Profiles: To cache or not to cache, that is the question…

A discussion of how 4 UPM policies – Profile Streaming, Delete locally cached profiles on logoff, Always Cache, Active Write Back – work together to optimize the delivery of Citrix Profiles in virtualized environments.

Studio Simplifies Management in Excalibur – Part I

Over the last couple of weeks a series of blogs have gone out that provide a glimpse of some of the upcoming improvements to XenApp and XenDesktop; focusing on FlexCast 2.0, delivering Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8, provisioning with PVS, and many …

Embrane is Citrix Ready

Embrane is dedicated to bringing unprecedented levels of agility to the network. For years, enterprises and hosting/cloud service providers have been constrained by the rigidity, high expense and management complexity associated with networking hardwar…

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Bitdefender is Citrix Ready

There is no dispute to the advantages virtualization brings to organizations. As compute and storage technologies improve; through virtualization organizations are seeing better resource utilization with reduced operational and capital expenditure in t…

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Some XenApp 6.5 ZDC Replication Calculations

With the approaching end of life date for XenApp 5, one of my customers is currently designing their XenApp 6.5 farm and asked for some assistance calculating the amount of data that would be replicated between each zone data collector.

How to configure a Windows 7 end-point for Smartcard pass-through

Updated: 2012-11-27 There have always been rumours (if you didn’t know) that PIN pass-through was not possible when using a Vista/Windows 7 operating system rather than Windows XP. The difference is more thoroughly explained in the provided Citrix ar…

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XenDesktop – High Availability & Load Balancing Add On For Web Interface!

The XenDesktop Availability Problem Over the last several years I have been actively involved in helping many of our enterprise customers deploy large VDI environments.  A reoccurring theme is that most, if not all, have experienced outages in their X…

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XenDesktop WorkerDiag

I’d like to announce a new tool that I’ve been working on to compliment the upcoming update to the ‘XenDesktop Site Checker’. As part of the escalation team, I often come across issues with desktops that can be difficult to trac…

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What’s new with Provisioning in Excalibur

The Excalibur Technology Preview provides an early glimpse at some of the upcoming improvements to XenApp and XenDesktop.  While the unification of XenDesktop and XenApp into a single deployment and management architecture and the added support for th…

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