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Microsoft User Profile Disk with Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop

Microsoft User Profile Disk with Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop

In the last couple of weeks I’ve been working on my upcoming whitepaper Turbo Containers Reference Architecture for Citrix, VMware & Microsoft RDSH Environments and also reviewing Claudio Rodrigues upcoming book RDS 2012 R2 Complete. You’ve probably heard about Microsoft User Profile Disk (UPD) and learned that it only works for pure… Continue Reading

Customize Your Internal Web Resources

Customize Your Internal Web Resources

In this post I going to show you how to customize various types of web resources. Make sure to also check out my previous post Citrix NetScaler Gateway 11.1 and StoreFront 3.6 Customization. Microsoft ADFS 3.0 Logon Page Background image size 1420x1080px and logo 260x35px saved in PNG format. Even though this is recommended… Continue Reading

Optimize Logon Times – Part 2: OS Optimization

Optimize Logon Times – Part 2: OS Optimization

This blog post series has been inspired by a presentation at E2EVC on how to Optimize Logon Times to 3 seconds and fellow CTP Claudio Rodrigues who published a photo showing ControlUp Insights Logon Average of 4 seconds. This 2nd post will show you how to Optimize the Operation System which… Continue Reading

Optimize Logon Times – Part 1: Citrix Director

Optimize Logon Times – Part 1: Citrix Director

This blog post series has been inspired by a presentation at E2EVC on how to Optimize Logon Times to 3 seconds and fellow CTP Claudio Rodrigues who published a photo showing ControlUp Insights Logon Average of 4 seconds. This post will show you how to cut Average Logon Duration in Director IN… Continue Reading

The World’s Best and Cheapest Thin Client

The World’s Best and Cheapest Thin Client

Finally after spending more than 4 months on the road my VOYO V2 TV Box arrived. I had pretty much forgotten about it, but I’m really glad it showed up now just before Citrix Synergy 2016. This incredible little device is worth its price in gold (you even get a Windows 10… Continue Reading

Disable ADFS Federation for Office 365

Disable ADFS Federation for Office 365

After testing Office 365 with Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) and Single Sign On I’ve decided to Disable ADFS Federation also known as defederation. The reasons behind the decision are many, but as I’ve explained before; when the lab or internet connection goes down, the shit hits the fan! This week my… Continue Reading

Getting Started with Office 365

Getting Started with Office 365

The last couple of months I’ve been working a lot with Office 365, ADFS Federation and the correct integration of Office 365 together with both Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop. There’re many post on the topic, but it’s the small details that matters. In this post I’m going to share my experience… Continue Reading

Setup NetScaler as ADFS Proxy

Setup NetScaler as ADFS Proxy

Most home labs and small businesses normally only have 1 public IP address and since a lot of services run on port 443 it becomes difficult to open these to the internet. That’s the case for me, and last week I spent WAY to much time trying to get NetScaler ADFS Proxy… Continue Reading