AV Exclusions Best Practices for Citrix VDI Setup

Hi there! In most of the VDI Implementations AV creates issues, mainly for PVS, profiles & performance. I’ve put forth some best practices on AV exclusions with supporting articles. Be …

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CWBLM0011 Error Message with Client Access Emulation – PC5250

I had been involved in a Virtual Desktop project where customer use IBM Client Access Emulation tools. When users launch & the application try to connect to server, they get …

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Mouse slow/lag movement windows 7/windows 2008R2 – Citrix Xendesktop/Xenapp

Couple of implementations i faced slow/lag movement of mouse in HSD/HVD environment with Citrix Xenapp/Xendesktop. Tried setting mouse pointer scheme to none & disable pointer shadow. It didn’t help much. …

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Startmenu redirection Windows 2008 R2 & Windows 7

Startmenu redirection configuration is the same as we do for Windows 2003 or XP apart from 2 settings which i found helped in successful redirection for Windows 2008 R2 & …

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SQL 2008 Installation failed with error “Access Denied”

Recently while installing SQL 2008, it was getting failed with error “Access Denied” After checking few settings, found the server was hardened per company policy and to SQL needed “Debug …

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SQL 2008 – Configure to listen in Static TCP port

By Default SQL 2008 listens in dynamic port, we may need SQL to listen in specific port (eg.1433) incase if this DB has to be accessed over firewall. Below are …

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Hiding Favorites & Libraries from Windows Explorer – Windows2008 R2/RDS/Hosted Shared Desktop

We were implementing HSD solution with RDS, users were able to see Libraries and Favorites links in the Windows Explorer. We wanted to hide it, as no users should save …

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Disabling IPv6 components in Windows 2008

To Disable all IPv6 components in Windows 2008 server, follow the below steps Uncheck “Internet Protocol Version 6(TCP/IPv6) Open Registry editor and browse to¬†HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters Add New “DWORD (32 Bit) Value” …

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Hide User Folder Link in Desktop using GPO – RDS/Hosted Shared Desktop

When forcing classic start menu to users, they were getting Links to User’s folder, libraries and Control panel(access to it will be restricted to normal users). There was no direct …

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Running Scripts in multiple systems – Windows

System Administrators would want to run some simple scripts in multiple computers. Microsoft has some great tools to ease the job, PsTools bundle is really powerful easy tool. PsExec can …

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