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Wilco van Bragt
founder and author of the VanBragt.Net Virtualization website. On this website Wilco publishes virtualization related product reviews, articles, reviews of freeware products and blogs about several virtualization topics and events. Wilco also writes for other well-known virtualization websites and is member of the Dutch Citrix User Group (DuCUG) Steering board. Wilco also presents/presented on several events like BriForum, E2EVC, NGN, DuCUG and Citrix Synergy. After working for a couple of consulting firms as a senior technical consultant and technical project leader Wilco started his own freelance company VanBragt.Net Consultancy in April 2008. Wilco is also a RSVP (RES Software Valued Professional), Citrix CTP (Citrix Technology Professional) and a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) on RDS.

Failover (im)possibilities of Citrix XenDesktop 7.x Part 4: After the XenDesktop 7.9 release

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In the earlier article series Failover (im)possibilities I wrote about the failover/load balancing possibilities in XenDesktop 7.x, where part 3 was about what is available in XenDesktop 7.7. In this article I will discuss the XenDesktop 7.9 release (and corresponding the 7.8 release when this applies) and will also go into a bit more detail […]

First look at the HDX Ready Pi: Enterprise Ready?

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At Citrix Synergy 2016 Citrix announced that ViewSonic and Micro Center have manufactured a HDX Ready Pi. This is a Raspberry Pi in a nice case including ThinLinx configured, so the Pi is ready to be used as a Thin Client without any software installation. With ThinLinx you can also the Thinlinx Managent Server to […]

Acceleratio SysKit Review (formerly known as Terminal Services Log)

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In an earlier article series (“Selecting a Monitor Solution for SBC/VDI Infrastructures”), I discussed the monitor solutions market for SBC/VDI environments. One of the main takeaways was that monitoring is becoming more and more important within organizations. This was already recognized for back-end infrastructures, but now also front-end infrastructure (which is key to accessing the […]

Citrix Synergy 2016 – Day 3

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The last day of Citrix Synergy already arrived. This third day is based on breakout sessions only. My experience of this day are again blogged in this article. I started the day with the presentation Desktop Virtualization Round-up by Jarian Gibson and Eduardo Molina. They started of describing the architectures of Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop, Microsoft RDS […]

Citrix Synergy 2016 – Day 2

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Already day 2 of Citrix Synergy 2016 in Las Vegas. Day starts with a general keynote, followed by a set of breakout session. My experience of day 2 are in this article.The keynote was opened by Tim again after a short video of day 1. Tim started with the innovation awards. After the innovation awards […]

Citrix Synergy 2016 – Day 1

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After two days of unbelievable but also exhausting CTP meeting days Citrix Synergy is really starting. The day starts logically with a general keynote. Just as the last years I will blogging my experiences of Citrix Synergy on a daily basis.The keynote was opened by Tim Minaham Citrix CMO. Tim started with some general remarks […]

Unattended Installation scripts Citrix XenDesktop 7.x Part 3

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In the second part I shared the scripts and RES One Automation Building Blocks to install unattended a PVS based XenDesktop 7.6 Server VDA. In part 1 the scripts for the Delivery Controller were shared. In this part three article I will show/share the unattended scripts for StoreFront and Director. Citrix StoreFront The installation of Citrix StoreFront […]

Unattended Installation scripts Citrix XenDesktop 7.x Part 2 (including RES One Automation Building Blocks)

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In part 1 I shared my unattended script for installing the Citrix XenDesktop Delivery Controller component including a small script to join an existing XenDesktop site. In this article I will share my scripts for the Virtual Desktop Agent (VDA) including the PVS Target Device software, VDA Optimization and Default User Profile Optimization. Those scripts […]

Dutch Citrix Users Group – DuCUG 2016-1

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On Friday 18 March we organized already our ninth event. This time the event was hosted by Global Knowledge Utrecht. Traditionally our chairman Jon opened the event. He started thanking the sponsors, followed by explaining the agenda.The first session was a new concept we tried: What’s New at Citrix. In 45 minutes three presenters showed […]

VMware View 6.x (from a Citrix XenApp administrator perspective) Part 3

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In this article series I’m installing and configuring VMware View 6.2 (with a XenApp administrator perspective). In the earlier two articles I discussed the global view infrastructure, followed by the installation of the basic components: Connection Server, Agent and Client and the basic configuration of the RDS environment. In this third part article series I’m […]

Unattended Installation scripts Citrix XenDesktop 7.x Part 1

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As many people already stated it’s important that you automate repeating tasks as much as possible. Therefore I already published articles in which I shared scripts to install unattended Citrix products like Citrix XenApp 6.5 and Citrix Provisioning Services 6.1. With the release of XenDesktop 7.x I see a shift that only the VDA component […]

Failover (im)possibilities of Citrix XenDesktop 7.x Part 3 After the XenDesktop 7.7 release

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In the earlier article series Failover (im)possibilities I wrote down how fail-over could be done in the past (aka as the Citrix XenApp 6.5 era), how it’s currently can be done (and what’s missing in comparison with the past) in XenDesktop 7.5/7.6, the near future based on current available Technology Previews (XenDesktop 7.7) and enhancements […]

SMS PASSCODE 8: Enhanced Dispatcher functionality and support for RD Web Access Windows Server 2012R2

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In November 2015 SMS PASSCODE released version 8 of their multi-factor authentication product. The new version includes several enhancements and improvements, which are more than worth taking a look at the product again. In this article I will start mentioning the improved and/or new features, followed by a more in-depth part of the integration of […]

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