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Troubleshooting session log offs on Microsoft RDS

At the moment I’m helping out on a project that has a Windows 2008 R2 RDS farm with some problems. The issue that was seen was that at random moments the users could log on to a server but was logged of immediately with out any errors in the event logs. First thing I did was install the missing updates and searched for hotfixes for the RDS farm and found KB2312539. It’s a pretty big list containing the current hotfixes for RDS:


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Citrix: Is there a future for thin clients?

Last month Barry Schiffer and I did a presentation on E2Evc, the subject? “Enterprise clients. when to use what and why?”

The last couple of meetings I had with customers this was a very hot topic, people are rethinking their client strategy with BYOD and CYO as alternatives to their traditional desktop strategy. I noticed that there still is a demand for a client strategy when using SBC/VDI but there are a lot of choices to be made when looking at enterprise clients:

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Citrix: Microsoft Lync stopping machine shutdown/log off

During the last couple of projects I did I noticed that Microsoft Lync would prevent my session to log off normally, either on a Citrix XenApp/XenDestop or normal fat client deployment. Somehow running Lync stopped the logoff process and I would the error  “This program is preventing Windows from logging off”:

Microsoft Lync

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RDS: Windows 8 Scenario-based RDS deployment (movie included)

A couple of weeks ago Microsoft came to Inter Access to give a Windows 8 Demo Mania event, they mentioned the Scenario-based RDS deployment so that triggered me to look into it and the result is this video. I hope this clarifies how scenario based deployment works:

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MDOP: Microsoft UE-V, first look

After installation you can browse to the installation directory and start the Microsoft UE-V Generator, this provides a couple of options:

  • Create a settings location template
  • Edit a settings location template
  • Validate a settings location template