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Citrix XenApp 6.5 – Overview integration with XenDesktop 5

November 2, 2011

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Having implemented XenDesktop 5 in our small environment see here I then set out to complement the xendesktop environment with XenApp the main reasons are why this was required and conveys how XenApp offers a perfect complement to XenDesktop 1) Easier Management of Xendesktop images What I have found that when installing new applications or […]

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IP Expo – VDI/Cloud/Wireless Technology

October 20, 2011

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I first was made aware of this event through a colleague at work and since reading and investigating what exactly it was about I was instantly impressed. The sheer amount of IT companies present I thought would give me a great insight into the market of today and the potential picture of tomorrow. I must […]

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Citrix Secure Gateway with Citrix XenDesktop 5

January 31, 2011

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> Ok I have been working on this for some time having learned and gained certification in XenDesktop 4 along came version 5 which was released last month. Since then I have been working to deploy Xendesktop 5 in a small environment with only 2 virtual machines, first thing was to learn the new concepts […]

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Desktop Studio – Managing Log Off Policiy

January 18, 2011

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>Another big change in XD 5 is that its all  based on powershell command and thus desktop studio does not have all available options in the GUI. On such option is the ability to set the log off policy, previously in XD4 one was able to set this in the GUI however this has now […]

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The Role of Base Disk in Desktop Groups – XenDesktop 5

January 18, 2011

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>You may have set up your Xendesktop 5 environment using machine creation services and then may not understand why the desktop group creates its down base disk in storage and what exactly is the role of this disk. Well here is a nice explanation pulled of citrix forums that explains it very nicely. Base disk […]

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Thin and Thick Provisioning – XenServer and Xendesktop 5 storage optimization

January 18, 2011

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>I guess I had to learn this the hard way but it all comes off at the end. To put it simply I rolled out a new installation of Xendesktop 5 for a client the other day and since it was a small environment with only 1 user I wanted to experiment with machine creation […]

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Citrix Xenserver – database corruption

January 10, 2011

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>Last week I was working with Xendesktop 5 getting to grips with the new features and using the Quick deploy function to set up a small environment. Previously I had successfully set up Xendesktop 4 however this was not a simple upgrade as citrix have redesigned the entire backend architecture for 5. This required a […]

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Citrix Xendesktop 5 and VDA Issues

January 4, 2011

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>Today Ive spent most the day trying to figure out why my VM machine is not registering with the controller this is vital so that the the delivery controller can talk to the virtual machine for it to be accessed through the web interface. I have uninstalled the VDA (Virtual Desktop Agent) from the VM […]

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