Jul 252017
 

Clonepost from my blog. There are some good guides out there (such as Carl Stalhood’s) that cover the details of setting up Citrix App Layering, but currently don’t have a birds eye overview of what an App Layering implementation requires. After going through many of these hurdles myself, I considered that a “light on the […]

Apr 032017
 
UPDATED PVS Documentation Script

Original Post The first script I wrote was from before Citrix added real powershell functionality into PVS.  This new script leverages the new powershell module.  I am not exactly sure when they first added this into PVS (if you know please comment below), but this was developed using PVS 7.12.  Pay attention to comments marked […]

Mar 312017
 

Problem: In my environment I have about 300 provisioned desktops, and when I update the vDisk sometimes it can take a while (days) before all of the VMs get the latest version.  Especially, in the case of a roll back I need a good way to get all of the VMs which are on the […]

Feb 092017
 

I recently ran into an issue after upgrading my XenDesktop environment to 7.12 from 7.11.  Prior to that update I was able to create MCS desktops in my XenServer pool with no issues.  After upgrading to 7.12 the newly created VMs would not register with the delivery controller, and according to XenServer they did not […]

Dec 052016
 
Using Citrix Workspace Environment Management to Redirect Folders via Symbolic Links – Speed Up Logon

Background Using Citrix Profile Management with profile streaming enabled should keep your logon times pretty low.  Recently, they updated the version of our Antivirus (Trend Micro) to the latest, and suddenly I started seeing desktops fail with “session prepare failure” errors.  After much investigation it had something to do with the behavior monitoring feature of […]

Sep 302016
 
Quickly replicate XA/XD applications to another delivery group

Environment XenApp 7.6 700+ Delivered (published) Applications 60+ Windows servers (2008 R2 and 2012 R2)   Scenario Recently I had a request to replicate 100+ applications from PROD to QA, using QA server configured with identical applications and identical application locations/paths. Obviously all paths to EXE files need to be the same in order for this […]

Jul 212016
 
XenDesktop Usage Report

CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED VERSION My boss wanted a report to show the usage of our XenDesktop environment (desktop sessions only), so I wrote a script that queries the delivery controller once per minute to get sessions.  It then writes that information to an .xml file, and then I have another script that reads the […]

Jun 212016
 

This will be short and sweet (hopefully sweet).  If you have a session recording server setup you may notice that the entries/files don’t go away on their own.  Here is how to clean them up: Just create a scheduled task to run the code below once per day (as system – elevated): C:\Program Files\Citrix\SessionRecording\Server\Bin\icldb.exe remove /RETENTION:7 […]