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Citrix is the synonym for the virtualization and application infrastructure systems developed by the company of the same name. Main areas are application virtualization, Software-As-A-Service (SaaS), cloud-computing and networking. The two most well-known are Citrix XenApp or Citrix CloudPlatform.

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If your vDisk VHD file gets deleted from the image store accidentally or on purpose, you won't be able to remove the vDisk from the PVS console. There is a known workaround that is solid.
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Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Exchange server is not supported in any cloud-hosted platform (other than Azure with Azure Premium Storage).
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ADCs have gained traction within the last decade, largely due to increased demand for legacy load balancing appliances to handle more advanced application delivery requirements and improve application performance.
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#Citrix #XenApp #Citrix Scout #Citrix Insight Services #Microsoft VMMAP #Microsoft ADEXPLORE #Microsoft RAMMAP #Microsoft TCPVIEW #Microsoft AUTORUNS #Microsoft PROCESS EXPLORER #Microsoft PROCESS MONITOR
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Thank you for sharing this great article.
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Ah. Okay.  Yea I'm just not sure how to make it non-adish.

There are several tools listed, maybe if I break up the content to different sections so it does not seem all Citrix related.
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#Citrix #Citrix Netscaler #HTTP Compression #Load Balance
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Hi Brian,

Does this guide works for Citrix NetScaler VPX for ESX 11.0 Build 64.34 appliance as well ?
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ITSystemEngineer-
Yes.  VPX.

With that said, be conscious of the throughput.  Regardless of model HTTP Compression is
Up to 0.75 Gbps for all VPX models

Reference
https://www.citrix.com/products/netscaler-application-delivery-controller/platforms.html
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#Citrix #Internet Explorer #Enterprise Mode #IE 11 #IE 8
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Awesome.  I'm making some progress it seems.
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Several part series to implement Internet Explorer 11 Enterprise Mode
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CITRIX XENAPP 6.5 FARM CUSTOM POLICY - CHANGE MANAGEMENT WINDOW REBOOT SCHEDULE
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Citrix XenDesktop, gold image, VMware, vSphere.
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There are a couple.  I would start with looking at VMWare Labs OS Optimization Tool
https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vmware-os-optimization-tool

Also Microsoft System Internals Autoruns
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx 

You might like
http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/25599/Free-Citrix-Tools-and-Training.html
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Cool,

Many thanks for sharing the tips here Brian.
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#CITRIX #XENDESKTOP #POC #Citrix Studio
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Citrix XenApp, Internet Explorer 11 set to Enterprise Mode and using central hosted sites.xml file.
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Lots of content here and very well illustrated.  Voting Yes.
And I see it just made Featured Article on the homepage.  Congratulations!
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ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

#Citrix #XenApp #Citrix XenApp #Citrix Concurrent License #Citrix Licensing #Citrix Policies
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An interesting read.  Thank you :)
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Deploying a Microsoft Access application in a Citrix environment is not difficult but takes a few steps. However, Citrix system people are often of little help, as they typically know next to nothing about Access. The script provided here will take you a long step deploying successfully.
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Nice article, voted yes.   I think this article can be improved if the script were rendered in pieces-parts code blocks, with helpful text explanation on what the script does, so that experts can get an understanding and manipulate if they have to.
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This article describes how to update the XenDesktop Master Image Pooled machine types using PowerShell.

These commands are tested on XenDesktop 5.6 and VMware environment.

Like I said in my pervious article, “PowerShell is a very powerful scripting language that can help automate many aspects of maintaining and deploying a XenDesktop environment.”  This saves a lot of time for the Citrix administrators.

Whenever we run a powershell script or command first thing that we should do is to load the Citrix Snapins. If you do not have the Citrix snapins download it from http://www.citrix.com/downloads

Asnp Citrix.*

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This loads the Citrix-specific PowerShell modules. (Asnp means Add-PSSnapin).

Now let’s go with the steps to update the MCS Catalog with the updated master image.

Step 1: Modify the Master Virtual Machine or new virtual machine with the required changes.

Step 2: Take a snapshot of the modified virtual machine. 

New-HypVMSnapshot this command provides a mechanism for creating a new snapshot of a virtual machine given a Host Service provider path to a VM.
 
New-HypVMSnapshot -AdminAddress $XDServername -LiteralPath 'XDHyp:\VMPATH\VMNAME.vm' -SnapshotName "$filename" -SnapshotDescription "$description" 

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Step 3: Now to update the Catalog with the latest snapshot that was taken in the Step 2.  To get the last snapshot name use the command Get-ChildItem using the following syntax:
 
(Get-ChildItem -Recurse -path 'XDHyp:\HostingUnits\Path of the MasterImage.vm').PSPath 

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This command will list all the snapshots that are taken for the master VM.
To get the path of the Master VM use the command mentioned on Step 4.

Step 4:
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PowerShell is a very powerful scripting language that can help automate many aspects of maintaining and deploying a XenDesktop environment. To share some of my experiences creating PowerShell scripts, I’ve created this article that will give guidance and ideas for creating your own scripts for automating XenDesktop VDI usage and to delete the VDI if not used.

Why to Automate this?
 
First off, Why should you use Powershell rather than doing certain tasks manually? While automation might seem faster, time must be spent upfront developing the scripts. It is very easy to say it takes a few clicks to complete the process, when you have the automated script it just needs to you do a single click and the process is complete.

PowerShell Commands to Verify the VDI usage and Delete the Existing VDI from DDC Remotely :
The purpose of this article is to automate the process to verify the VDI usage and to delete the VDIs remotely using the PowerShell commands.

The below mentioned method does not require us to login to the server or even to the Desktop studio which helps us to save a lot time to delete the VDI.

This includes the following steps:
Step 1: First load the Citrix and VMware Snapins to run the commands using PowerShell. 
Note:The XenDesktop SDK comprises of a number of PowerShell snap-ins which are installed automatically by the XenDesktop installation wizard when you install either the controller or Desktop Studio components.
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I am writing this article to help others who have been trying to find clear answers on how to drain a service in Citrix Netscaler 9.3 or greater. The content in this article is from both my hands on experience and from Citrix support

When you need to take a server out of service for maintenance, I recommend opening a SSH session to the Netscaler and typing in the command: stat service to list the number of connections each service hosted by the server has open. The service name needs to be the name listed for the service on the Netscaler, for example: stat service WebServer-http.

You can find the number of connections used by the service by looking at the current client connections and current server connection lines. This is good information to have when you start so you know how many connections are present. Below is a screen shot of what the output from the stat service command would look like.
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In the Netsclaer GUI, open the service. By default the “Down State Flush” is selected. What this does is if you disable the service without using a Graceful shutdown, all sessions using the service will be dropped instantly and the service will be marked “Out Of Service”. Citrix support recommends leaving this at its default setting of enabled. Click the Disable button; this will then open a window that will allow you to select Graceful shutdown and Wait Time value in seconds.

When you select Graceful shutdown, all current …
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Yes.. how can I make my articles status change to recommended and listed on the weekly E.E Newsfeeds email that goes out.
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Good to know ..

Thanks for your help.. :-)
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Citrix

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Citrix is the synonym for the virtualization and application infrastructure systems developed by the company of the same name. Main areas are application virtualization, Software-As-A-Service (SaaS), cloud-computing and networking. The two most well-known are Citrix XenApp or Citrix CloudPlatform.