September 30, 2011

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Where to Get Copies of the Various Documentation Scripts

Many people have asked me where they can get copies of the PowerShell documentation scripts. To make it easier to find, I have linked to all of them in this one article.

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August 4, 2011

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Welcome

Hello, faithful readers.  After writing for dabcc.com for 2.5 years, I have returned to my roots at CarlWebster.com, home of the Accidental Citrix Admin. I truly enjoyed writing for DABCC. It was a blast. But a new party has begun at CarlWebster.com (and Joe Shonk is paying for the drinks <grin>).  So stay tuned to […]

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March 2, 2015

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A Message and Apology from Webster on View and Download Counts

Greetings, Back on February 2nd 2015, I noticed that all my view and downloads counts had been reset to 0. It seems there was an issue with the WordPress plugin I was using to track the counts of views and downloads to provide me with a Top 10 or Top 25 or Top whatever number […]

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March 2, 2015

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Documenting Citrix XenDesktop 5.x with Microsoft PowerShell

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Ever since I released the first documentation scripts in October 2011, people have been harassing, I mean asking, me when I will release a XenDesktop script. After 23 months of tedious effort and with the help of almost 80 testers, we are pleased to present you with Version 1.0 of the XenDesktop 5.x documentation script.

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January 7, 2015

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Documenting VMware vCenter with Microsoft PowerShell and Word Version 1.2

Jacob Rutski has updated his VMware vCenter documentation script to version 1.2. Jacob added Import\Export functionality to enable a system to run the script without needing MS Word and export to XML then import at a later time without access to the vCenter server. Read Jacob’s article here. Any comments, suggestions, questions or enhancement requests […]

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January 1, 2015

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Inside Webster’s Lab: Creating Active Directory Organizational Units, Users, Groups and Computers Using PowerShell

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OK, I heard from enough of you that wanted me to do this in PowerShell instead of my batch file. Here is the original article using built-in Windows utilities.  This article will show the original batch file converted to PowerShell.

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December 31, 2014

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Inside Webster’s Lab: Installing a Domain Controller Using PowerShell

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With all the writing I do for my website and customers, I recreate my Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory (AD) environment frequently.  I thought I would show you how I use PowerShell to install and configure my Domain Controller.

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December 31, 2014

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Inside Webster’s Lab: Removing Domain Controller Using PowerShell

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With all the writing I do for my website and customers, I recreate my Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory (AD) environment frequently.  Sometimes I just need a fresh start and I need to demote my domain controller, remove all the Active Directory related Roles and Features and just start over.  This article will show […]

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December 31, 2014

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Inside Webster’s Lab: Creating Active Directory Organizational Units, Users, Groups and Computers

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With all the writing I do for my website and customers, I recreate my Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory (AD) environment frequently.  I thought I would show you how, in just a few seconds, I recreate my entire AD structure.

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December 30, 2014

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Citrix XenDesktop 7.6, Provisioning Services 7.6 and the XenDesktop Setup Wizard with Boot Device Manager, Write Cache and Personal vDisk Drives

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Ever since the first article in this series came out in January 2014, I have been asked by numerous people to add an article that includes Boot Device Manager (BDM).  Since I am here but to serve, I am finally getting around to updating the process to include BDM.

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December 29, 2014

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Removing Machines from a Personal vDisk Citrix XenDesktop 7.x Machine Catalog

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I wrote an article about Adding Machines to a Personal vDisk Citrix XenDesktop 7.x Machine Catalog and received an email asking what is the process to completely undo everything done by the PVS XenDesktop Setup Wizard.  In this article, I will show the process.

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December 24, 2014

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Adding Machines to a Personal vDisk Citrix XenDesktop 7.x Machine Catalog

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This year I have written three articles on using Citrix XenDesktop 7.x, Provisioning Services (PVS) 7.x and the XenDesktop Setup Wizard with Write Cache and Personal vDisk (PvD) Drives.  In those articles I show how to use the XenDesktop Setup Wizard to create three virtual machines, create a Machine Catalog with the three machines and […]

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December 24, 2014

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Citrix XenDesktop 7.6, Provisioning Services 7.6 and the XenDesktop Setup Wizard with Write Cache and Personal vDisk Drives

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The original articles I wrote for XenDesktop 7.1 and PVS 7.1 and XenDesktop 7.5 and PVS 7.1 have proven to be extremely popular. This article will show the same process as the original articles but use XenDesktop 7.6 and PVS 7.6 and show what differences XenDesktop 7.6 and PVS 7.6 bring to the process.

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