Sophos SATC woes with Sophos Anti-Virus

I had to write this blog post after a rather long haul in attempting to resolve an issue with a Sophos XG Firewall and its Web Filtering Policies. The Web Filtering Policies on XG Firewalls are assigned to users based on them being logged into a windows machine via a certain IP. This is fine …

Azure and Citrix MCS Snapshot Script

Various conversations on twitter have triggered this blogpost. For those of you working in Azure and using MCS to provision servers, this will come in handy. So; MCS in azure will give you an option to rollback to your previous image and you can also use snapshots with managed disks; its not always the solution …

Citrix Cloud Shared Tenancy

There was a bit of a stir on Twitter last week about how Citrix don’t provide a method for consultants or technical enthusiasts to learn about Citrix Cloud post the 30 day trial. Martin Therkelsen had the idea of a few of us grouping together to get a shared tenancy similar to the Citrix CTP’s, …

FSLogix O365 Container Sizing – The Final Word

Recently I’ve been working with FSLogix on producing some storage sizing metrics for Office 365 VHD containers. I’m happy to announce that this testing is now complete, and we have produced some conclusions for scalability and sizing. A white paper is available here: FSLogix Office 365 Contrainer Scalability and Sizing.pdf For those interested in the …

Protocol Wars – RDP vs ICA

With the rise of Windows Virtual Desktop I wanted to do a bit of preliminary testing on the obvious thing that’s going to matter, is RDP good enough? We all know WVD will be based on a number of different Microsoft Windows Desktop/Server OSes but what we don’t know, is if there will be additional …

Creating a custom Parallels RAS connection in LoginVSI

I was doing some load testing and needed to also connect to a Parallels RAS hosted desktop. This can be ahieved by installing the RAS client on your LoginVSI Launcher and editing the connection string as follows in the Management console: 1C:\Program Files\Parallels\Client\TSClient.exe s!='{Server}’ t!=’443′ m!=’2′ r! u!='{Username}@{Domain}’ q!='{Password}’ a!=’#1′ The full syntax for the …