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 […]

Dec 192018
Citrix PVS Optimization Guide

PVS Server Memory Sizing Citrix PVS server will use the system memory as a cache for the streaming operation. It is recommended to allocate enough memory to the server to get the best streaming performances by caching the virtual disks into the RAM. I use Sysinternal RAMMap on the PVS servers under load to find the maximum […]

Nov 252018
Enforce File Type Associations

When defining the policy “Default Associations Configuration File” with an XML definition file, users are still able to use the “Open with…” command in the context menu and set their own file type association. This is by design. One solution to enforce the FTA at logon is to use the “SetUserFTA” software from Christoph Kolbicz’s Blog. […]

Oct 052018
Remove a symbolic link with PowerShell

Remove-Item cannot be used to remove symbolic link to directory as it will remove the content of the directory it points to (so be careful!). To safely remove a symbolic link from the file system using PowerShell, add the following function to your script: From: PowerShell Gallery | Private, LinkUtils Remove-Symlink -Link [path to the symbolic link […]

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 […]