Wednesday, July 30, 2008

SSGD version 4.41 to be released in September 2008

Sun is releasing the new version of Sun Secure Global Desktop (4.41) in September 2008.

The release date was announced in the Sun Secure Global Desktop Forum:


The release notes of this new version can be found at:

Saturday, July 26, 2008

SGD Enhancement Module on Windows 2003 64 bit

This week I got a question from one of our customers: Is the the SGD Enhancement Module (formerly know as Tarantella Enhancement Module/TEM) supported on Windows 2003 64 bit?

The answer would be simple when looking at the "SGD Enhancement Module Requirements" on
but there was only a statement which said:

Supported Version - Windows 2003

But no reference to it being the 32 bit or the 64 bit version.

A quick question to Sun gave the following response:

We explicitly call out the systems where we support just 32 bit.
Here only the Linux OS's are 32-bit versions. All the other
OS's are both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. It's a implied.

This means the SGD Enhancement Module is supported for Windows 2003 64 bit (as well as the 32 bit version).

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

SSGD version 4.41 to be released soon

A small update to the Sun Secure Global Desktop is about to be released. This update contains 5 new features (besides 123 bug and 1 documentation fix).

  • New Command for Securing an SGD Server

    A very easy command to enable security without changing files, creating certificates manually. More on this subject in a later post.

  • Pull-Down Header for Kiosk Mode Applications

    Sometimes needed to temporary switch between your local and remote session. This option can be changed per application on the command-line.

  • Service Tag Support

    More information on Sun Connection: Register

  • Active Directory Authentication Log Filter

    Once again a better way to perform debugging :)

  • Active Directory SSL Security Without Client Certificates

    This will make it easier to connect to Active Directory in a secure way. The secure connection is needed to be able to let users change there Active Directory password via SGD.

The documentation of this new release can be found on the document website of Sun: Sun Secure Global Desktop Software 4.41 Collection. (With a PDF-version of the Administration Guide :) )

The SSGD 4.41 version is currently not yet available for download, but will be soon.