Community Roundtable

COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE

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    One thing I've learned is that the Gateway vServer doesn’t really need ICA Proxy unchecked for what I am trying to do. I am not using EPA scans or anything advanced yet. But, you could do it to save a step later. Now I understand this may not be the best way, but sometimes you have to do what you need to do to secure things. 0. Check the Trust Request on the Brokers and enable it if it’s not already enabled. 1. Open POSH and add asnp citrix* and Run Get-brokersite. If it’s set to false, then run ...

  • During my webinar on Layering , a question came up that I did not have time to delve into, mainly because it can become a ‘holy war’ amongst us all. The question, (or statement?): Why use layering ( notice I say ‘layering’ and not ‘app layering’ ) if I have automated my image creation? I want to address the phrasing of the question first because we need to make an important distinction here. As I address the question in this blog, I will be using the term ‘layering’ which means any layering ...

  • Introduction I recently completed a project with a client to build out a brand new, on-premises Exchange 2016 environment that required load balancing with Citrix ADC. As with most enterprise Exchange deployments, a reverse proxy and load balancing solution should be implemented for redundancy and to secure those services. This customer was previously using the Exchange SMTP relay receive connectors to explicitly allow certain hosts to send mail via SMTP relay but wanted to transition to a load ...

  • How to automate NetScaler ADC firmware upgrades from NetScaler ADM ADM (Application Delivery Manager) is neat, and Citrix did a fantastic job on the product. One of the things I would like to do is automate scheduled NetScaler firmware upgrades. With Maintenance Jobs in ADM, you can. Below is a quick guide on how to achieve this for an MPX HA pair: Networks>Maintenance Jobs>Create Job For me, it’s a HA pair. Select "Upgrade Citrix ADC/Upgrade Citrix ADC HA": Give it a name and ...

  • MCS Static Reboots in Studio

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    During this COVID-19 pandemic, I had to build 500 VDI desktops. I could only use dedicated machines because of how some software is licensed. I didn’t really care for this, but I had to do what was needed to provide remote support. This was my experience, in getting an automatic reboot with MCS Static (dedicated machines). Set the Delivery Group to the following. I set the peak hours to be 24/7. I specified that when the user logs off, it will shut down the machine. I will explain this ...

  • Hi! I'm Owen, this is my first MyCUGC blog post. I work as a virtualization expert for an IT solutions provider in Quebec, Canada. I've been working professionally in the IT industry since 2000, and from 2005 onwards, I have have seen a huge benefit to maintaining a home lab.  The thing about working in the IT industry is, once you've completed the first part of education via a 1, 2, or 4 year college or uni course, the learning doesn't stop (or shouldn't !). However, you  ...

  • It‘s time to say goodbye to your on-premises XenMobile Server (XMS) environment. And now, it‘s time for Cloud transformation to Citrix Endpoint Management (CEM)... The lifetime of XMS on-premises is a time-bomb and the End-of-Life date is currently still not released but could happen any week or month. And then start the last years of official support and Citrix will release only bug fixes and security patches. You can check the End-of-Life date on the Product Matrix: You’ll see new features ...

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    In Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912 release, we introduced the User P ersonalization L ayer (UPL) feature. UPL comes from the Citrix App Layering side of the house and anyone who knows about user layers will be familiar with this functionality which was brought natively into Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops without any additional infrastructure needed. UPL is here to extend the capabilities of non-persistent machine catalogs, as well as to preserve user data and locally-installed applications ...

  • CUGC XL: Texas 2020 Recap

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    On February 26, the Austin , Houston and Dallas-Ft. Worth CUGC groups came together for the first CUGC XL event of 2020 at Space Center Houston. It was a great day in an epic location, packed with learning and networking, as CUGC members from around Texas gathered together to hear from five awesome speakers: "EUC Choose Your Own Adventure" Steve Greenberg, CTP Fellow This was an open-ended discussion driven by choices from the audience. The way questions were asked and answered made ...

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    ​ Many people use Audio in Citrix VAD. It works well, but at times it can be choppy, jittery, and lagging. I wouldn’t say it’s hard, but Citrix is kind of all over the place with the docs. The Tech Zone does a nice job on the material. One of the reasons I started blogging is that I see all kinds of blogs, but I want to do something different. I want to share my settings and get feedback on your experience. Then update my blog with your professional experience. Of course, with your approval and ...

  • In 2015, Theresa Miller, Jo Harder and myself were awarded Citrix Technology Professionals, and it was my first chance to meet other Women in Tech who were as passionate about technology as myself. So when we got the opportunity one year later to work with the Citrix User Group Community and start a mentorship program focused on the Women in Tech, we all jumped at the chance to sponsor other women and help them reach their personal and professional goals. As we are already halfway through mentoring ...

  • Have you heard? The Newest Members of the CTP and CTA Classes of 2020 have been announced!  Congratulations and welcome to the newest members of the  Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) and  Citrix Technology Advocate (CTA) classes of 2020! And, of course, a big pat on the back to those veteran awardees returning for another year in each program! Each year, Citrix awards Citrix technologists hailing from all over the globe for these two distinct programs. These seasoned techies bring a wealth ...

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    The CUGC 2020 T-Shirt Design Contest is officially open! Each year we invite our members to submit designs for the front of thousands of CUGC t-shirts given out at Citrix Synergy. The competition has grown year after year with more competitors submitting more creative designs. Not only will the winner see their design on thousands of CUGC T-shirts, they will win a pair of Apple Airpods Pro!  Official Contest Rules and Guidelines It’s time to put your imagination to work. Your challenge is ...

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    Bay Area CUGC Event Recap - 2019 Q4 What is better to start the New Year for 2020 than a recap of a 2019 CUGC event? Well, in actuality, this article sadly sat in my draft folder due to hectic nature of end of year priorities and some holiday R&R. I am going to stick with the “better late than never” adage as my sole excuse. The Bay Area CUCG team held its Q4 event at the local Citrix Office, here in Santa Clara, CA. In addition, this event included a new co-leader to the team. Yes, it’s ...

  • 2019 Year-End Review

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    2019 Year-End Review What an amazing year this was for the Citrix User Group Community, with so many members, meetings and new groups. This year added 4,500 new members, with 11 new groups started across the world! There were a total of 138 regular meetings and 8 XLs (Texas, Florida, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, Northeast, SoCal, Denmark).  I think the XLs are the best bang for anyone’s buck in the EUC and Citrix space to go to because they bring the best sessions, speakers and vendors\sponsors ...

  • Finding My Voice

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    “If you can’t communicate and talk to other people and get across your ideas, you’re giving up your potential.” – (Warren Buffet)  Those words echoed in my brain. Last year, I was a mentee in the CUGC Women In Technology mentoring program . The experience was instrumental in helping me to gain confidence, amongst other things, and as a result, I felt empowered to speak up.  I recently had the fantastic opportunity to accomplish one of my goals, and I want to share with you how I found my voice ...

  • CUGC Great Lakes XL 2019

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    CUGC Great Lakes XL 2019 ​On September 26, 2019, the Chicago, Fox Valley, Madison and Milwaukee CUGC chapters joined forces again, this time at Miller Park in Milwaukee for the 2nd annual CUGC Great Lakes XL. This year, we had some great speakers: DJ Eshelman, Ron Oglesby, Theresa Miller, Ryan Butler & Jarian Gibson. Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors. I know we say this a lot, but without your support these events would not be possible!! DJ Eshelman, Citrix CTA @TheCitrixCoach ...

  • SoCal XL 2019 Recap

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    SoCal XL 2019 Recap Thanks to your support and participation, we were able to pull off a great event in San Diego, CA for the EUC Community!       In title, this was the #SoCalXL, but we are excited to say there was great representation from the greater Southwest region. We had participants flying out from as far as Las Vegas for the event and great support from our CUGC family members in Phoenix on hand. Needless to say, our community continues to amaze me. It goes without question that ...

  • Midwest XL 2019 Recap

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    CUGC Midwest XL 2019 Cincinnati–home of the Reds, Skyline Chili and my adopted hometown–hosted the Second Annual Midwest XL. The Great American Ballpark, located off the mighty banks of the Ohio River, serves as the home of the Cincinnati Reds (baseball’s first professional team) and the now-legendary Midwest XL. The event brought together attendees from Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Northern Indiana CUGC local groups. Now a word from our sponsors– Citrix , Bitdefender ...

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    Q3 2019 Review of Ireland CUGC This year has totally flown by. Can you believe that the Q3 meeting for CUGC in Ireland has already completed? I usually write a brief overview of the day's antics over on ronnie.ie but this one is going out out on CUGC to see if we can reach some more Citrix community fans and to find out if they like what they see. Hopefully, they can come along and join in the fun. We were back to our usual venue, the Radisson Blu in Dame Lane, Dublin in a slightly ...