Knowledge Base

Auto Support (1)

Enable WinRM for Windows Remote Shell

Problem: When you need to perform a remote CDF trace or would like to use the HDX monitor for remote monitoring you need to enable the Windows Remote Shell. Solution: Logon into the Windows console. Optional (For Windows Vista serve … Continue reading

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CDF Trace (1)

Enable WinRM for Windows Remote Shell

Problem: When you need to perform a remote CDF trace or would like to use the HDX monitor for remote monitoring you need to enable the Windows Remote Shell. Solution: Logon into the Windows console. Optional (For Windows Vista serve … Continue reading

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Citrix (16)

Reset startcount adding machines

  Problem: When you delete machines added through XenDesktop and want to add new machines with the same name this isn’t possible. Solution: Use the following command to view the startcount of the current machines: Add-PsSnapin Citrix.* Get-AcctIdentityPool > c:\pools.txt … Continue reading

Unable to unmount vhd provisioning server

Problem: When mounting a VHD file using the provisioning server console you normally get an orange arrow which indicates the vDisk is mounted, but sometimes you don’t receive the arrow and then you can’t unmount the vdisk. Solution: To unmount … Continue reading

Network path not found when using Published Application

Problem: When opening a file which is located at a Mapped network drive (f:\ which is mapped to \\fileserver\data$\) you receive the error: the network path not found. I used Process Monitor on the server where the published application is … Continue reading

Changing isopath VMware VM’s when using Provisioning boot from ISO

Problem: When using a bootable ISO to get the Provisioning server settings and need to change the ISO because you add more servers and don’t use some sort of load balancing, you can do this by hand but this is … Continue reading

Citrix policy gone after editing

Problem: Citrix policies are gone after editing. Solution: Restore \\Domain\SYSVOL\domain\Policies\{UniqueID}\User\Citrix\GroupPolicy\Policies.gpf Links:

Google embedded streetview shows Grey screen

Problem: When connecting to a Windows 2008 server using ICA and watching a site which using embedded streetview, the streetview section is grey and only lets you show the controls for streetview. When connecting using RDP the problem doesn’t occur. … Continue reading

VDA Redirector melding Citrix IE

Problem: I noticed in some environments that after installing XA650W2K8R2X64025 and HDXFlash200WX64001 for XenApp 6.5 The users are getting an popup in Internet Explorer about the VDAredirector.exe opening outside IE protected mode: This program will open outside of Protected mode. … Continue reading

Using ShareFile.eu with Outlook connector

Problem: You receive the following error: There was a problem connecting to ShareFile. Please verify that you are connected to the Internet or contact ShareFile support if the problem persists. When you use the Sharefile.eu domain for your ShareFile installation, … Continue reading

Enable WinRM for Windows Remote Shell

Problem: When you need to perform a remote CDF trace or would like to use the HDX monitor for remote monitoring you need to enable the Windows Remote Shell. Solution: Logon into the Windows console. Optional (For Windows Vista serve … Continue reading

Hide Citrix vDisk icon

Problem: You like to hide the Citrix Provisioning vDisk icon form taskbar. Solution: Create a new Dword key named “ShowIcon” and set the value to 0 in the following location: HKCU\Software\ProvisioningServices\StatusTray\   You can also use the Group Policy to deploy … Continue reading

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Director (1)

Failed to connect to data source

Problem: I was receiving the following error: Failed to connect to data source ‘The broker service reported an error. See the event log for more information.’  in the event viewer ( Event ID 5) when using Desktop Director, and the latency … Continue reading

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Exchange 2007 (4)

Set mailbox language (localizedfolders)

Problem: When creating a mailbox in Exchange 2007/2010 and you import a PST file the folders are named after the defined location, because Dutch is no standard option the localizedfolders are named after the en-US standard which means the are … Continue reading

Import PST into Mailbox Exchange

Problem: After an export of the PST files from a Exchange environment or single users Outlook, you need to import the PST file into the new mailbox within Exchange. Solution: New-MailboxImportRequest -Mailbox “mailboxname” -FilePath “\\Servername\Share\pstname.PST“  

set the mailbox size quotas based on group membership in Exchange

Problem: You would to set the mailbox size quotas based on group membership. Solution: Use the following script to set the Mailbox quota’s: $g = (get-group BM-MBX-Unlimited).members foreach ($m in $g) { set-mailbox $m.distinguishedname -UseDatabaseQuotaDefaults $false -IssueWarningQuota “UNLIMITED” -ProhibitSendReceiveQuota  “UNLIMITED” … Continue reading

Enable the Archive mailbox based on group membership Exchange

Problem: You would like to enable the Archive mailbox based on group membership. Solution: Use the following script to set the Archive mailbox: $g = (get-group SG-Archive).members foreach ($m in $g) { enable-mailbox $m.distinguishedname -Archive -ArchiveDatabase “Archive” } Save the script as .PS1 file … Continue reading

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Exchange 2010 (6)

Defrag Exchange Database Exchange 2010

Problem: Perform an offline Defrag for the Exchange Databases so the Free Space inside the Database gets availible on the Hard Disk Solution: Dismount-Database MailboxDatabase-K-O eseutil /d MailboxDatabase-K-O.edb /t\\mgt001\e$\temp.edb (where \\MGT001 has to be a location with enough freespace). mount-Database … Continue reading

Delete Softdeleted mailboxes

Problem: When moving a mailbox from a Database to another Database the original Mailbox isn’t deleted but is softdeleted. Which means the space isn’t availible for new mail. Solution: Delete the Softdeleted mailboxes. Use te following command to delete all … Continue reading

Set mailbox language (localizedfolders)

Problem: When creating a mailbox in Exchange 2007/2010 and you import a PST file the folders are named after the defined location, because Dutch is no standard option the localizedfolders are named after the en-US standard which means the are … Continue reading

Import PST into Mailbox Exchange

Problem: After an export of the PST files from a Exchange environment or single users Outlook, you need to import the PST file into the new mailbox within Exchange. Solution: New-MailboxImportRequest -Mailbox “mailboxname” -FilePath “\\Servername\Share\pstname.PST“  

set the mailbox size quotas based on group membership in Exchange

Problem: You would to set the mailbox size quotas based on group membership. Solution: Use the following script to set the Mailbox quota’s: $g = (get-group BM-MBX-Unlimited).members foreach ($m in $g) { set-mailbox $m.distinguishedname -UseDatabaseQuotaDefaults $false -IssueWarningQuota “UNLIMITED” -ProhibitSendReceiveQuota  “UNLIMITED” … Continue reading

Enable the Archive mailbox based on group membership Exchange

Problem: You would like to enable the Archive mailbox based on group membership. Solution: Use the following script to set the Archive mailbox: $g = (get-group SG-Archive).members foreach ($m in $g) { enable-mailbox $m.distinguishedname -Archive -ArchiveDatabase “Archive” } Save the script as .PS1 file … Continue reading

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Exchange 2013 (2)

set the mailbox size quotas based on group membership in Exchange

Problem: You would to set the mailbox size quotas based on group membership. Solution: Use the following script to set the Mailbox quota’s: $g = (get-group BM-MBX-Unlimited).members foreach ($m in $g) { set-mailbox $m.distinguishedname -UseDatabaseQuotaDefaults $false -IssueWarningQuota “UNLIMITED” -ProhibitSendReceiveQuota  “UNLIMITED” … Continue reading

Enable the Archive mailbox based on group membership Exchange

Problem: You would like to enable the Archive mailbox based on group membership. Solution: Use the following script to set the Archive mailbox: $g = (get-group SG-Archive).members foreach ($m in $g) { enable-mailbox $m.distinguishedname -Archive -ArchiveDatabase “Archive” } Save the script as .PS1 file … Continue reading

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Google (0)

Google embedded streetview shows Grey screen

Problem: When connecting to a Windows 2008 server using ICA and watching a site which using embedded streetview, the streetview section is grey and only lets you show the controls for streetview. When connecting using RDP the problem doesn’t occur. … Continue reading

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Group Policy (4)

Citrix policy gone after editing

Problem: Citrix policies are gone after editing. Solution: Restore \\Domain\SYSVOL\domain\Policies\{UniqueID}\User\Citrix\GroupPolicy\Policies.gpf Links:

Delete Specific Printer Connection

Problem: When migrating a print driver or moving to another print server you would like to delete existing connections to the printer. Solution: Create a Log-on or Logoff script to remove the printer connections based on print server or based … Continue reading

Office UserInfo all the same

Problem: All users are having the same UserInfo within Office. Solution: To resolve this issue for new users in a current Terminal Services deployment, the Administrator should do the following: Close all Office programs. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and … Continue reading

Update ADMX files for Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2 on Windows 2008 R2 domain

Problem: You would like to manage Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2 through GPO from Windows 2008 R2 domain without updating your domain. Solution: Download and install the Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 8.1 Update and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update and … Continue reading

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HDX Monitor (1)

Enable WinRM for Windows Remote Shell

Problem: When you need to perform a remote CDF trace or would like to use the HDX monitor for remote monitoring you need to enable the Windows Remote Shell. Solution: Logon into the Windows console. Optional (For Windows Vista serve … Continue reading

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Internet Explorer (1)

VDA Redirector melding Citrix IE

Problem: I noticed in some environments that after installing XA650W2K8R2X64025 and HDXFlash200WX64001 for XenApp 6.5 The users are getting an popup in Internet Explorer about the VDAredirector.exe opening outside IE protected mode: This program will open outside of Protected mode. … Continue reading

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Machine Creation Services (2)

View if all servers are using the latest Disk Image MCS

Problem: When updating a machine Catalog in XenDesktop with a new Disk Image (MCS) and you reboot the machines you would like to know if all the machines use the latest dick images. This only works when using Machine Creation Service … Continue reading

Reset startcount adding machines

  Problem: When you delete machines added through XenDesktop and want to add new machines with the same name this isn’t possible. Solution: Use the following command to view the startcount of the current machines: Add-PsSnapin Citrix.* Get-AcctIdentityPool > c:\pools.txt … Continue reading

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MDT (1)

MDT 2012 Error: 0x800f081e

Problem: You receive the following error when applying updates to the WINPE boot image with MDT 2012: Deployment Image Servicing and Management toolVersion: 6.2.9200.16384Image Version: 6.2.9200.16384Processing 1 of 1 – Adding package Package_for_KB2782419~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.2.1.0Error: 0x800f081eThe specified package is not applicable to … Continue reading

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Microsoft (21)

Removing System Reserved Partition

Problem: You like to delete the System Reserved partition in Windows. Follow the below steps: Open a elevated command prompt and execute the following command:bcdboot C:\Windows /s C: Mark the C: Partition as Active within the Disk Management Reboot the … Continue reading

MDT 2012 Error: 0x800f081e

Problem: You receive the following error when applying updates to the WINPE boot image with MDT 2012: Deployment Image Servicing and Management toolVersion: 6.2.9200.16384Image Version: 6.2.9200.16384Processing 1 of 1 – Adding package Package_for_KB2782419~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.2.1.0Error: 0x800f081eThe specified package is not applicable to … Continue reading

Google embedded streetview shows Grey screen

Problem: When connecting to a Windows 2008 server using ICA and watching a site which using embedded streetview, the streetview section is grey and only lets you show the controls for streetview. When connecting using RDP the problem doesn’t occur. … Continue reading

Install Citrix Receiver on Windows Embedded

Problem: Installing the Citrix Receiver on a Windows Embedded isn’t possible when using the default receiver.exe. Solution: Extract the receiver using the following command: CitrixReceiverEnterprise.exe /extract [Destination_name] Then install the individual MSI in the following order: RIInstaller.msi ICAWebWrapper.msi SSONWrapper.msi GenericUSB.msi … Continue reading

Citrix policy gone after editing

Problem: Citrix policies are gone after editing. Solution: Restore \\Domain\SYSVOL\domain\Policies\{UniqueID}\User\Citrix\GroupPolicy\Policies.gpf Links:

Update is not applicable to your computer

Problem: When having you receive the following message: “Update is not applicable to your computer” when installing a hotfix which you downloaded from the Microsoft site and you defenitly know your system is supported Solution: First we need to extract the … Continue reading

Fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine

Problem: Fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine Solution: This error shows that sysprep was run multiple times on the machine, please open a command prompt, type:slmgr /dlv to view how many times of remaining Windows Activation count. … Continue reading

Internet Explorer settings Security tab are greyed out

Problem: When logging in as a new user my Internet Explorer Security Settings are greyed out, when I perform a reset everything is working perfect. I don’t use any GPO’s the change settings. Solution: 1) Login as user with the … Continue reading

Defrag Exchange Database Exchange 2010

Problem: Perform an offline Defrag for the Exchange Databases so the Free Space inside the Database gets availible on the Hard Disk Solution: Dismount-Database MailboxDatabase-K-O eseutil /d MailboxDatabase-K-O.edb /t\\mgt001\e$\temp.edb (where \\MGT001 has to be a location with enough freespace). mount-Database … Continue reading

Windows 8.1 right click start button doesn’t work

Problem: When you right click the start button it doesn’t let you see the menu. Solution: Copy the following folders from a user where the menu works: c:\User\<user>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group1 c:\User\<user>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group2 c:\User\<user>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group3   Copy it to your account and to the default … Continue reading

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NetScaler (2)

The connection to “Desktop” failed with status 1030

Problem: When connecting to a Published App/Desktop when using NetScaler and StoreFront, you receive an error:  The connection to “Desktop” failed with status (1030). Solution: Solution 1: Make sure Session Reliability is disabled on de Secure Ticket Authority within StoreFront. … Continue reading

A request was sent to service ‘Store Service’ that was detected as passing through a gateway. However no gateways are configured for this service.

Problem: Event ID 1Task Catagory: (2007) A request was sent to service ‘Store Service’ that was detected as passing through a gateway. However no gateways are configured for this service. Request details:X-Citrix-Gateway:X-Citrix-Via: xxx.xxxx.nlX-Citrix-Via-VIP: 192.168.x.xRemote Address: fe80::cc97:f8be:cf29:xX-Forwarded-For: x.x.x.x,192.168.x.x Solution: Check if … Continue reading

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Office (2)

Office UserInfo all the same

Problem: All users are having the same UserInfo within Office. Solution: To resolve this issue for new users in a current Terminal Services deployment, the Administrator should do the following: Close all Office programs. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and … Continue reading

Outlook crashes with McAfee e-mailscan addin

Problem: Outlook crashes with McAfee e-mailscan addin (MfeOtlkAddin.dll) Solution: Add a registry value to the HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Resiliency\DisabledItems: Type: REG_Binary Name: FE576 Value: 01,00,00,00,4a,00,00,00,46,00,00,00,63,00,3a,00,5c,00,77,00,69,00,\ 6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,77,00,6f,00,77,00,36,\ 00,34,00,5c,00,6d,00,66,00,65,00,6f,00,74,00,6c,00,6b,00,61,00,64,00,64,00,\ 69,00,6e,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00,69,00,6e,00,76,00,6f,00,65,00,67,\ 00,74,00,6f,00,65,00,70,00,61,00,73,00,73,00,69,00,6e,00,67,00,20,00,6d,00,\ 63,00,61,00,66,00,65,00,65,00,2d,00,65,00,2d,00,6d,00,61,00,69,00,6c,00,73,\ 00,63,00,61,00,6e,00,00,00   Save the following as .reg file to import the settings: Windows … Continue reading

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Printer (1)

Delete Specific Printer Connection

Problem: When migrating a print driver or moving to another print server you would like to delete existing connections to the printer. Solution: Create a Log-on or Logoff script to remove the printer connections based on print server or based … Continue reading

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Provisioning (4)

Hide Citrix vDisk icon

Problem: You like to hide the Citrix Provisioning vDisk icon form taskbar. Solution: Create a new Dword key named “ShowIcon” and set the value to 0 in the following location: HKCU\Software\ProvisioningServices\StatusTray\   You can also use the Group Policy to deploy … Continue reading

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc01500002). ConfigWizard.exe

Problem: After installing Provisioning Server 7.1 and you want to start the Configuration Wizard you receive the following error: “The application was unable to start correctly (0xc01500002)” Solution: When looking at the Event Log you will see the following error … Continue reading

Unable to unmount vhd provisioning server

Problem: When mounting a VHD file using the provisioning server console you normally get an orange arrow which indicates the vDisk is mounted, but sometimes you don’t receive the arrow and then you can’t unmount the vdisk. Solution: To unmount … Continue reading

Changing isopath VMware VM’s when using Provisioning boot from ISO

Problem: When using a bootable ISO to get the Provisioning server settings and need to change the ISO because you add more servers and don’t use some sort of load balancing, you can do this by hand but this is … Continue reading

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PST (2)

Set mailbox language (localizedfolders)

Problem: When creating a mailbox in Exchange 2007/2010 and you import a PST file the folders are named after the defined location, because Dutch is no standard option the localizedfolders are named after the en-US standard which means the are … Continue reading

Import PST into Mailbox Exchange

Problem: After an export of the PST files from a Exchange environment or single users Outlook, you need to import the PST file into the new mailbox within Exchange. Solution: New-MailboxImportRequest -Mailbox “mailboxname” -FilePath “\\Servername\Share\pstname.PST“  

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Receiver (2)

Install Citrix Receiver on Windows Embedded

Problem: Installing the Citrix Receiver on a Windows Embedded isn’t possible when using the default receiver.exe. Solution: Extract the receiver using the following command: CitrixReceiverEnterprise.exe /extract [Destination_name] Then install the individual MSI in the following order: RIInstaller.msi ICAWebWrapper.msi SSONWrapper.msi GenericUSB.msi … Continue reading

ICA Client File Security

Problem: When connecting to a Citrix application/Desktop and remote devices are allowed you will receive the following message:  “A remote application is trying to access files on your computer. Do you want to give permission to do this?” Solutions: When … Continue reading

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Registry (4)

VDA Redirector melding Citrix IE

Problem: I noticed in some environments that after installing XA650W2K8R2X64025 and HDXFlash200WX64001 for XenApp 6.5 The users are getting an popup in Internet Explorer about the VDAredirector.exe opening outside IE protected mode: This program will open outside of Protected mode. … Continue reading

Change the computer icon name Windows

Problem: Some people like to see the computer name on the Computer icon on there desktop or in the start menu. Solution: Open the Registry using Regedit. Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} Make the user you use Owner and give it Full … Continue reading

Office UserInfo all the same

Problem: All users are having the same UserInfo within Office. Solution: To resolve this issue for new users in a current Terminal Services deployment, the Administrator should do the following: Close all Office programs. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and … Continue reading

Outlook crashes with McAfee e-mailscan addin

Problem: Outlook crashes with McAfee e-mailscan addin (MfeOtlkAddin.dll) Solution: Add a registry value to the HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Resiliency\DisabledItems: Type: REG_Binary Name: FE576 Value: 01,00,00,00,4a,00,00,00,46,00,00,00,63,00,3a,00,5c,00,77,00,69,00,\ 6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,77,00,6f,00,77,00,36,\ 00,34,00,5c,00,6d,00,66,00,65,00,6f,00,74,00,6c,00,6b,00,61,00,64,00,64,00,\ 69,00,6e,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00,69,00,6e,00,76,00,6f,00,65,00,67,\ 00,74,00,6f,00,65,00,70,00,61,00,73,00,73,00,69,00,6e,00,67,00,20,00,6d,00,\ 63,00,61,00,66,00,65,00,65,00,2d,00,65,00,2d,00,6d,00,61,00,69,00,6c,00,73,\ 00,63,00,61,00,6e,00,00,00   Save the following as .reg file to import the settings: Windows … Continue reading

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ShareFile (1)

Using ShareFile.eu with Outlook connector

Problem: You receive the following error: There was a problem connecting to ShareFile. Please verify that you are connected to the Internet or contact ShareFile support if the problem persists. When you use the Sharefile.eu domain for your ShareFile installation, … Continue reading

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SQL (1)

SQL setup won’t start

Problem: The SQL setup won’t start when you double click setup.exe, when executing setup.exe from command prompt you will receive the following error: ERROR: Runtime error: This method explicitly uses CAS policy, which has been obsoleted by the .NET Framework. … Continue reading

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StoreFront (2)

The connection to “Desktop” failed with status 1030

Problem: When connecting to a Published App/Desktop when using NetScaler and StoreFront, you receive an error:  The connection to “Desktop” failed with status (1030). Solution: Solution 1: Make sure Session Reliability is disabled on de Secure Ticket Authority within StoreFront. … Continue reading

A request was sent to service ‘Store Service’ that was detected as passing through a gateway. However no gateways are configured for this service.

Problem: Event ID 1Task Catagory: (2007) A request was sent to service ‘Store Service’ that was detected as passing through a gateway. However no gateways are configured for this service. Request details:X-Citrix-Gateway:X-Citrix-Via: xxx.xxxx.nlX-Citrix-Via-VIP: 192.168.x.xRemote Address: fe80::cc97:f8be:cf29:xX-Forwarded-For: x.x.x.x,192.168.x.x Solution: Check if … Continue reading

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Streetview (1)

Google embedded streetview shows Grey screen

Problem: When connecting to a Windows 2008 server using ICA and watching a site which using embedded streetview, the streetview section is grey and only lets you show the controls for streetview. When connecting using RDP the problem doesn’t occur. … Continue reading

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VAMT (1)

VAMT 3.0 keeps crashing at startup

Problem: When starting VAMT 3.0 you receive an MMC error: “MMC has detected an error in a snap-in and will unload it” Solution: Despite Microsoft doesn’t mention .Net framework 3.5 requirements you need to install .Net Framework 3.5, this will … Continue reading

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VMware (2)

Hide VMware Tools Icon

Problem: When using a VDI or TS/XenApp environment and you don’t want users to access the VMWare tools you need to hide the icon. Solution: Disabling access to VMware Tools in the system tray by setting ShowTray to 0 in … Continue reading

Changing isopath VMware VM’s when using Provisioning boot from ISO

Problem: When using a bootable ISO to get the Provisioning server settings and need to change the ISO because you add more servers and don’t use some sort of load balancing, you can do this by hand but this is … Continue reading

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VMware Tools (1)

Hide VMware Tools Icon

Problem: When using a VDI or TS/XenApp environment and you don’t want users to access the VMWare tools you need to hide the icon. Solution: Disabling access to VMware Tools in the system tray by setting ShowTray to 0 in … Continue reading

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Windows 2008 (8)

Fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine

Problem: Fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine Solution: This error shows that sysprep was run multiple times on the machine, please open a command prompt, type:slmgr /dlv to view how many times of remaining Windows Activation count. … Continue reading

Clean WINSXS folder

Problem: Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 are using a lot of space, most of this space is used by the WINSXS folder. WINSXS folder actualy doesn’t use this space but it hardlinked to DLL files of the system. Solution: … Continue reading

Change the computer icon name Windows

Problem: Some people like to see the computer name on the Computer icon on there desktop or in the start menu. Solution: Open the Registry using Regedit. Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} Make the user you use Owner and give it Full … Continue reading

VAMT 3.0 keeps crashing at startup

Problem: When starting VAMT 3.0 you receive an MMC error: “MMC has detected an error in a snap-in and will unload it” Solution: Despite Microsoft doesn’t mention .Net framework 3.5 requirements you need to install .Net Framework 3.5, this will … Continue reading

Delete Specific Printer Connection

Problem: When migrating a print driver or moving to another print server you would like to delete existing connections to the printer. Solution: Create a Log-on or Logoff script to remove the printer connections based on print server or based … Continue reading

Removing System Reserved Partition

Problem: You like to delete the System Reserved partition in Windows. Follow the below steps: Open a elevated command prompt and execute the following command:bcdboot C:\Windows /s C: Mark the C: Partition as Active within the Disk Management Reboot the … Continue reading

Google embedded streetview shows Grey screen

Problem: When connecting to a Windows 2008 server using ICA and watching a site which using embedded streetview, the streetview section is grey and only lets you show the controls for streetview. When connecting using RDP the problem doesn’t occur. … Continue reading

Update is not applicable to your computer

Problem: When having you receive the following message: “Update is not applicable to your computer” when installing a hotfix which you downloaded from the Microsoft site and you defenitly know your system is supported Solution: First we need to extract the … Continue reading

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Windows 2008 R2 (14)

Update ADMX files for Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2 on Windows 2008 R2 domain

Problem: You would like to manage Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2 through GPO from Windows 2008 R2 domain without updating your domain. Solution: Download and install the Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 8.1 Update and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update and … Continue reading

SQL setup won’t start

Problem: The SQL setup won’t start when you double click setup.exe, when executing setup.exe from command prompt you will receive the following error: ERROR: Runtime error: This method explicitly uses CAS policy, which has been obsoleted by the .NET Framework. … Continue reading

Citrix policy gone after editing

Problem: Citrix policies are gone after editing. Solution: Restore \\Domain\SYSVOL\domain\Policies\{UniqueID}\User\Citrix\GroupPolicy\Policies.gpf Links:

Fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine

Problem: Fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine Solution: This error shows that sysprep was run multiple times on the machine, please open a command prompt, type:slmgr /dlv to view how many times of remaining Windows Activation count. … Continue reading

Clean WINSXS folder

Problem: Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 are using a lot of space, most of this space is used by the WINSXS folder. WINSXS folder actualy doesn’t use this space but it hardlinked to DLL files of the system. Solution: … Continue reading

VDA Redirector melding Citrix IE

Problem: I noticed in some environments that after installing XA650W2K8R2X64025 and HDXFlash200WX64001 for XenApp 6.5 The users are getting an popup in Internet Explorer about the VDAredirector.exe opening outside IE protected mode: This program will open outside of Protected mode. … Continue reading

Change the computer icon name Windows

Problem: Some people like to see the computer name on the Computer icon on there desktop or in the start menu. Solution: Open the Registry using Regedit. Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} Make the user you use Owner and give it Full … Continue reading

VAMT 3.0 keeps crashing at startup

Problem: When starting VAMT 3.0 you receive an MMC error: “MMC has detected an error in a snap-in and will unload it” Solution: Despite Microsoft doesn’t mention .Net framework 3.5 requirements you need to install .Net Framework 3.5, this will … Continue reading

Delete Specific Printer Connection

Problem: When migrating a print driver or moving to another print server you would like to delete existing connections to the printer. Solution: Create a Log-on or Logoff script to remove the printer connections based on print server or based … Continue reading

Removing System Reserved Partition

Problem: You like to delete the System Reserved partition in Windows. Follow the below steps: Open a elevated command prompt and execute the following command:bcdboot C:\Windows /s C: Mark the C: Partition as Active within the Disk Management Reboot the … Continue reading

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Windows 2012 (4)

Failed to connect to data source

Problem: I was receiving the following error: Failed to connect to data source ‘The broker service reported an error. See the event log for more information.’  in the event viewer ( Event ID 5) when using Desktop Director, and the latency … Continue reading

Error: Unable to rebuild performance counter setting from system backup store, error code is 2

Problem: When running the command you receive the error: Error: Unable to rebuild performance counter setting from system backup store, error code is 2 Solution: Open the command prompt and run the following command: cd .. cd syswow64 lodctr /r … Continue reading

Update ADMX files for Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2 on Windows 2008 R2 domain

Problem: You would like to manage Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2 through GPO from Windows 2008 R2 domain without updating your domain. Solution: Download and install the Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 8.1 Update and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update and … Continue reading

SQL setup won’t start

Problem: The SQL setup won’t start when you double click setup.exe, when executing setup.exe from command prompt you will receive the following error: ERROR: Runtime error: This method explicitly uses CAS policy, which has been obsoleted by the .NET Framework. … Continue reading

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Windows 7 (7)

Fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine

Problem: Fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine Solution: This error shows that sysprep was run multiple times on the machine, please open a command prompt, type:slmgr /dlv to view how many times of remaining Windows Activation count. … Continue reading

Clean WINSXS folder

Problem: Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 are using a lot of space, most of this space is used by the WINSXS folder. WINSXS folder actualy doesn’t use this space but it hardlinked to DLL files of the system. Solution: … Continue reading

Change the computer icon name Windows

Problem: Some people like to see the computer name on the Computer icon on there desktop or in the start menu. Solution: Open the Registry using Regedit. Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} Make the user you use Owner and give it Full … Continue reading

VAMT 3.0 keeps crashing at startup

Problem: When starting VAMT 3.0 you receive an MMC error: “MMC has detected an error in a snap-in and will unload it” Solution: Despite Microsoft doesn’t mention .Net framework 3.5 requirements you need to install .Net Framework 3.5, this will … Continue reading

Delete Specific Printer Connection

Problem: When migrating a print driver or moving to another print server you would like to delete existing connections to the printer. Solution: Create a Log-on or Logoff script to remove the printer connections based on print server or based … Continue reading

Removing System Reserved Partition

Problem: You like to delete the System Reserved partition in Windows. Follow the below steps: Open a elevated command prompt and execute the following command:bcdboot C:\Windows /s C: Mark the C: Partition as Active within the Disk Management Reboot the … Continue reading

Update is not applicable to your computer

Problem: When having you receive the following message: “Update is not applicable to your computer” when installing a hotfix which you downloaded from the Microsoft site and you defenitly know your system is supported Solution: First we need to extract the … Continue reading

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Windows 8 (3)

Windows 8.1 right click start button doesn’t work

Problem: When you right click the start button it doesn’t let you see the menu. Solution: Copy the following folders from a user where the menu works: c:\User\<user>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group1 c:\User\<user>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group2 c:\User\<user>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group3   Copy it to your account and to the default … Continue reading

Error: Unable to rebuild performance counter setting from system backup store, error code is 2

Problem: When running the command you receive the error: Error: Unable to rebuild performance counter setting from system backup store, error code is 2 Solution: Open the command prompt and run the following command: cd .. cd syswow64 lodctr /r … Continue reading

Update ADMX files for Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2 on Windows 2008 R2 domain

Problem: You would like to manage Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2 through GPO from Windows 2008 R2 domain without updating your domain. Solution: Download and install the Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 8.1 Update and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update and … Continue reading

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Windows Embedded (1)

Install Citrix Receiver on Windows Embedded

Problem: Installing the Citrix Receiver on a Windows Embedded isn’t possible when using the default receiver.exe. Solution: Extract the receiver using the following command: CitrixReceiverEnterprise.exe /extract [Destination_name] Then install the individual MSI in the following order: RIInstaller.msi ICAWebWrapper.msi SSONWrapper.msi GenericUSB.msi … Continue reading

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WinRM (1)

Enable WinRM for Windows Remote Shell

Problem: When you need to perform a remote CDF trace or would like to use the HDX monitor for remote monitoring you need to enable the Windows Remote Shell. Solution: Logon into the Windows console. Optional (For Windows Vista serve … Continue reading

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WINSXS (1)

Clean WINSXS folder

Problem: Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 are using a lot of space, most of this space is used by the WINSXS folder. WINSXS folder actualy doesn’t use this space but it hardlinked to DLL files of the system. Solution: … Continue reading

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XenApp 5.0 (1)

Google embedded streetview shows Grey screen

Problem: When connecting to a Windows 2008 server using ICA and watching a site which using embedded streetview, the streetview section is grey and only lets you show the controls for streetview. When connecting using RDP the problem doesn’t occur. … Continue reading

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XenApp 6.0 (2)

Citrix policy gone after editing

Problem: Citrix policies are gone after editing. Solution: Restore \\Domain\SYSVOL\domain\Policies\{UniqueID}\User\Citrix\GroupPolicy\Policies.gpf Links:

Enable WinRM for Windows Remote Shell

Problem: When you need to perform a remote CDF trace or would like to use the HDX monitor for remote monitoring you need to enable the Windows Remote Shell. Solution: Logon into the Windows console. Optional (For Windows Vista serve … Continue reading

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XenApp 6.5 (4)

Citrix policy gone after editing

Problem: Citrix policies are gone after editing. Solution: Restore \\Domain\SYSVOL\domain\Policies\{UniqueID}\User\Citrix\GroupPolicy\Policies.gpf Links:

VDA Redirector melding Citrix IE

Problem: I noticed in some environments that after installing XA650W2K8R2X64025 and HDXFlash200WX64001 for XenApp 6.5 The users are getting an popup in Internet Explorer about the VDAredirector.exe opening outside IE protected mode: This program will open outside of Protected mode. … Continue reading

Enable WinRM for Windows Remote Shell

Problem: When you need to perform a remote CDF trace or would like to use the HDX monitor for remote monitoring you need to enable the Windows Remote Shell. Solution: Logon into the Windows console. Optional (For Windows Vista serve … Continue reading

Internet Explorer settings Security tab are greyed out

Problem: When logging in as a new user my Internet Explorer Security Settings are greyed out, when I perform a reset everything is working perfect. I don’t use any GPO’s the change settings. Solution: 1) Login as user with the … Continue reading

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XenDesktop (5)

Internet Explorer settings Security tab are greyed out

Problem: When logging in as a new user my Internet Explorer Security Settings are greyed out, when I perform a reset everything is working perfect. I don’t use any GPO’s the change settings. Solution: 1) Login as user with the … Continue reading

View if all servers are using the latest Disk Image MCS

Problem: When updating a machine Catalog in XenDesktop with a new Disk Image (MCS) and you reboot the machines you would like to know if all the machines use the latest dick images. This only works when using Machine Creation Service … Continue reading

Failed to connect to data source

Problem: I was receiving the following error: Failed to connect to data source ‘The broker service reported an error. See the event log for more information.’  in the event viewer ( Event ID 5) when using Desktop Director, and the latency … Continue reading

Reset startcount adding machines

  Problem: When you delete machines added through XenDesktop and want to add new machines with the same name this isn’t possible. Solution: Use the following command to view the startcount of the current machines: Add-PsSnapin Citrix.* Get-AcctIdentityPool > c:\pools.txt … Continue reading

Network path not found when using Published Application

Problem: When opening a file which is located at a Mapped network drive (f:\ which is mapped to \\fileserver\data$\) you receive the error: the network path not found. I used Process Monitor on the server where the published application is … Continue reading

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