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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.

Microsoft Active Directory Health Check PowerShell Script V2.0

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In July 2014, Jeff Wouters (PowerShell MVP) released his Active Directory Health Check script. A little while ago, a user emailed me asking for help as they were trying to run the script using Microsoft Word 2016. Jeff had left my email address in the error message so I reached out to Jeff for permission […]

Microsoft Active Directory Documentation Script Update 1.20

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WOW! Whatever the PowerShell team did to the latest version of PowerShell Version 5 kicked my butt!!!!! Many things that used to work in my scripts, no longer worked. It took me seven hours to fix all the issues the latest V5 found in this script. Version 1.20 22-Apr-2016 Fixed numerous issues discovered with the […]

Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x Documentation Script Update 1.17

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Version 1.17 19-Apr-2016 Add check to make sure script is not run on Version 7.8 or later Add server machine details Fixed, for desktop machine details text and HTML output, Session User Name was incorrect. I can’t believe after all this time that no one noticed I never had the server specific machine details. There […]

Citrix XenApp 7.6, Provisioning Services 7.6 and the XenDesktop Setup Wizard with Boot Device Manager

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I have written several articles about using the Provisioning Services (PVS) XenDesktop Setup Wizard with XenDesktop. Now I wanted to find out if the Wizard would also work with XenApp 7.6. Another item I wanted to test was using Boot Device Manager (BDM) only. Introduction As with most things involving XenApp and or PVS, there […]

Finding the Average Group Policy Processing Time Using Microsoft PowerShell V1.1

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I recently wrote about Finding the Average Group Policy Processing Time Using Microsoft PowerShell and have made a couple of changes to the script. I have added the follow new features: Allows you to specify the maximum number of seconds, default is 30, group policy processing should take. Any number greater than or equal to […]

Create or Update a Group Policy Using Settings From Another Group Policy Using Microsoft PowerShell

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Over the course of the past several months, I have had several projects where I needed to create, edit or fix group policies. A problem I ran into was I only needed a subset of the policy settings (Site to Zone Mappings, Microsoft Office settings). Another problem was corrupt group policies that would not backup. […]

Finding the Average Group Policy Processing Time Using Microsoft PowerShell V1.0

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On a recent project, we thought the group policies being applied were causing slow user logons and application launches. What we needed was a way to determine how long just group policy was taking to process. This article shows how we determined the amount of time group policy was taking. Update 21-Mar-2016: A reader from […]

Citrix Director – How to Make Director the Default Page within IIS

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On a recent project, I needed to create two Citrix Director servers. One for Citrix XenApp 6.5 and the other for XenApp 7.6. I looked for an article from Citrix on how to make the Director site the default page in IIS and did not find anything. So I have ripped off, I mean borrowed […]

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

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Another issue causing slower logons for users at a recent project was Folder Redirection errors. This article is how I found the issue and how the customer resolved them. [Updated 10-Mar-2016 to handle PowerShell V2 singletons when the first server processed has only one Folder Redirection error.] This project and article are specifically for Citrix […]

Troubleshooting Microsoft Group Policy Site to Zone Mapping Using Microsoft PowerShell

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One of the nice things about being an independent consultant is the new stuff learned while on projects. I learned some new information about Site to Zone Mapping I wanted to share with you. [Testing updates are at the bottom of the article. Article last update 10-Mar-2016.] A project I worked on recently had users […]

Citrix XenApp Server Running on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hard Locks Under Heavy Load

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On a recent project, the customer experienced an issue where after updating the Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) image to Internet Explorer (IE) 11 caused a major outage. What would happen is that is any user or users caused two Microsoft Office applications to run at the same time, the CPU would spike to between 80% […]

Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x Documentation Script Update 1.15

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Version 1.15 29-Feb-2016 Fixed the remaining $Null comparison issues Fixed a typo keeping the AlwaysCache policy setting from working Fixed an issue where Manual Provisioning and Not RemotePC Machine Catalogs were missing from Word and Text output (thanks to Michael Foster) I want to give a big shout out to Michael Foster for not only […]

A Look Inside Webster’s Updated Lab (Updated September 9, 2010)

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Every now and then, people ask me about the lab environment I use to write my articles, answer questions on Experts Exchange and study for Citrix certification exams.  This article will show you what is in my lab and what future plans are for the lab. I believe everyone should have a lab even if […]

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