Fraudulent (Nigerian) Buyers

OK, No technical blogpost this time, its all about (Nigerian) fraudulent buyers active on 2nd hand websites like marktplaats.nl. This story starts when I decided to create an ad on the dutch 2nd hand website marktplaats.nl when I wanted to sell my DSLR camera. Only few hours after placing the ad I got an reaction […]

HOWTO: XenServer configure an ISO repository on Local Storage

When building my homelab with XenServer 5.6 FP1, I needed an ISO repository on local storage. Although I found some guides on the internet none of them actually worked/suited my needs. However after some research I found this way working. In my case I wanted to use the free space of volume SDA3. Only use this […]

RES Launches VDX

Today RES Software launched their RES Virtual Desktop Extender (VDX). The patented product offers companies the unique  oppertunity to seamlessly extend the virtual desktop with resources that are available locally (DVD Burner, resource intensive applications) With VDX local and virtual resources are available to the user without having to switch (desktop) session. Visit their website for […]

Citrix accuses VMWare of lying. (updated)

What an interesting start of the week, today Citrix’s desktop CTO Harry Labana wrote a blog post accusing VMware of lying while refering to a Gartner Report about the TCO of SBC comparing to (un)managed desktops. In this article about VMware’s View, the company refers tho the report and insinuates that VMWare View incorporates SBC technology (which it […]

Citrix PVS command-line tools

After exploring and mastering a product through the GUI, It always tickles me to get to the CLI and get myself fimiliar with the true power and scripting possibilities of that product.  The standard tool for Citrix PVS is MCLI.exe and is installed by default when the console is installed. after installing the PVS Console […]

Visio Stencils for Citrix Products

When I was drawing an architectual document in visio, I needed some stencils after a quick search on google I found some and bundled them for my convinience hopefully you like them as well.  

Flexible Active/Idle Session Timeout

Yesterday I was asked to implement a time-out on active citrix sessions. The purpose for the script was to limit the maximum active session time for the user. The HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\ICA-TCP\MaxActiveSession registry key was not flexible enough and I couldn’t find a ready made solution. I decided to develop my own script based on information in […]

HOW TO: Add Cities to HTC Weather Widget (Android)

Lately I was pretty annoyed that the HTC Weather App only contains a list of major cities and no option to add you own little village. In my case i’m interested in adding the skiresort Saalbach (Austria) to the database. This is how it’s done: 1. Download SQLite Database Browser 2.0 beta1. [link] 2. Make sure you […]

Change NIC Configuration by command-line

Last week I was looking for a way to configure certain NIC  options by command-line/script. Options like binding order and disable services on nic’s. Initially I found it hard to find any scripts/tools. Eventually I was pointed (thanks Edwin) to a tool called NVSPBind. To get help run “nvspbind.exe /?” C:\>nvspbind /? Hyper-V Network VSP […]

Mcafee ePo considerations using Citrix Provisioning Services

In a hunt for complete best practices guide I found the following considerations: ePo Agent recommendations: Delete the Agent GUID for McAfee EPO agent; otherwise all machines deployed came up in EPO server as the same computer. So, if you are going to use the Provisioning Services image in Shared Image mode, Citrix recommends stopping […]