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Carl Webster
Carl Webster is a Sr. Solutions Architect for Choice Solutions, with over 38 years of IT experience, based in the Nashville, TN area. Webster has been working with application and desktop virtualization since 1990 and with Active Directory since 2001. Webster travels the world doing XenApp, XenDesktop, HP Moonshot and Active Directory projects. He holds the prestigious Citrix Technology Professional designation.

Set-SageSet1 PowerShell Script V1.00 | Carl Webster

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A Windows utility I am surprised that a lot of admins don’t know about is Disk Cleanup. Running the Windows app doesn’t provide as many options as running the same program from the command line. I use the command line option when finalizing master images before the provisioning process. You can also run this on manually […]

Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.8+ Documentation Script Update Version 2.14

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#Version 2.14 11-Apr-2018 Added the following properties to Application Details Application Type CPU Priority Level Home Zone Name Home Zone Only Ignore User Home Zone Icon from Client Local Launch Disabled Secure Command Line Arguments Enabled Add shortcut to user’s desktop Add shortcut to user’s Start Menu Start Menu Folder Wait for Printer Creation Added […]

Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.8+ Documentation Script Update Version 2.15

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I am in the process of creating some XenApp/XenDesktop application scripts the community has asked me to create. One is fairly simple, or so I thought. The request was simple, for each application, list the Delivery Group that provides that application. For each Delivery Group, list each Machine Catalog that provides machines for the Delivery […]

Microsoft Active Directory Documentation Script Update Version 2.19

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I do a lot of Active Directory (AD) Health Checks for my employer, Choice Solutions. Every time I do an AD Health Check, I find something else I need to add to the various documentation scripts. For this current AD Health Check, I found out the customer was using a very large Security Event Log. Most […]

Microsoft DHCP Documentation Script Update Version 1.40

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In more ways than a simple bump from 1.35 to 1.40, this update feels like a new version. In doing Active Directory Health Checks for my employer, Choice Solutions, I “eat my own dog food” and use a lot of my scripts to gather data needed. I have wanted, for a long time, to add […]

PowerShell One-Liner for Finding Users with a Home Drive Configured in Active Directory Users and Computers

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On a recent project for my employer, Choice Solutions, I needed to generate a report of all users who had a Home Drive configured on the Profile tab in Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC). Something most IT Pros do not know is that if anything is configured on the Profile tab in ADUC (Figure […]

To Cloud or not To Cloud?

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It was truly amazing to see all the feedback and discussion after my latest blog post. So first of all, I would like to thank you for that. In case you missed it, you can read all about it here. Actually, the idea of a follow-up story was already born within hours after publication. So, […]

Citrix vs SMB (Small and Medium-sized Business)?

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It’s time for another story, but not a technical story this time around. I was actually inspired by recent events at Citrix, and those events being the round of layoffs all over the world. I’m not going to debate that move here, but at least it got me thinking. Thinking about the past, present, and […]

Bart Jacobs’s Toolbox: Monitoring Part 2

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Promises, promises… I like to keep mine, so after Part 1, let’s continue with Part 2. Originally, it wasn’t my plan to have a Part 2 in the first place. When I started writing the script, it was my goal to include all checks into a single script. I rather quickly abandoned that idea because […]

Bart Jacobs’ Toolbox: Monitoring Part 1

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It’s been a while since I posted something. To make it up to you, this is part 1 of a 2-part series on monitoring. Part 2 will be following soon, I promise. More specifically, monitoring XenApp with Powershell. Since many of my customers are still running 6.5 (yeah, I know), I’m focussing on that version […]

A Look Inside Webster’s Lab – September 2017

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This is the 7th major update to Webster’s Lab since I started this website in November 2008. This write-up will attempt to include more detail that you have asked for. I got my start in Information Technology (IT) in September 1977 working as an IBM Mainframe computer operator. I knew no one who had one […]

Citrix Profile Management – How to Use One Image to Point to Multiple Profile Management Stores

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Let me set a stage for configuration: There are multiple XenDesktop Sites for your environment.  Either Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) or Machine Creation Service (MCS) is being used for image deployment.  Whether your Sites are Active/Active or Active/Passive doesn’t matter.  The only difference between the images will be the Citrix Profile Management (CPM) store that […]

Upgrading Norskale VUEM to Citrix Workspace Environment Management

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I was working with a customer that was an original Norskale customer.  They were running VUEM 3.1   I started the process of upgrading to Citrix Workspace Environment Management (WEM).  I upgraded all the components and it seemed to have no issues.  I started trying to connect the clients and weird issues started to appear.  The […]

A Look Inside Webster’s Lab – August 2017

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Every now and then, people ask me about the lab environment.  This article will give you an update on what is in my lab since the December 2016 article. I believe everyone should have a lab even if it consists of free virtualization software running on a laptop with minimal RAM.  Even a simple lab […]

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