New Articles, Tools, Tips and Tricks: Windows, Hyper-V, Citrix, PowerShell and Application Streaming / App-V
Beginning with Vista, when formatting a drive the this script to pin items to the start menu or the taskbar.
Here is a list of the top support issues related to Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 and suggestions what to do about them. Do you want to upgrade your Hyper-V hosts from Server 2008 to R2. Here is how to do it (but it should be much simpler!). Free tools for managing Hyper-V on Codeplex including a PowerShell library. Nice!
Citrix released a tool called HDX Experience Monitor for XenDesktop that allows administrator to monitor the operation of HDX from within a virtual desktop. XenApp 5 Feature Pack 2 brings Secure Clipboard Control, essentially an optional one-way-only clipboard. Nice little improvement.
PowerShell 2.0 for XP / Vista / Server 2003 and 2008 is available! The download also includes BITS 4.0 and WinRM 2.0. And while you are at it: Microsoft ported back several components from Windows 7 to Vista and Server 2008. This download is called Platform Update and contains graphics components, the Windows Automation API and the Ribbon and Animation Manager Library. Along with the Windows 7 Resource Kit Microsoft released a PowerShell Pack that contains hundreds of script(let)s in ten categories. File server migrations have always been a job for robocopy. But that might change. Here is a new, PowerShell, way. On TechNet, even! Which Windows Server 2008 R2 roles and features include PowerShell cmdlets and how do you use them? Look it up in this list
Application Streaming / App-V
Wilco van Bragt published guidelines for virtualizing applications with App-V or Citrix Application Streaming. Microsoft published a guide for using App-V on terminal servers aka remote desktop session hosts. Note: This is mainly a condensed and beautified version of my twitter postings. You can get them unfiltered and without delay by following me.