Archive | January, 2014

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

January 29, 2014

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

January 28, 2014

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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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Citrix XenDesktop 7.1, Provisioning Services 7.1 and the XenDesktop Setup Wizard with Write Cache and Personal vDisk Drives

January 28, 2014

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XenDesktop Setup Wizard 11

Recently I worked on a project where the customer required the use of a Write Cache drive and a Personal vDisk (PvD) drive with XenDesktop 7.1 using Provisioning Services (PVS) 7.1.  Getting information on the process to follow was not easy and, as usual, the Citrix documentation was sorely lacking in details.  As with most […]

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Opinion: XenApp vs XenDesktop

January 27, 2014

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Hi again! First of all, the opinions I express below are my own, not necessarily those of the godfather of this website, Carl Webster. Earlier this year, Citrix held Summit, their Partner Conference. Strict NDA applied, but a Citrix employee decided to break it by sending a photo of a special slide into the world, announcing […]

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Adding the Local Administrator Account as a Full XenApp Farm Administrator Using Microsoft PowerShell

January 26, 2014

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AppCenter with Local Administrator as a Full Farm Administrator

Scenario: You are locked out of the Delivery Services Console or AppCenter or AppCentre and you need in.  How?  There is a tool called SlimJim you can use or you can use one line of PowerShell.  Obviously, I would prefer PowerShell over an unsupported utility even if the utility works.

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My Experience with CTX138640, vCenter 5.1, XenDesktop 7.1 and the Dreaded “Cannot connect to the vCenter server due to a certificate error”

January 22, 2014

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Resource Connection in Studio

I have built a lab on my new Dell M4800 laptop using VMware Workstation 10, ESXi 5.1, vCenter 5.1, XenDesktop 7.1, StoreFront 2.1, PVS 7.1 and XenApp 6.5.  When creating my Host and Resources connection in Citrix Studio, I ran into the same error that numerous others have run into, the dreaded “Cannot connect to […]

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Documenting a Citrix Provisioning Services Farm with Microsoft PowerShell and Word – Version 4.1

January 20, 2014

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I have a confession to make, the only reason there is a Version 4.1 of the PVS script is just to bring a few fixes from the XenApp scripts over and have all the documentation scripts have the same fixes.  I get a LOT of feature requests for the XenApp scripts (mainly the XenApp 6.5 script) but […]

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Documenting a Citrix XenApp 5 Farm with Microsoft PowerShell and Word – Version 4.1

January 20, 2014

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Version 4.1 of the XenApp 5 script was a lot of work and required a lot of testing.  It is my pleasure to release, after three months of intense testing, Version 4.1.  This article will discuss the new features and fixes.

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Documenting a Citrix XenApp 6.5 Farm with Microsoft PowerShell and Word – Version 4.1

January 20, 2014

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Appendix B After

Whew, Version 4.1 of the XenApp 6.5 script was a lot of work and required a lot of testing.  It is my pleasure to release, after three months of intense testing, Version 4.1.  This article will discuss the new features and fixes.

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Documenting a Citrix XenApp 6 Farm with Microsoft PowerShell and Word – Version 4.1

January 20, 2014

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Worker Groups After

Version 4.1 of the XenApp 6 script was a lot of work and required a lot of testing.  It is my pleasure to release, after three months of intense testing, Version 4.1.  This article will discuss the new features and fixes.

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XenApp 6.5 V4 Documentation Script Has Been Updated 10-Jan-2014

January 10, 2014

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A very quick update to the XenApp 6.5 V4.05 script to 4.05a.  If the Citrix XenApp 6.5 Mobility Pack is not installed an error was given for each of the three new Mobile Experice policy settings.

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