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ThinLinx on Raspberry PI First Impressions

ThinLinx on Raspberry PI First Impressions

ThinLinx recently released their custom Raspberry PI image that has HDX hardware acceleration support and a management software. Their H.264 plugin leverages the System on a Chip (SoC) architecture of the Raspberry Pi. Citrix also posted this article Citrix, Raspberry Pi2 & ThinLinx: High-res Graphics Client for $50! While the title is… Continue Reading

Raspberry Pi Thin Client Project

Raspberry Pi Thin Client Project

Finding a good and affordable Thin Client for your home lab is now history. The awesome Raspberry Pi Thin Client Project gives you a ready-to-go image with Microsoft RDC, Citrix Receiver 13.1 and VMware View 3.2 to name just a few. I bought the Raspberry Pi 2 Complete Starter Kit… Continue Reading

Citrix Netscaler Gateway in Amazon AWS Part I

Citrix Netscaler Gateway in Amazon AWS Part I

In my blog post Running a Citrix lab in Amazon AWS I promised that I would create an similar guide for running Citrix Netscaler Gateway in Amazon AWS. Like everything new, it takes a lot of time to learn and figure out the right steps. When working on this post I remembered… Continue Reading

Securing Citrix X1 StoreFront with Powershell

Securing Citrix X1 StoreFront with Powershell

Next generation StoreFront was just released as Technical Preview. The new name is X1 StoreFront and the version number states 2.7.0.9. In this blog post I’m going to show you how to secure a new Citrix X1 StoreFront installation with SSL and some Powershell. I’m going to use Active Directory Certificate… Continue Reading

Automated Citrix XenDesktop Site Configuration

Automated Citrix XenDesktop Site Configuration

In my last blog post Running a Citrix lab in Amazon AWS I showed you how to configure a Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop site and databases unattended with Powershell. This script is a perfect match for my Automation Framework, but the problem is the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). When MDT performs installations,… Continue Reading

Citrix Netscaler Gateway and StoreFront Customization

Citrix Netscaler Gateway and StoreFront Customization

In this blog post I want to share with you some great resources and how to do Citrix Netscaler Gateway and StoreFront Customization. There is lots of blog post around, but not one that cover both customizations. Let’s get started. At Citrix Synergy 2014 I attended the session of Web Interface… Continue Reading

Free Citrix XenDesktop 7 Boot Camp

Free Citrix XenDesktop 7 Boot Camp

Today Citrix finally released Citrix XenDesktop 7 together with Provisioning Services 7, Profile Manager 5, Citrix Receiver 4, StoreFront 2 and more. I’ve been playing with Citrix XenDesktop 7 in the lab for quite some time + a lot of hands-on time with the latest build at Citrix Synergy. More… Continue Reading

How To Reduce Storage with 80-95%

How To Reduce Storage with 80-95%

In my previous post 7 Reasons Why You Need to Learn App-V 5 I listed the main reasons to go with App-V 5. What wasn’t in that list was that Citrix will no longer support Application Streaming in Windows 8/2012 on XenDesktop 7. When doing a VDI / Hosted Desktop… Continue Reading

Long Live App-V 5 – Application Streaming is Dead

Long Live App-V 5 – Application Streaming is Dead

I’m just back from Citrix Synergy 2013 in LA Anaheim. It was awesome to connect with friends, customers and blog readers. There was a lot of exciting announcements, but in this blog post I will focus on XenDesktop 7 and the integration with App-V 5. During the keynote Citrix didn’t… Continue Reading