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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 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 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 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

06. 04. 2017 Alessandro Romboli NetEye

Monitoring of objects in segregated networks

In many companies, there are installed SNMP devices on segregated networks, which we cannot directly access. A typical example are backup networks on which the transmission of Jumbo Frames is enabled. Conventionally, there are positioned iSCSI devices and NAS, to reduce overheads and CPU cycles and hence, to increase transmission performance.

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