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Microsoft Azure AD Domain Services admin UX in the new Azure Portal

I’m excited to announce the public preview of Azure AD Domain Services in the new Azure portal. You can now create new managed AD domains and perform administrative tasks like configuring secure LDAP using the Azure portal. If you follow the blog, you already know that Azure AD Domain Services is pretty cool. It provides […]

Citrix: Augment Your XenDesktop Deployment with the Desktop Helper Service

Citrix Systems
During my time with Citrix Consulting, I have supported many large customers with VDI environments containing anywhere from 5,000 to 100,000 desktops. These large environments require us to pay special attention to reducing management overhead and also mitigating performance bottlenecks, such as extended GPO application times, which might negatively impact the user experience. Many of […]

Microsoft Active Directory Documentation Script Update Version 2.15

Carl Webster
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 […]

AWS Video: Using Microsoft Active Directory across On-premises and Cloud Workloads

Amazon Web Services
Managing your AWS Cloud Windows workloads using Microsoft Active Directory doesn’t require complex networking or synching your identity data across multiple systems. AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory offers you actual Microsoft Active Directory as a managed service. Attend this tech talk to become an expert at managing single sign-on (SSO) and Group Policy […]

Group Policy Settings Reference for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop V1.03

Carl Webster
Excel file has been updated with settings for XenApp/XenDesktop 7.14. If you find any errors or omissions, please send an email to [email protected] We hope you find the Excel file with all the policy settings and Citrix related ADMX files useful. You can always find the most current Excel file by going to Read […]

Windows Login Pain… Identify and Remediate with Liquidware Stratusphere and ProfileUnity

I’ve blogged in the past about the login process (see “Boot and Login Visibility: Make a Solid First Impression with Stratusphere” and “Liquidware Cloud Login Analysis”). The importance of optimizing the machine boot and login process cannot be understated. It is your best opportunity to make a solid first impression with the user—in terms of […]

Best Practices for Securing Remote Desktop Connections

Windows Remote Desktop Connection is one of the administrators most commonly used tools. It can provide remote desktop access to all the different Windows Server systems that are part of your local network or in the cloud. Properly securing your Remote Desktop Connections is vital because of the far-reaching access and capability that Remote Desktop […]

Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F) – Version 6.0.0

The perfect way to seal your Base Image Every time you build you’re base Image from scratch or update it, you must seal it before deploying it to your cloned devices. No matter if you are using Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop with Machine Creation Services (MCS) or Provisioning Services (PVS), VMware View or Microsoft only, BIS-F supports […]

Group Policy Settings Reference for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop V1.02

Carl Webster
Thanks to fellow CTP Esther Barthel, the ADMX worksheets have been updated with more data. I will let Esther explain what she did. PowerShell: Updated ADMX Translation Script (v1.3) If you find any errors or omissions, please send an email to [email protected] We hope you find the Excel file with all the policy settings and […]

GPO-based vs. fine-grained policies

Microsoft has two solutions for deploying the requirements for Active Directory domain users passwords. The requirements, referred to as the password policy, can be deployed through Group Policy Objects (GPOs) or through Active Directory objects called fine grained password policies (FGPPs). Both solutions have the same list of constraints, such as minimum password length and […]

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