IE settings going AWOL using Xenapp/RemoteApp published app? here’s maybe why

  Recently came across an issue were some GPO settings weren’t taking when launching published IE instances. Confusingly could launch the published desktop with the same IE instance and the settings would appear to take fine in IE. Issue manifested itself with application timeouts occurring etc, in my instance we had cookies set at medium … More IE settings going AWOL using Xenapp/RemoteApp published app? here’s maybe why

A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the termservice service.

A few posts about this one, can have a variety of fixes – in the instance I came across (environment : xenapp 6.5 servers, bare metal). Seen this issue caused by a xenapp 6.5 to 6.5 farm migration. Post migration systems would hang from time to time, users couldn’t connect via ICA / RDP. A … More A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the termservice service.

The case of the mystery IOPs – ESXi 5.5 environment

Being an active member on the VMware communities has amongst its many benefits an opportunity to stumble upon issues (and even better fixes:)) that one comes across in their own environment Take for example the case of the mystery IOPs https://communities.vmware.com/thread/481695?start=0&tstart=0 Spookily enough came across this very instance in one of our older clusters –  … More The case of the mystery IOPs – ESXi 5.5 environment

vSphere 6.0 new (well kinda) features – vSphere web client

Not so much a new feature as a definitive improvement for me on its predecessor. Nice write up about it here and articulated my thoughts just as well. http://blog.globalknowledge.com/technology/vmware/quick-look-at-vmware-vsphere-6-0-web-client/ Love in particular moving the recent tasks back down to the bottom of the screen a la old vSphere client and the improved responsiveness (though will … More vSphere 6.0 new (well kinda) features – vSphere web client

vCenter 6.0 new features – enhanced linked mode

From testing in my home lab inadvertently came across this feature. What I didn’t realize prior to installation is it is enabled automatically as long as both vCenter instances are joined to the same vCenter Single Sign-on domain. This helps cuts down the additional config involved in prior releases. More details enclosed:: http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-60/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.vcenterhost.doc%2FGUID-6ADB06EF-E342-457E-A17B-1EA31C0F6D4B.html Not a game … More vCenter 6.0 new features – enhanced linked mode

SCCM 2012 SP1 Client,PVS images and duplicate GUIDs….

So, environment is: Citrix PVS 6.1 Hotfix 19 SCCM 2012 r2  Client (version : 5.00.7958.1000) installed in vDisk image Issue: Duplicate Guid’s for all target devices Fix: Followed the steps in http://scug.be/sccm/category/xenapp/ No joy Did find this piece in addition to the above steps to fix http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/configmanagerdeployment/thread/ccdf6ff3-68fc-4da3-b4e6-7df077aa8049 In it mentions disabling the client authentication service … More SCCM 2012 SP1 Client,PVS images and duplicate GUIDs….