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Are we missing something ?

As you might know I’m the CTO of a super cool company here in France (Activlan) base around Paris and one side of my job is to watch in my crystal ball to know what our customers will need and how they could use us to remain on top of their productivity with their IT. Reducing...

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Citrix PVS vs MCS – Despectus

I know this subject has been cover thousand times here and there but this is an eternal discussion we have whatever the forum or the meeting going on when we speak about Citrix. To remind people not familiar with MCS or PVS here are the main differences : MCS : Machine Creation Service PVS :...

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Cloudify my lab with Windows Azure

As I got an unlimited access to Windows Azure I wanted to check out how I could extend my lab into it and use it to store VMs workload (at first). Here what you need : Citrix NetScaler VPX (tested with NS10.1: Build 122.17.nc & NS10.1: Build 123.9.nc) Windows Azure Access Homelab (running on vSphere...

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Java Runtimes JRE7 – Your Java version is insecure popup

This one has been pain in the ass to find out… Since Java 7 (1.7_xx) the security and setting management is a total nightmare. This is so messy you can’t find a reliable information on Oracle website… The worse thing is all the mechanism seems to change between versions… from 1.7_01 to _11 is one...

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Citrix XenDesktop 7 – Unattended from scratch

So auto-install and auto join an already XenDesktop 7 Site is cool but what if you need to automate the first DDC installation ? Here is how I did with help of a great blog (Timm Brochhaus) who made a script available for everyone, and I personally used it. Let’s do it for a full automated installation,...

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Citrix XenDesktop 7 – VDA Installation

The VDA version delivered with XenDesktop 7 bits is 7.0.0.3018 The VDA can be deployed two ways, via the GUI setup and in an unattended way. Using the GUI is easy and can be done very quickly – but it remains manual deployment. Here are screenshot so for the one who won’t have time to...

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Citrix XenDesktop 7 – Unattended Installation + Site join

We all need to automate things, we need to fast deploy, fast provision and stay lazy, not doing the same thing every day… So let check how we can industrialize XenDesktop 7 deployment (the easy part) and configuration (I guess the tricky part). First to deploy XenDesktop 7 using command line is simple and very...

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Citrix XenDesktop 7 – Installation

XenDesktop 7 is now available with different features and entitlements (link) and yes there is a lot to read on this webpage but most of everything is already known features. So I will just write now what I read between the line : No more Citrix Streaming Application (RIP) in favor of Microsoft APP-V XenServer...

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