Category Archives: Microsoft

Windows 10 Tech Preview and RDSH

Thought it’d be a good time to give this a whirl. In order to stand up a relevant POC for RDSH (am testing through Azure) following guide is very useful In my environment left the connection broker and web … Continue reading

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Windows 2008 r2 – no more service packs!

Wanted to check out end-of-life dates for windows 2008 r2 and came across the MS product lifecycle matrices: What took my interest there was the service pack support date for r2. From what i see that means there is … Continue reading

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SCCM 2012 SP1 + App-V 5.0 integration – still need Xenapp?

Interesting scenario we hit recently. Internally we looked to leverage the Xenapp connector for SCCM 2012 and publishing apps via SCCM worked ok. Main pain point was the SCCM client working in the PVS environment – check out previous post … Continue reading

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Windows 2012 and SMB 3.0 – all you need to know

As part of my endeavours to cultivate an optimized windows 2012 RDS/XenDesktop 7 Published Desktop get the feeling SMB 3.0 is going to play a big part – found the below as a useful starting point in my research

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Pro’s and Con’s – App-V shared content store in a Citrix PVS environment

So advantages with shared content as i see it:  –          Disk space – by replacing all the binaries with these small pointers it hugely saves on vDisk image space –          Will make copies across your DC’s faster as the vDisk image is … Continue reading

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How to add/update your App-V shared content store on a Provisioning Services (PVS) vDisk using vDisk management Update Feature

In App-V 5.0 there comes a new feature or rather an iteration of a previous one (shared cache).Shared Content Store (simple to setup – see here for instructions in App-V 5.0 allows us to stream directly from a content … Continue reading

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