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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.

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 […]

Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop 7.x Documentation Script Update Version 1.37

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Version 1.37 30-Jun-2017 Added Function GetSQLVersion Added Read-Committed Snapshot and SQL Server version data to Datastore table If any of the databases are configured for mirroring and the database size is null, use the mirror server’s name to calculate the size if the size is still null, report “Unable to determine” If SQL Server mirroring […]

Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop 7.8+ Documentation Script Update Version 2.06

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Version 2.06 30-Jun-2017 Added all properties from Get-MonitorConfiguration to Datastore section For the Monitoring Database Details: CollectHotfixDataEnabled DataCollectionEnabled DetailedSqlOutputEnabled EnableDayLevelGranularityProcessUtilization EnableHourLevelGranularityProcessUtilization EnableMinLevelGranularityProcessUtilization FullPollStartHour MonitorQueryTimeoutSeconds ResolutionPollTimeHours SyncPollTimeHours For the Groom Retention Settings in Days: GroomApplicationErrorsRetentionDays GroomApplicationFaultsRetentionDays GroomApplicationInstanceRetentionDays GroomDeletedRetentionDays GroomFailuresRetentionDays GroomHourlyRetentionDays GroomLoadIndexesRetentionDays GroomMachineHotfixLogRetentionDays GroomMachineMetricDataRetentionDays GroomMachineMetricDaySummaryDataRetentionDays GroomMinuteRetentionDays GroomNotificationLogRetentionDays GroomProcessUsageDayDataRetentionDays GroomProcessUsageHourDataRetentionDays GroomProcessUsageMinuteDataRetentionDays GroomProcessUsageRawDataRetentionDays GroomResourceUsageDayDataRetentionDays GroomResourceUsageHourDataRetentionDays GroomResourceUsageMinuteDataRetentionDays GroomResourceUsageRawDataRetentionDays GroomSessionMetricsDataRetentionDays GroomSessionsRetentionDays […]

Citrix Provisioning Services 7.x Documentation Script Update Version 5.14

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Version 5.14 27-Jun-2017 Added four new Cover Page properties Company Address Company Email Company Fax Company Phone Added support for version 7.14 Removed code that made sure all Parameters were set to default values if for some reason they did exist or values were $Null Reordered the parameters in the help text and parameter list […]

Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.8+ Documentation Script Update Version 2.05

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WHEW! So much community input is in this script. I didn’t think I was ever going to get this “minor” update completed. By the time I finished updating the script with: the changes Jim Moyle made to the Script Template and then Brandon Mitchel’s updates for 1.x script and then the changes for 7.14 (I […]

Microsoft Active Directory Documentation Script Update Version 2.15

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While working on a project with my PowerShell and AD mentor, Michael B. Smith, he needed some additions made to the script.  He also made a couple of other suggestions I implemented. #Version 2.15 released 26-Jun-2017 Added new parameter MaxDetails: This is the same as using the following parameters: DCDNSInfo GPOInheritance HardWare IncludeUserInfo Services Fixed wrong loop […]

Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x Documentation Script Update Version 1.36

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Nothing like using a script at a customer location and finding “things” that are just not right. Bug fixes and a couple of very minor enhancements. #Version 1.36 26-Jun-2017 Added additional error checking for Site version information If “SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallCitrix Desktop Delivery Controller” is not found on the computer running the script, then look on the computer […]

Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop 7.x Documentation Script Update Version 1.35

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#Version 1.35 21-Jun-2017 Added new parameter MaxDetails: This is the same as using the following parameters: Administrators Applications DeliveryGroups HardWare Hosting Logging MachineCatalogs Policies StoreFront Updated help text I admit, I am just lazy and hate typing lots of parameters when I need all the detail I can get from a customer’s XenApp/XenDesktop Site. You […]

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