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Getting Started with Citrix Workspace Environment Management

Getting Started with Citrix Workspace Environment Management

Citrix Workspace Environment Management (WEM) is the new name of the product formally known as Norskale VUEM. In this post I’m going to show you how to install all the components unattended and lessons learned in MCS & PVS environments. Prerequisite Download Citrix Workspace Environment Management and extract it to the… Continue Reading

Windows 10 App-V Sequencer with Citrix PVS

Windows 10 App-V Sequencer with Citrix PVS

App-V Sequencer is now included in the Windows 10 Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK). In this post I’m going to show you how to build the Perfect Sequencer Machine using Windows 10 App-V Sequencer and Citrix Provisioning Services 7.9. After having a very interesting Twitter conversation with App-V MVP Trentent Tye and Rory Monaghan… Continue Reading

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

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

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

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

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