Entries by Former PepperCrew

Set BIOS NUMLOCK state at “on” HP clients

Issue: The NumLock state was “off” when powering on a HP client. This setting should be set to ‘on’ for more than 700 HP clients. Solution: Download the latest version of HP BIOS Configuration Utility, http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp70501-71000/sp70648.exe Install the package on a computer. By default it’s installed in this folder:

Where did QFARM go in Xenapp 7.5, 7.6?

During the management of a xenapp 7 x environment I wanted a qfarm overview. I found out that this command no longer works. Why not? This is because Xenapp 7.x uses the FMA protocol instead of the old IMA protocol. How do I go to my qfarm overview?

Session remains active after logoff from a Published application

In Citrix delivery services console we had many sessions in a down state. After a gracefull logoff the session remains active. Logoff/reset isn’t possible. Al sessions had the same process csrss.exe running. Csrss.exe is a system process that must running in every session. Normally csrss.exe is killed by logoff. So what causes the process remains open? […]

Provisioning Services Error "Object reference not set to an instance of an object”

Streamed Virtual Machine Setup Wizard, Provisioning Services 7.1.0 can fail when attempting to retrieve template information from the stores of the hosts within a cluster and the following error message appears: “Object reference not set to an instance of an object”. This usually happens when you choose the cluster as your target. When you choose […]

Extract SequencerVersion from .appv file

For a Windows XP migration project to Windows 7, we were migrating VMWare Thinapp applications to Microsoft App-V applications. Most of the time, we’d use App-V 5.0 SP1 to build the sequence. However, there were some applications that made the App-V Sequencer become unresponsive during the monitoring process, as seen below. To solve this, we […]

iPowerShell Remote Admin from an iPad

If you follow my blogs you should know by now that I am a big fan of PowerShell. I really like working on the command line and with scripts.  I am very happy to see more and more Windows based software vendors that are including PowerShell cmdlets. Recently I found a PowerShell Admin tool from […]