Archive for February 22, 2012

Citrix: The (not so) hidden C: drive caused by XA650W2K8R2X64011

Yesterday I was discussing the Mobility pack with a co-worker on a project and he told me his start menu was changed. After logging into the desktop with my iPad I recognized the mobility pack (which is a good step in new functionality). He was wondering how it got installed so after some investigation he found the reason, he had been installing hotfixes on his system and installed Hotfix XA650W2K8R2X64011 and the readme says:

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RES: RES Software Most Valuable Professional of 2011 Award


On Thursday 16th of Februari the RES PartnerFocus event was held in the Verkade factory  in Den Bosch, during this event RES Software informs it’s partners about the results of the past year and the plans for the upcoming year. There where a lot of good sessions planned but first the opening keynote was given which was followed by a session on IT Consumerization and ‘Iedereen de werkplek die het beste werkt’ (a follow up on ‘Making the desktop dynamic’).

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Citrix: Powershell script to list active thin clients

I was working on a project and one of the sys admins wanted to display which thin clients where logged on, so we made a powershell script to export all active thin clients to a txt file. He could make a script that would enumerate that txt file into HTML to display the occupied thin clients on a screen at the entrance so employees could determine which client they could use that day.


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Citrix: Creating a Load Balanced Multi-Node Citrix Receiver StoreFront Server Group for use with Citrix CloudGateway #2

After Dane Young wrote an excellent blogpost on how to setup a load balanced multi-node Citrix Receiver StoreFront Server group for use with the Citrix Cloud Gateway I used his information and screenshots to build a similar environment. The only thing that’s different from Dane’s stetup is that we were using Cisco ACE’s for loadbalancing. We created a setup with two Cisco ACE 4710’s in an HA pair (Hot-standby) on both of the available data centers.  The ACE can be divided into virtual contexts, so we were able to create a separated management configuration and dedicated resources for the SBC/VDI configuration.


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RES: ‘This item referred to by this shortcut..’ error

Yesterday one of my colleagues reported an error at one of our customers stating the following while logging onto a published desktop (XA6.5 with RES WM2011): “The item referred to by this shortcut cannot be accessed. You may not have the appropriate permissions”. The error was displayed by pfwsmgr.exe.



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