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Citrix XenClient Enterprise: Hyper-V and One NIC

DABCC
Not too long ago a client asked a perfect question regarding the XenClient Enterprise Synchronizer server and Hyper-V: “Do I need more than one NIC to use Hyper-V?  We are only testing on a few machines and making a change request for additional NICs could take a while…” The long answer: For non-test environments this […]

Citrix Synchronizer Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery Explained

Douglas Brown
The Citrix Synchronizer has the ability to backup and restore user’s PVD and custom virtual machines. By nature of a ‘shared’ virtual machine, user data is not backed up. To understand virtual machine backup and recovery, you need to understand how the client (DesktopPlayer and XenClient Engine) stores user data. Along with the virtual machine’s […]

Online Version Released ‘How to: Citrix DesktopPlayer for Mac and XenClient Synchronizer’ E-Book

Douglas Brown
The ‘BYOD Project Volume 1 – How To: Citrix DesktopPlayer for Mac and XenClient Synchronizer’ on-line version is officially live! I’m very happy to inform you the online version of the BYOD Project Volume 1 is ready for your consumption! đŸ™‚ Online version allows you to: Read the entire book free online, section-by-section, soup-to-nuts, all […]

How to Install Citrix DesktopPlayer for the Mac and Citrix XenClient Enterprise Synchronizer Free E-Book

DABCC
Step-By-Step – Citrix DesktopPlayer for the Mac and Citrix XenClient Enterprise Synchronizer, with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V – Soup-to-Nuts! The Free 350 page soup-to-nuts ‘How To: BYOD Project Volume 1’ e-book will teach you: How to install and configure Citrix DesktopPlayer for Mac 1.1, soup-to-nuts… How to install and configure Citrix XenClient Enterprise […]

How to Install Citrix DesktopPlayer for the Mac and Citrix XenClient Enterprise Synchronizer

DABCC
Step-By-Step – Citrix DesktopPlayer for the Mac and Citrix XenClient Enterprise Synchronizer, with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V – Soup-to-Nuts! The Free 350 page soup-to-nuts ‘How To: BYOD Project Volume 1’ e-book will teach you: How to install and configure Citrix DesktopPlayer for Mac 1.1, soup-to-nuts… How to install and configure Citrix XenClient Enterprise […]

BYOD Project Update and Thanks Brian Madden

Douglas Brown
It has been a week since I released my new step-by-step, soup-to-nuts book, "How To: BYOD Project – Citrix DesktopPlayer for Mac with Citrix XenClient Enterprise Synchronizer" and I’m happy to say it has surpassed all my goals. The downloads, feedback, and tweets have been amazing. Thanks for all the great comments and feedback! I […]

How to: BYOD Project – Citrix DesktopPlayer for the Mac & Citrix XenClient Synchronizer

Douglas Brown
How to Install Citrix DesktopPlayer for Mac and Citrix XenClient Enterprise Synchronizer – The BYOD Project Volume 1 My goal for this project is to create step-by-step instructions on how to successfully implement a BYO solution that allows end-users to work from anywhere, anyplace, at anytime, no matter if you own the device or they […]

Table of Contents: How to Install and Configure Managed Virtual Machines on Macs!

DABCC
Yesterday I released my new book titled, How To: BYOD Project Volume 1! It focuses on everything you need to know to install and configure Citrix DesktopPlayer for Mac and the backend component, Citrix XenClient Enterprise 5.1.1 (released last week!)  I also added how to install Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V for use with the […]

How to Update the Citrix XenClient Enterprise Engine with the Synchronizer

DABCC
I frequent the XenClient Enterprise Forums quite a bit and see a lot of questions, some very involved and others are just quick questions. Remember, the Synchronizer provides a scalable centralized platform to configure and deploy multiple local virtual desktops, including those in complex Active Directory trust environments. The Synchronizer enables PCs with XenClient Engine […]

Citrix XenClient: A New Operating System for a New Year

DABCC
In a recent blog, my colleague, Pete Downing, described how to leverage one of XenDesktop’s Local Modes, XenClient Enterprise, to migrate users off of Windows XP given its impending end of life early next year. If you are considering such a move, you’ve got the option to move your users either to Windows 7 or Windows […]

Starting Fresh with XenDesktop Local Mode on XenClient

DABCC
As we approach the end of the year, it got me thinking, sometimes a fresh start is good.  With the end of Windows XP approaching, now might be a good time to consider migration options.  XenDesktop Local Mode, which includes XenClient Enterprise 5, is a solution that opens the door to a new paradigm on […]

How to Say ‘Yes’ to User/Departmental Application Variation Using XenDesktop Local Mode

DABCC
The Personal vDisk (PvD) technology is very powerful and enables many great use cases with XenDesktop Local Mode leveraging XenClient Enterprise 5. “How to Allow ‘Administrator-Installed’ Applications Only with XenClient Enterprise and PvD” is a recent blog where I highlighted a question surrounding the PvD technology in XenClient Enterprise. For maximum personalization, the default PvD […]

How to Allow ‘Administrator-Installed’ Applications Only with XenClient Enterprise and PvD

DABCC
Citrix XenClient Enterprise 5 has been released for quite some time and in a recent post I highlight a key feature introduced; Personal vDisk (PvD) technology. For maximum personalization, the default setting enables users to install apps into their virtual desktop while admins can continue to update and control the base image.  When a new […]

Citrix: XenDesktop Local Mode for Mobile Laptops & Desktop Management Podcast with Pete Downing & Dan Cote – DABCC Radio #192

DABCC
In episode 192, Douglas Brown interviews Pete Downing, Principal Product Manager, and Dan Cote, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, from the Citrix Client Virtualization Group. They discuss the products behind the local mode of XenDesktop, which enable IT to centrally deliver, manage and secure Windows virtual desktops that run on PCs and Macs — online, offline, […]

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