Archive | January, 2013

Documenting a Citrix XenApp 6.5 Farm with Microsoft PowerShell and Word – Version 3

January 28, 2013

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The script to document a Citrix XenApp 6.5 farm has proven to be very popular. Recently the script was updated with some significant changes and bug fixes. I have always wanted to take the time to create a version of the script that would output to a Microsoft Word document. Ryan Revord had taken the […]

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Bug Reported and Fixed in Version 2 of the Citrix XenApp 6.5 Farm Documentation Script

January 21, 2013

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Reader Andreas Roth (@schose) reported and fixed a bug in the Check-LoadedModule function. If the Citrix.GroupPolicy.Commands.psm1 module was manually imported from a non default folder, the function reported the module did not exist on the system. For example: The article and all scripts have been updated with Andreas’ fix. Thanks Andreas. NOTE: This script is […]

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XenApp 6.0 Documentation Script has been Updated 21-JAN-2013

January 21, 2013

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Recently I updated my XenApp 6.5 documentation script and in doing so discovered several issues that needed to be resolved in the XenApp 6 script. For the XenApp 6.5 script, Andrew Morgan added a Function to the script to make sure the three required PowerShell snap-ins are loaded. At the beginning of the script, we […]

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Documenting a Citrix XenApp 6.5 Farm with Microsoft PowerShell – Version 2

January 21, 2013

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The original article on Documenting a Citrix XenApp 6.5 Farm with Microsoft PowerShell was released on October 7, 2011.  The original script has been downloaded over 16,000 times. I decided it was time to update the script to have the output match what was shown in AppCenter.   With a lot of help (and patience) from […]

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Citrix XenApp 6.5 Worker Groups Based on Organizational Unit Oddity

January 8, 2013

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Recently a friend asked me if a Worker Group based on an Organization Unit (OU) would contain servers contained in sub OUs.  I had no idea, so I had to test it to see for myself.  What I found surprised me. Worker Groups are supposed to make administering published resources easier on XenApp farm administrators.  […]

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Using My Citrix XenApp 6.5 PowerShell Documentation Script with Remoting

January 8, 2013

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I received an email from a reader wanting to know how to get my Citrix XenApp 6.5 Farm PowerShell documentation script to work remotely.  After I wrote my original script and article, Citrix updated the XenApp 6.5 PowerShell SDK to support Remoting and a Default Computer Name.  Even using the new –ComputerName parameter he was […]

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Citrix XenApp 6.5 and UDP Port 1604

January 8, 2013

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While setting up a new Citrix XenApp 6.5 server for testing the Citrix Windows Firewall rules, I saw there was a rule for UDP Port 1604 created.  I thought maybe I did something wrong so I reverted back to a snapshot and reinstalled XenApp 6.5.  Again, I noticed that as soon as the XenApp 6.5 […]

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A Look Inside Webster’s Lab (July 2013)

January 8, 2013

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July 2013 Every now and then, people ask me about the lab environment I use to write my articles, answer questions on Experts Exchange and study for Citrix certification exams.  This article will show you what is in my lab.

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