I have recently published the shadow key companion which compiles all currently known information about shadow key in a single article. An important piece of information is the flag TS_AWARE for executables causing Windows not to produce shadow keys in...
A while ago I explained how user passwords in common applications like Outlook are stored and encrypted. Unfortunately the tie of encryption and user accounts made a migration impossible for a number of migration scenarios. With Profile Migrator 2.3 we...
The sepago ACS technology - what's it all about? The ACS files are a key to Profile Migrator's functionality. But what are the ACS files all about, and why do they make profile migration so simple? ACS stands for “Application...
Migrations are a common task in corporate IT. Computers are replaced, domains are merged, physical hardware is replaced by virtual infrastructure. In an ideal world the user will not notice that the migration was performed. In reality the user is...
Since the release of Profile Migrator 1.0 we have received a lot of positve feedback and feature suggestions . While we are working on adding support for profile migration from client computers in the next major release, the beta version...
I was recently supporting a customer who had a migration project planned. The customers were using Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 on Windows Server 2003 x86 and the task was to replace this with XenApp 6 on Windows Server 2008 R2...
As Windows Server 2008 R2 is now RTM and is only available as x64 edition, you need to ask yourself how Windows x64 effects application delivery because sooner or later you will succumb. Although a general adoption of x64 is...
In the first article of this series, I provided a short overview why performance monitoring is important, what subsystems are to be monitored and named some tools focussed on monitoring terminal servers. Having been concerned with the performance analysis of...
Lately, I have been working with Windows x64 a lot. I am under the impression that few are really aware of the behavioural changes introduced by the Windows-on-Windows 64 (WoW64) layer enabling 32-bit applications to run on Windows x64. Therefore,...
Recently, I have been working with Performance Monitor a lot and have stumbled across several peculiarities. This article describes how PerfMon behaves on Windows x64 and how counter DLLs are managed by Windows as well as the difference in behaviour...
The Windows-On-Windows (WoW) subsystem has been included in Windows operating systems to allow for backwards compatibility. It has enabled the execution of 16-bit applications on modern 32-bit based Windows. This abstraction layer is located in user space translating API calls...