The following is some information i have collected while troubleshooting problems with users reporting connection problems to their virtual desktops. Continue Reading
Citrix has updated its exam certifications to meet the requirements of the modern world and also to align the exams better with its products.
The following command can be used to automate a controller build to an existing Xendesktop site.
This can be handy when used in conjunction with the previous silent installation script.
There are scripts on the Citrix blogs that also automate the inital site configuration, however we are currently advising that the initial site configuration is performed in the GUI. This method only requires a few manual steps , and allows the flexibilty that the process is portable between environments without having to alter and troubleshoot a script.
The following command adds a controller to an existing Xendesktop site. This command will update the SQL Database with an entry for this DDC. There is an optional -donotupdatedatabaseserver switch that can be added if required. This selection depends if the admin running the command below has the permissions to update the SQL database or if an administrator will perform this in advance.
Ad-XDController Sitecontrolleraddress ddc1.realserveit.net
The following powershell script can be used to perform a silent install of Citrix Xenfesktop 7.1 including its pre-reqs
I recently wanted to change the look and feel of our company remote access solution.
This consists of Citrix Netscaler 10.1 and Storefront 2.1
HP have produced a very good document around the use of GPU’s in virtual desktops. While this document does refer to HP based hardware the document still provides great information on the use of GPU within virtual desktop environments.
The full document is here http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx%2F4AA4-1701ENW.pdf
Citrix Machine Creation Services (MCS) is designed to allow the easy provisioning and if required life cycle management of virtual machines and servers.
Pooled desktops allow us to easily update our master image and ensure that all machines receive that update.
Persistent machines are made from a master image but then must be managed going forward with other ERD (electronic Distribution tools) like SCCM & Altiris