Minimum Requirements to Connect to CloudStrong Infrastructure

Michael Neal
07-05-2015 16:17

Minimum infrastructural requirements for CloudStrong clients / customers to connect to CloudStrong infrastructure using secure SHA256 certificate algorithm are as follows.

 

Required to accept SHA256 certificate requests

Workstation requires Windows XP SP3 + http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968730 hotfix installed which is not part of the Windows update package.

Direct Download http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/kbhotfix?kbnum=968730&kbln=en-US

Select the OS the hotfix is required for enter your email address and a link will be emailed to you.

 

Please test XP access via the our test URL for SHA256 compliance

//ssltest.outlookinthecloud.com/

 

Windows minimum requirement to connect to RD Gateway

For Remote Desktop connection the workstation will require RDP client 6.1+ available from

RDP 6.1 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7208

Direct download http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=7208

RDP 7.0 //support.microsoft.com/kb/969084

Direct download http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=72158b4e-b527-45e4-af24-d02938a95683

 

 

Credential Security Support (CredSSP) Protocol for Network Level Authentication

Network Level Authentication will need to be enabled if your systems are still currently using Windows XP SP3 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951608

Direct download http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9758284

 

Internet Explorer requirements for OWA access

Minimum Internet Explorer version 8 running compatibility mode to remove the Light Mode option when logging in.  Available via Windows XP updates.

 

Client Bandwidth Requirements

The minimum bandwidth required for a usable RDP session is 26.4Kbps per user or session.  This will not give a good desktop experience but will keep a stable connection to the desktop / cloud server in question.  This does not include the sending and receiving of data for scanning / printing or accessing files held locally within the customer’s environment.

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