WVD, WVD Weekly Newsletter

WVD Weekly newsletter 30th March–5th April 2020

Hello and welcome to the very first Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) weekly blog post!!  I will be publishing a blog post every Sunday (well that’s the plan!!) . It will contain a summary of the WVD news, announcements and activities during the week. I will be summarising updates from Microsoft, WVD community tweets and also …

Citrix, Citrix Cloud

Deploying MCS Managed VDI Desktops in Citrix Cloud

Hey folks!! I hope you are all keeping well in these horrible times are currently experiencing. I recently did a presentation at the UK Citrix User Group on the topic of leveraging Citrix to deploy VDI Desktops in the cloud, so I figured I had better actually deploy some VDI Desktops in the Cloud using …

Azure, WVD

Getting up and running with Windows Virtual Desktop

Hey folks, in this post I am going to go over the steps required to get up and running with Windows Virtual Desktop.  I have recently started a new position where I am working with WVD a lot, so I am setting up my own little test environment.  I thought I would document what I …

Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop

Getting up and running with Citrix User Personalization Layering

In this post I am going to show you how to get up and running with Citrix User Personalization Layer (UPL) and a quick test to show it working.  So lets get stuck in! So what is Citrix User Personalization Layering and what problem does it solve??  We have 2 types of desktops that we …

Active Directory, Azure

Upgrading Active Directory from 2012 R2 to 2019

Hi folks,  this is a very quick post where I will explain the steps to upgrade Active Directory from 2012 R2 to 2019.  If you are still running 2012 R2 you will be missing out on some of the features to integrate your on-prem AD into Azure Active Directory so its definitely a requirement to …

Active Directory, Azure

Creating an Azure AD Tenant and configuring AD Connect

Hey folks, welcome to the second part in this series of blog posts discussing Azure AD. Part 1 can be found here – https://virtualmanc.co.uk/2019/12/27/active-directory-authentication-the-past-present-and-future/ In this post we will be creating an Azure AD Tenant and then installing AD Connect to perform a sync.  We will perform the following: 1) Create an Azure AD Tenant …

Active Directory, Azure

Active Directory & Authentication–The past, present and future

Hey folks, this is the first post of a series of blog posts I am planning to write which discuss the various infrastructure requirements when designing and configuring a VDI or DaaS infrastructure.  I will discuss stuff like Active Directory, Authentication, Networking, Storage,  Profile Management, VM Specs etc etc. I will try to keep it …

Citrix WEM, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop

Creating and Assigning Citrix Workspace Environment Manager configuration sets

This post is Part 3 of a series of posts I am writing about configuring Citrix Workspace Environment Manager 1909. You can find the previous posts here: Part 1 – Installing Citrix Workspace Environment Manager – https://virtualmanc.co.uk/2019/10/16/installing-citrix-workspace-environment-1909/ Part 2 –Configuring Workspace Environment Manager Endpoints –  https://virtualmanc.co.uk/2019/10/20/configuring-citrix-workspace-environment-manager-1909-endpoints/ I had hoped to get this post out sooner …

Citrix WEM, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop

Configuring Citrix Workspace Environment Manager 1909 endpoints

Hey folks. This is part 2 of the series of blog posts which I am writing which go through the steps to install and configure Citrix Workspace Environment Manager 1909. You can find part 1 here – https://virtualmanc.co.uk/2019/10/16/installing-citrix-workspace-environment-1909/ In part 1 we went through the process of configuring the WEM Infrastructure.  In this post we …

Citrix WEM, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop

Installing Citrix Workspace Environment Manager 1909

Hey folks. I am going to write a series of blog posts which go through the installation and configuration of Citrix  Workspace Environment Manager 1909 (Citrix WEM).   I must admit I haven’t really used this product much in production so I am looking forward to exploring the features that it provides. So what does it …