Ivanti/Appsense DesktopNow Load Balancing Server Prep – Powershell Script

Thanks to @UV_Wizard for providing the script. It is available here DesktopNowLoadbalancing This script should be used in conjunction with the following Load Balancing AppSense Management and Personalization Servers 10.1 using Netscaler 11.x/12.x and automates the Step 1-13 Preparing the script Line 315-318 are the configurable variables that need to be configured per environment $Global:AMCVIP = "LAB-APS" #e.g. AMC-VIP … Continue reading Ivanti/Appsense DesktopNow Load Balancing Server Prep – Powershell Script

Citrix WorkSpaceEnvironment Manger (WEM) – Transformer Setting Overview

Transformer Setting in WEM is Kiosk Mode locking down Operating System and only allows Citrix App's/Desktops. This maybe useful in transitioning to virtual desktop platform but don't want to refresh the whole estate with thin clients and "sweat the asset" before it is replaced. The following blog will guide you through setting up Transformer Setting … Continue reading Citrix WorkSpaceEnvironment Manger (WEM) – Transformer Setting Overview

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

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!

Citrix XenDesktop and Windows 10 Optimisation Script

Following on from My Article on Citrix XenApp and Windows Server 2016 – Optimisation Script. The following details the Computer Settings that the script will perform in order to Optimise Windows 10 in XenDesktop based environment as per citrix optimisation recommendations/Various blogs and my own experience in running citrix environments. Tested in the following builds: Windows 10 Enterprise Build […]

Remove Quick Access from File Explorer in Windows Server 2016

The following article will show you how to remove the quick access menu (shown below) from File Explorer in Windows Server 2016 (tested also in Windows 10) It is very common in RDS/Citrix environment for lock-down of file explorer to prevent files being saved to local folder(i.e c:\users\user1\downloads) which may not be redirected and lost … Continue reading Remove Quick Access from File Explorer in Windows Server 2016