Quick SCCM tip: how to check SCCM site server is up / down via PS cmdlet

Always handy when dealing in a large scale SCCM environment to have good controls in place for monitoring site server availability, of course from a day to day perspective if a site server was to exhibit issues users’ will probably let you know before you’d know but below is a simple PS cmdlet easily of … More Quick SCCM tip: how to check SCCM site server is up / down via PS cmdlet

Good current System Center Orchestrator best practice : use MBPA

One commonly overlooked good practice to put in place for your SCO environment is to invoke the use of the Microsoft best practices analyzer which by default is not installed with Orchestrator and is a firm recommendation to help assess the health of your Orchestrator environment. First, you’ll need to download and install the Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer (MBCA) on the … More Good current System Center Orchestrator best practice : use MBPA

App-v tip : how to easily flush app-v cache

One command that is handy to know when hitting app-v issues is the ability to flush the app-v cache – below are the steps necessary to achieve this task: On your Windows 8.x machine, log in with any account that has local administrator permissions. Start | run | cmd.exe | powershell.exe and  enter the following commands: Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned … More App-v tip : how to easily flush app-v cache

2k12r2 Hosted shared desktop/RDSH image tip – how to clear server manager from running

One pesky thing you might notice from time to time when preparing a hosted shared desktop is by default on logon for a new user will see the server manager icon on the taskbar – as generally these users will be non-admin users never a reason to have it there. Quick and easy way to … More 2k12r2 Hosted shared desktop/RDSH image tip – how to clear server manager from running

NetScaler Insight Center: session up time value being reported? here’s what to check

Common enough one this on the citrix discussions. Need to ensure that the times set for the NetScaler appliance and NetScaler Insight Center are correct are synchronizing correctly. To fix this : http://docs.citrix.com/en-us/netscaler-insight/11-0/ni-manage-intro-task/ni-clock-sync-intro-task.html