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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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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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Citrix Storefront 2.1 vs WebInterface

The 2.1 version of Strorefront came along with XenDesktop 7.1. There are few changes in this version comparing to the previous one and on the internal architecture of Storefront Services nothing new (reminder) : So with Storefront 2.1 out since few weeks not, many people requested an updated version of my side by side comparison between the...

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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 – Create Persistent Hypervisor Connection and Hosting Unit, Unattended

I blogged about how to automate Citrix XenDesktop 7 deployment and database creation, and how to join and existing XenDesktop 7 site unattended, but now to continue and go a bit further in the automation process, I needed and wanted to know how to automate Hosting Configuration by Adding Connection and Resources to the DDC...

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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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