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Offline vdisk creation

There are some situations when the PVS server can’t be reach from various reasons. In this case there is  a  workaround to create a vdisk from scratch and import to PVS server  latter on. In my scenario  I will have a vmware infra there I will have the base image and i will attach another …

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Skype and XenDesktop

On this article I try to tackle a little the topic of using the Skype for Business in the VDI environment. Citrix developed a new  plugin for  HDX RealTime Media Engine 2.0.100 designed for this special special task to help the implementation of  Skype in VDI.

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Upgrade License server to 11.13.1

The upgrade of the License server is quite simple as the wizard will upgrade it automatically. The only thing that is important to do prior to license server upgrade is to backup the lic file, just in case as a best practice. So the 1st step is to launch the installer

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XenDesktop Setup Wizard 7.6- new “feature”

When using the Xendesktop Setup Wizard on version7.6, I encountered the follow problem, the wizard is not keeping my HDD  attached to the virtual machine template at the value defined by me,  it recreated a new HDD of 6GB default value  on SCSI at the 0:1  instead the original one at 0:0 ….

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Xendesktop controller upgrade 5.6 FP1 to 7.6

On the existing XenDeskop Controller  5.6 FP1 uninstall in the following order the older version on controller. – console -Citrix Xendesktop server You might want to leave web interface for legacy. in my upgrade i left that in place.

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SQL update script

There are cases when the access to the databases servers is restricted or the user that is given has not enough privileges to make the update automatically in a migration situation….  in those cases Citrix offers a possibility to generate a script that can be given to DB Admin to run on your databases to …

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PVS console upgrade from 6.0\6.1 to 7.6

After the server upgrade the console is need to be upgraded to the same level So on the wizard window run the console installation       Accept the license agreements 

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Upgrade PVS server from 6.0\6.1 to 7.6

On my scenario i had the SQL server 2008 R2 ( mirror) who served the PVS 6.0 and 6.1 servers  and according with the Citrix documentation i didn’t had to make any specific preparation. Of course a backup is need it in case some thing goes wrong. After the backup is done on the SQL server …

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configure App-v client to access a sharecache

After the classic installation of the App-v client, it can be redirected to access a sharecache location.This is useful in scenarios like VDI where you have a cached apps file and yo avoid the stream of the app-v server to the vdi at log on and obtain a better user experience.

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Tips for create a vdisk

The idea is to make that operating system fast and light because it will be need in the VDI context . Keeping that  in mind I put some points as a guide line for producing that kind of virtual disk

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