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Most RDS/Citrix Monitoring Tools Licensing Models are Bull$h!+

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Ready for another epic Andy rant on the Citrix/RDS monitoring industry? Strap into your seats, folks! Today we’re going to take on how most RDS and Citrix monitoring tool vendors adopt licensing models designed to soak their customers and bleed them dry. RDS Licensing Gotcha 1: When They Charge You For Data Retention, and/or Tier […]

New MUST HAVE Remote Desktop Services Hotfixes for Windows Server 2012 R2

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Since the time of our last RDS Hotfix/Update post, the Remote Desktop Services team at Microsoft has released additional new hotfixes for Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS deployments. All of these are considered “must have” updates to make sure that your RDS deployment on Windows Server 2012 is nice and healthy. Read on and you’ll […]

Preventing Remote Desktop Logins For Privileged Users

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Recently, I was working with a client who had the interesting goal of preventing a specific domain administrator from logging on via Remote Desktop Services. They wanted the domain admin and other privileged accounts to only connect via the VMWare vSphere console (through the corporate firewall), and then start a console session. Fortunately, this is […]

RDPSoft: Remote Desktop Licensing and Desktop Reporting Podcast with Andy Milford – Episode 210

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In episode 210, Douglas Brown interviews Andy Milford, CEO and Chief Software Architect at RDPSoft. Andy and Douglas discuss RDPSoft’s Remote Desktop Reporter and NEW Service Provider Licensing Tracker solution for Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Citrix XenApp, and others. Andy does an amazing job introducing us to RDPSoft, why he founded it, dives deep in […]

New Remote Desktop Services Hotfixes for Windows Server 2012 R2

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Greetings folks. The Remote Desktop Services team at Microsoft has just released several new hotfixes for Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS deployments, one of which is pretty significant: Our Old Friend, the Remote Desktop Licensing Manager. High Importance Hotfixes Scenario where too many users signing on can corrupt the RDS Licensing Server database.Apparently, if there […]

Remote Desktop Performance – Key Metrics to Watch

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So, you’ve implemented a brand new Remote Desktop Services (RDS) or Citrix XenDesktop farm, and now you want to start monitoring different metrics to both a.) ensure a good user experience as well as b.) determine which users and/or clients are the most costly in terms of resources used. Here are the key remote desktop […]

Remote Desktop Performance – Key Metrics to Watch

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So, you’ve implemented a brand new Remote Desktop Services (RDS) or Citrix XenDesktop farm, and now you want to start monitoring different metrics to both a.) ensure a good user experience as well as b.) determine which users and/or clients are the most costly in terms of resources used. Here are the key remote desktop […]

RDP Logs – Where Are They? How Do I Monitor RDP Activity?

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Pro Tip: Your Log Management / IT Search Software Isn’t Going To Help You Generate RDP Reports Having now had several years of conversations with customers and evaluators, we’ve learned that there is a mistaken assumption among admins that you can glean decent report samples regarding RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) activity from the Windows event […]

RDP Logs – Where Are They? How Do I Monitor RDP Activity?

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Pro Tip: Your Log Management / IT Search Software Isn’t Going To Help You Generate RDP Reports Having now had several years of conversations with customers and evaluators, we’ve learned that there is a mistaken assumption among admins that you can glean decent report samples regarding RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) activity from the Windows event […]

Special Holiday Offer – RDS/XenApp Monitoring For $7 Per Server Per Month!

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Back in September, we launched our new flexible month-to-month subscription licensing program for our Remote Desktop Commander Suite, in direct challenge the traditional channel-driven, expensive perpetual licensing models used by our competition. We now offer month-to-month licensing for only $9 per RDS/XenApp server per month, and $1 per virtual desktop/physical workstation. A little more than two months in, […]

Special Holiday Offer – RDS/XenApp Monitoring For $7 Per Server Per Month!

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Back in September, we launched our new flexible month-to-month subscription licensing program for our Remote Desktop Commander Suite, in direct challenge the traditional channel-driven, expensive perpetual licensing models used by our competition. We now offer month-to-month licensing for only $9 per RDS/XenApp server per month, and $1 per virtual desktop/physical workstation. A little more than […]

Why XenApp Monitoring Is So $#%!?@ Expensive

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This post is likely going to irritate some folks in our industry, and that’s OK. Frankly, that’s the point. Let’s Pull Back the Curtain On How Server Based Computing (SBC) / End User Computing Software Is Sold I’ve now been in the SBC industry for nearly 2 years. Prior to that, I was the CEO […]

RDP Latency – Yes, Virginia, You Can Track It Now…

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But you’re going to need to deploy Windows Server 2012 to do it Several weeks ago, I gave a really fun talk at BriForum about the hidden benefits found inside Version 8 of the Remote Desktop Protocol – specifically, the fact that for any given RDP 8 connections to a Windows Server 2012 (or Windows […]

BriForum Recap: Storm Clouds Over Citrix, Microsoft Rising

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It’s been a little over two weeks since BriForum 2015 ended out in Denver, and as usual, it was a blast, filled with knowledgeable speakers and engaged attendees covering the entire gamut of virtualization and server-based computing.  This year, I had the privilege of being a BriForum speaker, focusing my talk on the hidden benefits […]

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