XenApp

Introducing the new AppDNA Platinum Edition and Goodbye and RIP to the Standalone Editions

March 26, 2014

The Excitement: Last June Citrix included a cut down licensed version of AppDNA as part of the XenDesktop 7 Platinum license. As excited as everyone was at the time, this license was so restrictive that you could only analyse applications using the SBC module. Back then I wrote an article titled “AppDNA is now included with XenDesktop 7 […]

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AppDNA is now included with XenDesktop 7 Platinum, or is it just a tease?

June 19, 2013

I was excited by the recent announcement during the Citrix Synergy 2013 keynote that an AppDNA license will be included with the upcoming release of XenDesktop 7 Platinum edition. Yes! Now one of my favourite tools, so needed in this space, gets to shine alongside the flagship products. This sparked so much excitement and conversation […]

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WAN Emulation for VDI and SBC Testing

November 29, 2009

WANem (Wide Area Network Emulation) is an awesome tool for emulating a WAN in your test/dev environment or even a demo lab. I use it in my demo lab to show customers how the technologies might behave in their environment. WANem is a piece of software running on Knoppix, a well-known Linux distribution based on […]

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Deployment Script for Citrix Profile Management 2.x

November 29, 2009

Here is my deployment script for Citrix Profile Management 2.x, formerly known as User Profile Manager. Enjoy!

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User-Self Help Tools for an SBC and VDI Deployment

November 29, 2009

Whenever I implement a Citrix/Terminal Server farm, I always include certain applications and tools that I believe users will get some value from, which may in-turn assist IT Support by lowering the number of helpdesk calls. Who knows??? I have blogged about all these tools before… The unbelievably awesome Ctrl-Alt-Del IT Consultancy tools The Repair […]

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WFCRUN32 Error – Failed to set Event Logging

May 12, 2009

A message box may appear titled “WFCRUN32 ERROR”, with the message being “Failed to set Event Logging.” as per the following screenshot:

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HTTP Default Icon issue

May 12, 2009

Sometimes you may find that the HTTP URL shortcut icon is “broken”; referencing %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll,0 instead of %SystemRoot%\system32\url.dll,0. This is due to a bug that does not consistently set the default type and data for the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HTTP\DefaultIcon value. When the icons are not displaying correctly, it will have a default value of type REG_SZ with Data […]

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The Bees Knees script for installing VMware Tools

December 3, 2008

Updated 19th October 2010… This is what I call the “bees knees” of scripts for deploying VMware Tools. It will detect if it’s being installed on a Terminal/Citrix Server, and remove the appropriate components that may impede performance, etc.

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Displaying useful connection information on the desktop wallpaper

October 27, 2008

Updated on 6th April 2010… Like most IT professionals, I’ve been using Bginfo to embed some useful information in the wallpaper of a users Desktop for some years now. So what you say! Well…not too long ago Warren Simondson of CTRL-ALT-DEL IT Consultancy created a couple of cool utilities called TSBackdrop and PCBackdrop. I was […]

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Place a XenApp Server in and out of service the easy way

September 8, 2008

The new theory for placing a server off-line is to apply an “Out of service” load evaluator instead of disabling logons. The “Out of service” load evaluator consists of an empty Scheduling rule. The issue with this theory is that if you automate the move of a server into an “Out of service” load evaluator […]

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