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Converting Xen Appliances for XenServer Import

It is no secret that we use many Novell technologies at Martin Luther College to enable our faculty, staff, and students to get their work done. I’ve blogged about such things many times and I’ll be continuing to do so in the future. I have plans to bring Filr and ZENworks on campus soon to alleviate …

Security: A Growing Concern in the U.S. Financial Sector

Right now all eyes are on the financial services industry following the recent high-profile cyber attacks on JPMorgan Chase and nine other U.S. banking institutions. As of this writing, at least 83 million U.S. households and businesses are confirmed to have been affected by the attack. This number is expected to grow as more information …

Significant New Features Included in Newly-Released File Reporter and Storage Manager Updates

Today Novell released Novell File Reporter 2.5 and Novell Storage Manager 4.0. These product updates provide some important new features that customers will want to utilize right away.

Reduce Costs in Your Enterprise by Using Remote Workers

It costs a lot of money to keep workers onsite. This is especially true for large organizations that provide desk space and basic amenities for hundreds or even thousands of workers at a time. For this reason, remote working is a viable alternative to keeping employees in one centralized location. Consider the fact that allowing …

The Linux “Shellshock” Vulnerability and Your Novell Products

For all of us at Novell, the security of your data is of the utmost importance. Security researchers have discovered the following new software vulnerabilities that could affect Novell’s products and customers. What is the ShellShock vulnerability and how do I know it exists on my systems?

OES/SLES Registration Script

A script to easily register Open Enterprise Servers or SLES severs.

Get the most out of BrainShare

Personally I am a huge fan of Evernote and use it for almost everything in my professional and personal life. In preparation for their own conference that is happening this week, the people at Evernote have published an article on how best to use Evernote at conferences to take notes to help you remember what …

Hello Again GroupWise!

I am very excited today to be able to re-introduce myself to the GroupWise community and talk about my new role with Novell as the Product Manager for Collaboration. Before I get started I do want to tip my hat to my predecessor, Mr GroupWise Dean Lythgoe…

ENGL Z-Remote™ for ZENworks

Since the release of ZENworks Configuration Management (ZCM), one of the most commonly requested enhancements from ZENworks administrators is for a standalone remote management tool…

ZENworks Quality

As many of you are aware of early versions of ZENworks Configuration Management could be challenging. Over the last eight years we’ve put a lot of work into tweaking our development processes …

Overcoming the Challenges of Virtual Endpoint Management

Your business uses a variety of different virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions such as Microsoft Windows, Active Directory and VMware Horizon (View). These solutions can be deployed to VDI end users across the globe; however, they don’t provide the comprehensive virtual endpoint management features that users need to ensure that these solutions perform up to …

Using Wireshark to Trace ZENworks and other SSL secured traffic

When I started at Novell almost twenty years ago I had the privilege of working on the LAN support team. Our job was to basically use tools like Network General’s Sniffer and LANalyzer to troubleshoot network communications. With help from great people like Earle Wells and Thom Kerby I quickly learned how to use these …

Don’t Sweat Data Compliance: Invest in Mobile Device Management

Mobility has become one of the biggest drivers of productivity and cost savings in the enterprise. But for companies operating in highly-regulated industries like financial and healthcare, implementing traditional mobility or bring your own device (BYOD) solutions is much more difficult due to the overwhelming amount of regulatory policies that must be followed.

Novell-Cifs CASA Repair Tool

A tool to troubleshoot and fix the system created CASA key: common-proxy-casa and CASA key: novell-cifs

Quick Reference Tool for VI

A tool to learn vi/vim or to be used as a quick reference tool – vic short for vi commands.

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