Product: XenDesktop

  1. Polska: New Citrix User Group – Meeting 5th March 2015, Krakow, Poland

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    I was delighted to hear from Paweł Serwan last week that the PLCUG (Poland Citrix User Group) have opened registration for their first official meeting (Wszystkie prezentacje odbędą się w języku polskim!). This is possible thanks to the support and sponsorship of Cisco Systems, Poland. PLCUG joins many other user groups (you can read about some others here). These user groups are typically open to all ...

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  2. Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp – How to Determine HDX Display Mode

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    Just a quick blog to highlight the recent availability of a new CTX article (CTX200370), which I think is super useful and a must read for anyone using HDX or HDX 3D Pro! A few months ago, my colleagues Fedi Saidane and Gabriel Nguyen, wrote what is probably the best blog on HDX Graphics ever written, in which they covered how to understand HDX graphics modes ...

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  3. 5 Reasons to Choose XenMobile WorxMail over Good’s Secure Email for EMM

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    According to IDG Enterprise, email is the leading mobile enterprise app that employees depend on to be productive.   Most organizations are looking to address business requirements but in many cases overlook important user requirements and also IT requirements. You can have the most compliant email solution but if it doesn’t deliver a great user experience and give IT and comprehensive and integrated solution you may have ...

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  4. Citrix XenServer: How to Access XenStore Information, from a Windows Guest VM, Using WMI Interface

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    A while ago I wrote a Knowledge Base article (CTX136426) documenting the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) available in XenServer to transfer data between the hypervisor and an operating system within a VM such as a XenDesktop or XenApp VD. I still frequently get enquiries on our SDK forum that are basically looking to see if such an interface exists so I’m republishing my article here ...

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  5. Citrix Director – Analyzing the Monitoring Data by Means of Custom Reports

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    Have you ever looked into the XenApp / XenDesktop Monitoring Database by means of SQL Server Management Studio or a simple SQL query? If not you might be surprised how much data is stored within this DB, which is not yet exposed in Director. So in case you’re looking for historical reports or data on specific trends, which you cannot find in the Director Web UI ...

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  6. Making the Citrix License Server (Truly) Highly Available

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      I'll begin by saying that this solution is certainly not for everyone.  It adds complexity.  It creates additional management overhead.  It requires NetScaler integration and mildly advanced networking skills.  We have never publicly documented the solution before this week.  But it is absolutely the only bulletproof solution for making our License Server (LS) truly highly available in an active/active fashion without any downtime. And while we ...

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  7. XenServer 6.5 – SDK Enhancements – PowerShell, C#, C, Java, Python APIs

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    There have been a variety of improvements to the SDK with Citrix XenServer 6.5   The old style PowerShell SDK, which was shipped as a PowerShell v1.0 Snap-In in XenServer versions prior to 6.5 and was deprecated as of XenServer 6.2, has now been removed. Previously released as a PowerShell v2.0 Snap-In, the XenServer PowerShell SDK is now shipped as a more versatile PowerShell v2.0 Module XenServer's per host ...

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  8. PowerShell: Getting ICA and HDX Metrics, Monitoring Data and Policy Settings via WMI

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    I recently wrote a blog (which you can read here) about how XenApp and XenDesktop users can determine the HDX Display Mode by following advice in CTX200370 including methods using HDX Monitor and WMIC command line. As it is possible to access this information from the command line via WMIC you can also to do this within a PowerShell Script calling WMIC. I thought it might be ...

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  9. Probably the Best EMEA CAD Event and it is FREE! Save the date for Develop3DLive! Warwick, UK, 26th March 2015

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    Just a quick blog and personal recommendation for what I consider to be hands-down the best CAD user and industry event in EMEA, possibly the world. In fact it doesn’t just cover CAD but CAM, CAE, PLM, Rendering, 3D technologies, haptic devices, virtual reality, 3D Printing; with 4 streams of technology.       Develop3D LIVE! Will be held at Warwick University, UK, on March 26th 2015, with headline ...

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  10. Citrix Technology Short #2

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    Similar to my inaugural "short", here are some things happening in my Citrix world that I believe are worth sharing with the Community: I am still waiting for an email from Shawn Bass explaining why 6 seconds is an acceptable amount of response time. ;) Speaking of Shawn, Helge Klein and Aaron Parker teamed up to write a nice 5 part series on folder redirection (and how ...

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