Handy citrix admin tip: how to disable/enable logons using Powershell

If like myself you are administrating a large Xenapp 6.x farm with a lot of servers it can be a pain to find servers if they are located here there and everywhere folder-wise. In most instances it can be easier when needing to enable/disable logons to do it via Powershell To do: RDP to Citrix […]

Handy Netscaler tip: how to AD integrate your NetScaler Appliance

If, like me you have more than enough passwords to remember i always prefer to AD integrate where possible so as to cut down on ID/Passwords to remember. Handy CTX article covers the steps to setup the integration pieces: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX123782  

VMware cmd-line tips: how to perform host-related operations

Handy command i found on my travels – vicfg-hostops – http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-60/index.jsp#com.vmware.vcli.ref.doc/vicfg-hostops.html Nifty way to perform operations across all your hosts at the same time (though needless to say be careful too given its power!)  

VCenter tip: Enhanced Link Mode and how to enable

Enhanced Linked Mode enables a single point of management across all vCenter Servers in the same vSphere Single Sign On (SSO) domain. Easier admin results as can look after multiple vCenter instances from one pane. To enable Enhanced Linked Mode, follow these steps: Ensure that Enhanced Linked Mode requirements are met: All PSCs are in […]

XenServer Tools update issues? check the following

Last month came across an issue relating to the XenServer 7.0management agents we had installed on a cluster of VM’s whereby we’d updated the XenServer tools on the VM’s and enabled auto-update. Recently upgraded the XenServer hosts and hit an issue when the VM’s went in a loop continually trying to update without success. Had to […]

Citrix AppVolumes – what ports does it use?

Useful information to know if proceeding with a POC and need to open ports etc https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/microsite.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=2097818&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1  

Getting “the process cannot access the file because it is being locked by another process.” on logoff of citrix UPM managed desktop?

If running Citrix profile management 5.4 or earlier need to update to 5.4.1 https://www.citrix.com/downloads/xenapp/components/profile-management-541.html  

Quick and easy Citrix Storefront tip: enable pooled sockets

Handy tip to improve performance from a storefront perspective is the ability to maintain a pool of sockets instead of creating a new one each time a new user connects which is something which is already enabled by default in the Citrix Web Interface environment. To enable pooledsockets: i) Open the web.config file under c:\inetpub\wwwroot\citrix\%storename%\ […]