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Jason Samuel

Jason Samuel
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.

How to extend your on premises XenApp XenDesktop environment to Citrix Cloud XA XD Service and Microsoft Azure

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For the longest time when I was still a Citrix Admin I did not fully understand what Citrix Cloud was. Years ago when I first heard this term I thought to myself, “Yup, as if we need another Azure or AWS to enter the playing field”. This is one of the biggest misconceptions I still […]

How to patch all your Microsoft Windows Servers and 3rd party installed apps quickly using Ivanti Patch

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I’ll be first to admit it’s hard to maintain Windows Server patches, even with a full time patch management team. It seems like there’s always a new exploit which in turn means a new critical security patch around the corner these days. I help advise companies on how to make their environments better but it’s […]

Using Microsoft Windows symbolic links with Citrix ShareFile Sync to sync folders from multiple drives – JasonSamuel.com

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The ShareFile Sync for Windows client allows you to change your Sync Location on your local system in Sync Preferences. In my case I had a very large hard drive installed on my workstation as the E: drive so I chose to put my ShareFile root folder there like this: The problem was I had […]

Using Citrix NetScaler MA Service in Citrix Cloud to monitor and manage all your NetScalers easily

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If people don’t like to do something, they simply won’t do it and find another way. Technology has given us the choice to help find these other ways easily. The culture of the world is again changing, much like the industrial revolution brought change to how people lived 250 years ago. Doesn’t mean we’re becoming […]

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 […]

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