Citrix How to – Add a hosting connection in the Studio MMC to your Azure hosted Virtual Machines
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 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26798
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 … More Ever used WS2012 r2 feature Work folders? here’s how to setup in 2 easy steps
The benefit of doing this in a clustered environment when shutting down a node for maintenance there is always the risk that VM’s do not get live migrated in time before the node restarts. Adjusting the shutdown time gives more leg room for the node to evacuate all VM’s off it before restart. 15 minutes … More Hyper-v tip: Adjust the shutdown time of your clustered host to avoid VM downtime issues
Quite simple this one – thought picture would say a 1000 words and all that. On the left hand side is the configuration from within the MSTSC GUI, the middle is obviously command-line and on the right is if you need to configure within an .RDP file
Have seen this pesky one in the past with 2008 r2 as well. Can get this sometimes when you try and create a new Scheduled Task via the command line (schtasks.exe), the following error appears: “WARNING: The task name “<>” already exists. Do you want to replace it (Y/N>?” followed by when you hit Y, then … More WinSrvr 2012 r2 tip: getting “Task Scheduler “A task or folder with this name already exists” ?
As most VMware admins should probably know vmware snapshot or suspend states files are a copy of the Physical memory and are convertible into a Full Memory dump which of course is the bedrock of finding out root causes for issues like hangs/BSOD’s etc Below is a cool VMware fling called vmss2core that converts your .vmsn/.vmss … More Ever need to convert your VMware snapshots to memory dumps? here’s how
Worth noting Azure virtual machine naming constraints are different from Citrix Studio naming constraints. It is therefore possible to create Azure VMs with invalid names. To avoid this occurence, stick to the following rules for Azure Virtual machine names: o Must contain between 3 and 15 characters o Must contain only letters, numbers, and hyphens o … More Creating Azure VM’s within Citrix Studio ? beware of the following naming contraints
One really cool and definitely useful cmdlet available in Windows Server 2012 R2 is Test-NetConnection. If you run Test-NetConnection without any additional parameters, it will look to resolve to an external Microsoft address (internetbeacon.msedge.net) and will return information such as the IP, Internet alias, and RTT in milliseconds. This can save time when you need to check if a … More Try this ‘ping’ replacement before?
Server Performance Advisor Tool If looking for a free tool to do a health check on your systems, then you should take a look at the Microsoft Server Performance Advisor (SPA) tool; download version 3.0 from http://tinyurl.com/ws2012spa (you’ll need a Windows Live ID first). The goal of this tool is to help admins assess and … More Want to get a health check on your 2012 (incl r2) servers? try SPA