Citrix HDX3D Pro and 3Dconnexion Function Keys

I worked on a XenDesktop HDX 3D project and was faced to very annoying problem with USB redirection and the 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Pro. The users were migrated from their traditional workstations to the Citrix XenDesktop infrastructure with 3D Pro. One of the most common incidents were: “The Function Keys are not working with my in-application macros”. After some researching we found, if we set some old-style combinations like CTRL + I…

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Overview: How to score an „A+“ at ssllabs.com with Citrix Netscaler

My last blog about securing Netscaler VPX was about Netscaler 10.5.57, which was the first firmware with TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 support. After the update and activating TLS 1.1/TLS1.2 (and disabling SSLv3 of course) the rating at https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/ is an „A“ with is pretty good, but also gives us room for more optimization.   Custom Ciphers The first thing we should optimize are the used ciphers. My suggestion here is to start…

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PoC: Sharefile StorageZone with ADFS 3.0 on premise

Today I wanna talk about my last experience with Sharefile Storage Zone and Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 3.0. There are some little things you have to take care about. Our proof of concept consists of two servers: 1 x Storage Zone Controller Microsoft Windows Server 2012R2 , 2 vCPU, 8 GB RAM, 60 GB system partition, 80 GB data partition. 1 x ADFS Server Microsoft Windows Server 2012R2, 2…

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Netscaler 10.5 57.7 VPX supports TLS 1.1 & TLS 1.2

It took some time and many disscussions but it looks like Netscaler VPX and TLS 1.x came together. The first thing you need is to update to the latest Netscaler build 10.5 57.7 Now enable TLS settings on your vServer:

Now have a look to the config:

If you have done so, save your config und go to: https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/index.html In my case got an A- in my first test…

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Disable „Activate“ Button in Citrix Storefront 2.6

In some cases customers asked me to disalbe the „activate“ button in Citrix Storefront web site, which also disables the feature for unattented configuration of Citrix Receiver. It is pretty easy to do this, by changing just one parameter in the web.config file of your StoreWeb folder.

to

Now do just a refresh and the button will be gone.

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XenApp 7.6 and Citrix HTML 5 Receiver

Hi all, today I found a very strange issue with a brand new Citrix XenApp 7.6 environment and Citrix HTML5 Receiver. The Receiver starts and stopped at Windows welcome screen and closed the tab again. This drove me crazy. And after some research I tried to disable the „Secure ICA“ setting of the Delivery Group. And after this, it worked. Hopefully is this is solved soon, because I know, disabling Secure…

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Golden Image: Provisioning Target Prepare Script

Happy new year to all. I used the last days in 2014 to do some work on PowerShell and Citrix Provisioning. For a long time I wished to have a tool for automating all the tasks I have to do before promoting a new Provisioning vDisk version. In the end I tried to summarized all the tasks in a PS script with an GUI where you can choose the tasks to execute. First…

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Microsoft Free E-Books

Anbei ein Link zu einer super E-Book Sammlung von Microsoft: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mssmallbiz/archive/2014/07/07/largest-collection-of-free-microsoft-ebooks-ever-including-windows-8-1-windows-8-windows-7-office-2013-office-365-office-2010-sharepoint-2013-dynamics-crm-powershell-exchange-server-lync-2013-system-center-azure-cloud-sql.aspx

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XenDesktop 7.x: Hyper-V Secure Boot (CTX137731)

Seit Windows Server 2012R2 gibt es unter Hyper-V die Möglichkeit neue VMs in der sog. „Generation 2“ anzulegen. In dieser Variante werden legacy Komponenten nicht mehr emuliert. D.h. es werden nur noch Komponenten unterstützt mit denen ein reibungsloser virtualisierter Betrieb sichergestellt werden kann und die maximale Stabilität und Performance liefern. Dies wird unter Andrem auch durch die UEFI-Unterstützung (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) erreicht. Diese aktiviert standardmäßig auch das Feature „Secure Boot“.…

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XenServer: VM Force Shutdown

Kommt man am XenServer in die Situation, dass man eine VM neustarten möchte, dies aber in einer Endlosschleife im XenCenter verharrt, ist der erste Weg, die VM über die Console zu starten. Hier für existieren mehrere Möglichkeiten, für welche wir die sog. UUID der VM benötigen. Die erhalten wir über das XenCenter (alternativ auch über die CLI Regulärer Shutdown

VM ausschalten (ohne Shutdown)

Ergebnis

    Erhält…

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