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Sacha Thomet
Sacha Thomet is a Citrix-Geek who likes to share knowledge. I’m working since more than 10 years with Citrix products and more than 15 years in IT. I’m not a programmer but I love scripting, started with DOS command-line (*.bat, *.cmd) continued with VB-Script (*.vbs) and now since 2013 also PowerShell. I love the coexistence from Windows, Mac, Linux and other operating Systems. This is an aspect what makes Citrix products so indispensable and gives the chance to use every operating system where it’s best please. And yes I’m certified, I’m a Citrix Certified Integration Architect for Virtualization (CCIA) and Citrix Certified Expert – Virtualization (CCE-V on XenDesktop 7.x). In February 2016 I received the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) Award.

My Smart Home – Chapter 2: Home Assistant

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After my smart mirror project which was exciting, I can still only see the values of the integrated sensors on the mirror. The problem that I can’t control my smart devices from one place still exists. The conglomeration of smart devices in my home is very various, I need to work with something which is open […]

How to bring your network back online in minutes with Ubiquiti UniFi gear

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Less than a month ago I decided to buy a new WiFi Access Point to increase the quality and possibilities of my Home Wifi. Until now I just had a “Fritzbox” which is already very nice for home use. Fritz does anything, Fast WiFi, Modem, Router, Voip, Call answer machine, DECT Gateway and it’s stable and easy […]

IoT – ideology of technology

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Those who know me in person are aware that my life is not only controlled by Citrix technology, I’m also fascinated by Smart Home stuff and Internet of Things, IoT. Since years I use Philips Hue, Netatmo and other gadgets to make my life easier – or to solve problems which I won’t have without this […]

Win10 to Win10 with a Citrix VDA

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Intro – my relationship with Windows 10 The company I’m working for, Die Mobiliar, started early with Windows 10, we rolled out in spring 2016 Windows 10 to all our physical devices and also to our virtual Desktops. We have two different kind of VDIs, pooled Win10 Desktops provided by Citrix PVS and also classical […]

Citrix StoreFront – Allow relogin without browser close

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Citrix StoreFront is able to handle Logins with SmartCards, and after a successful SmartCard Login you cannot Logoff and Login again before you close the Browser, you will see this message: According the message, this is a feature and not a bug … Not in every case a Re-Login is a security problem as for […]

PowerManagement for Dedicated Citrix Desktops? Yes with Tags!

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Are you using Tags in your Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop environment? Maybe you should. Tags to resources, in my case desktops can be very powerful especially in combination with PoSh scripts. You can do actions for machines depending on the tag. Of course you also can use tags to filter Citrix policies on it, also […]

Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop 7.x Health Check Script 1.0 Released!

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In November 2014 I created the blog post about the adaption of the PVS Script for XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x : XenDesktop & XenApp FMA (7.x) HealthCheck – Oops!… I Did It Again Now after almost two years of continuous development on this Script, the XenApp & XenDesktop 7.x Health Check has now Version 1.0. I started this script in […]

Welcome to the Jungle … of the Citrix Display Modes

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When I started to work with Remote Desktop stuff back in 2001 there was one thing definitely not possible, watch a video over a remote connection – not even with Citrix … in the last years a lot of things changed and Citrix improved their protocols and Video codecs from version to version. Today you can do […]

Looking back to Synergy 2015 and preparing for Citrix Synergy 2016 – my first as a CTP …

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Even though I’ve worked over 10 years with Citrix technologies, last year was my first at Citrix Synergy. This event was, for me, very impressive and also a kickstart to do more in the Citrix community, though, I have had my personal blog for 3 years and I try to share some technical knowledge frequently.Some […]

Avoid blanks and dots in StoreFront 3.5 farm names!

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Last day’s I upgraded my existing Storefront 3.01 to StoreFront 3.5 and in some farms I had a very bad issue after the upgrade, it seemed that all is ok but users are no more able to start any application or desktop. On the StoreFront server I saw an Warning Event 28 from Citrix Store […]

Happy New Script – PVS 7.7 HealthCheck

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We are close to the New Year 2016 and I want to wish you all the best for 2016! I’m already happy now, because I can publish some hours after the PVS 7.7 release from Citrix this Script: Today Citrix released XenApp/XenDesktop 7.7 and Citrix Provisioning Services 7.7. There are a bunch of new features, but […]

Control MyStrom smart plug by a trigger (ifttt or octoblu)

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Some weeks ago I bought my first smart plug from MyStrom. If you are living  in Switzerland you have only a limited choice of smart plugs because of the non EU standard plug (T13). MyStrom is pretty cool because it mets almost all my requirement, there is a possibility to measure to power consumption within two […]

Another LaMetric IoT script – power control

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Because I have currently holiday here is another post which is not related to virtualization … I combined my new “gadgets” the LaMetric time and my new wifi Smart-Plug from MyStrom. The goal was to report the current power consumption of power plug and the possibility to control the plug with the smart ticker. MyStrom […]

IoT, LaMetric and mouse issues …

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In summer 2014 I became a backer for the Kickstarter project LaMetric. LaMetric was advertised as a smart ticker for life and business. To be honest the Internet of Things (IoT) topic was not so present for me in summer 2014 and I just decided to spend some money for a cool gadget. Last week […]

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