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Configuring CredSSP for Deploying XenDesktop via DSC

During my presentation at E2EVC in Berlin, we released new open source Powershell Desired State Configuration (DSC) resources for Citrix XenDesktop 7. Unfortunately for everyone there, I never actually finished the presentation. The number of questions and level of interaction in the session was awesome. Even with the attempted sabotage by @drtritsch when he tried to blow…

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Let’s Get Chocolatey

It’s taken a little while, but we are pleased to announce that the Virtual Engine Toolkit (VET) and the App-V Configuration Editor (ACE) are now available on Chocolatey! If you have Chocolatey installed on your systems then you can get going by running the commands listed below. Microsoft Package Management It gets even better if…

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The Anywhere Home Drive

I thought I’d put pen to paper to discuss a topic that was raised during the most recent UK Citrix User Group meeting. Discussions in the afternoon session were focused around user data, mobility and possibly the end of the user home drive as we know it. There has been lots of talk about how…

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Move Machine Based Context Menus to Per User (Part I)

WARNING! This post requires you to edit the registry. Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that might require you to reinstall your operating system. Virtual Engine cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. Be sure to back up…

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Installing RES HyperDrive Hypervisor Tools

RES Software have finally released RES HyperDrive and it’s available as a virtual appliance for VMware vSphere, VMware Workstation, Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V. One thing that might surprise you is that the relevant hypervisor integration tools are not preinstalled. It surprised me, but then I thought about it; how will RES know what particular…

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Automating Citrix Provisioning Server Install with RES AM

Here is a blog post I put together on automating the build of Citrix Provisioning Services using RES Automation Manager 2012. Before we get into the details I thought I’d mention a few resources and solutions I found on the way which helped me out. A big thanks to: Kees Baggerman and Barry Schiffer for…

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Citrix HDX RealTime Media Engine Fails to Install

Since the recent release of the Citrix HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Lync, one of my colleagues Simon Pettit has been installing and configuring it on our development XenDesktop environment. The Citrix HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Lync can be installed with both Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop. In our scenario we’re installing onto Citrix XenDesktop but it…

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PVS Image Management

There has been a bit of banter on the Twittersphere about how people manage and document their PVS images. It was suggested (by more than just me ) that RES Automation Manager could be utilised for this task. This post is not a best practice guide as to how to create, update or document your images, rather…

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Replacing the default XenServer WSS Certificate

Something a little bit different from the normal RES related posts this time. During the deployment of the Demo Showcase platform we needed to replace the SSL certificate used by the XenServer Web Self Service (WSS) servers. Reviewing the WSS documentation revealed very little about how to achieve this. As you can see the user and…

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The case of the missing Office 2007 Quick Access Toolbars

Recently I’ve been involved with one of our customers who is migrating from RES PowerFuse 2008 and roaming profiles on XenApp to RES Workspace Manager 2011 (WM) utilising Zero Profile Technology (ZPT) and a mandatory profile. One of the issues they had on the new environment was the Office 2007 Quick Access Toolbars (QAT) weren’t being…

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