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: Former PepperCrewWas once an enthusiastic PepperByte […]

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? Former PepperCrewWas once an enthusiastic PepperByte employee […]

Adobe Issues: Checkout sharepoint message and problems with saving pdf files from outlook

In our environment we had several security issues after an upgrade from Adobe reader from 10 to 11. One of these was that users were given a check-out message when they open a PDF file from our SharePoint environment . The following screen appeared. Where if you don’t watch out and click to fast you […]

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 […]

Which Windows Service is hiding behind the process SvcHost.exe?

Today I am troubleshooting a Windows 2012 R2 server. This server shows a high CPU load for the process “SvcHost.exe” after a reboot. There are multiple instances for this process, all with different process id and different CPU and memory usage percentages. In the Windows NT family of operating systems, svchost.exe (Service Host) is a […]

Create a PowerShell Profile ready for XenDesktop Management

Today I want to show you how to create a PowerShell instance that is all ready for managing a Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 environment. We’ve all been there you want to check something quickly in your environment. You start up PowerShell, enter a command and you are presented with an error message that the command you […]

Dutch Citrix User Group (DuCUG) 2014 Experience

  The atmosphere This year the DuCUG Took place at the Dell Office in Amsterdam. The weather was great, the lunch was well cared for and the tickets were sold out. So it couldn’t be better. I experienced it as a tremendous day with a lot of informative sessions. In this article I will share […]

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 […]