• Redirect HTTP to HTTPS without DOWN server

    by  • September 24, 2017 • 0 Comments

    One of my biggest annoyances of NetScaler admins is when people use down vServers to do redirects. The reason that it bothers me is because it permanently marks the service as down (read: RED status) which inevitably always leads to questions as to why it was configured with something marked down. There is a...

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    Enabling NetScaler SNMP

    by  • February 25, 2017 • 0 Comments

    In my recent journey to automate alerting and monitoring, one of the most useful tools for gathering information is SNMP. Setting this functionality up on a NetScaler is simple and can be done through the GUI and CLI. The data for SNMP needs to go to an SNMP collector such as Solarwinds, LogicMonitor, etc....

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    Fixing Outlook for Mac Search

    by  • February 16, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Recently, I upgraded from an old MacBook Retina to the new Touchbar model and realized that my Outlook search was not working as expected (read: not working at all), after going through multiple processes that to no avail, I was able to find a sure way to fix my Outlook cache. The process is...

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    Configuring IPv6 VIP on NetScaler

    by  • August 15, 2016 • 0 Comments

    With the recent exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, one of the common requests that people ask me about is, how to load balance and leverage a mix of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses on NetScaler. The following process will depict how to load balance and IPv4 back-end server with an IPv6 front-end address: 1. Enable NetScaler IPv6 Feature:...

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    AntiVirus Best Practices for FSLogix Profiles

    by  • February 25, 2016 • 0 Comments

    I recently implemented the latest version of FSLogix Profiles (V2.1) and as part of the process realized that there should be a documented list of Antivirus exclusions needed in order for FSLogix Profiles to work optimally. The following is a live list that I will continually update with any of my findings:   Path:...

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    Exporting & Migrating GPOs with PowerShell

    by  • February 18, 2016 • 0 Comments

    In more than one project, I have run across the desire to export GPOs that I have created and re-import them. While this can be easily accomplished by customers who have access to AGPM by following MSFT’s Guide, this is not always the case. The following is an alternative way that will work with...

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    Certificate Thumbprints via PowerShell

    by  • October 13, 2015 • 0 Comments

    While troubleshooting authentication and identity federation for things such as ADFS and similar technologies, it is often necessary to see the thumbprints of the certificates that are installed on a  Server or client machine. I have found that the quickest way to obtain this information is via PowerShell. And being that I love scripting...

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    XenApp 7.6 Slow Login & Black Screen

    by  • July 13, 2015 • 0 Comments

    In building one of my latest environments on Server 2012 R2 with XenApp 7.6 I noticed a strange phenomenon, when logging in, after the processing of my Group Policies my XenApp session would hang at a black screen for about 10 seconds as seen in the screenshot below: After wrecking my head disabling GPOs,...

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    Moving Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop Policies Quickly

    by  • July 11, 2015 • 1 Comment

    In large environments, oftentimes there can be lots of Citrix Policies involved. The XenApp 6.5 and XenDesktop 7.x Studio and AppCenter consoles currently do not have an easy mechanism to move policies around quickly. This, however, can be easily accomplished by the use of PowerShell. The process for moving policies quickly in PowerShell is...

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    XenDesktop Changes made outside of console

    by  • June 19, 2015 • 1 Comment

    If you are a PowerShell scripter like myself, you have likely ran into an issue with XenDesktop and XenApp 7.x where using Studio and PowerShell interchangeably can result in the error message “Changes made outside of this console, such as in PowerShell or management tools from previous versions, resulted in a discrepancy between policies....

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    Determine XenDesktop Device OS

    by  • May 27, 2015 • 0 Comments

    For certain things like pushing policies to certain types of devices or applying monitoring policies, or even troubleshooting, it can be useful to know the end-point Operating System that a user is on from XenDesktop or XenApp. This is actually picked up by the clients and stored within registry under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Citrix\Ica\Session\1\Connection\ClientProductId The following are...

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