Archive for May 30, 2011

XenZone – 6 reasons why to attend

Written by Thomas Poppelgaard. Posted in Citrix, Events

Citrix User Group Norway is helding their conference #XenZone next weekend 9-10 June 2011 at Lillestrøm, Norway.

Here are 6 reasons, why you should attend and listen to these cool presenters at XenZone:

Reason 1.

My collegue Bjarne Træholt, Product Manager (NetScaler, Branch Repeater)*CCI on all Citrix products.I call him “Verdens bedste” in danish translated its “World’s best”. Bjarne is a cool guy and i recommend you check out his session.

Reason 2

Another great norwegian hero/collegue and friend is Alexander Ervik Johnsen CTP, Product Manager. You might him from his famous webpage

Reason 3

The one and only David Hald CEO and one of the founders of SMS Passcode David is also known as the famous hacker Boris and a great friend of mine =o)

Reason 4

A true danish Citrix hero is the one and only first danish awarded CTP, Rene Vester, founder of DKCUG. Rene Vester also is the auther of his blog

Reason 5

Daniel Wedel i attended his session at PubForum in Dublin last week and i recommend you check out his session he is an great presenter and knows how to tell the message out so you understand it nice and smooth.

Reason 6

Jeroen van de Kamp, CTO for Login Consultans and awarded CTP. Jeroen is one of my favorite presenters i have watched him several time at Synergy and BriFoum.


The XenZone Agenda

RES Baseline Desktop Analyzer

Written by Thomas Poppelgaard. Posted in Windows 7

Service Information

Every IT project must first consider its impact on the user. It is therefore key to have an accurate insight into your current desktop infrastructure, before making any changes. After all, changes can impact the operating system and important applications. Even if you know what was installed on the laptop or desktop when it was delivered the user, it is often unknown what has happened since then.

How can you, the IT professional, make changes to the hardware, operating system or even application(s) for your users, if you don’t know what is installed and used today?

RES Baseline Desktop Analyzer is here to help

RES Baseline Desktop Analyzer is a free online service that provides insight into the current state of the desktop environment. This insight is a critical first step in any IT project.

RES Baseline Desktop Analyzer will give you a clear insight into your:

  1. Hardware Inventory
  2. Application Landscape
  3. User Population
  4. Location Layout
  5. Printing Topology

This information will help you assess and predict the impact of changes, such as an office relocation, hardware replacement or an upgrade to Windows 7, on your users.

More information can be found at
(note: its still a closed beta, so you need an invite. In June 2011 the tool will be available to all public)

In this video at BrianMadden, Gabe Knuth joins RES Software’s Max Ranzau for a demo of their new, free Baseline Desktop Analyzer, or BDA at Citrix Synergy 2011.

Recent Comments

Tobias K


I was surprised and confused by what NVIDIA now appears to be stating about needing NVIDIA CCU licenses to use GRID 2.0 M6/M60 instances. Seealso which implies that this licensing is needed above and beyond what licenses are needed from Citrix or VMware to access various features. Can someone perhaps provide better clarification? As far as I can tell, the GRID K1 and K2 units are exempt from this, so it would appear this is something new and specific to the M6/M60 models. If this is really true, the pricing structure could be a major factor in the decision to go with these newer models vs. the K1/K2 options.

Thomas Poppelgaard


Hey David, I typed correctly but wordpress dont shows the two lines.
I have attached a photo now, so you better can see the code.

Thanks for telling me.

David Morris


Hey looks like your forgetting a extra – in the command line switch for chrome. –ignore-gpu-blacklist. Have a good day!



Also a slight correction on the HP numbering; their support of the M6 is dependent on the expansion blade, which drags the blade density down to 8 in 10U. It’s a lot of GPUs in 10U but a very different GPU/CPU balance to the Dell platform. Otherwise a great write-up!



Minor correction but not your fault – NVIDIA are currently listing Amulet Hotkey in the wrong section; we actually OEM the Dell PowerEdge M630 blade with the M6 module, not the M60. That’s 32 Xeon processors and 16 GRID cards in 10U.

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