Posts by georgekhalil

Remote Desktop Services in Windows 2008 R2 – Part 2 – RD Gateway

Posted by on Nov 16, 2009 in Windows 2008 R2

Welcome to the second article in this series on Remote Desktop Services in Windows 2008 R2.  We were first introduced to the Remote Desktop (RD) Gateway in the first release of Windows 2008 and as previously mentioned in part 1 of this series, the RD Gateway was formerly known as Terminal Server (TS) Gateway.  TS Gateway opened up Remote Access barriers providing access to our Terminal Servers via SSL or port 443, as opposed to the conventional “legacy” VPN access through either IPSEC or L2TP. In Windows Server 2008 R2, not much has changed and in today’s article I will provide you...

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Remote Desktop Services in Windows 2008 R2 -Part 1

Posted by on Nov 12, 2009 in Windows 2008 R2

Windows Terminal Services has come a long way since its infancy and has improved with every version of Windows, and Windows 2008 R2 is no exception.  There are even noticeable differences between Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 and should be highly considered as a worthy upgrade for those currently running older versions of the Windows component.  I first began working with Terminal Server technologies back in the day of WinFrame which was a “special” version of Windows NT 3.5.1 that was developed by Citrix.  Since then I have worked with all versions of Terminal Server from NT4 to...

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Exchange 2010 has arrived, What’s New?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2009 in Exchange 2010

So word has hit the streets and Exchange 2010 RTM is officially available for download as a 120 trial from the Microsoft Download Centre and from the Microsoft Licensing download site for all Microsoft paying customers.   Microsoft Exchange 2010 introduces a number of enhancements and new features over it’s most recent predecessor Exchange 2007 and whilst many customers are still using Exchange 2003, Exchange 2010 has a lot to offer over Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007.  I first blogged about Exchange 2010 when it was in beta form and you can access these articles below; Exchange 2010...

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How to setup XP Mode on Windows 7

Posted by on Oct 27, 2009 in Virtualisation, Windows 7

Windows 7 was just recently released to the General Public and has been in the hands of TechNet and MSDN subscribers for a while before that, and one of the features that I have been utilising lately is “XP Mode” which is a glorified version of Virtual PC as we have known it in previous releases.  Windows Virtual PC for Windows 7 (not to be confused with Windows Virtual PC 2007) is actually one of two pre-requisites for XP mode with the other being “Hardware-assisted virtualization (HAV)”.  HAV are processors with the Intel VT, AMD-V or VIA VT feature which will need to be enabled...

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SharePoint 2010 – Word has hit the streets

Posted by on Oct 20, 2009 in SharePoint 2010

The word is out, SharePoint 2010 NDA has been uplifted and we are being bombarded with information that is coming out of the SharePoint 2009 conference in Las Vegas and by the SharePoint Product Team Blog.  All I can say is WOW!  Unfortunately I was not able to attend the conference, however I have been following my fellow SharePoint tweeps who are tweeting information from various sessions being held at the conference “live”.  SharePoint 2010 is marketed as the release of the decade with great new features.  The SharePoint Team blog describe SharePoint in 1 sentence, “8...

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