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Default Computer OU in Active Directory

If you do not like that newly created computers in Active Directory goes into the folder Computers, you can change this with the command redircmp http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770619(v=ws.10).aspx First create the desired OU in Active Directory where you want your computers to go, here MyComputers: Then change the default location to this

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Active Directory Recycle Bin in Windows Server 2012

In Windows 2012 you don’t need to use PowerShell to enable the recycle Bin, but please note that you can not disable it when first enabled. PowerShell is of course still possible to use In Server Manager, select the Tools menu, and click Active Directory Administrative Center. In Active Directory

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Link: Recommended hotfixes for XenApp

I would like to recommend this link http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX129229 When building new XenApp 6.5 environments I always visit this page to see if the recommendations has changed since last time. The page not only recommend Citrix hotfixes but also Microsoft hotfixes related to XenApp or RDS.

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Catch-all or super-subnet in sites and services

This is one of the small things that sometimes drag my attention. A customer once asked me if it was possible to create a subnet in Active Directory that would catch all clients, and then still have some individual subnets defined for exceptions. I must confess that I didn’t know

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Always show all icons in the system tray

  In some situations I need to always show all icons in the system tray. So instead of this layout: All users on the computer must see all icons ad shown here: This can be done through the GUI by selecting Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar:

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Identify if SCCM 2012 SP1 CU2 has been installed

Cumulative Update 2 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 has been released http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2854009 After upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 CU2, you will be able to identify the update in many different ways. First let us take a look at the console, after the update the console

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Remove Citrix Receiver system tray icon

  Citrix Receiver creates a system tray icon, you might not like that in some situations. To hide or remove the icon we can create a registry entry for every single user. HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareCitrixReceiverShowIcon (REG_DWORD) with the value 0. We can set this in a SCCM or MDT task sequence if

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Publish explorer.exe on XenApp 6.5

Sometimes I have to create a published application that just starts Windows explorer.exe. As explained here this does not work as expected: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128009 I have had no luck with Method 1 (ApplicationLaunchWaitTimeoutMS) even though the described hotfix should be part of rollup 1. But method 2 works for me (LogoffCheckerStartupDelayInSeconds):

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DirectAccess Collect Logs button grayed out

You might find your self in a situation where you are unable to use the Collect Logs button on your Windows 8 client connecting with Direct Access. The most properly reason for this is that you have not entered a Helpdesk email address when configuring the DirectAccess Client Setup page.

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Change the text Your Windows desktops and apps

Previously I showed how to remove the text Your Windows desktops and apps on demand – from any PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet from the Citrix web interface. What if we would like to change the text? Start by copying the file accessplatform_strings.properties from your web interface installation, my default

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CScript Error: Can't find script engine "VBScript"

I have in some situations seen a problem where I suddenly is unable to start a vbscript in an SCCM 2012 OSD task sequence with another account specified. When the situation occurs I can see this error in the smsts.log: CScript Error: Can’t find script engine “VBScript” for script The

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