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Determining the size of your Provisioning Services Write-Cache

October 2, 2012

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I have heard recommendations for suggested write-cache sizes from 1 GB to the maximum size of the disk. I have been on-site with clients who told me they had consultants recommend a write-cache size then lost their whole server farm in a matter of two hours when they filled up. Frequently, I am asked the […]

PreConfiguring Citrix Receiver

August 3, 2012

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In some environments, specifically healthcare and clinical environments, it may be desirable to remove many of the self-service aspects of the Citrix Receiver. Nurses and physicians do not always have time to go through a registration/setup sequence. In these environments, it would just be great if we could do the following without user intervention. Auto-configure […]

Virtualizing XenDesktop and XenApp in the Cloud

July 19, 2012

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Have you considered putting XenDesktop Shared-Hosted desktops (formerly known as XenApp) in the cloud? Well, I have just spent the last six months designing, building, and scripting the configuration of XenDesktop/XenApp in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud for Citrix. This has been one of the most interesting projects I have worked on in my […]

Extending a PVS vDisk

November 6, 2011

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Ever need to increase the size of a Provisioning Services (PVS) vDisk, for instance when an application upgrade needs more disk space than planned when creating the vDisk? Well, if so the process I use is fairly simple to complete and preserves the existing data. With the older vDisk formats (PVS 5.x and earlier) you can use the VHD Tool executable available on Microsoft’s MSDN website […]

Server 2008 R2 SP1 and XenApp 6 Updates

August 17, 2011

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Ever have that problem with a brand new XenApp 6 server running on Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 where not even Notepad will launch? Well, the secret is to get the right Microsoft patches and Citrix hotfixes installed, which when complete will enable applications to run again. Ran into this several times and with […]

A Study on XenApp IOPS

February 10, 2011

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Let me first apologize for my delay in getting this out. I have been extremely busy with my current project, however, I think you will be pleased with what I have researched for today’s blog. I had the opportunity to collect a considerable amount of production data at a customer site over the past two months. I […]

Restricting Application Access by XenApp Services Site

January 18, 2011

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Have you ever needed to restrict what applications a user can access via their iPad? What if you want to allow a user to access one set of applications but filter the application set by devices, such as when a user is connecting via an iPad or mobile device? One method is to setup a […]