Posts Tagged ‘Citrix’

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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Deploying Citrix XenDesktop 7 with DSC

Virtual Engine are pleased to announce that the new DSC resources for Citrix XenDesktop 7 announced at the E2EVC Berlin event can be found here! The example files and presentation have been made available on GitHub. The new Citrix XenDesktop 7 resources include: XD7AccessPolicy XD7Administrator XD7Catalog XD7CatalogMachine XD7Controller XD7Database XD7DesktopGroup XD7DesktopGroupMember XD7EntitlementPolicy XD7Feature XD7Role XD7Site XD7SiteLicense XD7VDAController XD7VDAFeature XD7WaitForSite…

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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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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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Active Setup – Stubpath Command Lines

I spend a lot time working with mandatory profiles and RES Workspace Manager, especially when using Citrix XenApp or Remote Desktop Services. One of the key elements to creating a slick mandatory profile is to ensure the Active Setup keys are added to the mandatory profile or you will forever see the annoying “Personaliz(s)ing Settings”…

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Updating your XenApp farm using RES Automation Manager

When publishing an application across multiple servers in a XenApp farm one of the key elements to a trouble free environment is having consistency across the farm.  RES Automation manager can help with getting this right. So, you have your software package imported into Automation Manager and you deploy to each XenApp server in turn. …

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