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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April 16, 2014

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Checking if User has Admin Rights When Running a PowerShell Script

For my Active Directory documentation script, if the user requests hardware inventory for the domain controllers, the user must run the script with domain administrator credentials.  How do you determine if a script is being run with Domain Admin rights?

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April 14, 2014

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XenApp 6 V4.1 Documentation Script Has Been Updated 14-Apr-2014

I received an email from Lee Dehmer that he was getting a Divide by Zero error in the XenApp 6.5 script. This same bug was in the XenApp 6.0 script. When processing Worker Groups, I set a maximum table width of 60 columns. The table is indented 36 pixels (or .5 inches/12.7 mm). The two […]

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April 14, 2014

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XenApp 5 V4.1 Documentation Script Has Been Updated 14-Apr-2014

I recently had to fix a bug in the XenApp 6.5 and XenApp 6.0 scripts. After fixing that bug I took the time to add a few user requests into the scripts. Since two of the user requests also affected the XenApp 5 script, I thought I might as well update that script also.

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April 14, 2014

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XenApp 6.5 V4.1 Documentation Script Has Been Updated 14-Apr-2014

Citrix Policies

I received an email from Lee Dehmer that he was getting a Divide by Zero error in the XenApp 6.5 script.  This same bug was in the XenApp 6.0 script.  When processing Worker Groups, I set a maximum table width of 60 columns.  The table is indented 36 pixels (or .5 inches/12.7 mm).  The two combined should […]

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February 11, 2014

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Changing a Production XenDesktop 7.x Site to use SQL Mirroring

All three databases configured for mirroring

In a previous article, I changed my lab’s PVS Farm to use SQL database mirroring.  Since that has been done it is time to change my XenDesktop 7.1 Site to also use SQL database mirroring.  I will document the process I found that worked.  It is not all like what is described in CTX127538 How to Reconfigure a XenDesktop […]

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February 9, 2014

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Changing a Production Provisioning Services SQL Database to Use Mirroring

PVS Configuration Wizard 5

I received an email from a reader asking me if I had ever changed a production Provisioning Services (PVS) database from a single database to use mirroring. I had not, so I thought this was a good time to try it out and document the process.

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February 3, 2014

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PVS V4.1 Documentation Script Has Been Updated 3-FEB-2014

Manually selected boot version

In my article for the Provisioning Services (PVS) 4.12 script, I stated “There are two items I have yet to find in the PVS PowerShell Programmers Guide: Boot production devices from version and which version is the current booting version (the one with the green checkmark)”.  Thankfully a member of the Citrix Provisioning Services team […]

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February 2, 2014

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PVS V4.1 Documentation Script Has Been Updated 2-FEB-2014

Audit Trail Report

I received a message on Twitter from the very smart and always helpful Shane Kleinert (@ShaneKleinert you should follow him) asking if my Provisioning Services (PVS) documentation script had the vDisk Versions and Audit Trail information. I was sure it did until I checked and saw that I had never added that information to my […]

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February 1, 2014

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Citrix XenDesktop Personal vDisk Stats using Microsoft Excel and PowerShell V2.1

Email received by user

Yeah, I know.  I just updated the script a couple of days ago and here is another update.  Well, I just couldn’t stand it that the script couldn’t support sending email over anything but the default SMTP port 25.  I just had to fix that but doing so required basing the script on PowerShell version […]

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January 29, 2014

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Citrix XenDesktop Personal vDisk Stats using Microsoft Excel and PowerShell V2.0

Second Worksheet

In August 2013, I released the original version of this script and noted it had only been tested with XenDesktop 5.6.  I have now tested the script with XenDesktop 7.1 and boy did I have some cleanup work to do.  This article will highlight the changes made to clean the script up and get it […]

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January 28, 2014

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PVS V4.1 Documentation Script Has Been Updated 28-JAN-2014

While testing my XenDesktop 7.1 lab, I had one of my PVS servers powered off.  When I ran the PVS documentation script, I got an error about the server not responding while processing the bootstrap file.  The rest of the server information comes from the database but the bootstrap file is read from the server’s […]

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