Logon GPO Analysis via PowerShell
Posted By Niron Koren
March 11, 2015
End-user happiness would decrease exponentially if your end-user had enough time to make a cup of joe while logging on.  Therefore, a crucial part of a good end-user experience is keeping logon times short. Part of your job as a SysAdmin is to make sure that the logon sequence, including authorization, profile load, shell initialization […]
Posted By ControlUp Team
February 25, 2015
Ensuring uniformity between different environments is a challenge in end-user computing. Differences between environments can cause unnecessary misunderstandings, errors, and support requests. As a result, the need for uniformity has brought a vast number of solutions to light that help ensure environments are similar or, ideally, identical. These solutions use imaging or policy enforcement mechanisms […]
Interacting with Live User Sessions: Managing User Processes Remotely
Posted By ControlUp Team
February 12, 2015
So far in this five part series, we have gone over how you can change user group policy restrictions and take screenshots of live user sessions. These ControlUp features are straightforward and allow you to assist end-users by accessing live user sessions in the easiest and quickest way possible, without disrupting work routines and productivity. In this post, […]
How to Take a Screenshot of an Active User Session
Posted By ControlUp Team
February 10, 2015
Ever wonder how to take a screenshot of a user when s/he is in the middle of a session?  In this post, the second in our five part series of extremely useful ControlUp features, we are going to teach you how to do just that. Click here if you are interested in reading the first post in […]
Posted By ControlUp Team
February 03, 2015
This is the first in a  series of posts where we will review some of ControlUp’s unique features that ease and optimize some small, yet important tasks. In this post, we will explore how ControlUp gives you the ability to access a user’s environment and troubleshoot without logging him/her out. The Issue with SysAdmin Troubleshooting […]
Posted By ControlUp Team
January 26, 2015
A key objective for any system admin is to provide a superior end-user experience.  The ability to monitor logon duration times is a new and highly anticipated feature of ControlUp version 4.1. With the Logon Duration feature you will now have the crucial information you need to track your VDI performance, which in turn improves […]
Posted By ControlUp Team
December 15, 2014
As you know ControlUp does not officially support monitoring non-domain computers. However, we can fool ControlUp into thinking that a workgroup computer is domain joined. We will still need a functional AD domain for this to work, but the computer doesn’t really need to be joined to it. In brief, we will make sure name […]
Posted By ControlUp Team
November 24, 2014
ControlUp is a Real-time IT operations platform specifically designed to monitor and manage RDS and VDI environments. ControlUp 4.0 introduced support for vSphere and XenServer, thus enabling real-time performance monitoring and management of the virtualization infrastructure, including VMware ESXi and Citrix XenServer hosts. In this blog post we will explain how the Hypervisor Integration feature works, describe […]
Posted By Yoni Avital
October 23, 2014
This blog post will highlight ControlUp’s incident trigger and e-mail alerting feature. By exploring the ins and outs of the feature, along with its major use cases, we will demonstrate how to create a specific incident trigger using a typical use case. Covering the entire process from start to finish, we will also explain how […]
Posted By Yoni Avital
October 12, 2014
Microsoft Office is the most popular office productivity suite in corporate IT environments. Citrix XenApp, a popular application virtualization platform in corporate environments is commonly used to deliver Microsoft Office applications to end users. The Citrix XenApp server hosts applications, such as MS Office, on a centralized server and allows users to connect and work with […]
Posted By Yoni Avital
September 22, 2014
During the last couple of years, ControlUp has received excellent feedback regarding its real-time performance views and advanced management features. However, one question kept popping in almost every webinar, conference booth visit or online product demo – “When will I be able to view and manage my virtualization hosts using ControlUp?” Well, with the release of ControlUp 4.0 it’s […]
Posted By Yoni Avital
September 22, 2014
User session activity reports are quite popular in RDS/VDI environments these days and are one of the most requested features in any monitoring and management solution. At ControlUp, we deal specifically with these end-user computing environments where customers host their end-user sessions and applications, themselves. As a result, we understand how valuable user session activity […]