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 …

Azure, Powershell

Missing required metadata properties error when running New-OnPremiseHybridWorker

Hey folks.  Just a quick post around an into an issue today whilst having a play with Azure Automation.  One of the capabilities of Azure Automation is the ability to configure the Hybrid Runbook Worker feature. This allows you to configure Azure Automation with your on premise infrastructure which is pretty cool. One of the …

FSLogix

Exploring FSLogix Profiles feature

Introduction One of the most important decisions to make when designing your Non-persistent VDI environment is your profile management choice.  Over the years there have been many different profile management solutions out there (Local Profiles, Roaming Profiles, Ivanti User Workspace Management, Citrix User Profile Management and LiquidWare ProfileUnity), each offering their own benefits and use …

Citrix XenDesktop, Windows 10

Configuring Citrix MCS for XenDesktop 7 1903, SCVMM 2016 & Windows 10 1903

I was recently involved in a project  where one of the options is to use Citrix Machine Creation Services to create desktops.  I have to admit I have never really used MCS in a production environment before so I thought I would document the steps to get this up and running. So let’s begin. Step …