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Citrix Summit 2017 – Thoughts

I wasn’t able to attend Summit this year for several reasons… Anyway, this week in Anaheim, during Citrix Summit partner event, many announcement were been made. I will just sum up what has been unleashed and how, as a CTP, Citrix partner and CTO of my company, I see / understand it. By partner, I mean knowledge...

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VMware VMtools installation with XenDesktop / XenApp 7.x VDAs

It’s time to update this “popular” blog post with latest version from VMware and Citrix products. Many people still install VMware tools 10.0.6 as is and don’t try to optimize this middleware / drivers to work with Citrix VDAs 7.x. To do so, run the setup to proceed to a Custom installation And then click...

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Microsoft Office (Exchange) 365 – RDSH Myth

For many years now, the everything in cloud is happening more and more, among all the services / software available as a services, most of the vendor are promising a cheaper way to manage their software and a much more simple way to manage it.. I know some of you will disagree with what I writing...

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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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XenDesktop XenApp 7.x – vmware / ad / delivery group notes and descriptions sync

Several times i had the need to synchronise Virtual Machine notes (vmware) with Active Directory Computer description. As in big environment, different team are managing each of these components, the need to be able to link an Active Directory computer account to a vm with XenApp / XenDesktop delivery group has often been seen as...

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Load Balancing TFTP with Netscaler 10.5

Implementing Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) is very common nowaday when it’s about deploying Shared Desktops (XenApp) or Pooled, Private or Personal Desktops (XenDesktop). If there are still some debate around about using TFTP+PXE vs using BDM (Boot Device Manager) I still observe a large number of deployment made using TFTP+PXE rather than BDM. Both of these...

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