• Microsoft Active Directory Documentation Script Update Version 2.24

    Version 2.24 released 13-Feb-2020 Fixed several variable name typos General code cleanup Updated the following Exchange Schema Versions: “15312” = “Exchange 2013 CU7 through CU23” “15317” = “Exchange 2016 Preview and RTM” “15332” = “Exchange 2016 CU7 through CU15R […]

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  • Microsoft DNS Documentation Script Update Version 1.20

    I do a lot of detailed Active Directory (AD) assessments for companies all over the United States. A common issue is broken replication. When replication is broken, it is possible that not all Microsoft AD-Integrated DNS servers have the same configuration or data. This issue was the impetus for this update to the DNS documentation s […]

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  • Documenting Citrix Federated Authentication Services with Microsoft PowerShell V1.10

    #Version 1.10 10-Feb-2020 Added new section for Local Administration Policy Added new section for Private Key Pool Info Added to FAS Server Information, the Capabilities property Fixed several alignment issues in the Text output option Fixed Swedish Table of Contents (Thanks to Johan Kallio) From ‘sv-‘ { ‘Automat […]

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  • VMware vCenter Documentation Script Update Version 1.90

    #Version 1.9 8-Jan-2020 Added Function TextHeatMap Added missing HTML and Text output and fix text output in all Process and Output functions Added missing Word/PDF data to all Process and Output functions Added more Write-Verbose statements Changed numerous $var -eq or -ne $Null to $Null -eq or -ne $var Fixed Swedish Table of Conte […]

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  • New Script: Backup VMware Virtual Distributed Switches V1.00

    I wrote an article on how to Backup the vCenter Server Appliance using NFS and then needed to figure out how to restore the backup. In VMware’s article on restoring a vCenter server, I saw this: “If you use a distributed virtual switch, you are advised to export separately the distributed virtual switch configuration bef […]

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  • Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.8+ Documentation Script Update Version 2.31

    Version 2.31 28-Dec-2019 Added new Computer policy settings for CVAD 1912 (also applies to 1906 and 1909) User Personalization Layer\User Layer Repository Path User Personalization Layer\User Layer Size in GB You can always find the most current script by going to https://carlwebster.com/where-to-get-copies-of-the-documentation […]

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  • Updating the vCenter Server Appliance

    The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA), like all software, receives updates. The VCSA makes it drop-dead simple to update. Before you start, the first thing to do is to back up the VCSA. After you have a backup, you can continue with the update. In the left pane, click Update, as shown in Figure 1. Figure 1 As noted on the Update scree […]

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  • Backup the vCenter Server Appliance using NFS

    Updated 31-Dec-2019 to show ten days of Scheduled Backups. Updated 23-Dec-2019 to show the results of the Scheduled Backup job. It is important to have a backup of all important data, servers, and Virtual Machines, whether in a lab or production environment. Before making major changes to the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA), it is im […]

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  • Citrix Provisioning Services 7.x Documentation Script Update Version 5.20

    Version 5.20 20-Sep-2019 Fixed an extra set of {} on a Default Switch statement Default {{$xType = “Undefined”; Break }} This caused “$xType = “Undefined”; Break” to show in the console Tested with PVS 1912 You can always find the most current script by going to https://carlwebster.com/where- […]

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  • Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.8+ Documentation Script Update Version 2.30

    Version 2.30 19-Dec-2019 Added additional VDA registry key data to Machine details for VDA 1912 (Known Issues for ADM hardware encoding) HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Citrix\ICAClient\Engine\Configuration\Advanced\Modules\GfxRender\MaxNumRefFrames Fixed – FINALLY – the issue of detecting the Site Version for comparison. […]

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  • Group Policy Default Settings Reference for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop V1.20

    Updated 28-Dec-2019 I missed two new Single-session OS policy settings. The help text for those two settings shows those settings are valid for 1906, 1909, and 1912. I added the two settings to all three versions. Updated for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912. I am sure I may have missed something, so if I did, please let me know […]

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  • Group Policy Default Settings for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops That Changed Between 1909 and 1912

    Updated 28-Dec-2019 with missed Single-session OS Computer settings Computer Multi-session Settings (Renamed from XenApp/Server OS) : Updated: Rendezvous Protocol. Changed from Allowed to Prohibited Computer Single-session Settings (Renamed from XenDesktop/Desktop OS): Updated: Rendezvous Protocol. Changed from Allowed to Prohibit […]

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  • New Script: Get-ServiceAccounts V1.00

    One of the questions asked when I am either doing Active Directory (AD) remediation work or preparing a customer for an AD migration is “what domain accounts are used by what services and on what computers?” That question is what this script is designed to answer. This is my first script that accepts input from the pipel […]

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  • Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x Documentation Script Update Version 1.44

    #Version 1.44 17-Dec-2019 Add a NoSessions parameter to exclude Machine Catalog, Application and Hosting session data from the report Added missing “Will shutdown after use” to the Hosting section in Function OutputMachineDetails Fix Swedish Table of Contents (Thanks to Johan Kallio) From ‘sv-‘ { ‘Aut […]

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  • 00 Building Webster’s Lab – Oops!

    The months of September, October, and November 2019 were brutal months for me. In September, I quit my job with no new job lined up and quickly found another job thanks to the help of the community. October saw the decline in the health of Sir Simon, The Keeper of Webster’s Lab, and then his death on the 11th. November saw the rapi […]

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  • Microsoft DNS Documentation Script Update Version 1.12

    #Version 1.12 6-Dec-2019 Fixed text string “Use root hint if no forwarders are available” to “Use root hints if no forwarders are available” Fixed spacing error in Text output for “Use root hints if no forwarders are available” For Name Servers, if the IP Address is Null or Empty, use “Unabl […]

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  • New Script: Set-DNSScavengeServer

    I do a lot of Active Directory Health Check and Remediation projects. Going all the way back to my first conference presentation, 95% of Active Directory (AD) issues trace their roots to DNS. One of the DNS culprits is not having DNS Aging and Scavenging configured correctly. This new script will configure the DNS scavenging server f […]

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  • Manage Citrix & VMware Horizon Deployments (Advertiser Post)

    Manage Citrix & VMware Horizon Deployments Stacy Leidwinger, CMO, Goliath Technologies Why do most IT departments struggle to manage Citrix & VMware Horizon deployments effectively? IT spends millions of dollars and years of worker-time so their workforces can work anywhere, anytime, on any device, securely. And a huge […]

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  • Microsoft DNS Documentation Script Update Version 1.11

    #Version 1.11 25-Oct-2019 Fixed the sorting of Root Hint servers thanks to MBS Fixed the sorting on Name Servers You can always find the most current script by going to https://carlwebster.com/where-to-get-copies-of-the-documentation-scripts/ Thanks Webster […]

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  • Documenting Citrix StoreFront with Microsoft PowerShell Version 4.00

    v4.00 October 23, 2019 Re-arranged site aggregation output. Added hardware information for all StoreFront servers in the group. Added software information and Citrix services for all StoreFront servers in the group. Please email me directly (Sam.Jacobs@ipm.com) with any comments, suggestions, enhancement requests, etc. All feedback […]

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