• Weird Errors and the Mysterious Root Cause

    Over the past few months I have come across several seemingly unrelated issues that all had one root cause.  There was not any typical correlation between the servers.  Citrix software was everything from Presentation Server 4.0 to XenApp 5.  Windows operating systems ranged from Windows 2000 Server up to Windows Server 2008.  Us […]

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  • Error Deleting User From Citrix License Server 11.6.1 build 10007

    A colleague recently had an issue with the Citrix License Server version 11.6.1 build 1007 where a license user account could not be deleted.  Restarting the Citrix license services and restarting the server still did not allow the user account to be deleted.  In this article, you will learn how to successfully delete the license u […]

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  • Learning to Install Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.1

    UDATED April 18, 2009 for Acrobat Read 9.1 Portable Document Format (PDF) files are a popular way to transfer documents between computer users.  A PDF file retains formatting for the file being transferred.  There are over 600 free viewers available on http://www.download.com which allows the viewing of PDF files. In this article, […]

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  • Working with the Citrix Exam Team

    Recently the Citrix Exam Team invited six outside experts to the company headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale, FL to assist in working on a new certification exam.  It was an honor and privilege to be one of the six.  This article will be about my experiences during this week long process. Note:                  Do not a […]

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  • Preparing for Citrix Certification Part 3 of 3

    In Part 2 of this series, you were given my personal observations into preparing for and taking Citrix certification exams.  In the final article in this series I will give you some short random thoughts about: Why should you get certified? How do I study for exams (since I’ve taken so many)? How are exams scored? What to look fo […]

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  • Preparing for Citrix Certification Part 2 of 3

    In Part 1 of this series, you were given the necessary resources to get you started on your Citrix certification journey.  In this article, I will give you my personal observations into preparing for and taking Citrix certification exams. Ready, Set, Go Now that you studied for your exam, what now?  You probably have several questi […]

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  • Preparing for Citrix Certification Part 1 of 3

    This article series will give you insight into preparing for and taking certification exams from someone who has successfully taken over 100 of them.  Specifically, this Part 1 article will cover preparing for and taking Citrix certification exams.  There is no such thing as just reading a book and passing a Citrix certification ex […]

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  • How To Hide Additional Drive Letters On A Server

    When Creating a Server Management Group Policy on Windows Server 2003, there are two options that can be set to either Hide or Prevent users from working with the server’s drives: Hide these specified drives in My Computer Prevent access to drives from My Computer When these options are enabled, there is a drop-down box that allo […]

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  • Will a Citrix License Server in a Workgroup Supply Licenses to XenApp Servers in Multiple Directory Services?

    Will a stand-alone Citrix License Server running in a Workgroup service the licensing requests for XenApp Servers running in multiple farms in multiple directory service systems? Someone asked me this question and my first thought was yes it would. But would it?

    NOTE: Most people believe that XenApp can only be installed on a network that uses either Active Directory or eDirectory. That is not true. XenApp can be installed on a stand-alone workgroup computer, as well as UNIX versions for Solaris, AIX and HP-UX.

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  • What is “Citrix”?

    The first question usually asked by the Accidental Citrix Admin is “what is citrix?”. There are two ways the term “citrix” is used: as a specific product or as the name of a company which provides that product. Usually when “citrix” is mentioned, the term is referring to software used to allow multiple user access to one or more applications hosted on another computer (normally a server).

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  • LCD Cleaning

    This article was last updated on July 21, 2003 One of the most common questions I am asked, now that LCDs are in wide use, is how to clean one.  Every manufacturer has their recommended method.  What Envision recommends will ruin an NEC LCD and void your warranty.  As you will be able to tell, every LCD needs to be cleaned in a di […]

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