Migrate Citrix XenApp 6 Folder Structure Using PowerShell

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There are times when you need to migrate all or part of your Citrix XenApp 6 folder structure from one farm to another, or just back up a XenApp 6 folder structure. This post will show you how to accomplish this using PowerShell.

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Citrix Synergy 2011 Keynote Live Blog

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Citrix Synergy 2011 is going on now. I’ll be live blogging the event.

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Citrix Acquires Cloud Control Panel Company EMS Cortex

Citrix acquired EMS Cortex – a cloud control panel company. This web-based control panel allows for provisioning of a multitude of resources including Microsoft Exchange, Citrix XenApp, Microsoft SharePoint, DNS, SQL, Hyper-V, and more.

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How to Install the Citrix XenApp 6 PowerShell Cmdlets

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PowerShell is the new API for Citrix XenApp starting with version 6. Whether you want to write interactive applications or work with your XenApp farm via command line, you first need to set up the XenApp 6 PowerShell SDK. This post will step you through setting up the Citrix XenApp 6 PowerShell SDK in your environment.

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Bulk Update XenApp 6 Published Application Properties with PowerShell

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There are times when you need to update a property on multiple XenApp published applications. If you only have a few applications to update, this can be done via the management console. However, if you have more than a few applications to update, then PowerShell is the way to go. In this post, I will show you how to use PowerShell to update published application properties on multiple applications at the same time.

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Citrix XenApp 6 PowerShell SDK: Getting a List of Applications with C#

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This post will show you how to use the Citrix XenApp 6 PowerShell SDK to obtain a list of applications from your XenApp 6 farm. We’ll look at how to do this with using the PowerShell Runspace and how to do this using the Citrix XenApp 6 wrapper assembly.

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Getting Started with the Citrix XenApp PowerShell SDK and C#

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In XenApp 6, MFCOM is out and PowerShell is in. This post is the first in a series to help you understand how to develop appliations that utilize the Citrix XenApp 6 PowerShell SDK and Microsoft C#.

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MFCOM to PowerShell: How to Make the Transition

MFCOM has been the de facto standard for programmatically interfacing with Citrix XenApp. Whether you wanted to write a simple script or develop an application that interfaced with XenApp, MFCOM was the answer. Now, Citrix is committed to building their management architecture on PowerShell–not just for XenApp, but for all Citrix products. That’s great news for standardization across platforms and aligning with Microsoft on using PowerShell for management architectures. Now, the question is how do you take what you know about MFCOM and translate that to PowerShell?

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News from Citrix Synergy

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I’m blogging the Citrix Synergy keynote in real time. I’ll be adding to things that strike me as interesting to this post as announcements are made.

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Is a User Installed Application Layer Necessary for VDI?

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Layering is an emerging concept for VDI. In this article, I will draw some parallels with VDI layering and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to look at ways of solving the difficult User Installed Applications layer.

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Digging in to Citrix Configuration Logging: Exploring the Database

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This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Digging in to Citrix Configuration Logging

This is the fifth part in a series on Citrix XenApp Configuration Logging. This part will focus on the database schema, the information contained in the database, and how to decode certain parts of the data.

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Digging in to Citrix Configuration Logging: Reporting

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This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Digging in to Citrix Configuration Logging

This is the fourth part in a series on Citrix XenApp Configuration Logging. This part will foucus on out of the box reporting tool. In a later article, we will look at custom reporting.

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Digging in to Citrix Configuration Logging: Setting up the Citrix XenApp farm for Configuration Logging

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This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Digging in to Citrix Configuration Logging

This is the third part in a series on Citrix XenApp Configuration Logging. This part will show you how to configure your Citrix XenApp farm for Configuration Logging, what all the settings mean, what happens when you configure your farm for logging, what happens when things go wrong, and more.

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