Jul, 2015

Citrix XenMobile WorxMail as Google Chrome App

While reading about running a Android App as a Chrome App, I thought about running WorxMail and/or WorxWeb as Chrome App. This could be very handy, especially on Chrome Books.

So I played a bit around with ARChon. I was able to start WorxHome as a Google Chrome App and I was also able to sign on and access the App Store. But I was not able to install any WorxApps through WorxHome running as a Google Chrome App. My assumption is that this is a limitation (security feature) of the sandbox. Bumper :(

Therefore, we will not be able to connect WorxMail through a MicroVPN Connection with our Mail Server. But what if we want to use WorxMail as a normal Mail Client? Is this possible? Yes!

Citrix XenMobile WorxMail as Google Chrome App

Citrix XenMobile WorxMail as Google Chrome App

I could now explain in the long run how you have to modify manifest files, create folders and move files. But I found a really nice Google Chrome App which does exactly this for you 😉

ARC Welder. I suggest that you install ARCHon before and just create a .zip file with ARC Welder. Next, extract the .zip File and load the Application by using Google Chrome’s „Load unpackaced Extensions“ menu. This way you can import and start more than one app.

I suppose this is nothing more than a nice shenanigan based on the sandbox limitations but at least we spent some time doing interesting things :).

About Jens

My name is Jens Trendelkamp. I currently work as an IT Consultant at sepago GmbH. My fields of specialty are Application Delivery, SBC\VDI Solutions and Enterprise Mobility based on Products from Microsoft and Citrix.

Intel I211 Windows Server 2012 R2 Drivers

For some time now i was looking for decent hardware which i wanted t0 use to build my home firewall with the Sophos UTM appliance. In the beginning i thought a Atom CPU would be ok to run the UTM bare metal. But i couldn´t find a decent mainboard with at least two NICs. Thanks to my father the Shuttle DS57U3 got my attention! It´s completely fanless, the Mainboard got two NICs and the whole setup requires really low power. In idle it takes about 12 Watt and with 100% CPU load the meter shows 24 watt.

Intel I211 Windows Server 2012 R2 Drivers

Intel I211 Windows Server 2012 R2 Drivers

But lets get to the point of this Blog post. As soon as you install Windows Server 2012 R2 to run Hyper-V you will notice that one of the NICs is not recognized. The Device Manager shows that there aren´t any matching device drivers. On the Intel Webseite are only driver for Windows 8.1. available. So i added the the necessary lines to the e1r63x64.ini file to get those 8.1. drivers recognized on a Windows Server 2012 R2 system. You can download the modified version of e1r63x64.inf here. You will have to replace the file which already exists in this directory “\PRO1000\Winx64\NDIS63”.

Since you now have an unsigned driver you have to disable the Driver Signature Verification. Open a command prompt as an administrator and enter he following commands:

  • BCDEDIT /Set LoadOptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
  • BCDEDIT /Set TESTSIGNING ON

Then reboot and you will be able to install the modified driver :).

About Jens

My name is Jens Trendelkamp. I currently work as an IT Consultant at sepago GmbH. My fields of specialty are Application Delivery, SBC\VDI Solutions and Enterprise Mobility based on Products from Microsoft and Citrix.

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