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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

Getting Started with SMSPassword

Getting Started with SMSPassword

In this blog post I’m going to show you how you can secure your Netscaler Gateway or VMware Authentication Server with SMSPassword 2-factor authentication in 5 minutes! The moment you open your firewall for remote access you’re putting your lab or production environment into the danger zone. If you’re a blogger like me,… Continue Reading

NetScaler Going All Secure

NetScaler Going All Secure

When you configure NetScaler Gateway for testing you probably do like me and configure HTTP (80) for everything instead of HTTPS (443) which is a little bit more work. The main reason why you would and should switch to HTTPS is not because of security, but User Experience. You see, for… Continue Reading

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