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Image Preparation OS Rearm Count Exceeded

Image Preparation OS Rearm Count Exceeded

When you’re using a Windows 7 / 8 evaluation ISO with XenDesktop 7.x you’ll probably hit upon the error “Image Preparation OS Rearm Count Exceeded“. This normally happens when you create a Machine Catalog with a Master Image which has been automatically patched as described in this blog post Automated Master Image Creation. At first…

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 / StoreFront guru Sam Jacobs.…

Citrix Receiver 4 with Domain Pass-Through

Citrix Receiver 4 with Domain Pass-Through

I have gotten a lot of questions from my customers which I provide free support to through my membership sites xenapptraining and appv5training. What happened to Citrix Receiver Enterprise 4? Well there isn’t one according to Citrix, and that’s probably the reason why you find the 3.4 Enterprise version on the XenDesktop 7 media. So…Continue Reading

Autologon To Windows 7 Not Working

Autologon To Windows 7 Not Working

First of all I’m very honored and flattered to have been awarded Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) status. It’s been a dream for years to join this elite club which only contains 48 people worldwide. Second my new free Citrix XenDesktop 7 Boot Camp has been very well received and I love how fast I now…

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 than 15.000 people have gone…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 project the storage cost will…

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 announce that its Application Streaming…Continue Reading

App-V 5 and Provisioning Services

App-V 5 and Provisioning Services

In my last blog 7 Reasons Why You Need to Learn App-V 5 I talked about how important it is for you to start playing around with App-V 5. Since all Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop and RDS should be running App-V 5 with Shared Content Store it’s important to leverage Windows 2012 and SMB 3.0…Continue Reading

7 Reasons Why You Need to Learn App-V 5 Today

7 Reasons Why You Need to Learn App-V 5 Today

We’ve been doing server virtualization for years and hopefully most businesses run the majority of their servers on a hypervisor from Citrix, VMware or Microsoft by now. With the release of Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 the same is going to happen to the application space. I remember back in the days when VMware took off, those consultants…Continue Reading

Best Practices Preparing a Provisioning Services vDisk

Best Practices Preparing a Provisioning Services vDisk

In this blog post I will show you my Prepare for PVS script that contains Best Practices obtained after years of experience with Provisioning Services. Let’s say you’re going to run Windows Updates. Well since you’ve already launched the Target Optimizer tool, that services is disabled and you need to head into services, enable and…Continue Reading