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Reducing the Number of JoinProxy Servers in a Public Network

A Micro Focus customer wanted to introduce the Work from Home option for its employees. To resolve system-related issues that might occur on these devices, the customer required remote control access. Remote access can be achieved by the use of JoinProxy servers. Micro Focus had successfully tested a scenario in which 5000 devices …

It’s Time to Lay the Groundwork for a Digital Workspace

A new generation of employees are entering the workforce, and they are bringing with them a very different set of habits and beliefs. One of the biggest differences is the non-negotiable expectation that they can get their work done at any time and from any location, using the devices, connectivity, applications and collaborative tools of …

Importing Microsoft Active Directory Print Management Printers into Micro Focus Service Desk 7.3

Do you manage printers with Microsoft Active Directory Print Management? Are you tired of manually creating and updating printer items in Micro Focus Service Desk? Even if you have done this, chances are good that this process quickly got out of hand. Manually keeping up with changes to printers can be exhausting and error prone. …

Managing a virtual android device (Android x86) through ZENworks

With the ZENworks 2017 release, ZENworks has started managing Mobile devices as well. As a customer, you may want to try this out on your test device before deploying the same in production. If you still have reservations, why not try it out on an Android x86 based virtual device. The latest release version (as …

GroupWise Resource Archive – January 2017

Happy New Year and best wishes for a great 2017! The January release of the free GroupWise Resource Archive, which provides easy research of the NGW Digest email discussions between GroupWise administrators, partners and consultants, is now available. Use the high speed text search capabilities to discover invaluable guidance within topics ranging from GroupWise technical issues to Micro …

Why is GWAVA Considered the Leader In GroupWise Security?

GWAVA Security for GroupWise GWAVA Secure Message Gateway is unique for GroupWise, because it was built for GroupWise. Unlike other email secure gateway solutions, GWAVA fully protects GroupWise. This is because GWAVA doesn’t just scan for viruses and spam at the gateway, GWAVA intercepts all messages passing through the GroupWise MTA, POA, and GWIA, in …

Help Drive the Direction of our Community Update Project

Help us improve our community and enter to win a $500 Amazon gift card. Read on….. Micro Focus is working on plans to consolidate and update our community properties and we want our efforts to be customer driven so we’re asking you for input: SURVEY THANK YOU for taking a couple of minutes for this. …

Primary User Calculation and Reset in ZENworks

uajay explains how to calculate the Primary User on a machine based on the number of user logins, the amount of time the user is logged in, or the designated user…

What’s in Micro Focus maintenance?

Often, I’m asked why companies should continue to pay maintenance on their Micro Focus software licenses. Most licenses nowadays are perpetual. In other words—you bought the right to use the version of the product you’re on. So what’s the value of maintenance after that? Many times, IT professionals don’t really know what they are getting …

Using Public Cloud File Sharing and Storage? This Will Make You Reconsider

Think about all of the private files that your company stores inside online cloud repositories. There are documents containing trade secrets. Outlines for new products. Executive memos meant for select eyes only. Items, in other words, that would create significant problems if they were made publicly available. Unfortunately, this very problem happened to some Box.com …

Special GroupWise Pricing for Security & Archiving

I am sure you are all aware that Micro Focus acquired GWAVA. I don’t normally want to use this blog/forum for strictly marketing messages, however I do feel this message is important and I want to make sure everyone is aware of some special promotions that are happening now to celebrate this acquisition. This acquisition …

Why NOW is the Perfect Time to Upgrade your GroupWise Email Security & Archiving

GWAVA (now part of Micro Focus) is running a special offer to trade out your current competing security and/or archiving licenses and replace them with Retain and/or GWAVA*. If you’re running GroupWise, you should make the switch because you’ll enjoy…

Update to ZENworks Patch Management support for Windows 7 and 8.1 updates

In August 2016, I wrote a Cool Solutions article (ZENworks Patch Management support for Windows 7 and 8.1 updates) explaining that, starting in October 2016, Microsoft would be changing their operating system update model for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. True to their …

Want A Better MDM Solution? We Have You Covered with ZENworks 2017

With the New Year starting, now is a good time to think about some IT-related processes that you want to improve in 2017. Here’s one to add to your list of resolutions: Make it a point to optimize your business’s mobile device management (MDM) strategy, to improve security and make life easier in your organization. …

Windows 10 Migration Can Be a Dream

At this point, Windows 10 — released in 2015 — is well beyond its nascent stage. In fact, Microsoft is already planning on ending support for its debut version, 1507, within the next 18 months. Many businesses, though, still haven’t migrated to Windows 10. In a recent survey, 41 percent of companies claimed they have …

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