How to recover SCCM 2012 site unattended!

Unattended Recovery of a Site Configuration Manager 2012 supports recovering a CAS and a primary site via the Setup Wizard. You can also recover these sites via an unattended recovery script. In order to use the unattended recovery solution you will need to create the .INI file that will be read by the Setup.exe application. The … More How to recover SCCM 2012 site unattended!

Xenapp 6.5 hosted shared desktop running in 2 DC’s – got user’s going to wrong DC – what gives?

Recently encountered this issue whereby in one of our 2 DC’s users were being taken to the opposite DC to access their hosted shared desktop – would only occur in one direction. Fix and more details enclosed: http://discussions.citrix.com/topic/370801-some-users-accessing-hosted-shared-desktop-in-wrong-data-center/#entry1896238 One action to come out of it is definitely to run a dsmaint recreatelhc every weekend to … More Xenapp 6.5 hosted shared desktop running in 2 DC’s – got user’s going to wrong DC – what gives?

Citrix XenServer & command-line management

Command-line management Citrix XenServer provides a command-line interface for managing hosts in the XenServer environment without the need for a graphical interface. Using the command-line similar to ESXi / Hyper-v is the ideal mechanism for automating XenServer management and handling day-to-day configuration tasks. The following command lines are available: The host command line: The command line on … More Citrix XenServer & command-line management

Want a way to get a *lot* of info from your windows command – use -format-list switch

Discovered this upon my travails regards a file and looking to find out some information I couldn’t procure from viewing its properties within windows explorer. The switch itself is available within powershell but is usable and just about every command you can think for me. For me it was especially useful in conjunction with dir … More Want a way to get a *lot* of info from your windows command – use -format-list switch

Tracert no more – for multi-homed NIC setups use pathping :)

Network traffic analysis with the Pathping command One weakness with the trace route (tracert) command has always been it doesn’t show you nic traffic flowing out which can be useful info in a multi-homed environment One command that has been used by network admins for years is trace route (tracert), but the output contains some information … More Tracert no more – for multi-homed NIC setups use pathping 🙂

Handy SC orchestrator optimization tip

SCO Optimization Based on my experience with using Orchestrator and something that very much depend on your usage its a good practice to either throttle your runbook activity up and down to ensure best performance. To do this need to look at Runbook Server Throttling which is set to run 50 Runbooks parallel by default maximum. Depending … More Handy SC orchestrator optimization tip