Author Archives: Sjoerd van den Nieuwenhof

Sjoerd van den Nieuwenhof
Microsoft and Citrix professional working at ACA IT-Solutions.

HP Device Manager Deploy programs to Thin Clients

From a customer I got the question to update the Thin Clients with Flash Player 18 (for Flash Redirection) , the customer has HP Thin Clients with Windows 7 embedded. I suggested they should use the free HP device Manager for managing the … Continue reading

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NetScaler: Customize logon screen

When configuring the NetScaler for our customer they liked to have some modifications made to the logon screen: “Password 1” and “Password 2” need to be “Password” and “Token ID”. the Citrix Receiver Image needs to be replaced with their … Continue reading

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Reset Windows Rearm count

When working with Machine Creation Services we discovered that the Clients all have the same CMID. A different CMID is needed to activate using KMS services. We searched for a solution and everyone mentioned to rearm the machine, but then … Continue reading

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NetScaler: Using groups membership to Authenticate

When using the NetScaler Gateway 10.x and you need to allow remote users access based on their group membership, you can use the Active Directory groups. To configure this create an Active Directory group and set the following settings on the LDAP server within … Continue reading

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NetScaler: Allow Password Change

When users need to change their password when using the NetScaler Gateway you can use the option: Allow Password Change, which can be set when configuring the LDAP authentication. The Password change option is only allowed when you communicate using LDAPS … Continue reading

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New Policy Settings in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

With Windows server 2012 and Windows 8 Microsoft added some new features, they also created the proper Group Policy configuration options for this. With Windows server 2012 and Windows 8 they added 160 new items which are only compatible with … Continue reading

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Install IIS certificate on Citrix Netscaler 10.1

In our test environment I recently used an existing SSL Wildcard certificate for making the Netscaler available external, to accomplish this I needed to export the certificate from a IIS server and import the certificate into the Netscaler. When using StoreFront 2.0 which … Continue reading

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Citrix Shadowing/Remote Assistance session display is garbled/skewed

When Shadowing a user with Citrix Shadowing (which uses Microsoft Remote Assistance) it’s possible the screen gets garbled/skewed. To solve this problem set the following settings in the Group Policy:

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Microsoft Office 2013 needs 20% more capacity to maintain VDI performance

New Project VRC research tests relative impact of Office 2013 against Office versions 2007 and 2010 Madrid – Amsterdam, June 25, 2013 – Today, at TechEd Europe 2013 in Madrid Spain, Project Virtual Reality Check (Project VRC) announced the release … Continue reading

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Citrix Desktop Director 2.1

With XenDesktop 5.6 Citrix released Desktop Director 2.1, Desktop Director provides an overview of XenDesktop hosted desktops and XenApp  sessions. It enables support teams to perform basic maintenance tasks and to monitor and troubleshoot system issues. With Desktop Director you can view session … Continue reading

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