the necessary prerequisites silent and automated, this time I will write a bit more instead of just adding the commands.In Service Pack 1, Configuration Manager will finally include cmdlets…

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Configuration Manager 2012 silent install

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To run the Setup Downloader from command promt setupdl \MyServerMyShareConfigMgrUpdates /VERIFY: Use this option to verify the files in the download folder, which include language files. Review the ConfigMgrSetup.log file in the root of the C drive for a list of files that…

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Windows Server 2012 deployment via PowerShell

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Now with the release of Windows Server 2012, Microsoft has added a huge huge huge improvement in PowerShell, there are about 2400 cmdlets available, and Microsoft have said that there are more to tome.Just to display how easy it is, I thought Id…

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GSM monitoring with SCOM 2012 SP1

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As a part of Service pack 1 for SCOM 2012, Microsoft has added a new feature called GSM (Global Service Monitoring) It allows you to monitor your services from Microsoft’s datacenters.Lets say for instance that you have a large web-shop in Europe. You…

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What was new at Citrix Synergy Barcelona

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Wow! The last couple of days there has been a storm of Twitter activity around the Synergy conference in Barcelona (and for those that weren’t able to attend, including myself) There is a lot of new stuff happening around Citrix these days, so…

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