Every month we are hit by Microsoft's patchday. And every month the same workflow fires: learn about updates, test them, approve necessary updates, check compliance of machines and manually fix machines with failed updates . But don't think you are...
When it comes to copying files, Windows Explorer may probably be called reliable, but fast it is not. After the rewrite of the copy routines in Vista had caused much customer dissatisfaction, Microsoft rewrote the copy dialog again for Windows...
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What do you do when your computer reacts sluggishly to even the simplest commands? You probably look at its hard disk LED to determine if the disk is busy, because if it is, the only thing that really helps is...
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After publishing the shortcomings of the health check for the XML service provided by Citrix, I like to expand on the process of creating a custom health check using the XmlServiceReader.
You may well ask why I created a tool to send arbitrary requests to the XML service and parse the reply in scripts – which is, by the way, called XmlServiceReader . First of all, I did not like the...
Since I have released the XmlServiceExplorer and XmlServiceDigger ,I have received several requests for another tool allowing for custom health checks against the XML service, e.g. see this comment. The XmlServiceReader is a command line tool sending arbitrary requests to...
After writing and publishing the XmlServiceExplorer , I was asked several times just how much information is disclosed by the XML service. There were also comments (to suppress the access lists being disclosed by the XML service , the switch...
In an earlier article about the XmlServiceExplorer, I explained how to obtain the access list of all published applications in a farm from the XML service. As this information is offered without authentication, it can be considered a security issue...
In the last part of this tutorial about the XmlServiceExplorer , I introduced requesting useful information from the farm as well as resolving addresses. Now, I'd like to demonstrate how chatty the XML service is when it comes to applications...
In the first part of my tutorial about the XmlServiceExplorer, I have explained how session management is performed by the Web Interface and how the same behaviour can be reproduced by the XmlServiceExplorer. I recommend you also read the initial...