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Windows 8

Set acls remotely to a VDI / RDSH Delivery Group

In the same way as the previous blog post, some more automation to maintain a VDI/RDSH environment, and get back to a controlled and clean environment. This blog is a follow up to Remotely clean up Virtual Machines drives – XenDesktop , Expand virtual machines hard disk – automation , XenDesktop XenApp 7.x – vmware / ad...

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Remotely clean up Virtual Machines drives – XenDesktop

Following up the previous blogs XenDesktop XenApp 7.x – vmware / ad / delivery group notes and descriptions sync and Expand virtual machines hard disk – automation and continue in automated task, I had to clean up the D: drive of different XenDesktop Delivery Group. As there was no security restriction on the D: drive some users used it...

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Expand virtual machines hard disk – automation

Sometimes, at some customers’s place, with an infrastructure already in place (XenApp with PVS or XenDesktop VDI pooled with PVS) the D: drive is too small. The drive where you redirect Windows Event Logs, Logs (UPM for example and/or other applications – services) This is a drive where page file is often redirected as well...

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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 – 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 – 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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Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise – Windows isn’t activated issue

This is an annoying issue, I just downloaded the ISO from Microsoft and had to face the impossibility to activate it… “Windows isn’t activated” Error Code : 0x8007007B, the filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. The pre register product key is not good and you basically need to change it using the following command (using administrator...

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