Script to Import and Bind a Certificate to the Default Web Site

January 4, 2015

This Powershell script will import and bind a certificate to the Default Web Site. I use this script for Citrix StoreFront and Director deployments, but it’s written to be very flexible and versatile so can be used for other tasks. The original idea came from scripts written by Thomas Albaek and Jerome Quief for Citrix StoreFront. The way I’ve written […]

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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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Citrix Synergy 2013 Slide Deck for SYN328: Learn why AppDNA should be a part of every consultant’s toolkit

July 11, 2013

Here’s my presentation that I’ve uploaded to SlideShare from my Citrix Synergy 2013 session on why AppDNA should be a part of every consultant’s toolkit. Unfortunately SlideShare currently doesn’t support animations, so some of the slides are not well presented when viewed in this manner. I’ll work to separate out the animations and make this […]

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Wow…I am now a CTP

July 10, 2013

Wow…What a year I’m having! I am one of the privileged recipients of a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) award for 2013! I am extremely humbled and honoured to now be part of this incredibly talented group I refer to as the crème de la crème of IT Professionals throughout the World.

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AppDNA Team using Podio to create a community and share scripts

June 27, 2013

The Citrix AppDNA Team has created a workspace in Podio to build a community, share scripts and ideas, and to help extend the capabilities of AppDNA. You’ll first need a Podio account, which will need to be added to the Citrix AppDNA Extensions Workspace. At the time of this posting the only way this can […]

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AppDNA Tech Tip – Importing apps when there is no installer

June 19, 2013

Citrix has recently introduced me to an advanced component of AppDNA that allows the import of apps when a real installer is unavailable. This component is called the AppDNA MSI Generator. The MSI Generator should only be used in the follow two scenarios: Applications that are known to be just flat files/folders with no real […]

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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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Citrix Community Featured Web Page

December 16, 2009

I was stoked to find out that my web site has been listed on the Citrix Featured Community Sites Web Page 🙂 How cool is that?

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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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Scripting updates to the GPT.ini for the Local Group Policy

August 26, 2008

Updated on 27th October 2010. I came across a challenge whilst working on a big XenApp deployment in a Novell environment. I needed to make changes to the Local Group Policy Object on all Terminal / Citrix servers. This was specifically required for implementation of a logoff script, as logoff scripts are not supported via […]

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