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XenServer: Change Root Password

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 13:07
Intro Your boss comes to you in a panic about security and passwords. You sip your coffee and calmly let her vent. You assure her that yes, you can quickly and easily change the root password on all your XenServers. She walks away confident you know what you are talking about. Change that password…or can … Continue reading XenServer: Change Root Password →
Categories: , Citrix, Virtualisation

WEM 4.3 Upgrade Available

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:52
Intro As is often the case, Citrix incremented almost all the versions of their products during the Citrix Synergy conference. Included with the new release of XenApp/XenDesktop 7.14 was WEM version 4.3. You can now download the new version here (requires Platinum licenses and login to Citrix.com). I’ve provided the release notes below. What’s new Site … Continue reading WEM 4.3 Upgrade Available →
Categories: , Citrix, Virtualisation

PowerShell: Friday Script Blitz 2

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 08:00
Intro In my current position I’m getting to do a lot of PowerShell scripting. Typically these are quick scripts for maintenance or finding information about our Citrix environment. I’m posting several here to share. NOTE: These scripts were written against a XenApp 6.5 environment check-deedrive.ps1 Iterates though all XenApp Servers in the farm and checks that … Continue reading PowerShell: Friday Script Blitz 2 →
Categories: , Citrix, Virtualisation

PowerShell: Get XenApp Load and Create Report (Again)

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 15:25
Intro Nostalgia is ruling movies and TV these days. Mystery Science Theater 3000 has returned from the dead to Netflix. I’m still getting through he first episode, so I’m still withholding judgement. In the spirit of going back to the well and rehashing old ideas, I’ve revisited my XenApp Load/Report script again. Changes I’ve moved the … Continue reading PowerShell: Get XenApp Load and Create Report (Again) →
Categories: , Citrix, Virtualisation

WEM: Notes From the Field 1

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 14:00
Intro In September 2016, Citrix announced the purchase of Norskale. Now dubbed Workspace Environment Manager (rolls off the tongue :)), Citrix has a powerful tool that provides system optimization along with user environment control. I’m implementing a small VDI solution utilizing this new tool and these notes are primarily for me and others to note some particulars … Continue reading WEM: Notes From the Field 1 →
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Downloading Citrix App Layering (Unidesk)

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 12:53
Intro About a week ago (April 3, 2017), Citrix released App Layering 4.1.0. This is the slightly rebranded Unidesk and Citrix is emphasizing (over-emphasizing based on some comments) that it… Achieves app compatibility greater than 99.5% I find it interesting that out of the gate, Citrix is positioning App Layering as a direct competitor/replacement for Microsoft … Continue reading Downloading Citrix App Layering (Unidesk) →
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PowerShell: Friday Script Blitz

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 17:52
Intro In my current position I’m getting to do a lot of PowerShell scripting. Typically these are quick scripts for maintenance or finding information about our Citrix environment. I’m posting several here to share. NOTE: These scripts were written against a XenApp 6.5 environment. get-xacmdln.ps1 Lists active published applications’ command lines and working directories based on … Continue reading PowerShell: Friday Script Blitz →
Categories: , Citrix, Virtualisation