Installing & Configuring Citrix Workspace Environment Manager 4.3

Prerequisites Administrative Console  – for this lab it will be installed on the broker VM but for production environment it would be recommended to install alonside citric studio. Broker VM – 4vCPU, 8GB RAM recommended for 3,000 users on Windows Server 2008 R2 or later (in this arcticle we will use Server 2016) SQL Server […]

Upgrading XenApp/XenDesktop 7.13/7.14 to 7.14.1

As per Citrix recommendation on upgrading the below flowchart will be used to upgrade from 7.12 to 7.13 Make sure that your Subscription Advantage date for licenses is valid. Back up the Delivery Controller databases. Upgrade Director if it is installed on a separate machine from your Delivery Controllers. Backup templates and upgrade hypervisors (optional). […]

RESOLVED! Citrix UPM and Windows 10 1703 start menu/Cortana issue

Issue: After upgrading to Windows 10 creators update (1703) in an existing environment with Citrix UPM in use the start menu stops working and Search/Cortana is disabled. The following message can be seen if clicking the start menu multiple times   Resolution:   Update to Citrix UPM 5.8 (released as part of 7.14 on 25/05/17) … Continue reading RESOLVED! Citrix UPM and Windows 10 1703 start menu/Cortana issue

Ivanti DesktopNow 10.x – Powershell Script silent Install

The following is a brief overview of what the script it doing:- Web Server (IIS) and all the necessary components Install-WindowsFeature Web-Server,Web-Security,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-IP-Security,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-App-Dev,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Net-Ext45,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Asp-Net45,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Mgmt-Tools,Web-Mgmt-Console,Web-Mgmt-Compat,NET-Framework-Core,NET-HTTP-Activation,NET-Framework-45-Features,NET-Framework-45-Core,NET-Framework-45-ASPNET,NET-WCF-Services45,NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45,BITS,BITS-IIS-Ext,WAS,WAS-Process-Model,WAS-NET-Environment,WAS-Config-APIs DesktopNow Pre-Req's Visual C++ Redistributable x64 Visual C++ Redistributable x86 IIS Rewrite DesktopNow Products: Management Server Personalizaiton Server License Console Environment Management Console Application Management Console Performance Management Console NOTE: The  has been tested in Windows … Continue reading Ivanti DesktopNow 10.x – Powershell Script silent Install

OneDrive Files on Demand feature announced on Windows 10 update later in the year

Detailed further in this Office blog article: - https://blogs.office.com/2017/05/11/introducing-onedrive-files-on-demand-and-additional-features-making-it-easier-to-access-and-share-files/ This has been what we have been waiting for by Microsoft but unfortunately it is is not known if this will be made available for Windows Server 2016 at this stage,i guess only time will tell in the next month or two. Early points from a VDI … Continue reading OneDrive Files on Demand feature announced on Windows 10 update later in the year

FSLogix Office 365 Container – Install, Configure and Testing

Following on FSLogix Office365 Containers to the rescue! article, the following documents the installation/configuration. In the below examples we are using a XenApp Windows Server 2016 Server when performing the tests. Preparation Step 1: Create FileShare for VHDX Container Stores (recommended to be a Highly available) with the following NTFS folder permissions User Account Folder Permissions Users … Continue reading FSLogix Office 365 Container – Install, Configure and Testing

FSLogix Office365 Containers to the rescue!

As per my previous blog FSLogix Office 365 Container – Is Full Cached mode now possible? a while ago i have had some time and opportunity to review the product The Problem Traditional Method Shared Desktop/VDI located same data centre as Exchange/File Data(mostly) Low Latency between Shared Desktop/VDI and Exchange/File Data Outlook On-Line Mode has no impact to user … Continue reading FSLogix Office365 Containers to the rescue!