April 17, 2011

Easily find installed hotfixes with PowerShell

I {heart} PowerShell. Need to find out if a particular hotfix is installed? Just run this command, substituting the KBxxxxx number for the hotfix you want […]
October 29, 2010

Windows 2008 R2 scripting: lessions learnt

My scripting plans were foiled twice this week on Windows 2008 R2.I have implemented a VBScript XenApp reboot script for several years now on several XenApp […]
October 29, 2010

XenServer Snapshot based Backup

If you are looking to do snapshot based VM backups in a XenServer environment then check out this collection of scripts:VBScript methodPerl script methodAndy Burton’s XenServer […]
September 29, 2010

Disabling/hiding Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 libraries

I was looking for this info a few weeks ago while locking down a XenApp 6 published desktop, but couldn’t find it then. To hide a […]
August 30, 2010

XenApp 6 command line configuration

My previous blog entry covered installing XenApp 6 from the command line. Installing XenApp 6 from the command line does not join your server to the […]
August 23, 2010

XenApp 6 command line installation

I’m just starting my first XenApp 6 install and I like what I see so far. This is the first major change to XenApp in several […]
August 23, 2010

XenServer VM poor network performance

In a recent project we were seeing very slow printing on the new Windows 2003 print server VMs created on XenServer. Some print jobs were taking […]
March 8, 2010

How to disable the “Print Dialog” window with XenApp plugin for Mac

I have a client using some Apple Macs to connect to a Citrix XenApp farm. All was working except an annoying “print dialog” pop-up window whenever […]
September 17, 2009

CPU and memory load generation scripts

I was asked today how to generate CPU and memory load on a Windows server. I remembered from my VMware ESX training a VBScript which generated […]
July 31, 2009

Run cmd as SYSTEM on Windows 2008 Server

Thanks to Jarvis for this one, to run a cmd window as the SYSTEM account on Windows 2008 Server, download PSExec from Microsoft and use this […]
July 30, 2009

Full hard drive on Windows 2008 Server

Today a production XenApp 5 Windows 2008 Enterprise Server ran out of disk space. I only added it to the farm yesterday at which time it […]

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