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Why You Shouldn’t Redirect Favorites to Home Folder

During Citrix Synergy 2012 in San Francisco it was argued numerous times by Shawn Bass that redirecting Favorites to the home folder is a very bad idea. Shawn mentioned that Internet Explorer causes an extensive number of calls on your file server when browsing so I wanted to dig a little bit deeper into this topic. Folder redirection to…Continue Reading

Ericom AccessNow and Secure Gateway

Ericom AccessNow is a software that allow HTML5 Browser-based RDP Access to any Remote Desktop enabled computer or server using just a web browser. The software provide instant access to Windows desktops and application from almost any device. The exception is Internet Explorer users which has a Desktop Market Share of 53% January 2012 according…Continue Reading

Adding Printer Drivers from Print Server using PowerShell

This is a follow up post to last week Replicating Print Drivers in Citrix XenApp 6.5. There’s indeed many smart people out there so today I wanted to share a similar script created by a friend of mine Microsoft PowerShell MVP Jan Egil Ring. This blog post is just a summary of his awesome work…Continue Reading

Virtual User Environment Manager – A Sneak Peak

Virtual User Environment Manager – A Sneak Peak

Back in July I had an interview with Pierre Marmignon about his next project Virtual User Environment Manager (VUEM). Finally I’ve been able to install and take a look at the early Alpha version of the new tool. And I must say it looks really nice. To test this I spun up a Rackspace Cloud…Continue Reading

Why Internet Explorer will kill your memory – Part II

Why Internet Explorer will kill your memory – Part II

This is a follow up post for Why Internet Explorer will kill your memory – Part I that I published in March this year. A lot of people have been requesting this and I’m sorry for keeping you waiting so long. I think the reason why this post have been delayed is that I’ve been…Continue Reading

Using Group Policy to hide and map specified drives

Using Group Policy to hide and map specified drives

Do you remember the old days when we used the hide drives.adm template to hide specified drives along with some kind of hide drives calculator to get the proper value ? So if we wanted to hide drives for Domain Users but not the Domain Admins, we had to create another policy to lock it…Continue Reading

XenApp 6 Tuning Group Policy for Windows 2008 R2

XenApp 6 Tuning Group Policy for Windows 2008 R2

I have posted a new Tuning Policy for Citrix XenApp 6 available in the Download section of this blog. Most of the registry keys have been imported from the previous Terminal Server & XenApp Tuning Tips Group Policy v1.1. There are some Group Policy Best Practices templates around, but the power of mine are that they…

Remote Desktop Manager – The Best Applications

Remote Desktop Manager – The Best Applications

Microsoft recently released a free Remote Desktop Manager called Remote Desktop Connection Manager. I’m not going to cover this application in details here, because Mick Huxley have already posted a great Remote Desktop Manager article on his blog. I would also highly recommend the article Dynamic Remote Desktop Connection Manager connection list. This is a super cool…

Get the news from Citrix Synergy 2010

Get the news from Citrix Synergy 2010

Once again I’m on my way to Citrix Synergy for the first time in San Francisco. I have been going to Citrix Synergy (Summit) for the last 10 years and 8 of those have been in Orlando. This year’s event have already set a new record in number of Nordic Customer attendees. A little big…

Why Internet Explorer will kill your memory – Part I

Why Internet Explorer will kill your memory – Part I

Most customers have delayed the upgrade to Internet Explorer 7 or 8 as long as possible. The reason is memory / CPU usage especially on Terminal Servers, but this applies to personal computers and VDI as well. Some of the biggest web pages in Norway have been promoting upgrades similar to YouTube and Twitter and…