Feb 08

Citrix Service Provider (CSP) Portal and Citrix Licensing

Andy BarendregtComments Off on Citrix Service Provider (CSP) Portal and Citrix Licensing

One of our partners is using the CSP program from Citrix for their customers. Now, every month a CSP usage report must be made manually for all the customers and reported to Citrix.

With the Citrix Cloud Licensing Portal, that step is simplified. There are however a few guidelines for the Citrix Licensing servers that are hosted at the customer(s):

  • Naming convention

It is common to have a default name for a licensing server at the customers, for example “LIC01”. So if this name is used for all the customers, there is no way to differentiate in the new Licensing Portal.
So when you create the license, choose the FQDN of the license server as Hostname.

  • Minimum License Server version

Next is the version of the license server. This has to be Citrix Licensing 11.13.1 Build 16002
In this build the “Call Home” capabilities have been extended to detect CSPlicenses and report product usage to Citrix. This version is part of the Long Term Service Release (LTSR) version (XenApp 7.6)

  • Licensing Model

Now the confusing part. As part of the CSP Program, XenApp is required to be configured to use a usage-based licensing model. Therefore you cannot use concurrent licenses as part of the CSP program. But in the Licensing Model in Citrix Studio it is not possible to choose the User/Device Licensing option if you use XenApp as Edition. Continue reading »

Jan 18

SCCM set a custom variable dependency using Powershell or Vbs

Stef DriessenComments Off on SCCM set a custom variable dependency using Powershell or Vbs

When you are a frequent user of SCCM, sooner or later you will want a custom variable on which u can set a dependency for jobs further on in the task sequence.

After searching online for a while and not finding a satisfying answer I decided to create a short how-to.

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Dec 15

RES One Automation PowerShell Module

Michaja van der ZouwenComments Off on RES One Automation PowerShell Module

Note: This blogpost is also posted on my personal blog.

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When you’re a system administrator and a PowerShell enthousiast a single solution to a problem can result in something big and elaborate. A while ago I was implementing a MDT environment for a customer. I wanted to fill the MDT database with all existing client computers. For that I needed all the clients names and their MAC addresses. Client names weren’t the issue but MAC addresses were a little bit more challenging. I decided to turn to RES One Automation (RES AM) for help. I knew RES AM has the ability to identify agents by their MAC address so it has to store all agent MAC addresses in the datastore. After figuring out how to pry this information from the database I started to wonder what else I could find in there. This resulted in a complete PowerShell module (my first!) for RES One Automation!  Continue reading »

Dec 07

Imprivata’s Blue Screen of Death?

Stef DriessenComments Off on Imprivata’s Blue Screen of Death?

A while back we had strange incident occurring on a couple hundred of Windows Embedded systems build into Computer on Wheels (COWS). In this case the machine would boot up and where it normally should show the Imprivata login screen it now didn’t show anything at all!

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Nov 16

Configure WER User-Mode (Application) crash dumps PowerShell-style

Michaja van der ZouwenComments Off on Configure WER User-Mode (Application) crash dumps PowerShell-style

Note: This blogpost is also posted on my personal blog.

When you’re a system administrator you’re likely to encounter a few application crashes during your career. In order to troubleshoot these crashes Windows Error Reporting (WER) comes in handy. It can be configured so that full user-mode dumps are collected and stored locally after a user-mode application crashes. You can than send the dumps to the software supplier or analyse it yourself using your tool of choise. Continue reading »

May 04

Connect HP OneView with Directory services

Hendricus KramerComments Off on Connect HP OneView with Directory services

— original post on my personal blog https://hendric.us —

This blog describes a step-by-step guide on how to use secure LDAP to connect the HP OneView appliance with Directory Services (Active Directory).

  • step 1. get the server certificate from the domain controller(s)
  • step 2. creating the right ldap query within HP OneView
  • step 3. adding domain groups to HP OneView

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Mar 12

Server 2016 – Using Edge with the built-in Administrator

Hendricus KramerComments Off on Server 2016 – Using Edge with the built-in Administrator

When you’re logged in with local Administrator on a Windows Server 2016 box, you can’t start the Edge browser.

Default security will prevent you from using the Edge browser and suggests you to login with a different user.

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To workaround this, you can follow these instructions:

  1.  (windows+r) run gpedit.msc
  2. go to: Computer configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account -> Enabled
  3. Reboot the Windows Server 2016 box (windows+r -> shutdown /r /t 0)
  4. enjoy using Edge with the local administrator account
Feb 18

Copy AD group memberships from a source user to other users

Michaja van der ZouwenComments Off on Copy AD group memberships from a source user to other users

Note: This blogpost is also posted on my personal blog.

One of those mondaine tasks you get to do as an IT administrator is assigning users to security groups for access to resources in the domain. Usually, when you ask the person making this request which security groups the user account needs membership for, they’ll tell you to use some other user account as a reference. Sometime you’ll even get a list of users that need to have the same memberships. Continue reading »

Feb 18

Change network connection category using PowerShell

Michaja van der ZouwenComments Off on Change network connection category using PowerShell

Note: This blogpost is also posted on my personal blog.

 

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I recently came across an issue with PSRemoting to a Windows 7 XenDesktop VM. I discovered remoting was disabled on the remote system because one of the network connections was a Public connection (it was the PVS connection). To change this using PowerShell is quite easy in Windows 8 or higher: the Set-NetConnectionProfile command is available to do just that. However, in Windows 7 this is not so easy. Even though PowerShell 4 was installed, the command was absent. So I decided to create my own functions to facilitate this, based on this script by Microsoft: LINK. This script utilizes the Network List Manager to make the change.  Continue reading »

Nov 03

View ADM(X) templates in RES ONE Workspace Console

Andy BarendregtComments Off on View ADM(X) templates in RES ONE Workspace Console

If you want to add an admx template in RES ONE Workspace and you want to be sure you are adding a newer version it can be handy to view the properties of the admx files that are already added to the repository.

There is a hidden feature in the console that allows you to do that.
In the Console go to Administration>Custom Resources.
Select the right pane and hit CTRL+SHIFT+F9.
A pop-up appears for selecting a RES ONE Workspace class
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