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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. SoContinue 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 nowContinue Reading

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 goneContinue 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 willContinue Reading

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 StreamingContinue 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 3.0Continue 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 consultantsContinue 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 andContinue Reading

ControlUp – Terminal Server and VDI Management

ControlUp – Terminal Server and VDI Management

My favorite IT management console is just released in version 2.0 with a great bunch of new features and enhancements. This is a sponsored review, but I love this product and have been using it at all my customer since the first release. In this blog post I’ll cover what’s new in this release. I’mContinue Reading

GoToWebinar – SMS2 Free 2 Factor Authentication

GoToWebinar – SMS2 Free 2 Factor Authentication

I’m very proud to announce my first webinar. To further add value to the Citrix community I’m going to host webinars with Industry Experts and exciting upcoming software. First out is Citrix Ready SMS2. Imagine a 2-factor solution where you can send an email to your users with a QR code which they scan with GoogleContinue Reading