In a recent deployment of Remote Desktop Services with Windows Server 2012, I experienced a second prompt for credentials. It occurred after successfully authenticating with Remote Desktop WebAccess and launching a RemoteApp from the browser. This blog explains why the...
Shadow Keys have been around for a very long time and many (including myself) have written about this topic. I feel it is time to compile all the information about shadow keys in one place to provide a comprehensive overview...
Traditionally remote desktop connections to Windows servers have been secured by authentication mechanisms based on username and password. Although current target servers provide the client with a certificate to proove their identity, most users are a certificate warning because hardly...
When I attended BriForum 2007 in Amsterdam, Juliano Maldaner (XenApp product architect) presented features in future versions of XenApp. He also talked about a very impressive change how XenApp handles policies : the plan was to integrate them into Microsoft...
Bugs and Annoyances ICA connections initiated over the ICA client object (ICO) SDK fail because 128-bit encryption cannot be enabled. Apparently, setting EncryptionLevelSession does not work. Annoyingly, this bug is more than a year old , was fixed in the...
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As EdgeSight is a component that is offered by Citrix in several Platinum Editions for strategic products as well as a substitute for Resource Manager in XenApp, customers like to profit from the value-add compared to traditional system management products...
The documentation of Citrix User Profile Manager (UPM, for short) recommends excluding the following registry keys from processing: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies The net effect of this is that the Citrix profiles managed by UPM do not contain any policy settings. The...
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Haven't we all wondered why Presentation Server has two management interfaces, the Presentation Server Console (PSC) and the Access Management Console (AMC)? To begin with, PSC was supplemented by the ASC providing the Common Diagnostic Facility (CDF), Report Center and...
I confess: I like group policies. They are and have always been a great way of managing computer and user settings ever since their conception and introduction with Windows 2000. Of course, at the beginning management tools were nonexistent. But...
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Update: The ADM file can now be downloaded here . I recently came across a post in the Windows Server Performance Team's blog that lists several registry values which can be used to tune Explorer's SMB performance by modifying the...
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