Mar 05

In the Desktop Studio there is an option to change Advanced Host Details. It is found under: Configuration –> Hosts –> Host Name –> Change Details –> Advanced.

It looks like this:


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Feb 21

There are a lot of questions about how-to register the VDA to the desired DDC or DDC’s. Citrix has its own Policies. And those policies are configurable in the Active Directory and in the Desktop Studio. Which is leading? And what are those settings? Must I use Active Directory Discovery (FarmGUID) or Registry Discovery (ListOfDDCs)?

The Setup:

My setup is simple:

  • 2x a XenDesktop Controller (XenDesktop and XenDesktop2);
  • 1x a Windows7 machine;
  • The XenDesktop Controllers are hosting there own XenDesktop farm.

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Feb 23

Home Button Delay iOS Devices

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Did you ever noticed a delay when pressing you home button on a iOS device? (iPhone/iPod/iPad). With the delay, I’m referring to that it takes a little time to close the running application. Your iOS device is designed to run smoothly en really snappy. But closing an application can sometimes take op to a bit more than a second. Try it out for yourself. Or your friend’s device. Noticed it??? No?? Then you probably know every setting in your device Knipogende emoticon And you switched off everything you don’t need. But when you do notice it , here is the solution.

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Aug 26

A couple of days ago, the PepperCrew had his monthly meeting. There was a little discussion about the new vSphere 5 release from VMWare. In the release notes there is mentioned that it will support OSX installations. I’m not convinced that that would work. There is a big community in the world who wants to install OSX in a sandboxed environment or even native on not Apple hardware. (Hackintosh or OSx86 etc etc). So, lets try some different scenario’s.

Apple supports only virtualized OSX Server installations on Apple hardware. Normal OSX installations aren’t supported or possible.

First Test: Install OSX Snow Leopard (10.6) in VMWare Fusion (On an iMac)

This is not allowed. The installer stops with the following error:
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Second Test: Install OSX Snow Leopard Server (10.6) in VMWare Fusion (On an iMac)

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May 14

Pubforum started as Pubforum should start with a dynamic agenda! The welcome session is been delayed and will bee just before lunch. When entering the room two things are noticed the logo of our sister company DeNamiK on the right side of the presentation screen and the PepperMints.on the table! 

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The real start was at 10:30 with:

Keynote 1: A Single Handheld Device for Everything: The Nirvana Phone, Heaven or Hell? By Jim Moyle and Andrew Wood.
They explained what a nirvana phone is  a single computing device. that has your computing power in the size of a phone that can be plug-in to your laptop or be used as a phone. What makes a nirvana phone?

  • audio
  • Citrix receiver
  • hypervisor
  • keyboard mouse
  • video out, and optionally a docking station

But on the other hand  it is a device that runs YAFH (Yet Another Fucking Hypervisor 😉 )

Why or why not a nirvana phone……

Keyboard and mouse must be used trough Bluetooth.
There are some barriers to concur like video (specially the way to connect and the video support) but also the lack of CPU, Memory and battery.
A laptop? 80% leaves his or her laptop at the office.
A tablet? it is no phone or laptop but you don’t have it with all the time

At the end everybody knows what a Nirvana Phone is and why it must be a phone because you always want to have it with you. At the moment the phone is only available in the US (they will probably be available in Europe next week ) in and are not easily to adjust for Europe.  

Keynote 2  was by Citrix “Consumerism of IT” by Simon Frost
The discussion is about BYOD this is a less entertaining session than the first also because the discussion about flexibility and BYOD was discussed in the session before. A A good part is the BYOI and who you gone trust and how you cone a ensure who may do what?

Alex Juschin made a enouncement about the name change from PubForum to E2E conference mainly for a more understanding what the meaning is for this conference and to get sponsors to make the conference a low cost conference white very good content.

whit the name change the grandfathers of Pubforum became board of advisers Pubforum is a export product to Dubai 

The keynote of Shawn Bass was deliverd with military precision and with machine gun speed! and still it was very understandable! His presentation was only 5 slides and as usually he spoke fast! I saw Aidan Finn take notes I hope he could keep up! Nice to see that both wear the PepperByte lanyard 🙂

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The last keynote was by Cathal Cleary, Systems Engineer and Ian Moore, Ireland Country Manager both working for VMware. The presentation was about the vCloud director en how the “latest” new products like vShield  e.g. works on a flexible and secure solution base on the cloud! Sorry to see that the public was a little bit bored but we like the way they did the presentation


Feb 08

Update on Linkedin Outlook Connector

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Robin blogged about the Linkedin Outlook Connector (

Now the 64Bits connector is available at

Jul 15

Unattended Installation Impromptu Administrator 7.3

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I’m currently trying to install Impromptu Administrator. But on the net I can’t find any serious document/howto of a silent/unattended installation. So here’s my tutorial. 😉

Sorry for the Dutch screenshots 😉

First we do a manual installation. This will generate the response files. This isn’t documented here 😉 After the installation you have an “ats” file in te following location: installation locationinstlog
image Copy this file into your installation source. (In the directory Cognosimpa)

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Jan 04

Windows 7 God Mode.

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imageIn zowat elk spel is er wel een “god mode”. Oftewel alles kan en mag 😛 In Windows 7 zit er ook 1. Maar een map aan en hernoem deze naar: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}


Als dit icoon word geopend krijg je een hele lange lijst met instellingen welke je zo kunt instellen. Lekker makkelijk en snel.

Dec 30

Problem Steps Recorder

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De problem steps recorder in Windows 7 is een feature dat gebruikers in staat stelt hun stappen op te nemen in een applicatie. Hiermee krijgen ze een screen-by-screen overzicht waar er geklikt is en wat er gebeurd. Uiteraard erg makkelijk om problemen te melden (waar het ook voor gemaakt is). Maar om installatie documentatie te maken is het ook ideaal.

Start: PSRimage

Problem Steps Recorder word gestart. Klik op start record en ga eens iets doen 😉


Dec 04

Microsoft App-V 4.6 RC Client OS Value’s

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De release candidate van de App-V 4.6 client is alweer een tijdje uit. Deze bied ondersteuning voor nieuwe operating systems. En wat het belangrijkst is, 64 Bit support.

Hieronder een overzicht van de operating systems welke worden ondersteunt vanaf welke client. Met de OS Value kunt u de juiste waardes in de OSD files zetten.