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VFailover (im)possibilities of Citrix XenDesktop 7.x Part 6 After the XenDesktop 7.12 release

Wilco van Bragt
In the earlier article series Failover (im)possibilities I wrote about the failover/load balancing possibilities in XenDesktop 7.x, where part 5 was about Desktop 7.11. In this article I will discuss the XenDesktop 7.12 release and will also go into a bit more detail what is expected in future releases (where possible). The king is dead, […]

Microsoft: Run PowerShell Scripts in SSIS

Microsoft
PowerShell is a powerful task automation tool from Microsoft. With Azure PowerShell cmdlets, you can write PowerShell scripts to automate various Azure-related tasks. It would be quite nice if we can run PowerShell scripts within SSIS. Although SSIS does not provide something like Execute PowerShell Script Task out of the box, it does have an […]

Introducing Microsoft Host Compute Service (HCS)

Microsoft
This post introduces a low level container management API in Hyper-V called the Host Compute Service (HCS).  It tells the story behind its creation, and links to a few open source projects that make it easier to use. Motivation and Creation Building a great management API for Docker was important for Windows Server Containers.  There’s […]

Citrix NetScaler Automation – Talking NITRO with PowerShell – Video Session from @E2EVC 2016 Rome

E2EVC Conference
‘NetScaler Automation – Talking NITRO with PowerShell’ video session from @E2EVC 2016 Rome. For event information please visit www.e2evc.com/home. For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! via the fine folks at E2EVC Conference

How to create a GUI for your PowerShell Script Video Session from @E2EVC 2016 Rome

E2EVC Conference
How to create a GUI for your PowerShell Script Session from @E2EVC 2016 Rome. For event information please visit www.e2evc.com/home. For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! via the fine folks at E2EVC Conference

Microsoft: Schedule Azure VM Shutdown based on CPU, Disk, Network Usage

Microsoft
In my previous post, I talked about how you can schedule Azure VMs to shutdown based on times of the day or week with a 3rd party service called VMPower. However you may also want to shutdown your VMs based on cpu, disk or network utilization. This is useful for things such as machines that users regularly […]

VMware: Automating VMware Horizon 7 with VMware PowerCLI 6.5

VMware
With VMware PowerCLI 6.5 Release 1, the automation of VMware Horizon 7 matures and we get integrated PowerShell support for the View component of Horizon 7 built into VMware PowerCLI. We have a proper Horizon 7 module that is distributed and ships with the core VMware PowerCLI installation. For information about all the new features […]

Microsoft: How to Figure Out the Line of Code When PowerShell Hangs

Microsoft
When executing Powershell script, there could be slowness or hang issue. In order to solve this kind of problems, what can we do? Ideally, we can just add more log and run the script again to reproduce the problem. While, in some condition, the script is just running in production environment and the log is […]

Microsoft: how to upload a machine cert to Azure

Microsoft
When you’re creating a VM with the Azure Resource Manager (“new Azure portal”) and want to connect to it through WinRM/PowerShell with the HTTPS protocol, you have to provide a machine certificate for it. In the old Azure it was easier, it would generate a cert on its own and would let you download its […]

Remote Server Management with Syskit

Acceleratio
With SysKit you can perform remote server management using the simplified PowerShell framework. Learn how to perform simple system administration tasks on your remote servers and create your central PowerShell repository. Free Trial: www.syskit.com

Remote Server Management with PowerShell

Acceleratio
Remote server management with PowerShell provides advanced administration capabilities, saves time, and prevents human errors. In this article, you’ll learn about remote server management tricks, PowerShell scripting, common system administration tasks, and how can SysKit help you with them. Why use PowerShell for remote server management? By definition, PowerShell is a task automation and configuration management […]

AppSense DesktopNow Update Supports Windows Server 2016 with Citrix XenApp, Expands Protection against Ransomware and Malware

Ivanti
New Release Deepens Ransomware Protection Techniques, Extends Windows 10 Support, and is Citrix Ready Verified During Citrix Summit 2017, AppSense, the leading provider of User Environment Management solutions for the secure endpoint, today announced its latest release of DesktopNow with full support for Windows Server 2016 and expanded support for Windows 10. DesktopNow, which has been Citrix Ready […]

Microsoft: Check to see if a managed path exists using PowerShell

Microsoft
Here is a handy PowerShell function that will check to see if a managed path for a web application exists.  If it doesn’t, it adds it. function AddManagedPath {       param(       [String]$WebApplication,       [String]$ManagedPath,       [Boolean]$Explicit       )       $WebApp = Get-SPWebApplication -Identity $WebApplication       Write-Host "Check to see if the managed path exists" […]

Microsoft: Getting Started with Always Encrypted using PowerShell

Microsoft
In the previous articles from the Always Encrypted blog series, we demonstrated how to configure Always Encrypted using SQL Server Management Studio. In this article, we will show you how to configure Always Encrypted from the command line, using PowerShell. Prerequisites To try the examples in this article, you need: A database, named Clinic, hosted […]

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