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I got dem Ol’ Slow Terminal Server (2012) Blues!

l have been fighting with a new RDS (terminal server) install at a big customer for the last few months.  They run a line of business app that is written in Visual FoxPro9 and it has some quirks, to say the least.  They were running the app on an older Server 2008 terminal server on …

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Active Directory–Where did my GPO templates go????

This is a short post to highlight something I stumbled across the other day. One of our customers has been bought out by a much larger company and the new parent company is in the process of transitioning my customer’s systems into the parent company’s infrastructure.  One of the parent company’s sysadmins was working in …

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Remote Web Access vs Remote Desktop Server

I had a customer ask me about this the other day and I thought it might be useful to have a quick discussion about the differences between these two desktop access technologies. While we are all rushing to embrace the Cloud (Hello O365!) there is still a lot of need by a lot of organizations …

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Server 2012/2012 R2 Storage Spaces – Creating Storage Pools

Server 2012 and 2012 R2 introduced the concept and tool of Windows “Storage Spaces”.  To be frank, I was royally confused by what they were and what purpose they served until I sat through a 2012 R2 Jumpstart.  Now I “see the light” so I hope to be able to share the light with you.  …

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Server 2012 R2 RDS and iOS/Android–Part 1, RDS Setup

Back in the days when dinosaurs roamed the Earth you needed to use Citrix Presentation Server if you wanted to “publish” applications from a terminal server out to a webpage for easier yet controlled access by users. It sat on top of a Terminal Server install and provided extended functionality that mere Terminal Server users …

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Hyper-V vs VMware Virtual Networking

itgroove has been busy building out our new Server 2012/Hyper-V infrastructure in support of our move to all new and shiny Exchange 2013, SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013 and Office 2013 along with our move to Windows 8 on all the client machines.  We made the decision to move off VMware ESXi as our virtualization platform …

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