Welcome to the Citrix Technology Advocate (CTA) class of 2017!

I am honored to be among the Citrix Technology Advocates (2017) class of 2017. CTA’s are individuals who are active in the Citrix community, providing feedback and helping others through things such as blog posts, participating CUGC, providing support in IRC or discussion boards and more. A special thanks to […]

Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR

Yesterday it was announced that XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR was available!  This release brings a host of enhancements but more importantly it is the next long term release for customers who need a more consistent release schedule with long term support.  If you’re not familiar with LTSR versus CR, […]

Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) 7.12 Released

  Download page   Better late than never, PVS 7.12 has been released.  Provisioning Services 7.12 includes a number of notable fixes, and a much-anticipated tech preview release of Linux VDA streaming.  Additionally, PVS is now capable of clearing cached Windows credentials – a feature I know a few of […]

XenApp and XenDesktop 7.12 Now Available–LHC is BACK!

“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in joy, and were suddenly ecstatic. I fear something awesome has happened.” –Atum wan-Kenobi Download Page   New Features Citrix has released XenApp and XenDesktop 7.12, which, along with many other enhancements, includes the […]

[Script] Checking the Percentage of Desktops Available in Each XenDesktop Site

When you manage multiple sites you may find that Citrix Director lacks an “at-a-glance” view of the status of multiple sites. This becomes extra apparent in a large pod-based design where multiple sites may exist within the same datacenter or in an active-active datacenter setup. With VDI, it is important […]

Resource Aggregation and Load Balancing in StoreFront 3.6

Storefront 3.6 brings a few important new features to the table. One of the three new features in the list is the ability to load balance non-identical sites or farms. Prior to version 3.6, all farms should have been publishing identical resources with load balancing enabled. This post will look […]

Updating Provisioning Services Bootstrap for Each Server in the Site

There are times where you need to configure the bootstrap information (or re-configure) for the servers in the farm. The bootstrap information can be updated in a few different ways. The first place you will encounter the bootstrap information screen is in the configuration wizard while configuring Provisioning Services if […]

Choosing a Provisioning Services Boot Option 1

Provisioning Services works by streaming an operating system over the network. This very basic premise empowers administrators to tackle incredibly powerful use cases, reduce storage costs and scale to phenomenal levels at a reasonable cost. However, in order to accomplish this, some “magic” needs to happen in order to get […]