Archive | December, 2014

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

December 31, 2014

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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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Inside Webster’s Lab: Removing Domain Controller Using PowerShell

December 31, 2014

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

December 31, 2014

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

December 30, 2014

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

December 29, 2014

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

December 24, 2014

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

December 24, 2014

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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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Why Use HP Moonshot from the Customer’s View Point

December 22, 2014

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Between August and November 2014, I have worked on three HP Moonshot Proof of Concepts (two in the USA and one in the Middle East). While Moonshot is not the solution to every desktop problem in the world, it has some very strong advantages. I decided to reach out to a couple of the Citrix […]

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XenApp 6.0 and XenApp 6.5 Version 4.2 Documentation Scripts Have Been Updated 18-Dec-2014

December 18, 2014

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Citrix updated CTX129229 on 18-Dec-2014. I added checking for Hotfix Rollup Pack 5 in the XenApp 6.5 script and the additional recommended Citrix and Microsoft hotfixes to both scripts. I also fixed a bug in saving to PDF for Word 2013 in both scripts. NOTE: These scripts are continually updated. You can always find the […]

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Citrix NetScaler V2.5 Documentation Script has been Updated 16-Dec-2014

December 16, 2014

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One of testers for the VMware vCenter documentation script found a bug in that script where the PDF file was not created. That turned out to be a bug in the master template script and therefore affected the NetScaler script. While I was fixing the PDF bug I found out that when I added Regions […]

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Documenting VMware vCenter with Microsoft PowerShell and Word Version 1.1

December 16, 2014

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One of Jacob’s testers found a bug in the script where the PDF file was not created. This turned out to be a bug in the master template script. While I was fixing the PDF bug I found out that when I added Regions to the master template script, I inadvertently broke the help text. […]

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