How To: Load Balancing TFTP w/NetScaler 10.1

Since the dawn of man (ok maybe not that long) we have fought to load balance TFTP across Citrix Provisioning Servers. In the past you had to use Direct Server Return (DSR), local loopback adapters on PVS, and any other of a myriad of solutions..or worse yet, no solution at all. (Read THISTHIS and THIS to relive the old ways) After reading all that you’ll see why BDM is such a popular option.  Well, folks, the future is finally here to some degree and while NetScaler 10.1 might not be everyone’s knight in shining Continue reading


Tips From the Field: Make Receiver 4.0/StoreFront Behave Like WI/PNAgent

What if you want to mimic PNAgent functionality like the old days? Put the users apps in the start menu and keep the “Receiver” stuff out of their faces so they aren’t even aware of it…well thats what this article will show you.

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How To: NetScaler 10.1 Deployment Part 5: VPN

In the 5th and final part of this blog series on configuring NetScaler 10.1 I will cover VPN configuration. If you have been following along for the entire series you have a fully functional NetScaler that is successfully load balancing your DNS, LDAP, XML traffic, StoreFront traffic, and secure external access via Access Gateway. I consider VPN the “final piece” of the puzzle in a basic config and I’m going to show you in this post two methods specifically of doing it.

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Tips From the Field: StoreFront 2.0 and Citrix Receiver Pass Through

Here is another problem that I get asked a lot about, which is configuring Receiver (4.0) for passthrough authentication with StoreFront 2.0. Well if you followed my StoreFront 2.0 “How To” article HERE you will be configured for domain passthrough the only piece you’re missing is configuring your clients.

Its not that hard..and I’ll lay it out here.

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Tips From the Field: Hyper-V 2008 R2 Install Best Practices

I know Hyper-V 2008 R2 has been out forever, its an old product, its been “replaced” by Hyper-V 2012, etc etc. I feel compelled to write one of my brief “Tips From the Field” article though because I continually see environments where Hyper-V is in shambles, not built to best practices, etc. So for you, and for me, I wanted to put this together to capture not only some of my best practices, but where they came from and some that perhaps aren’t readily known but can make a difference. I always say, with Hyper-V the Continue reading