The impact of patching MDS on Windows 10 in a virtual desktop infrastructure

On May 14th 2019 a group of security advisors, together with Intel, publicly announced, yet again, vulnerabilities in the Intel CPUs called Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS). These vulnerabilities are also known as Fallout, RIDL (Rogue In-Flight Data Load) and ZombieLoad. On the same date, major vendors like Microsoft, Google, Amazon and VMware…

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Citrix Optimizer version 2 – Windows Server 2019

Optimizing and tuning your environment is one of the best practices for any virtual desktop environment. This applies both to desktop and server operating systems like Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019. In the previous research, we had the opportunity to test with the new Citrix Optimizer tool (CTXO) which also contain a template for Windows Server 2019. As promised, we did another research using CTXO running Windows Server 2019 in a Virtual…

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