Getting hangs/slow performance on your window server? try DebugDiag

Have used this handy tool in the past to help some of the above scenario’s. A little lesser known than some of its counterparts (windbg etc) but still very useful Download link   Advertisements

Ever used WS2012 r2 feature Work folders? here’s how to setup in 2 easy steps

Work folders is a feature new to windows server variants 2012 r2 or later. Allows users to have their work data synchronized across all of their machines whether its tablets,laptops,desktops etc. Very much akin to Skydrive Pro but what is useful about work folders is that it can help integrate your existing file servers into […]

How to quickly verify your failover partner is configured in your Xenapp 7.x environment

If running an enterprise wide xenapp environment most likely will have mirroring setup at the time of install, if you do need to verify failover partner has been configured (should be but more so for piece of mind). Also useful when after adding, removing, or moving a Controller. To check simply run the PowerShell get-configdbconnection cmdlet to ensure […]

Recommended settings for ESXi 6.x hosts in NetApp OnTap 8.x environment

  Important KB covering recommended updated set of settings relevant to vSphere 6.x environments.  

You’ve upgraded to StoreFront 3.5. You find your iPad’s have stopped working with the updated HTML5 receiver what gives?

Hit this very scenario this week, was at a bit of a loss and had a nagging feeling we had few options as officially iPad’s (or more specifically their OSes) are not on the supported list for using the HTML5 receiver. Thanks be that in the end all was well, if folks do encounter same […]

Logon to Xenapp published desktop in 8 seconds! the most key GPO setting you need..

I will caveat this with the fact i have not finished testing of the said published desktop to unleash out it out to the wild just yet. Environment Xenapp 6.5 HRP06 / Citrix Profile Management 5.4 (roaming profiles) Published Desktop Windows 2008 r2 Standard (incl office 2013, IE11, App-V apps) So far testing has been fine: i) […]

Need to downgrade your ESXi version ? here’s how

Recently came across an issue on the VMware forums were user encountered numerous issues going to latest update on vSphere 6, reversion to the previous update resolved issue(corrupt driver). Was interested to see VMware’s approach to a reversion and found this KB:  

Getting “deprecated VMFS volume” message post vSphere 6 upgrade?

Recently upgraded my hosts to vSphere 6 – did notice I got the following message appearing post upgrade: “Deprecated VMFS volume(s) found on the host. Please consider upgrading volume(s) to the latest version” Did a quick scout in the hostd.log and sure enough a repeat message appeared. As was on the latest version was a […]