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Disconnecting a Citrix Session with C...

Disconnecting a Citrix Session with CTXDiscon
Windows has a command line tool which allows you to disconnect any RDS Session. The command line tool is “TSDISCON”, available in the System32 folder. Now, if you have connected using XenApp or XenDesktop, this tools does work. However, the Citrix Client will not know that the session has been disconnected, thus the Citrix Client [...]

Configuring Windows Server 2012 Core:...

Configuring Windows Server 2012 Core: PowerShell
As mentioned in my previous post about configuring Windows Server 2012 Core, you have multiple options. One is sconfig, but the preferred method is using PowerShell. PowerShell is a really powerful scripting language and Microsoft is pushing the use in all of their products. In this post, I will describe how to configure your Windows Server 2 [...]

Configuring Windows Server 2012 Core:...

Configuring Windows Server 2012 Core: SConfig
With the release of Windows 2008, Microsoft introduced the Core installation. This is a stripped down version of the Windows Operating System, without any GUI (less space, smaller attack surface). Microsoft continues this option with Server 2012 and recommends to install the core version. When you install Windows Server 2012, the core install [...]

Monitoring XenApp with WMI – Pa...

Monitoring XenApp with WMI – Part 2: Citrix Servers
In part 1 of this series I talked about the basics of the Citrix WMI providers. In this part, I will talk about getting all information about a XenApp server, like which farm it belongs to, what applications are published, etc. Again, I will be using PowerShell to get the WMI classes. I will assume that you are logged in to the XenApp server [...]

ICAConnect version 1.2

ICAConnect version 1.2
I’ve update my command line tool to connect to XenApp server, ICAConnect. The new version has two new features: Support 32bit color depth My fine colleague, Dennis Geerlings, has updated the option to connect to a XenApp server using 32bit colors. To use this, just use the “/color 32bit” switch. Support seamless windows I&# [...]

Monitoring XenApp with WMI – Pa...

Monitoring XenApp with WMI – Part 1: Basics
It has been a long time ago since I last created a new post. Time for a new one! I’ve created a series of posts about starting ICA connections programmatically (by using PowerShell). These posts were about the client-side of ICA connections; in this series, I will talk about using the Windows Management Instrumation (WMI) which allows y [...]

ICA connections using PowerShell R...

ICA connections using PowerShell – Part 4
It has been a while since I last posted something here. And in my previous post in the ICA-PowerShell series, I mentioned doing another post about simulating keyboard and mouse. To sum up, part 1 was about the ICO Object basics, part 2 was about controlling the ICA session appearance and in part 3 I talked about using the ICO Object’s e [...]

Default OU for your SCVMM 2012 Guest ...

Default OU for your SCVMM 2012 Guest OS Profile
In System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, you have the option to modify your Guest OS settings when deploying a new virtual machine. The settings you can modify are things like the product key, local administrator password, etc. One other thing you can define, is that fact that the new virtual machine has to be joined to the domain. Very [...]