The Walking Dead: Season 1 (Game)

I recently had the opportunity to play through episodes 3-5 of the Walking Dead Season 1. I am very late to the party as they came out almost two years ago. The following are my thoughts on the series. These all relate to the game – I have not yet watched the series. Zombie movies ...

RSA Authentication Manager Web Tier – change listen address

RSA Authentication Manager has the ability to deploy a web tier – providing self service, RBA and Dynamic Provisioning from a server in the DMZ – removing the need to externally publish the Authentication Manager web services. By default the web tier installer deploys a pre-configured weblogic instance, which listens on all IP addresses on ...

Group Policy Client Service could not start

I recently noticed that every time I logged on to my Wife’s laptop, I received an error: Cannot connect to Windows service Could not connect to the Group Policy Client Service. Odd. Checking services.msc – the Group Policy client was set to Automatic, but I was unable to Start or Stop is (options were greyed ...

Exchange 2010/2003 Availability Service – Free/Busy not available for Exchange 2003 Users

We have just completed an upgrade to Exchange 2010 in our primary site (Auckland). We still have 2 remote sites running Exchange 2003. Today I decommissioned all the remaining Exchange 2003 infrastructure in Auckland. All went swimmingly well. However, at the end of my implementation I was left with my “First Administrative Group” which was ...

Citrix Storefront – Slow Startup

After implementing StoreFront as a POC, we had issues with the first logon of the day taking forever. The StoreFront web app would take forever to load and to receiver clients this came through as failed logons or hangs. Found the following: http://blog.whatwoulddando.com/tag/citrix-receiver-storefront-slow/ which shows how to edit aspnet.config and add:   <runtime> <generatePublisherEvidence enabled=”false”/> ...

Citrix Sharefile Sync: invalid username or password 1

Consider the following: You install and configure Sharefile Sync You uninstall the app You reinstall the app, then try to reconfigure You receive an error “invalid username or password” when configuring.   It appears this issue is due to missing proxy settings. Unfortunately you cannot access preferences to change them until you have configured sharefile ...

Retro City Rampage – Final Boss

I have just finished Retro City Rampage – available on a number of devices and services (including Steam). The difficulty on the last 3 stages went from normal to bananas and was immensely frustrating, but none so much as the final boss. You are in a car driving towards the horizon, Buttnick is a giant ...

CloudGateway – Packaging iOS Apps – @WorkMail, @WorkWeb

We are currently installing CloudGateway – one part of Citrix’s new XenMobile stack. Essentially it is a combination of Access Gateway + AppController + Storefront to deliver iOS and Android applications to devices in a secure, managed way. There is a significant amount of configuring required at an infrastructure level. AppController is the easiest as ...

Photos in Outlook 2010/Exchange 2010

One of the cool new features in Outlook 2010 is the use of contact photos. These show up either at the top of bottom of messages and when viewing contacts. These pictures can be populated from a number of sources: 1. Manually adding photos to your contacts 2. Outlook Social Connector (pulls from facebook etc) ...

iPhone/iPad – incorrect unread email count 4

Had an issue with a user’s iPhone today – their Exchange account showed 9 unread messages, when in fact there were only 2 in there (confirmed when you open the inbox on the device and by checking their Outlook client). Issue was confined to that user, so we did some googling. Turns out it’s a ...