Sep 242021
 
Zoom optimizations for CVAD

Summary This guide is geared around explaining how Zoom and Citrix work together, and it will show you the Architecture and provide information for what is needed on the clients. There is information added in the document for education purposes as well. At the time of writing this blog, I tested everything on an older […]

Oct 212020
 
Low Bandwidth Policy

Introdution The Citrix WAN optimization policy (or “low bandwidth” policy) aims to compress and reduce the bandwidth used by the ICA protocol by lowering the visual quality for users with slow and unreliable connections. This article will benchmark the best possible configuration for the low bandwidth policy in a Citrix 7.15 LTSR CU3 environment. Testing […]

Aug 102020
 
How To Setup GeoIP on Citrix ADC (NetScaler)

I recently tried to figure out how to block non-USA countries from accessing my NetScaler Gateway page on my ADC. I tried to follow some old documentation. This Citrix Article, this, this, etc, all have old, outdated information. I will put together this quick post on how I got this accomplished. First, I had to […]

Jul 292019
 
FSLogix Profile Compacting Tool

Update: Added cli functionality.Update: Added 2nd pass of defrag to fix the profile ballooning issue that sometimes occurs.Update: Added ability to target profiles over “X” size for compactingUpdate 3/31/2020: Fixed a bug that didn’t allow the new tool to run as a scheduled task. Fixed in version 2003.1Update 4/21/2020: Fixed bug that didn’t assign drive […]

Mar 132018
 
UPDATE - FSLogix – Pre-Mount OneDrive Junction Points – Don’t Kill Your XenApp Server’s Drive Space!

——–UPDATE 3/28/2018 ———- Starting with FSLogix 2.8.12 you no longer need to do this.  Great work FSLogix! From their release notes: “• An issue with first time OneDrive installation has been resolved. The issue occurred when OneDrive was installed for the first time, and OneDrive syncing began. The FSLogix agent would not redirect the OneDrive […]

Feb 212018
 
FSLogix Local Profiles Migration Script

I plagiarized David Ott’s script for migration of Citrix Profile Manager (UPM) profiles to FSLogix and created it for Local Profiles. NOTE: This only works between like profile versions.  eg. You can’t migrate your 2008R2 profiles to Server 2016 and expect it to work.  See this chart. This requires using frx.exe, which means that FSLogix […]

Dec 202017
 

In my environment I have nearly 100 persistent MCS VDAs. Our developers, contractors, and even us IT people need the ability to change things on our VDI desktops (install/uninstall/set registry/create local IIS sites/etc.) and have them persist reboots. Luckily, the only software I have to maintain on these desktops is the VDA itself. That still […]