• Where to Get Copies of the Various Documentation Scripts

    NOTE:  All current scripts require PowerShell Version 3 or later. 

    All current documentation scripts create a Microsoft Word 2010,  2013, or 2016/2019/O365 document.

    Word 2016, Word 2019 and the Office 365 version of Word have the same version number of 16. All documentation scripts will work with Word 2019 and Word Office 365 with no changes.

    *****All the scripts run best on PowerShell Version 5*****

    Many people have asked me where they can get copies of the various PowerShell documentation scripts. To make it easier to find, I have linked to all of them in this one article.

    All scripts have been moved to the new Downloads page.

    I am leaving this landing page here so I don’t break all the existing links people have to this page.

    Thanks

    Webster

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    About Carl Webster

    Webster is a Sr. Solutions Architect for Choice Solutions, LLC and specializes in Citrix, Active Directory and Technical Documentation. Webster has been working with Citrix products for many years starting with Multi-User OS/2 in 1990.

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    317 Responses to “Where to Get Copies of the Various Documentation Scripts”

    1. Morufudeen Says:

      Hello Carl,

      Can I be added to the testers group for 7.x powershell documentation scripts please?

      Kind regards,

      Morufudeen

      Reply

    2. kim Gudiksen Says:

      Hi.
      I like Your script. Thanks for them.
      I find , however, a mistake by the script associated with it should be done. It writes that it can not save to disk. I also see that my Word is still open even though the script is finished.

      it comes with the following error :
      WARNING: 01/05/2015 12:37:15: Unable to save to the output file, c:\Temp\Xenapp65.docx
      c:\Temp\XA65_Inventory_42.ps1 : Unable to save the output file, c:\Temp\Xenapp65.docx
      At line:1 char:1

      I have Read/write accessto C:\Temp.

      Is running on a Windows 8.1 mashine, so my Powershell is more than what Your requires.

      Any idear what my problem cane be ?

      Reply

      • Carl Webster Says:

        What version of the script and what version of Word?

        I have seen this error frequently with Word 2007 which is why I had to drop support for it.
        I have also seen this error, with Word 2007, when the output file already exists and Word refuses to overwrite the file. If the output file already exists, delete it and try again. I have no control over Word’s SaveAs routine.

        Webster

        Reply

    3. Dima Says:

      Hi Carl,

      Can I added to the testers group for 7.x powershell documentation scripts.

      Thank you
      Dima

      Reply

    4. Billy Says:

      Hi Carl,

      Can I also get added to the XD 7.x group?

      Best regards,

      Billy

      Reply

    5. Nick Prignano Says:

      Can I sign up to test the XenDesktop 7.x scripts too please? Thanks in advance!

      Nick Prignano

      Reply

    6. DLHall Says:

      I have several XenDesktop/XenApp 7.x sites available and would be happy to review your test script for documentation of this environment.

      Reply

    7. Jan Coros Says:

      Hi Carl,

      Can I added to the testers group for 7.x powershell documentation scripts.

      Thank you

      Regards,
      Jan

      Reply

    8. Mahendra Says:

      Could you please add me to the XD 5 and 7 script groups ?

      Also please send me the test script.

      Regards,
      Mahendra

      Reply

    9. Peter Todorov Says:

      I would really like to be added to your test group. I have XD/XA 7.x environments and would love to test

      Thanks

      Reply

    10. Jason Says:

      Please add me to the XD 5 and XD 7 test groups. Thanks.
      Jason

      Reply

    11. Manny Says:

      Please send me the 7.x scripts will be happy to test and provide feedback
      Best regards,

      Reply

    12. Rob Says:

      Could you add me to the XD 5 and 7 script groups?

      Thanks
      Rob

      Reply

    13. Kim Says:

      Hi. Thankes for this script.
      I have a problem with XA65_Inventory_V42. My Word is clousing after running the script. The script seems finish, but my Word is stille open in task manager.
      I’m running this parameter. “XA65_Inventory_V42 -hardware -software -verbose -CN “Region Syddanmark” -CP “Visningsmaster” -UserName “Kim M. Gudiksen””

      Is there anyone there can help ?
      Thanks.
      Kim

      Reply

      • Carl Webster Says:

        I have seen this happen if Word is opened after the script starts running and then Word is closed. I have just learned to never open or close Word once the script has started running.

        Webster

        Reply

    14. Aza Says:

      Hello Carl,

      First: many thanks for the great job you did and do for the community. I very appreciate that!

      Second: can you please add me to the XD7 test group?

      Thanks in advanced!

      Kind regards

      Reply

    15. Douglas Says:

      Could I get added to the testers group for XD 5 as well as Xenapp/XenDesktop 7.5

      Thank You!

      Reply

    16. Jason Lehr Says:

      Couple of questions if you had any ideas of how to slice:
      1) Have the DOCX file output to a specific location such as a UNC path
      2) Specify a custom cover page (we have one with our logo and custom header/footer (Office 2010)
      3)Specify the font/style
      4) Change the table style to one of the built in Word 2010 ones

      If I was able to do this I can set this off on a schedule and use the data parameter to just timestamp the file name and I wouldn’t have to touch anything. In any event this is one of the best documentation scripts I have ever seen regarding AD

      Reply

      • Carl Webster Says:

        1. This is an often asked for feature. I might be able to add it to the next update.
        2. I spent 3 days trying to figure how to do this and never figured it out. I gave up.
        3. That is coming.

        Thanks

        Webster

        Reply

    17. Hem Says:

      Hello Carl,
      would you please send me xendesktop 5.X and 7.x powershell documentation scripts.

      Thanks so much.

      Reply

    18. Tommy Says:

      I’ve been working on as-built documentation for our existing netscalers. There was no docs when I arrived. My deadline is in 2 days. Your script link on this page isn’t working for me. in fact none of the script links I’ve tried so far on this page work.

      Reply

      • Carl Webster Says:

        I just tested all the links and they all work for me.

        If they still do not work for you, send me an email and I will send you the scripts you need.

        Webster

        Reply

    19. Jason Lehr Says:

      This AD Forest script is great! Not a great coder myself but going to look into customizing this a bit to have it use one of our custom templates and cover pages and possibly format some of the tables a little nicer. I will be sharing this link with the masses really helpful!

      Reply

      • Carl Webster Says:

        The tables will have a different format with Iain Brighton’s new table functions if I can ever find the time to update the script.

        Webster

        Reply

    20. Klaus Huyke Says:

      When there will be a 7.5 script available ?

      Reply

    21. Andrew Says:

      Carl,

      Fantastic scripts and well done to all involved. I have just completed several XA 6.5 farm / WI / Netscaler upgrades and at the point of completing handover documentation for support. Your scripts have saved me COUNTLESS days if not weeks of trawling through powershell and copying and pasting settings…

      Please add me to any update lists if there is any. 🙂

      Thanks again, keep up the great work!
      Andrew

      Reply

    22. sebin Says:

      Good script for Netscaler, tested from 10.5 and it worked.

      Reply

    23. Torben Says:

      Hi Carl:
      Any chance I could get the XenDesktop 7.x scripts?
      Regards,
      torben

      Reply

    24. Steve Says:

      How can I download the XenDesktop 7.x documentation scripts? They are not a part of the “AllCurrentScriptFiles.zip” file … If they are still in development can I get my hands on them to test?

      Thanks,
      Steve

      Reply

    25. Paul Says:

      Can you publish a package similar to the “Zip of all scripts” but with scripts that can be used with PoSH 2.0?

      Thanks in advance!

      Reply

    26. Sony Says:

      Hi, I can’t figure out why you need Powershell version 3. We have Powershell 2.0 on most of our servers.

      Reply

      • Carl Webster Says:

        PowerShell V5 will be released soon. There are features that we are adding to the scripts that require at least PowerShell V3.

        Webster

        Reply

    27. Rhys Says:

      Thanks for these scripts Carl. They are amazing! Would be amazing not to need Word installed though.

      Reply

      • Carl Webster Says:

        We are working on adding -Text and -HTML options to all the scripts so Word is not required.

        Thanks

        Webster

        Reply

    28. AB Says:

      Hi Carl – your dropbox download links are not working, would it be possible to get a copy of your XenApp 6.5 farm documentation script. Thanks.

      Reply

    29. Chipps Says:

      This is an excellent script. Gives all details in brief. Looking towards excel format etc. Thank you Carl..

      Reply

    30. Bojan S Says:

      Hello,

      I am new to PowerShell and Xenapp. Was wondering if this script can be modified to print in Excel or CSV format? If so any idea?

      Thanks,

      Bojan

      Reply

    31. Yogesh Sharma Says:

      Hi Carl,

      When downloading the signed DHP Inventory script (I’m using Windows 7 SP1 & IE 11) I am getting the following error:

      “The Signature of DHCP_Inventory_Signed.ps1 is corrupt or invalid.”

      The ASD Inventory script seems to be OK… don’t know about the others.

      –Yogesh

      Reply

      • Carl Webster Says:

        I just tested it in my laptop lab and had no issues.

        PS C:\webster> dir

        Directory: C:\webster

        Mode LastWriteTime Length Name
        —- ————- —— —-
        -a— 6/3/2014 9:15 PM 191655 dhcp_inventory_Signed.ps1

        PS C:\webster> .\dhcp_inventory_Signed.ps1 -computername localhost -verbose -text
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:35: Testing output parameters
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:35: Text is set
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:35: Testing to see if localhost is online and reachable
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:39: DHCP Server localhost is online
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:39: DHCP Server has been renamed from localhost to XD7LABDC
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:39: Save As Text File
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:39: Filename1 : C:\webster\localhost_DHCP_Inventory.txt
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:39: Server Name : localhost
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:39: Include Leases: False
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:39: Add DateTime : False
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:39: OS Detected : Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:39: PSUICulture : en-US
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:39: PSCulture : en-US
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:39: PoSH version : 4.0
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:39:
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:39: Script start : 06/07/2014 18:50:35
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:39:
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:39:

        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:41: Script has completed
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:41:
        VERBOSE: Performing the operation “Output to File” on target “C:\webster\localhost_DHCP_Inventory.txt”.
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:41: Script started: 06/07/2014 18:50:35
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:41: Script ended: 06/07/2014 18:50:41
        VERBOSE: 06/07/2014 18:50:41: Elapsed time: 0 days, 0 hours, 0 minutes, 5.906 seconds
        PS C:\webster>

        And I just spotted a bug. When the -ComputerName parameter is renamed from localhost to the actual server name, the output filename should be changed also.

        Thanks

        Webster

        Reply

    32. Steve Gold Says:

      I am an admin on a child domain, when i RUN the script it query’s the entire Forest. Is there anyway to limit it to only a Child?

      Thank you for your hard work on this set of scripts.

      Steve

      Reply

    33. Justin Says:

      Hi,

      Can you publish a version support zh_TW language ?
      or How can running script from remote ? I try some way,
      but still not work!

      Get-XAServer : Citrix commands must be executed at the Citrix server or using remoting. Make sure that your user accoun
      t is a Citrix administrator and that the IMA service is started.
      At C:\temp\XA65_Inventory_V41.ps1:3888 char:24
      + $Server = Get-XAServer <<<< -ServerName $RemoteXAServer -EA 0
      + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (:) [Get-XAServer], InvalidOperationException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ImaInteropError,Citrix.XenApp.Commands.GetServerCmdlet
      The variable '$Server' cannot be retrieved because it has not been set.
      At C:\temp\XA65_Inventory_V41.ps1:3889 char:12
      + If($Server <<<< .ElectionPreference -eq "WorkerMode")
      + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (Server:Token) [], RuntimeException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : VariableIsUndefined

      Thanks

      Reply

    34. John Says:

      First, tank you for the scripts!

      But I’m having some issues with the cover pages in Word 2013. By default the NetScaler script returns a error “NetScaler_V1_Signed.ps1 : Cover Pages are not installed or the Cover Page Terzijde does not exist. Script cannot continue.”
      It should use “Motion” as specified in the get-help output.

      Also I tested two coverpages wich should work (and it does partialy) but returns also an error.

      C:\Scripts\NetScaler_V1_Signed.ps1 : For Word 2013, Grid is not a valid Cover P
      age option. Script cannot continue.
      At line:1 char:1
      + .\NetScaler_V1_Signed.ps1 -verbose -coverpage Grid
      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Write-Error], WriteErrorExcep
      tion
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WriteErrorExceptio
      n,NetScaler_V1_Signed.ps1

      and

      Remove-Variable : Cannot find a variable with the name ‘word’.
      At C:\Scripts\NetScaler_V1_Signed.ps1:807 char:2
      + Remove-Variable -Name word -Scope Global
      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (word:String) [Remove-Variable],
      ItemNotFoundException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : VariableNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.R
      emoveVariableCommand

      Is it possible to use a custom coverpage?

      Reply

      • John Says:

        The NetScaler Gateway settings are also not documented, is this something that will be added later?

        Reply

        • Carl Webster Says:

          Yes, Barry will add that in a future release. In the mean time, I have added a list of current functionality to the Change Log, ReadMe file and the help text.

          Thanks

          Webster

          Reply

      • Carl Webster Says:

        “Remove-Variable : Cannot find a variable with the name ‘word’” is fixed in V1.0.1

        Terzijde is a Dutch cover page for Sideline. What is your Windows language and what is your Word language?

        Custom cover pages are not supported.

        Thanks

        Webster

        Reply

        • John Says:

          The strange this is that Windows 8.1 and Office are the EN-US version.
          The System Regional setting is NL.

          Reply

    35. Caddo Says:

      Hi,

      will you update your script for XenDesktop 7.1/7.5?

      I was thinking since you kept up to PVS 7.1 that you would also document the XenDesktop farm as well; that would be really nice to have 🙂

      Reply

      • Carl Webster Says:

        The script for XenDesktop 7.0 and 7.1 is in development. I have not tested it with 7.5 yet.

        Webster

        Reply

    36. Lee Says:

      Hi Carl,

      First off, huge thanks for getting this out for use. I am just getting in to our XenApp 6.5 build as I have taken it over with very little knowledge.
      On running the latest and greats script you have a for a 6.5 farm build I get the following errors when it get to the work group area. Is this expected?

      Thanks,

      VERBOSE: 04/07/2014 17:09:55: Processing Worker Groups
      VERBOSE: 04/07/2014 17:09:55: Setting summary variables
      VERBOSE: 04/07/2014 17:09:55: Retrieving Worker Groups
      VERBOSE: 04/07/2014 17:09:56: Processing Worker Group All Servers
      VERBOSE: 04/07/2014 17:09:56: Processing Worker Group by OUs
      VERBOSE: 04/07/2014 17:09:56: Create Word Table for Worker Group by OUs
      VERBOSE: 04/07/2014 17:09:56: Max length of server name is 52
      VERBOSE: 04/07/2014 17:09:57: Move table to the right
      VERBOSE: 04/07/2014 17:09:57: Return focus back to document
      VERBOSE: 04/07/2014 17:09:57: Move to the end of the current document
      VERBOSE: 04/07/2014 17:09:57: Processing Worker Group Cr****
      VERBOSE: 04/07/2014 17:09:58: Processing Worker Group by OUs
      VERBOSE: 04/07/2014 17:09:58: Create Word Table for Worker Group by OUs
      VERBOSE: 04/07/2014 17:09:58: Max length of server name is 63
      Attempted to divide by zero.
      At C:\XAScripts\XA65_Inventory_V41_Signed.ps1:3750 char:3
      + [int]$Rows = [Math]::Floor( ( $xArray.count + $Columns – 1 ) / $Columns)
      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [], RuntimeException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : RuntimeException

      Exception calling “Add” with “3” argument(s): “The number must be between 1 and 63.”
      At C:\XAScripts\XA65_Inventory_V41_Signed.ps1:3754 char:2
      + $Table = $doc.Tables.Add($TableRange, $Rows, $Columns)
      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [], MethodInvocationException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ComMethodTargetInvocation

      The property ‘Style’ cannot be found on this object. Verify that the property exists and can be set.
      At C:\XAScripts\XA65_Inventory_V41_Signed.ps1:3755 char:2
      + $table.Style = $myHash.Word_TableGrid
      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (:) [], RuntimeException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PropertyNotFound

      The property ‘Borders’ cannot be found on this object. Verify that the property exists.
      At C:\XAScripts\XA65_Inventory_V41_Signed.ps1:3756 char:2
      + $table.Borders.InsideLineStyle = 1
      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [], PropertyNotFoundException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PropertyNotFoundStrict

      The property ‘Borders’ cannot be found on this object. Verify that the property exists.
      At C:\XAScripts\XA65_Inventory_V41_Signed.ps1:3757 char:2
      + $table.Borders.OutsideLineStyle = 1
      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [], PropertyNotFoundException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PropertyNotFoundStrict

      VERBOSE: 04/07/2014 17:09:58: Move table to the right
      The property ‘Rows’ cannot be found on this object. Verify that the property exists.
      At C:\XAScripts\XA65_Inventory_V41_Signed.ps1:3770 char:2
      + $Table.Rows.SetLeftIndent(36,1)
      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [], PropertyNotFoundException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PropertyNotFoundStrict

      You cannot call a method on a null-valued expression.
      At C:\XAScripts\XA65_Inventory_V41_Signed.ps1:3771 char:2
      + $table.AutoFitBehavior(1)
      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (:) [], RuntimeException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvokeMethodOnNull

      VERBOSE: 04/07/2014 17:09:58: Return focus back to document
      VERBOSE: 04/07/2014 17:09:58: Move to the end of the current document
      VERBOSE: 04/07/2014 17:09:59: Processing published applications for Worker Group Cr****

      Reply

    37. Keith Says:

      I’m very new to powershell (in other words I know nothing) but I’m trying to either create or a powershell script that will give me the details of the installed versions of Xendesktop 5.6, the latest hotfix rollup pack, and the date it was installed.
      Also I want to extract the same information about PVS servers and Web Interface

      can this be achieved in powereshell? I cannot find any reference to powershell extracting this information from the servers…

      Reply

      • Carl Webster Says:

        There is no PowerShell for Web Interface.

        I do not see an equivalent to XenApp’s Get-XAServerHotfix cmdlet for either XenDesktop (5 or 7) or PVS.

        Webster

        Reply

    38. Bob W Says:

      Hi Carl,

      Will the XA6.5 SDK work for running your scripts against an XA6 farm? Or would I need both SDK packages to doocument an XA6 and an XA6.5 farm?

      Thank you for sharing your hard work.

      Regards

      Reply

      • Carl Webster Says:

        Hmmm, I am not sure as I have never tried it but I would think you would need both. Only one way to find out though. 🙂

        Webster

        Reply

        • Bob W Says:

          I thought that would be the answer. Thanks. It just means I need to put some thought into this before I progress.

          I’ve experimented with installing both SDK packages on my PC. If XASDK60 is installed first, XASDK65 overwrites the first installation. If XASDK65 is installed first, XASDK60 installation behaves like the SDK is already installed and does nothing.

          If I need to use both SDK packages, it looks like I’ll need to run your scripts from two locations. You’ve noted that the v4.1 XA 6.5 script supports remoting, but the v4.1 XA 6.0 script isn’t similarily annotated. Does that mean I’ll have to be on one of the XA 6.0 farm servers to run the script?

          Thanks

          Reply

          • Carl Webster Says:

            Only the PVS and XenApp 6.5 PowerShell cmdlets support remoting with the exception of the XenApp 6.5 Group Policy cmdlets. Citrix forgot about adding Remoting to the Group Policy cmdlets and they have no plans to go back and add it.

            Webster

            Reply

            • Carl Webster Says:

              I should have added that the XenDesktop 5.x and 7.x cmdlets also support remoting.

              Webster

    39. Damian Says:

      Hey Carl,

      Thanks for the scripts, this would help me a great deal as I have recently taken over a XenApp 6.5 farm with no idea of how its configured. I could go through every bit of the Citrix AppCenter and go through what is configured, published e.c.t though this would take me ages.

      When I try to go to http://tinyurl.com/XenApp65PSSDK to download the Citrix Group Policy Commands I get sent to a “Welcome to the Citrix Community” page with various areas. I’ve clicked on the XenApp Powershell SDK link though I dont think this is where I would fine the Group Policy Commands. Is there any other way of downloading these?

      Many thanks.

      Reply

    40. Sam Says:

      Hi Carl,

      Thanks for your scripts. Can you please advice if it is possible to install the SDK onto a test farm server and run the script across to another farm?

      Reason is, the SDK install onto a production XA server means change control…..

      Thanks,
      Sam

      Reply

      • Carl Webster Says:

        If you are talking PVS or XenApp 6.5 I believe that should be doable. Both PVS and XenApp 6.5 support remoting (with the exception of the XenApp 6.x Group Policy module).

        I have articles on my site that show how to do remoting with the scripts for both PVS and XenApp 6.5.

        Thanks

        Webster

        Reply

    41. Chris Says:

      In Word2010 I can See the cover page sideline but I get the following error message

      C:\Temp\XA65_Inventory_V4.ps1 : Cover Pages are not installed or the Cover Page Sideline does not exist. Script cannot
      continue.
      At line:1 char:24
      + .\XA65_Inventory_V4.ps1 <<<< -verbose
      + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Write-Error], WriteErrorException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WriteErrorException,XA65_Inventory_V4.ps1

      What could be the reason?

      Thanks in Advance
      Chris

      Reply

      • Carl Webster Says:

        I have sent you a test script to help with troubleshooting this issue.

        Thanks

        Webster

        Reply

        • Morten Moss Says:

          Hi Carl,

          thank you very much for shareing.

          I got the exact same error as chris, the only difference is that i’m trying to run the XA5 script.

          have you any idea what causes this error?

          Thanks in Advance
          Morten Moss

          Reply

      • Carl Webster Says:

        I have a test script for you to run to see if I have this fixed. For anyone else having this issue, send me an email (Webster@carlwebster.com) and I will send you the test script.

        Thanks

        Webster

        Reply

    42. Prince Says:

      Many thanks for sharing Carl. Awesome work!

      Reply

    43. Jim Moyle Says:

      Carl, any chance of a link which downloads all the files for all of the current scripts?

      Thanks

      Jim

      Reply

    44. Andrew Gerrie Says:

      Hello Carl,

      Just running V3 on XA6 and XA65 farms. Both reporting “WARNING: Load balancing policy information could not be retrieved”.

      I’m also getting this in the powershell window:

      Unable to find type [Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.WdSaveFormat]: make sure
      that the assembly containing this type is loaded.
      At C:\temp\xa6\XA6_Inventory_V3.ps1:3378 char:2
      + $saveFormat =
      [Enum]::Parse([Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.WdSaveFormat], “wdFo …
      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      ~~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (Microsoft.Offic…rd.WdSaveFo
      rmat:TypeName) [], RuntimeException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : TypeNotFound

      [ref] cannot be applied to a variable that does not exist.
      At C:\temp\xa6\XA6_Inventory_V3.ps1:3379 char:2
      + $doc.SaveAs([REF]$filename, [ref]$SaveFormat)
      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (SaveFormat:VariablePath) [],
      RuntimeException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NonExistingVariableReference

      Despite this it seems to have produced a nice looking Microsoft Word Doc though. A couple of observations here:

      In the policies section for XA6 it is completely blank for XA65 is is populated but the user and computer settings are blank (only the unfiltered policies). I assume though that this just means the policies are using the defaults (which they are).

      Thanks Carl for your efforts – It has given me enough information anyway but I thought you might like the feedback!

      Andrew.

      Reply

      • Carl Webster Says:

        In the V4 scripts, currently under development, I am adding additional checking for items that do not have to exist. For example, applications, worker groups, load balancing policies and in XenApp 5 Citrix policies.

        Are you running Word 2010 or 2013?

        Thanks

        Webster

        Reply

    45. Kjell Says:

      Hi Carl,

      tested to run the script with a farm of 50 HP blade servers running XenApp 6.5. Works fine until it starts the loop of documenting every server and it’s services. Been running for 2,5 hours on 3 servers. Why is it so slow, I looked through the code, and didn’t see any good reason for the slowness.. Any clues?

      Seems to be hanging mostly on “format first row with column headings”…

      Kind regards,
      Kjell

      Reply

      • Carl Webster Says:

        Yes, I have seen this one other time. The XenApp servers were behind a firewall from the computer running the script and when it got to the servers section it couldn’t reach any server and say there timing out for getting XenApp info, info on the Citrix services and info on the Microsoft hotfixes.

        Webster

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        • Kjell Says:

          Hi Carl,

          the server which I was running the script on is in the same VLAN and subnet and is actually the management server for the farm. And the network guys are telling me there is no firewall at all between them…

          Firewall is also turned off on the operating system. Strange this is.

          Any other thoughts?

          Kind regards,
          Kjell

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          • Carl Webster Says:

            The only thing I would know to do would be to run the script in ISE and set a breakpoint for before the write-verbose statement you mentioned “format first row with column headings”. When the breakpoint is reached, then start stepping through the code to see where it is hanging.

            Sorry

            Webster

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    46. Alan Lantz Says:

      Great scripts, but the requirement to install MS Word is overkill.

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      • Carl Webster Says:

        Alan,

        Someone was going to send me a way to create a Word doc without having to have Word installed but I never heard back from them.

        Webster

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        • Martyn T. Keigher Says:

          Hey Carl,

          Great Script! Did that person get back to you, regarding running your script without the need for MS Word to be installed?

          Would like to know IF and HOW this is possible?

          Thank you so much & Keep up the good work! 🙂

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          • Carl Webster Says:

            No, I have never received a response back about how to create a Word doc without having to have Word installed. Would also be nice for Excel.

            Webster

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      • Carl Webster Says:

        Alan,

        The XenApp 6, XenApp 6.5 and PVS scripts do not require Word to be installed on any server. For those scripts, they can be run remotely from a PC with Word installed.

        Webster

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    47. w00tm3 Says:

      Do you know why I am getting this error about unexpected cmdletbinding?

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    48. pablo Says:

      First of all thanks for the scripts the XenApp 6.5 runs great!!!
      The PVS I am having some issues this the error I am getting running script from PVS server and MS word is installed locally in the server

      Missing file specification after redirection operator.
      At C:\temp\pvs\PVS_Inventory_V2.ps1:1 char:63
      + <<<<
      + CategoryInfo : ParserError: (:) [], ParseException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : MissingFileSpecification

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      • Carl Webster Says:

        All my scripts require PowerShell V2 and do not work with either V1 or V3.

        The line in question is in the help text. If you are running the latest V2.03 of the PVS script, you can safely delete the help text (the first 133 lines of the script).

        Thanks

        Webster

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    49. Jerry Says:

      Great report! Can this be emailed using something like the below?

      #Sends the output via email

      $msg = new-object Net.Mail.MailMessage
      $smtp = new-object Net.Mail.SmtpClient(‘yoursmtpserveraddress’)

      $msg.From = ‘senderemailaddress’
      $msg.To.Add(‘youremailaddress@domain.com’)
      $msg.Subject = “Test Script Output.”
      $msg.Body = $output
      $smtp.Send($msg)

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      • Carl Webster Says:

        I sent your question to my PowerShell guru friend, MBS. Here is his sanitized reply:

        I recommend you send it as an attachment. Below is fully tested and working code, just update as appropriate for you.

        For error-handling, I wrap the entire thing in a try-catch block since system.net.mail.smtpclient doesn’t give me a result on the Send() method but does provide an exception.

        $date = get-date
        $year = $date.year
        $month = $date.Month
        $day = $date.Day

        $suffix = “{0,4}-{1,0:d2}-{2,0:D2}” -f $year, $month, $day

        $var = new-object system.net.mail.smtpclient( “mail.yourdomain.com”, 25 )

        $from = new-object system.net.mail.mailaddress( “addess@yourdomain.com” )

        $to = new-object system.net.mail.mailaddress( “receiver@theirdomain.com” )
        $cc = new-object system.net.mail.mailaddress( “CCreceiver@theirdomain.com” )

        $msg = new-object system.net.mail.mailmessage( $from, $to )

        $msg.Body = “See attached files for inventory report.”
        $msg.Subject = “Inventory Report for ” + $suffix

        $attach = new-object system.net.mail.attachment( “$pwd\XA65Farm.docx” )

        $msg.Attachments.Add( $attach )

        $msg.CC.Add( $cc )

        $var.Send( $msg )

        $attach1 = $null
        $attach2 = $null
        $msg = $null
        $cc = $null
        $to = $null
        $from = $null
        $var = $null

        Hope this helps.

        Webster

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    50. Mohamed Says:

      Hi,

      We tested the Version 3.1 of the XenApp 6.5 Farm Documentation Scripts on our Citrix XenApp 6.5 but it dosn’t work.
      We had those errors:

      I think it’s probably due to the language of Microsft Office, it’s installed in French at our server and the variables like “Styles” don’t have the same names in French.

      Can you publish a vesrion of the script for Microsoft Office in French.

      Thank’s

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