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Jason Samuel (@_JasonSamuel on Twitter) is an Infrastructure Architect in Houston, TX with a primary focus on mobility, virtualization, and cloud technologies from Citrix, VMware, & Microsoft. He also has an extensive background in web architecture and information security. He holds a degree from the University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business and is certified in several technologies. Jason is also a recipient of the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) award and an Atlantis Community Expert (ACE). He is a leader in his local Houston Citrix User Group Community and the CUGC Networking Special Interest Group.

Using Microsoft Azure MFA and Citrix NetScaler Gateway with OATH software tokens when traveling

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I’ve covered how to deploy Microsoft Azure MFA with Citrix NetScaler Gateway in the past. I’ve also covered the Azure MFA User Portal in depth where the user can choose their MFA method most convenient to them. You can skim through those guides here: How to deploy Microsoft Azure MFA & AD Connect with Citrix […]

How to migrate Citrix ShareFile Sync data to a new PC without having to re-download all your files

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ShareFile Sync is a great tool to help you sync all your files down to your local PC or laptop for both online or offline use. You can choose to sync to a system drive or even a secondary drive that is dedicated for data storage in your system. But what happens if you have […]

What’s New with Citrix NetScaler 12.0 and NetScaler MAS 12.0 Walkthrough

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The CUGC Networking Special Interest Group and Healthcare Special Interest Group did a joint webinar covering NetScaler Use Cases in Healthcare + NetScaler and NMAS 12.0 features. Dan Schlimme covered the Healthcare portion of the webinar and Dave Brett (CTP) and myself covered the 12.0 release with Carsten Bruns (CTA) fielding the audience questions in […]

Using AD FS 4.0, Server 2016, Azure MFA, Citrix FAS, Single FQDN, & Single Sign On with Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway – JasonSamuel.com

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Wow, that’s a pretty long title! There’s a lot of moving parts involved with this setup but ultimately you will have a more secure environment with a better user experience in my opinion. The Table of Contents is below, I would urge you to read why you should consider this setup for your environment and […]

How to delete a hidden VPX instance on a Citrix NetScaler SDX using XenServer command line

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Sometimes when creating a VPX instance on your NetScaler SDX you might be in a hurry and accidentally click Done twice which can cause the NetScaler to try provisioning an instance but not complete it since the initial provisioning has been interrupted: It’s easy to overlook the “Creating NetScaler Instance…” dialog in the bottom right […]

How to deploy Microsoft Azure MFA User Portal on separate servers in the DMZ

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A few years ago I wrote about How to deploy Microsoft Azure MFA & AD Connect with Citrix NetScaler Gateway and mentioned how you should deploy the MFA User Portal and allow your users self service and easy enrollment into the system. I also discussed allowing Azure MFA Authenticator mobile app. The User Portal is […]

Fixing the Microsoft Azure AD Connect User Name or Password is Incorrect Error

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I was setting up a new Microsoft Azure AD subscription for someone and came across this issue. Whenever I tried to sign into Azure AD Connect with a Global Administrator account it kept saying the below error message even though I verified the user ID and password were correct: The user name or password is […]

How to rewrite the Client Name in Citrix StoreFront 3.9 using StoreFront SDK

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In some companies there may be applications that require the user’s client name (PC name) to be rewritten to something specific for the application to work through XenApp. With StoreFront this can be accomplished using the StoreFront SDK. Simon Frost wrote a great blog post here on how to use the SDK to accomplish this: […]

Building a secure high visibility WiFi network using Ubiquiti Networks UniFi gear!

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I have for the longest time wanted to give my WiFi network an overhaul. After months of research I decided to move forward with Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT) UniFi line of WiFi products to help build my new network. My previous WiFi equipment was fast, had good coverage, was easy to segment and manage, but one […]

How to fix Citrix Receiver for Windows when using NetScaler Gateway and StoreFront with backend HTTP

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I came across an interesting issue with Receiver 4.6 for Windows the other day where I could not add a NetScaler Gateway URL to the Receiver. The error I was getting was: “Your changes could not be saved due to an invalid configuration of the account Store” When you hit OK it takes you back […]

How to use Citrix NetScaler with CensorNet MFA (SMS PASSCODE) multi-factor authentication

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I’m a big believer in multi-factor authentication for NetScaler Gateway deployments. I’ve posted several guides and spoken at events in the past on the importance of having 2FA or MFA solutions in place for an enterprise. One that I had used years ago was SMS PASSCODE. They were bought by CensorNet earlier this year so […]

Citrix: How to publish content and use custom icons in XenApp XenDesktop 7.11 using PowerShell

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A few days ago we saw the release of XenApp & XenDesktop 7.11, a huge release in terms of features. As a CTP I’ve had the privilege of working on an early build in my lab (thank you Juan & XA/XD product team!) and I tell you, the feature set in this release really brings […]

Internet of Things (IoT), Home Automation, & Smart Homes – A Getting Started Guide

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Want to bring your house into the modern “smart everything” age? Here’s a “cheat sheet” guide I wrote on getting started with home automation and IoT (Internet of Things): http://www.jasonsamuel.com/home-automation-internet-of-things-iot-cheat-sheet/ I plan on keeping the guide above updated on a regular basis so bookmark the link and come back to it for the latest info. […]

Fixing the Citrix NetScaler Gateway blank page issue when upgrading from 11.0 to 11.1

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When you upgraded a NetScaler from firmware version 10.5 to 11.0, there were many things you needed to be aware of which I covered in my “Citrix NetScaler 10.5 to 11.0 firmware upgrade issues to watch out for” article. I really love 11.1 and all the improvements over the older firmware but one of these […]

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