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Disabling IE9 First Launch Web Page

July 21, 2012

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I had a customer request to turn off the first run upgrade web page that shows up after upgrading to IE9.  It took me a little while track this down, so I thought I would post what I found out so it is easier for future people searching for this. Most of the results from Google said […]

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 […]

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 […]

Installing AppSense on a Provisioned XenApp Server

January 11, 2011

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I ran into an interesting situation with AppSense on a XenApp vDisk with one of my clients. We finally figured out a solution that I thought would be useful to share. The client is currently using Provisioning Services (PVS) to deploy all the XenApp servers in the farm and had purchased the AppSense Management Suite. […]

Provisioning Services: Rolling Upgrade from 5.1 SP2 to 5.6 SP1

January 3, 2011

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Well, it has been some time since I have posted a blog. A lot has been going on, but I thought this might be helpful for the community. I recently was meeting with a client that mentioned they did not want to use Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) to deploy their XenApp servers because they were […]

Finding a Better Way to Estimate IOPS for VDI

October 31, 2010

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Planning storage is probably the most difficult part of architecting any VDI solution and estimating IOPS is probably the most difficult part of planning the storage. For a little background on some of the discussions I have had around this topic, see my Saving IOPS with Provisioning Services blog and the associated comments. Since posting […]

Saving IOPS with Provisioning Services

August 6, 2010

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Sometimes the obvious is not quite as obvious to others as it is to you. Given my role as an architect I have spent countless hours looking at storage performance and the impact of it on Desktop Virtualization also known as VDI. It is my belief that storage performance is directly correlated with the user […]