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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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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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Documenting VMware vCenter with Microsoft PowerShell and Word Version 1.0

December 11, 2014

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Jacob Rutski has created a VMware vCenter documentation script using the new Script Template. Jacob has written a blog post available here . Thanks to all the testers who helped Jacob with testing and suggestions. Any comments, suggestions, questions or enhancement requests should be directed to Jacob, not me. [email protected] Jacob’s script will be housed […]

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HP Moonshot – Lessons Learned and Tips from My First HP Moonshot and Citrix XenDesktop Proof of Concept

September 8, 2014

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Recently, I was involved in my first HP Moonshot Proof of Concept (PoC). HP Moonshot is a fairly new technology that can be used to provide hosted desktops to users with Citrix XenDesktop 7.x.  If you are not familiar with Moonshot, I would recommend you watch this excellent video by Dane Young at the Experts […]

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Documenting Microsoft Active Directory with Microsoft Word and PowerShell

May 31, 2014

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Active Directory Cover Page

On a recent project, the customer needed a way to see what they had in their numerous Active Directory (AD) forests. I offered to create a script and they gave me permission to do so. After creating the initial basic script, I sent out a request for testers. I received a lot of requests from […]

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All Version 4.1x Scripts Have Been Updated 20-May-2014

May 20, 2014

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I am currently creating documentation scripts for Active Directory (AD) and Microsoft DHCP. In doing so, I have learned some new stuff and decided to implement those changes into the current documentation scripts.

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

February 1, 2014

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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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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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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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