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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.

Microsoft Active Directory Documentation Script Update Version 2.0!!

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Just over two years ago, I released V1.0 of the Active Directory (AD) documentation script. That script was written to help me document the multiple AD environments for a customer. That customer allowed me to reach out to the community to test the script and add ideas of what should be documented. After the script […]

Citrix Provisioning Services 7.x Documentation Script Update Version 5.06

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#Version 5.06 14-Sep-2016 Add support for PVS 7.11 Change version checking to support a four character version number Add to Farm properties, Customer Experience Improvement Program Add to Farm properties, CIS Username Add to Site properties, Seconds between vDisk inventory scans Add to Server properties, Problem Report Date, Summary and Status Add, Fix, Remove or […]

Implementing Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard Basic Availability Groups for Use in Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.9

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On a recent project for my employer, Choice Solutions, I needed to setup high availability for the XenApp/XenDesktop databases. The customer wanted to use Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard and I was tasked with implementing the new Basic Availability Groups. This article details the steps I took to implement Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard Basic Availability […]

Citrix Provisioning Services 7.x Documentation Script Update Version 5.04

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I recently made changes to the PVS Assessment script based on feedback from a new script user WR. I decided to make the same changes to the “Old” PVS V4.2x documentation script and take this time to do some code cleanup. #Version 5.04 12-Sep-2016 Added Break statements to most of the Switch statements Added checking […]

Citrix Provisioning Services Assessment Script Update Version 1.11

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Received an email from a new script user last week. He was running the new PVS Assessment script V1.10 and sent me his output file. After looking at his output, I noticed several things that could be improved. Thanks WR for the time spent in helping make this script even better. #Version 1.11 12-Sep-2016 Added […]

Citrix Provisioning Services 7.x Documentation Script Update Version 5.05

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I love it when I get new script users. Especially when they are extremely nit picky and OCD. A new script user, Carol, sent me a list of things found in the 5.04 script update I posted earlier. After getting Carol’s approval on the fixes, I decided to go ahead and release the update on […]

Using the New Citrix Provisioning Services PowerShell with PVS 7.0, 7.1, 7.6 and 7.6 LTSR

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I have been told that if you install the Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) 7.7, or later, console on version 7.0 through 7.6 LTSR that you can use the new Citrix PVS PowerShell. You know, the new, real, object-oriented PowerShell. I decided to test this to see if it was true. Thanks to my employer, Choice […]

Citrix “Old” Provisioning Services Documentation Script Update 4.26

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I recently made changes to the PVS Assessment script based on feedback from a new script user WR. I decided to make the same changes to the “Old” PVS V4.2x documentation script and take this time to do some code cleanup. #Version 4.26 12-Sep-2016 Added an alias AA for AdminAddress to match the other scripts […]

Citrix Provisioning Services Assessment Script Update Version 1.10

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Back in July, I was helping a customer of my new employer, Choice Solutions, with some issues with their Provisioning Services (PVS) implementation. In order to resolve their issues, we had to implement several registry changes on their PVS servers. They had multiple PVS farms in multiple locations spread across the United States. I actually started […]

VMware vCenter Documentation Script Update Version 1.63

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I want to thank my new employer, Choice Solutions, for allowing me to spend time on contributing to the community. I really appreciate Choice for their commitment to community contributions and events. Version 1.63 29-Aug-2016 Add support for the -Dev and -ScriptInfo parameters Update the ShowScriptOptions function with all script parameters Add Break statements to […]

Microsoft Active Directory Documentation Script Update Version 1.22

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Version 2.0 of the Active Directory documentation script is still at least two weeks away so I wanted to add some quick updates and bug fixes to the current 1.2 script. I want to thank my new employer, Choice Solutions, for allowing me to spend time on contributing to the community. I really appreciate Choice […]

Finding Microsoft Home Folder Errors for Citrix XenApp 6.5 Using Microsoft PowerShell

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Recently on a project for my new employer, Choice Solutions, I noticed lots of home folder errors in the customer’s System event log.  I offered to take my Folder Redirection Error script and modify it to find home folder errors. This project and article are specifically for Citrix XenApp 6.5 running on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 […]

Documentation Scripts, Windows 10 Anniversary Update, PowerShell Version 5.1 and Broken Cover Pages

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After receiving reports that Word 2016 Cover Pages were not working for any of the documentation scripts with Windows 10 Anniversary Update and PowerShell Version 5.1, I finally did some testing. This is what I found after several hours of testing: Windows 7 SP1, PowerShell versions 3, 4 and 5 all work with Word versions […]

Running the Active Directory Documentation Script in a Multiple Domain Forest

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I have received numerous emails and comments from people having issues running the Active Directory (AD) documentation script in a forest that contains multiple domains. I finally got off my lazy rear end and took the time to figure out the issue and solution. I created a forest with two domains for my testing. Webster.local […]

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