I want a Citrix XenAPP Server on Linux

We use Citrix XenApp 4 (Presentation Manager) for Solaris as the worldwide portal into our EDA/CAD Design server environment. Citrix XenApp is the latest name for Citrix Presentation Manager which was formerly named, Citrix Metaframe. The use of Citrix’s Solaris based products is common in the Chip Design and Manufacturing industry. For many years, Citrix’s customers have been asking for a Presentation Manager Server product that runs on Linux. Now that Oracle has purchased Sun, will Citrix finally release a XenApp server for Linux? continue reading » »

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OCR’ing all of the PDF files in a SharePoint Document Library using PowerShell and Solid PDF Tools

A recent review of the PDF Documents in our Document Control Library, revealed that most were “image only” PDF’s. We’ve run our document control system on different versions of SharePoint technologies since SharePoint Portal Server 2001. We are currently running SharePoint 2007. I’m surprised that someone did not previously notice that most of our PDF files were not showing up in the searches.

The question is:“How can we get all of these PDFs reprocessed to be searchable for a reasonable cost?” continue reading » »

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Windows 7 and Virtual XP mode – What and Who is it for?

The new Virtual XP Mode in Windows 7 requires a CPU supporting virtualization and a supporting BIOS. The vast majority of XP users do not have a computer with a CPU or BIOS that would support this option. With this in mind, this is not a feature that is going to be used by the masses in 2010.

You are probably asking yourself; “So who and what is this feature for?”
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Using Powershell to stop and start dependent services with error notification

A few days ago I received a request to restart a set of dependent Hyperion services every Sunday. This had to be done because; “That’s what Oracle support said is the fix to one of our TAR’s”. Although this server has 3.75 GB of RAM and had never used more than 1.2 GB of RAM. Oracle claims that memory issues are causing a service to fail. This failure causes logons to fail. There are no events in the eventlogs or error information in any Hyperion logs that we can find. However, If you restart the services, then the problem goes away. So that is Oracle support’s answer, restart the services; “case closed”.

I do not call this a solution, but a kludge. Our Hyperion activity is relatively light. I guess Oracle’s answer to their very large and active customers must be to restart these services every 15 minutes. Hmmm, no let me think a second, the Hyperion product is financial planning software, with support answers like this, should I be concerned that this software might be calculating the wrong results? I wonder if I need to restart the other services frequently, just to be sure they calculate correctly?

Ok, my sarcasm and diatribe aside, I decided to create a PowerShell script and run it as a scheduled task.
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A walkthrough the code to extend the HP Digital Sending Software

Recently, I wrote about extending the HP Digital Sending Software to “close the gap” and email the OCR’ed result. I received a request to release the code, so I’ve decided to do so with a bit a of documentation.
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