Helient Blog

Helient Announces Major Expansion of Network Infrastructure Services & Robinson Roca Joins Helient As Practice Lead, Infrastructure Services

For Immediate Release:  February 1, 2019, Philadelphia, PA – Helient Systems is pleased to announce the major expansion of the company’s network engineering practice delivering enhanced infrastructure solutions incorporating security and access control, advanced routing and switching, software defined networking and related next generation technologies. At the same time, Helient is excited to announce that […]

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Windows 7 is Rapidly Approaching End of Life. Are You Ready?

by Armen Gharibian Practice Leader – Desktop & Applications   On January 14, 2020, less than one year from today, Windows 7 will officially reach end of life. On this date, Microsoft will cease to provide bug fixes, security updates, and technical support for any person or business still running Windows 7. The migration to […]

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William Fulmer is Named to the 2019 Nutanix Technology Champions

William Fulmer, Chief Operating Officer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2018, Philadelphia, PA – Helient Systems is pleased to announce that William Fulmer, Chief Operating Officer, has been named as a 2019 Nutanix Technology Champion (NTC). As an NTC professional, Nutanix hand-picks the engineers based on qualifications including diverse backgrounds, experiences and expertise challenging the […]

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Daylight Saving Time Alert — Important Reminder About Upcoming Clock Change

by Jamie Engelhard, Chief Technology Officer This is a reminder that Daylight Saving Time will end at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 4th. This semiannual time change can cause major problems with VDI environments such as machine registration issues, session disconnects, and group policy failures. Whether using Citrix Provisioning Services, Citrix Machine Creation Services, or […]

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Microsoft Announces Ending Date for Extended Support for SQL Server 2008/2008R2

by Michael Trantas, Senior Solutions Architect Microsoft is ending extended support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 on July 19, 2019, which means that updates and support of any kind (KB articles, hotfixes) will no longer be available. Yes – that is 10 months and it’s time to start preparing. Due to […]

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New Vulnerability Found in Microsoft ADFS Allows for MFA Bypass

by Will Fulmer, Chief Operating Officer Microsoft has released a fix for a newly identified flaw in Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). Andrew Lee, a security engineer for Okta Research and Exploitation (REX) discovered the bug, which exposes a potential massive vulnerability within ADFS. Many organizations use ADFS for identity management and authentication to […]

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Microsoft Moves to Include 2FA Conditional Access in Azure AD Premium P1

by Will Fulmer Chief Operating Officer Duo Security is an organization that offers a cloud-based two-factor authentication solution that provides a flexible and secure solution, while offering a friendly and simple to use end user interface. Duo can integrate with many appliances, platforms, websites, and SaaS Solutions. In addition to a user’s password, the second […]

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Fixed — AppData\Roaming Redirection NOW Working in Windows 10 v1803 (OS Build 17134.137)

By Matthew Schaeffer Desktop & Applications Architect Update – July 10, 2018: Microsoft has provided Helient with an update on the issue with AppData\Roaming no longer working in Windows 10 Version 1803. This change was not intentional and has been fixed in the Cumulative Update KB4284848 that was released on June 26, 2018. We have […]

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Update Google Chrome ASAP!

by Matthew Schaeffer, Desktop & Applications Architect Last week Google announced an urgent fix to Google Chrome to resolve an incorrect handling of Content Security Policies (CSPs). A CSP allows a website developer to control what kind of third party content may be displayed on their site. This prevents issues like code injection or cross-site scripting […]

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How to Block External Access to the XenMobile Self Help Portal & NetScaler Gateway Page

by Daniel Ruiz, Senior Solutions Architect XenMobile 10 is mostly configured with the Citrix NetScaler to load balance Mobile Device Management (MDM) traffic to the XenMobile Servers (XMS), as well as to host the micro VPN connectivity utilizing the NetScaler Gateway. One of the features that is enabled by default is the Self-Help Portal which is […]

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