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08. 04. 2019 Alessandro Romboli NetEye, NetEye ITOA

Anonymous Access for Wall Dashboards

Scenario A lot of people who have a NetEye monitoring system will set up a Wall Dashboard to display the status of their most important services and vital performance data. If these Dashboards are built using Grafana (in the ITOA menu in NetEye 4), you will encounter the problem that you will need to bypass… Read More

18. 03. 2019 Alessandro Romboli NetEye

Monitoring a Ubiquity Unifi Wireless Controller

Scenario Unifi is a well-known wireless solution developed by Ubiquity Networks.  It’s widely used due to its efficiency and low cost. Up until some years ago, the vendor offered just a basic set of access points managed by a software controller.  Year after year, the number and types of wireless controllers grew to include many specialized types… Read More

21. 11. 2018 Alessandro Romboli Microsoft Management, NetEye

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services 2016 Issue

Remote Desktop Services 2016: The AppContainer Windows Server 2016 introduced the “AppContainer”, which is created when users connect to the server for the first time. Due to a registry leak, the Windows Server generates registry bloat for firewall rules. This registry bloat can be found in the following registry keys: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\RestrictedServices\Configurable\System Over time, this… Read More

25. 09. 2018 Alessandro Romboli NetEye

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Performance – Part 2

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Performance In a complex distributed RDS environment, it’s difficult to measure RDS performance: the end user typically notices responsiveness in a different way compared to measuring a single Windows Performance Counter! Overall performance tends to degrade over time: and frequent maintenance is required to keep an RDS Farm efficient. Of course,… Read More

30. 08. 2018 Alessandro Romboli NetEye

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services: Customization and Performance

A Little History The Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) architecture is widely used to publish centralized Desktop and Windows Applications to users from remote sites. With RDS, only the software user interfaces are transferred to the client system. All input from the client system is transmitted to the server, where software execution takes place. RDS… Read More

15. 03. 2018 Alessandro Romboli EriZone & OTRS, NetEye

Microsoft ADFS service and Non-Claims-Aware applications

Microsoft ADFS service is widely used for integrating Web Applications with Microsoft Active Directory. Since Windows Server 2012 R2, it can also integrate Non-Claims-Aware applications. This configuration is very interesting because ADFS can still be the single point of user authentication, and the whole configuration is much easier as a Claims one. Architecture The whole… Read More

09. 11. 2017 Alessandro Romboli Uncategorized

Integrazione di Microsoft ADFS con Shibboleth

A partire dalla versione Windows Server 2003 R2, Microsoft ha introdotto il servizio ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services) come lo strumento di gestione del controllo di accesso e di autorizzazione di tipo Claim. ADFS si appoggia ad un dominio Active Directory. All’utente che viene autenticato vengono forniti una serie di Claim relativi alla sua identità… Read More

09. 11. 2017 Alessandro Romboli Uncategorized

Microsoft ADFS integration with Shibboleth

Starting with the Windows Server 2003 R2 version, Microsoft introduced the Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), a software component which provides users with single sign-on access to systems and applications located across organizational boundaries. ADFS is part of the Active Directory Services. The authenticated user is provided with a series of Claims related to his… Read More

09. 11. 2017 Alessandro Romboli Microsoft Management, Microsoft Management, Microsoft Management

Microsoft ADFS integration with Shibboleth

Starting with the Windows Server 2003 R2 version, Microsoft introduced the Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), a software component which provides users with single sign-on access to systems and applications located across organizational boundaries. ADFS is part of the Active Directory Services. The authenticated user is provided with a series of Claims related to his… Read More

22. 08. 2017 Alessandro Romboli Uncategorized

Dovete aggiornare Computer Windows con WSUS? Ecco alcuni consigli.

Da molti anni il servizio WSUS (Windows Server Update Services, ex SUS, Software Update Services) rappresenta il modo più utilizzato nelle aziende per gestire gli aggiornamenti dei Computer Windows. Il prodotto esiste dall’anno 2005 e a partire da Windows Server 2008 R2 è diventato un Ruolo installabile sui Server. WSUS gestisce il catalogo degli aggiornamenti… Read More

22. 08. 2017 Alessandro Romboli Uncategorized

WSUS: Windows Computer aktualisieren

Seit vielen Jahren ist WSUS (Windows Server Update Services, ex SUS, Software Update Services) die bevorzugte Komponente für das Aktualisieren von Windows Computern. Das Produkt ist seit 2005 auf dem Markt und mit Windows Server 2008 R2 wurde es eine auf den Servern installierbare Rule. WSUS ist eine Softwarekomponente des Microsoft Windows Server, die für… Read More

22. 08. 2017 Alessandro Romboli NetEye, NetEye, NetEye

Upgrading your Windows computers with WSUS? Here’s a guideline.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is an application developed by Microsoft that enables administrators to manage the distribution of updates for Microsoft products to computers in a corporate environment. The first version of WSUS was known as Software Update Services (SUS) and was created in 2005. Only after 2008 it was distributed as an installable… Read More

25. 05. 2017 Alessandro Romboli Uncategorized

Monitoraggio di un server Microsoft Exchange

Il server Microsoft Exchange è uno dei più diffusi sistemi di posta elettronica in ambito aziendale e spesso risulta un oggetto difficile da monitorare: tante volte i controlli implementati si limitano alla verifica della disponibilità del server in rete. Dalla versione 2013 di Exchange è stato fatto un passo in avanti: infatti Microsoft ha messo… Read More

25. 05. 2017 Alessandro Romboli Uncategorized

Überwachen eines Microsoft Exchange Servers

Der Microsoft Exchange Server ist eines der weitverbreitetsten Systeme für das Versenden von Geschäftsemails, aber leider ist es manchmal etwas schwierig ihn zu überwachen. Oft beschränken sich daher die implementierten Kontrollen auf die Überwachung der Verfügbarkeit des Servers im Netzwerk. Mit der Version 2013 ist jedoch ein großer Schritt nach vorne gelungen: Microsoft stellt eine… Read More

25. 05. 2017 Alessandro Romboli NetEye, NetEye, NetEye

Monitoring Microsoft Exchange Server

Microsoft Exchange server is one of the most used email server for companies but sometimes it is hard to monitor because usually the monitoring tools only control the availability of the server on the network. Thanks to the 2013 update, Microsoft offered several URL (Healthcheck URL) to verify the real server availability for clients. The… Read More

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