Configuring NetScaler Access Gateway VPX and Citrix StoreFront

NOTE: An up-to-date blog with NetScaler 10.5 and Storefront 2.5.2 can be found here! In this blog I will describe step-by-step how to configure the Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway VPX with Citrix StoreFront. Including uploading the VPX to the XenServer, configuring the NetScaler, creating and installing the SSL certificate, creating the Access Gateway and the configuration of it, the redirection...

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Installing and Configuring Citrix StoreFront 1.2

The Citrix Webinterface server is end of life and will be replaced by the Citrix StoreFront server. Citrix StoreFront is more dynamic then the Citrix Webinterface server. One of the great new features is that administrators and users now control which applications are shown by default and in which order. This guide describes the step-by-step installation of the Citrix StoreFront server including...

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Installing and Configuring Citrix XenApp 6.5

This step-by-step blog describes the installation of the Citrix XenApp 6.5 installation including the database setup, the configuration of the licensing server and XenApp Farm. Before starting the installation you have to do some preparations. First of all you have to setup a Citrix Licensing server as described here. For this installation I will use my current Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 which...

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Installing AppSense DesktopNow (Step-By-Step)

This blog describes the full (enterprise) installation of AppSense DesktopNow, formerly known as the AppSense Management Suite (AMS). DesktopNow introducing some new features and has an updated look. One of the greatest new feature is that DesktopNow will use software patching in the form of Service Packs (SP) and Hotfixes. In this step-by-step guide I will install DesktopNow on a Windows Server...

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Installing Citrix Provisioning Services 6.1.16 (Hotfix CPVS61016) as full installation

In this step-by-step installation guide I will install the Citrix Provisioning Services 6.1.16. I will use hotfix CPVS61016 as source for this installation because this hotfix actually contains the full installation. The source for this hotfix can be downloaded here. Windows Server 2012 is not officially supported for this installation, so the installation takes place on a Windows Server 2008 R2...

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Installing System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager with Service Pack 1

In this step-by-step guide I will install the System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager with Service Pack 1 on a Windows Server 2012 (with 4GB RAM). For this installation I will use my current Microsoft SQL Server 2012 which is installed on a separate server. For the installation of the Virtual Machine Manager you have to do some preparations. If you want to use Virtual Machine Manager in a...

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How to create container objects in Active Directory (NOT OU’S!)

It may happen that when you install a program you need to create Active Directory Container. In my case this was the System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (SP1). What most people probably think is that they have to create an OU (Organizational Unit), but that is not the case. There are a few differences between an Active Directory Container and an Active Directory OU. The main difference is...

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Installing and Configuring Citrix Licensing Server 11.10 (Step-By-Step)

Almost every product from Citrix needs the Citrix Licensing Server. It is therefore a good start to first install the Licensing Server before you starts installing another Citrix product. Unfortunately the latest version still supports no Windows Server 2012, but it contains the valuable new feature “Microsoft Active Directory support for Windows license servers”. This means...

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How to install Windows 8 / Server 2012 from a bootable USB stick

Microsoft released the Windows 8 and the Windows Server 2012 operating system. The fastest way to install these new operating systems is undoubtedly via bootable USB stick. Most motherboards today support boot options with USB’s, and in this way it will cost you no blank DVD. You only need a PC or laptop running on Windows, the Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 disk image file (ISO), a USB stick...

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About Robin Hobo

I work as a Senior Solution Architect with focus on the Modern Workspace. I am specialized in Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), Windows 365 and Microsoft EM+S (including Microsoft Endpoint Manager - Microsoft Intune).

For my full bio, check the About Me page.

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