AppMasking The Windows Start Menu

Back again banting on about the Windows Start Menu (surprised?). I am hoping this is one of those James Rankin “final say” style blog posts where I can put this bad boy to bed because I am pretty sure I have my silver bullet to providing a nice start menu environment consistently and efficiently. Just... 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 →

Citrix WEM User Logon Service

Back in the 1812 release of the Citrix WEM Service Agent, Citrix released an additional Windows Service named Citrix WEM User Logon Service which started showing up during the logon process with a slight delay. Fast forward to the 1906 release of WEM, and that same service exists and now clearly displays a significant delay when... Continue Reading →

Profile Management in 2019: What? How? Why?

EUC and User Profiles. Everyone's favourite topic and one that can raise some heated discussions on why, how, who, when and what should I do to manage these things, ideally with as little administrative sleepless nights as possible. Profile Management has not typically been the friend of your every day fun loving EUC admin. The... Continue Reading →

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