Azure Site Recovery and MCS Provisioned Workloads

Azure Site Recovery (ASR) is Microsoft’s multi-faceted solution for performing services such as Disaster Recovery (DR), Business Continuity Planning (BCP) execution and migration services (these days primarily wrapped into the Azure Migrate service). When deploying dedicated/persistent machines on the Microsoft Azure platform, it is often desirable to protect these workloads via ASR, providing cross-region failover... Continue Reading →

Azure AD and Citrix Workspace SSO

For those customers integrating Azure Active Directory with Citrix Workspace as their primary Identity Provider (IdP), there are some changes that have been implemented which will result in some potentially unwanted behaviours in relation to the sign-on experience. The expected behaviour would be as follows: Scenario 1 I attempt to access my Citrix Workspace URL.... Continue Reading →

Citrix WEM Updated Start-Up Scripts

I have been recommending in all deployments ever since I started with WEM, to implement the very simple "WEM Agent Refresh" Start-Up Script. Every deployment I have seen, touched or been involved that uses this basic concept of "refresh my cache at start-up" has no issues relating to cache, delayed start-up or inconsistent behaviours. It... Continue Reading →

Architecting for FSLogix Containers High Availability

FSLogix Profile Container is becoming the go-to solution when it comes to profile management. Even before the Microsoft acquisition, FSLogix was a popular solution, however now that it is effectively an entitlement for the majority of customers, its use will be greatly increased. Implementing the solution is relatively easy. Dealing with high availability and navigating... Continue Reading →

Migrating GPO settings to WEM

A consistent challenge when beginning the adoption of WEM services into an existing environment, is the analysis and migration of existing GPP and GPO settings into the WEM way of processing. Moving policies full of printers, drive maps, logon scripts, files and folder options along with registry keys, be it single or collection based, is... Continue Reading →

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